Some articles on century, twentieth century:
... agreed that China led the world in science and technology from about the tenth century to about the fifteenth century ... activity in China dwindled, however, after the 14th century ... In the nineteenth century, the trauma of repeated defeat at the hands of Western invaders (in 1840-41 and 1860) finally convinced some Chinese leaders of the need to master foreign military ...
... part of a group of exotic animals that are the core of zoo exhibits since the late eighteenth century members of this group are invariably large vertebrates and include elephants ... The first European "zoos" spread amongst noble and royal families in the thirteenth century, and until the seventeenth century were called seraglios at that time, they came to be called menageries ... a seraglio established by King John in the thirteenth century, probably stocked with animals from an earlier menagerie started in 1125 by Henry I at his ...
... The Pilgrims' Square, where approximately 20,000 people assemble every year to celebrate the July church festival, has been restored ... For the festival, about 40 companies of pilgrims arrive on foot each year ...
... that the North Atlantic SST anomaly at the end of the twentieth century is equally divided between the externally forced component and internally generated variability, and that the ...
Famous quotes related to twentieth century:
“The nineteenth century planted the words which the twentieth ripened into the atrocities of Stalin and Hitler. There is hardly an atrocity committed in the twentieth century that was not foreshadowed or even advocated by some noble man of words in the nineteenth.”
—Eric Hoffer (19021983)
“Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.”
—Marshall McLuhan (19111980)
“As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.”
—Stephen Bayley (b. 1951)
“... the nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not. Not.”
—Gertrude Stein (18741946)
“In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state.... Its become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment.”
—E.L. (Edgar Lawrence)