The 20th Century consists of the years 1901 through 2000 and will end Dec. 31, 2000. The 21st Century will begin Jan. 1, 2001.”Mar 16, 1988
|Centuries:||19th century 20th century 21st century|
|Decades:||1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s|
1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1950th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 950th year of the 2nd millennium, the 50th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1950s decade.
Originally Answered: Why are the years of the 2000s called the 21st century, instead of the 20th century? Because 0–99 was the first century so 2000–2099 is the 21st century.
Usually used before century to indicate the middle part of the 20th Century, which could refer to events in the 1940s, the 1950s or the 1960s. However, in architecture, preservation, and real estate, it is commonly being used to refer to the period after World War II to the mid-1970s.
We live in the 21st Century, that is, the 2000s. Similarly when we say “20th Century,” we are referring to the 1900s. All this because, according to the calendar we use, the 1st Century included the years 1-100 (there was no year zero), and the 2nd Century, the years 101-200. Similarly, when we say 2nd Century B.C.E.
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s|
|Years:||1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979|
January 1, 2001
The numeral 2021 is the 21st year of the 21st century. The non-leap year began on a Friday and will end on a Friday. The calendar of 2021 is the same as the year 2010, and will repeat in 2027, and in 2100, the last year of the 21st century.
The year 2000 is special–even though it isn’t the start of the 21st century–because it is a leap year. … A fairly precise correction to the Gregorian calendar debuted in 1582, and stated that a century year will only be a leap year if it is evenly divisible by 400–which is true for Y2K.
For most people living in Western countries, the worst time to live was between 1900 and 1950. This was an era marked by child labor, degeneracy, revolutionary violence, mass unemployment, two world wars, etc.
half-century. 50-year-old. quinquagenarian. semicentennial. semicentury.
The first century starts the 1st january of year 1 (there is no year 0 in any Gregorian or Julian calendar). The second century starts 100 years later so the first january 101 and so on, the 21st century starts the 1st of january 2001 (as the 3rd millennium), so currently the humanity lives in the 21st century.
Millennials. While many may flippantly describe all young people as millennials, the term is actually understood to refer to people who were born in the time period ranging from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s and early 2000s.
|Generation Name||Births Start||Births End|
|The Silent Generation||1925||1945|
|Baby Boomer Generation||1946||1964|
|Generation X (Baby Bust)||1965||1979|
The 1970s are remembered as an era when the women’s rights, gay rights and environmental movements competed with the Watergate scandal, the energy crisis and the ongoing Vietnam War for the world’s attention.
A year zero does not exist in the Anno Domini (AD) calendar year system commonly used to number years in the Gregorian calendar (nor in its predecessor, the Julian calendar); in this system, the year 1 BC is followed directly by year AD 1. … And there is a year zero in most Buddhist and Hindu calendars.
January 1, 1901 – December 31, 2000
July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918
911 Terrorist Attacks
al-Qaeda Terrorists attack the United States using hijacked passenger aircraft to bring down the Twin Towers in New York and crashing an aircraft into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia leaving nearly 3,000 people dead.
December 7, 1941
What happened in 1962 Major News Stories include Telstar first live trans-Atlantic television signal, First Beatles single “Love Me Do” released, Oral Polio Vaccine used to combat Polio, Marilyn Monroe is found dead, Cuban Missile Crisis takes world to brink of war, John H.
|Incumbent president||Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)|
|Partisan control||Republican hold|
|Popular vote margin||Republican +15.4%|