1940 - Portuguese World Exhibition.
1948 The Big Bang theory is released.
1949 - Portuguese physician Egas Moniz wins the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
1953 - Discovery of DNA. The molecule of life.
1959 - Inauguration of the Lisbon Underground.
1974 - The Carnation Revolution. On the 25 th of April, Portugal wakes up to Freedom.
1980 - The container ship Tolan sank in front of Lisbon's main square.
1989 - Fall of the Berlin Wall.
1998 - José Saramago is awarded the first Nobel Prize for literature in the Portuguese language.
1999 - João Garcia is the first Portuguese ever to conquer the Everest.
2001 - 9/11. The World Trade Center is under attack.
2011 - Garreth Mcnamara surfs the world's largest wave at Nazaré.