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Timeline Of Modern History

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1. Independence of Cambodia. Discovery of DNA.First ascent of Mount Everest; Mohammed Mossadeq deposed in Iran; end of the Korean War. Death of Joseph Stalin. Elvis Presley's musical career is launched.






2. First outbreak of the Ebola virus. Death of Mao Zedong. End of Cultural Revolution. Steve Jobs finishes his first significant invention - Apple I.






3. Independence of Jordan. Nuremberg trials end. FirstIndochina War begins.First images taken of the Earth from space.






4. Challenger and Chernobyl disasters. Launch of the space station Mir.First close up images of the planet Uranus. End of dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines.Corazon Aquino succeed to presidency. Iran-Contra becomes public.






5. End of Israeli occupation of Lebanon. SecondIntifada begins. George W. Bush is elected President of the United States. Vincente Fox becomes the first opposition President of Mexico. Vladimir Putin becomes President of Russia. British Army launch Oper






6. Beginning of the 1984






7. Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Polish 1970 protests. Cambodian Civil War begins. Ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Containerisation adopted globally - massively boosting global trade. Maiden flight of t






8. End of the Vietnam War; deaths of Francisco Franco and Dmitri Shostakovich. Cambodian Civil War ends with victory for the Khmer Rouge. The Killing Fields murders begin.






9. First commercial radio transmissions. TheFord Motor Company invents the assembly line. Boy Scouts founded.First commercial Middle-Eastern oilfield established - at Masjid-al-Salaman in southwest Persia. The Tunguska event (later conjectured to be a m






10. Gaza War ends; Gaza blockade continues. Election protests begin in Iran. Second Chechen War ends. Death of Michael Jackson. Burj Khalifa in Dubai - the world's tallest skyscraper - is completed. Great Recession officially ends.Formation of BRICS econ






11. Anti-government protests in Myanmar crushed by ruling junta. Spike in food prices and subprime crisis help trigger the Great Recession. Assassination of Benazir Bhutto






12. End of 1982 Lebanon War. GPS becomes available for civilian use.Independence of Brunei. End of dictatorship in Argentina. Second Sudanese Civil War begins.Invasion of Grenada by the United States.






13. Creation of NATO. Blockade of Berlin ends. Partition of Germany into the Soviet socialist German Democratic Republic and the NATO-backed Federal Republic of Germany. COMECON founded by USSR and the Eastern Bloc. Partition of Kashmir. End of the Chine






14. Turkish occupation of Cyprus. Carnation Revolution in Portugal begins transition to democracy.First close-up images of Mercury. Discovery of 'Lucy' (Australopithecus afarensis) in Ethiopia's Olduvai Gorge. World population reaches 4 billion.






15. Turkish occupation of Cyprus. Carnation Revolution in Portugal begins transition to democracy.First close-up images of Mercury. Discovery of 'Lucy' (Australopithecus afarensis) in Ethiopia's Olduvai Gorge. World population reaches 4 billion.






16. Colombo Plan comes into effect.






17. Perestroika begins. End of the Iran-Iraq War. End of dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. Pan Am Flight 103 falls over Lockerbie - Scotland. Myanmar ArmedForces launch a military coup. Construction of the Channel Tunnel begins.






18. Entente cordiale signed between Britain and France. Russo-Japanese War begins. Trans-Siberian railway is completed. Construction of the Panama Canal begins. Roger Casement publishes his account of Belgian atrocities in the Congo Free State.






19. First commercial radio transmissions. TheFord Motor Company invents the assembly line. Boy Scouts founded.First commercial Middle-Eastern oilfield established - at Masjid-al-Salaman in southwest Persia. The Tunguska event (later conjectured to be a m






20. Treaty of Versailles redraws European borders and establishes the Weimar Republic in Germany. Victory for Estonia in the Estonian War ofIndependence. League of Nations founded in Paris. Polish-Soviet War begins. The Italian National Fascist Party is






21. Discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming. Warlord Era ends in China. Malta becomes a British Dominion. King Zog I is crowned in Albania. The Kellogg-Briand Pact is signed in Paris. TheInternational Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is establish






22. Independence of Sudan and Tunisia and full independence of Pakistan. The Hungarian Uprising; the Suez crisis. Brasilia constructed.






23. Independence of Sudan and Tunisia and full independence of Pakistan. The Hungarian Uprising; the Suez crisis. Brasilia constructed.






24. Enlargement of NATO and the European Union incorporates most of former Eastern Bloc. Madrid train bombings. Orange Revolution in Ukraine. Beslan school hostage crisis. Boxing Day Tsunami occurs inIndian Ocean - leading to the deaths of 230000.






25. 9/11 attacks destroy the World Trade Center in New York - damage the Pentagon in Washington - DC. War on Terror declared. Afghan War begins. Wikipedia founded. President Joseph Estrada of the Philippines impeached.






26. Battle of Midway. Battle of the Coral Sea.First and second Battles of El Alamein. Battle of Stalingrad. Guadalcanal Campaign begins.Internment of Japanese-American citizens in the US begins. Manhattan Project begins.






27. Munich agreement hands Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany. Great Purge ends after nearly 700000 executions. Kristallnacht in Germany - while Time Magazine declares Adolf Hitler as Man of the Year. DC Comics hero Superman has its first appearance.






28. End of the Vietnam War; deaths of Francisco Franco and Dmitri Shostakovich. Cambodian Civil War ends with victory for the Khmer Rouge. The Killing Fields murders begin.






29. Deaths of Winston Churchill and Malcolm X. Anti-Communist purge inIndonesia kills up to 500000 people. SecondIndo-Pakistani War.






30. American terrorist Timmothy McVeigh bombs the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.First Congo War begins.First Chechen War ends.First Liberian Civil War ends. End of dictatorship in Taiwan. Dolly the sheep becomes the first successful






31. Independence of Malta - Malawi and Tanzania; Civil Rights Act of 1964 abolishes segregation in the USA. Colombian armed conflict begins.First close-up images of Mars






32. First Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Falklands War. Hama massacre in Syria leads to more than 10000 deaths.






33. Cuban missile crisis; Algerian war ends with the independence of Algeria; The Beatles' first record.Indonesia






34. Beginning of the Mexican Revolution. George V becomes King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor ofIndia. Union of South Africa created. Portugal abolishes its Monarchy. Imperial Japan annexes Korea.






35. Year of Africa.Independence of Somalia - Togo and the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Congo Crisis. Mau Mau Uprising ends; first manned descent to the deepest point on Earth - the Mariana Trench; construction of the first la






36. First Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Falklands War. Hama massacre in Syria leads to more than 10000 deaths.






37. Gulf War ends. Dissolution of the Soviet Union and independence of 15 former Soviet republics. Boris Yeltsin becomes the first President of the Russian Federation. Ten-Day War in Slovenia begins the Yugoslav Wars. Beginning of the Somali - Sierra Leo






38. Supreme Court of the United States decides Brown v. Board of Education - ordering an end to racial segregation in public schools. Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets - brings rock and roll to the American mainstream. The Soviet Union g






39. The Italian reconquest of Libya begins. The union of Costa Rica - Guatemala - Honduras and El Salvador is dissolved. Egypt gains independence. March on Rome brings Benito Mussolini to power in Italy. Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamen's tomb. The Ir






40. Japanese invasion of China - and the beginning of World War II in the Far East. Rape of Nanking. Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Irish Republican Army attempts to assassinate King George VI of the United Kingdom.






41. Death of Vladimir Lenin. The U.S. Federal Bureau ofInvestigation founded under J. Edgar Hoover. The August Uprising in Georgia against Soviet rule. George Gershwin composes RhapsodyIn Blue. U.S. Immigration Act of 1924 significantly restricts immigra






42. Bombing of Dresden. Battle of Berlin. End of World War II. The Holocaust ends after ~12 million deaths - including 6 million Jews. Deaths of Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Creation of the atomic bomb - and the bombing






43. Invention of artificial insulin; discovery of Pluto's moon Charon.Independence of Tuvalu. Birth of the first test-tube baby. Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins. Afghan Civil War begins. Deng Xiaoping commences Economic reform in the People's Republic of






44. Operation Reinhard commences the main phase of the Holocaust. Bombing of Pearl Harbor - which leads to the USA joining World War II. Hitler commences the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union






45. Independence of Palau.First orbital flight of the Space Shuttle.






46. Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan. Coups in Greece - Poland and Portugal install new dictatorships.






47. End of World War I; Spanish flu pandemic. Murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Poland - Ukraine and Belarus are among a number of states to declare independence from Russia. Finnish Civil War. Mehmed VI becomes last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire






48. Great LeapForward begins in China. NASA - the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) founded. CND's symbol - the peace sign - is first used.Invention of the optical disc and the cassette tape.






49. Independence ofIndia and Pakistan and beginning of FirstIndo-Pakistani War. Breaking of the sound barrier. Creation of the U.S. CentralIntelligence Agency.






50. Sir Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web. Reunification of Germany. Launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Gulf War begins. Contra War ends. Myanmar ArmedForces place Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.