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The advent of broadcasting and recording technology in the early 20th century meant that historic events could be documented, preserved, and shared like those of no previous 100 years in history.
Great Moments of the 20th Century a three audio CD boxed set, contains nearly 200 sound clips of the century's most important events - from Marconi's first transatlantic radio transmission in December 1901 to the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square on December 31, 1999.
Each disc combines newsworthy political and economic events with insightful pop culture developments to provide an entertaining and educational view of the last 100 years. The accompanying 102 page booklet includes photos, informative essays for each decade, a time line and a detailed track-by-track commentary.
Although all of the speeches contained within this product are in the public domain, it may be necessary to obtain copyright clearance for commercial use of this material.
Inventor Marconi talks about sending the first transatlantic radio transmission
Survivor gives harrowing account of the R.M.S. Titanic disaster
An explanation of inventor Lee De Forest's principles of "Talking Film"
Aviator Charles Lindbergh reflects on his first-ever transatlantic flight
Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi shares his beliefs
Physicist Albert Einstein ssserts that modern man is detached from the world because of technology
News coverage of the Hindenburg airship disaster
"The Man and The Mouse;" Mickey Mouse turns 10 years old
Sigmund Freud discusses psychoanalysis
President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares war on Japan
U.S. Census reveals postwar infant population boom
Baseball great Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement
Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain
Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed at the top of his form hosting the Moondog Show
President John F. Kennedy is assassinated
JFK assassination suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is shot
Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs first human heart transplant
Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong broadcasts man's first steps on the Moon
Beatle Paul McCartney refutes rumors of his death
Commander James A. Lovell, Jr., reports from Apollo 13: "Houston, we've had a problem"
Olympic athletes are taken hostage in Munich
Dispute at White House over release of Watergate Tapes
Elvis Presley dies at 42
Entrepreneur Ted Turner officially inaugurates the Cable News Network (CNN)
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
Report Of Chinese Government response to Student Revolt from Tiananmen Square, Beijing
Reading Of O.J. Simpson trial verdict
British scientist Ian Wilmut discusses human cloning
Diana, Princess Of Wales, dies in car crash
Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' single-season home run record