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Great Moments of the 20th Century [Box]

Great Moments Of The 20th Century [Box]


Rhino's extensive Great Moments of the 20th Century captures over 200 definitive soundbites of world history on three discs. From 1901's "Inventor Marconi Receives First Transatlantic Radio Transmission" to 1999's "The Celebration of New Year's Eve in Times Square," the set captures major cultural, philosophical, and technological landmarks that defined the century. Disc one (1901-1953) includes survivor's accounts of the Titanic, U.S. Census reports of the baby boom, and President Roosevelt's declaration of war on Japan; disc two features excerpts of Senator Joseph McCarthy at the Un-American Activities Committee hearings, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Mountain Top" speech, and Mickey Mantle's farewell to his fans; disc three (1970-1999) includes the Supreme Court's decision to legalize abortion in Roe Vs. Wade, reports on the space shuttle Challenger disaster, and Diana, Princess of Wales' untimely death in a car crash. An ambitious time capsule, Great Moments of the 20th Century manages to be comprehensive yet diverse, making it a must for history buffs. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Rhino (Label)
  • UPC: 081227586829
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Track listings

  • Disc 1: 1901 1953: The New Century, The World Wars & Fragile Peace:
  • 1. Transatlantic Radio Transmission (1936)
  • 2. Double Sided Record, The (1904)
  • 3. Thomas Edison Announces (1908)
  • 4. Arctic Exploration (1909)
  • 5. R.M.S. Titanic Disaster (1936)
  • 6. Woodrow Wilson (1912)
  • 7. We Are Witnessing That Great Armageddon (1915)
  • 8. Samuel Gompers (1916)
  • 9. General J.J. Blackjack Pershing (1917)
  • 10. James Gerard Challenges German American Loyalty (1917)
  • 11. Lee Deforrest's Principles Of Talking Film (1922)
  • 12. Clarence Darrow (1924)
  • 13. Will Rogers (1925)
  • 14. Charles Lindbergh (1927)
  • 15. Winston Churchill (1927)
  • 16. Henry Miller (1969)
  • 17. Huey Long (1935)
  • 18. Mohandas Gandhi (1935)
  • 19. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1936)
  • 20. Albert Einstein (1936)
  • 21. King Edward Viii (1936)
  • 22. Hindenburg Airship Disaster (1937)
  • 23. Mickey Mouse (1937)
  • 24. Asa Philip Randolph (1937)
  • 25. Howard Hughes (1938)
  • 26. Sigmund Freud (1938)
  • 27. George Bernard Shaw (1938)
  • 28. New York World's Fair (1939)
  • 29. Margaret Mitchell (1939)
  • 30. Edward R. Murrow (1939)
  • 31. Blitzkrieg Invasion Of Poland (1939)
  • 32. Nazi Germany Denies Aggression (1939)
  • 33. Neville Chamberlain (1939)
  • 34. Adolf Hitler (1939)
  • 35. Benito Mussolini (June 10, 1940)
  • 36. French Armistice Signing (June 22, 1940)
  • 37. Wendell Wilkie (October 25, 1940)
  • 38. First Peacetime Draft Lottery (October 29, 1940)
  • 39. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Declares War On Japan (December 8, 1941)
  • 40. New Convenient New York, The (1942)
  • 41. Allied Invasion Of North Africa (November 8, 1942)
  • 42. Allied Armies' Liberation Of Rome (June 5, 1944)
  • 43. D Day Invasion (June 6, 1944)
  • 44. Iwo Jima (February 23, 1945)
  • 45. Allied Forces Crossing The Rhine River (June 6, 1944)
  • 46. German Army's Unconditional Surrender (April 29, 1945)
  • 47. Hitler Commits Suicide (April 30, 1945)
  • 48. V E Day (May 7, 1945)
  • 49. V E Day Celebration (May 7, 1945)
  • 50. Harry Truman Signs United Nations Charter (June 26, 1945)
  • 51. Report Of The U.S. Having Dropped The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima (1945)
  • 52. Japanese Surrender (August 14, 1945)
  • 53. Iron Curtain (March 5, 1945)
  • 54. U.S. Census Reveals Postwar Infant Population Boom (1947)
  • 55. George C. Marshall Announces Plan (June 5, 1947)
  • 56. Soviet Blockade Of Berlin (1948)
  • 57. Israel's Nationhood (May 31, 1948)
  • 58. Harry Truman Victory Speach (November 2, 1948)
  • 59. Soviet Union Has Atomic Bomb (September 23, 1949)
  • 60. Bobby Thompson (October 5, 1951)
  • 61. Baseball Great Joe Di Maggio Announces His Retirement (1951)
  • 62. Richard Nixon Definds Himself Against Allegations (September 23, 1952)
  • 63. Joseph Stalin Dies (1953)
  • Disc 2: 1953 1969: The Atomic Era, The Cold War & The '60 S:
  • 1. Atomic Bomb Testing (March 17, 1953)
  • 2. Queen Elizabeth Ii (June 2, 1953)
  • 3. Julius And Ethel Rosenberg (June 19, 1953)
  • 4. End To Korean Conflict (July 27, 1953)
  • 5. Ray Bradbury (1958)
  • 6. Polio Vaccine (February 1954)
  • 7. On School Desegregation (May 17, 1954)
  • 8. Senator Joseph Mc Carthy (June 9, 1954)
  • 9. Leo Durocher (1954)
  • 10. Ernest Hemmingway (December 1954)
  • 11. Alan Freed (1954)
  • 12. Nuclear Survival Course Record Album (1954)
  • 13. James Dean (1954)
  • 14. Meaning Of Rock & Roll, The (July 1956)
  • 15. Don Larsen (October 6, 1956)
  • 16. Hungarian Revolt (October 26, 1956)
  • 17. Fidel Castro (May 23, 1957)
  • 18. Althea Gibson (July 1957)
  • 19. Eisenhower Denounces Efforts To Enforce School Segregation (September 24, 1957)
  • 20. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1957)
  • 21. Satellite: Explorer I (January 31, 1958)
  • 22. Lorraine Hansberry (March 11, 1959)
  • 23. Astronauts For Project Mercury (1959)
  • 24. Castro Visits U.S. (April 17, 1959)
  • 25. Allen Ginsberg And Margaret Mead (1959)
  • 26. Presidential Candidates John F. Kennedy And Richard M. Nixon In Third Debate (November 8, 1960)
  • 27. John F. Kennedy Wins Narrow Margin Victory (November 8, 1960)
  • 28. Dwight D. Eisenhower Delivers Farewell Speech (January 18, 1961)
  • 29. John F. Kennedy Inaugural Speech (January 20, 1961)
  • 30. Bay Of Pigs Invasion (April 17, 1961)
  • 31. Television A Vast Wasteland (May 1961)
  • 32. Berlin Wall, The (August 1961)
  • 33. Telestar Satellite (July 10, 1962)
  • 34. John Steinbeck (December 10, 1962)
  • 35. First Talking/Singing Computer (1962)
  • 36. Kennedy Visits The Berlin Wall (June 26, 1963)
  • 37. President John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated (November 22, 1963)
  • 38. Oswald Is Shot (November 24, 1963)
  • 39. Gulf Of Tonkin (August 4, 1964)
  • 40. Mario Savio (1964)
  • 41. Communist Party, The (October 16, 1964)
  • 42. Whitney Young (March 25, 1965)
  • 43. Racial Violence Breaks Out In Watts (1965)
  • 44. Hanoi Hannah (1966)
  • 45. First Human Heart Transplant (December 3, 1967)
  • 46. Golda Meir (June 1967)
  • 47. Robert Kennedy (March 16, 1968)
  • 48. Lyndon B. Johnson (March 31, 1968)
  • 49. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mountain Top Speech (March 31, 1968)
  • 50. Robert Kennedy Is Assassinated (June 5, 1968)
  • 51. Soviets Invade Czechoslovakia (August 20, 1968)
  • 52. 1968 Democratic National Convention (August 28, 1968)
  • 53. Apollo 8 (1968)
  • 54. Mickey Mantle Farewell (March 1, 1969)
  • 55. Man's First Steps On Moon (July 20, 1969)
  • 56. Paul Mc Cartney Refutes (October 21, 1969)
  • 57. Vietnam Moratorium Day (November 15, 1969)
  • 58. Spiro Agnew (1969)
  • Disc 3: 1970 1999: Equal Rights, Watergate & Glasnost:
  • 1. Houston, We've Had A Problem (April 13, 1970)
  • 2. Voting Age Is Lowered To 18 (June 22, 1970)
  • 3. Bella Abzug: Equal Rights Amendment (August 26, 1970)
  • 4. Betty Friedan (August 26, 1970)
  • 5. Nixon To Visit China (April 29, 1971)
  • 6. Margaret Thatcher (1971)
  • 7. United Nations Recognizes China (November 15, 1971)
  • 8. George Wallace Assassination Attempt (May 15, 1972)
  • 9. Olympic Athletes Are Taken Hostage In Munich (Semtember 15, 1972)
  • 10. Henry Kissinger (Otober 26, 1972)
  • 11. Supreme Court Decision Legalizes Abortion In Roe Vs. Wade (1973)
  • 12. Wounded Knee (February 1973)
  • 13. Watergate Tapes (Otober 26, 1973)
  • 14. Richard Nixon (October 1974)
  • 15. Nixon's Resignation (August 8, 1974)
  • 16. Nixon Bids Farewell (August 9, 1974)
  • 17. Gerald Ford (August 9, 1974)
  • 18. South Vietnam Surrenders (April 1975)
  • 19. Novelist Aleksander Solzhenitsyn (June 30, 1975)
  • 20. Astronaut Thomas Stafford/Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov (July 17, 1975)
  • 21. Anwar El Sadat (November 5, 1975)
  • 22. Barbara Jordan (July 12, 1976)
  • 23. Viking I (July 20, 1976)
  • 24. John Lennon (July 27, 1976)
  • 25. Legionnaire's Disease (August 1976)
  • 26. Space Shuttle Enterprise (1977)
  • 27. Elvis Presley Dies (August 1977)
  • 28. Harvey Milk (June 1978)
  • 29. Pope John Paul I Dies (September 28, 1978)
  • 30. Murders Of Mayor George Moscone And Supervisor Harvey Milk (November 27, 1978)
  • 31. Egyptian Israeli Peace Treaty (March 1979)
  • 32. Three Mile Island (March 28, 1979)
  • 33. Cable News Network (June 1, 1980)
  • 34. Labor Unrest In Poland (August 14, 1980)
  • 35. Release Of American Hostages (January 1980)
  • 36. Assassination Attempt On President Reagan (March 30, 1981)
  • 37. Pope John Paul Ii (May 31, 1981)
  • 38. Striking Air Traffic Controllers (August 1981)
  • 39. Falkland Islands (May 1982)
  • 40. Korean Airlines Flight 007 (September 1, 1983)
  • 41. Grenada (1983)
  • 42. Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster (January 28, 1986)
  • 43. Reagan Denies Secret Deal With Iran (November 19, 1986)
  • 44. You're No Jack Kennedy (October 5, 1988)
  • 45. Reagan Envisions Shining City (January 19, 1989)
  • 46. Tiananmen Square, Beijing (June 1989)
  • 47. Operation Desert Storm (January 16, 1989)
  • 48. Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas (October 1991)
  • 49. Clarence Thomas Gives His Testimony (October 11, 1991)
  • 50. Rodney King Verdict (April 1992)
  • 51. Los Angeles Riots (April 30, 1992)
  • 52. Rodney King Implores Can't We All Just Get Along (May 1, 1992)
  • 53. Branch Davidians (April 1993)
  • 54. Nelson Mandela (April 29, 1994)
  • 55. Bombing In Oklahoma City (April 1995)
  • 56. O.J. Simpson Trial Verdict (October 1995)
  • 57. Yitzhak Rabin (November 6, 1995)
  • 58. Colin Powell (November 1995)
  • 59. Unabomber Suspect (April 1996)
  • 60. Richard Jewell/Bomb At Olympic Games (October 28, 1996)
  • 61. Human Cloning (April 1997)
  • 62. Britain Returns Conservatorship Of Hong Kong To China (June 30, 1997)
  • 63. Diana, Princess Of Wales Dies (August 31, 1997)
  • 64. Tripp/Lewinsky (October 1997)
  • 65. President Bill Clinton Avows I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman, Miss Lewinski (January 26, 1998)
  • 66. Bill Clinton Testifies (August 17, 1998)
  • 67. Mark Mc Gwire Home Run Record (September 8, 1998)
  • 68. Peace/War In Kosovo (March 24, 1999)
  • 69. U.S. Returns Panama Canal (December 31, 1999)
  • 70. Stock Exchange Frenzy (December 31, 1999)
  • 71. Clinton: New Millennium (December 31, 1999)
  • 72. Celebration Of New Year's Eve In Times Square, The (1999)
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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