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World's Fairs: Timeline

History of World's Fairs and World Expos from 1851 to 2015

Timeline of Selected World's Fairs

1851            London, England                   Crystal Palace Exhibition

1876            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania     Centennial Exhibition

1889            Paris, France                        Exposition Universelle de 1889

1893            Chicago, Illinois                    World's Columbian Exposition

1900            Paris, France                        Exposition Universelle de 1900

1901            Buffalo, New York                  Pan-American Exposition

1904            St. Louis, Missouri                Lousiana Purchase Exposition

1909            Seattle, Washington              Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition

1910            Brussels, Belgium                 Exposition Universelle et Internationale 1910

1915            San Francisco, California        Panama-Pacific International Exposition

1915            San Diego, California              Panama-California Exposition

1933-34       Chicago, Illinois                      Century of Progress International Exposition

1939-40       New York, New York               New York World's Fair

1958            Brussels, Belgium                 Expo '58

1962            Seattle, Washington              Century 21 Exposition

1967            Montreal, Canada                  Expo '67

1968            San Antonio, Texas               Hemisfair '68

1970            Osaka, Japan                       Expo '70

1974            Spokane, Washington           Expo '74

1982            Knoxville, Tennessee            1982 World's Fair

1984            New Orleans, Louisiana        Louisiana World Exposition

1985            Tsukuba, Japan                    Expo '85

1986            Vancouver, Canada               Expo '86

1988            Brisbane, Australia               World Expo '88

1992            Seville, Spain                      Expo '92

1993            Taejon, Korea                      Expo '93

1998            Lisbon, Portugal                  Expo '98

2000            Hannover, Germany             Expo 2000

2005            Aichi, Japan                       Expo 2005

2008            Zaragoza, Spain                 Expo 2008

2010            Shanghai, China                 Expo 2010

2012            Yŏsu-si, Korea                    Expo 2012

2015            Milan, Italy                         Expo 2015

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