Interesting… but a very narrow perspective. Almost all war and disaster. Makes me think of the opening credits from the Mirror Universe Enterprise. You know, the one that’s supposed to be more evil than our own universe so it’s all war and an ominous score in a minor key.
Some huge things that have had enormous impacts on how we live and how we see ourselves and the universe are missing, even from the restrictive Western point of view: Women’s suffrage. Cinema… then talkies. The polio vaccine. Rise of television (the Nixon/JFK debate would have been a perfect clip). The Pill. The American civil rights movement. The first Earth Day. Voyager. The first space shuttle launch. The AIDS epidemic. The personal computer.
What would you include in the most important moments of the past century?