The Origins of World Expos
Learn how France and the United Kingdom gave birth to World Expos
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World Expos Timeline
Since 1851, there have been many events held throughout the world using the names "world's fair," "international exposition," "universal exposition," "world expo," and just "expo." Our site highlights the major World Expos held throughout the world but attempts to have a more comprehensive list in our various timelines.