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    Tables – World Events 1910s

    YearMajor World Event
    1910Union of South Africa formed
    1911China’s last dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, ends after the Xinhai Revolution
    1912The Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage
    1913Panama Canal opens, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific
    1914Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, sparking the onset of World War I
    1915Sinking of the Lusitania by Germany during WWI
    1916Battle of the Somme during WWI, one of the largest battles in history
    1917Russian Revolution leading to the rise of the Soviet Union
    1918Armistice signed on 11th November, putting an end to WWI
    1919Treaty of Versailles signed, officially ending WWI and contributing to the conditions leading to WWII