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Timeline Of Modern History

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1. Benito Mussolini gains dictatorial powers in Italy. Mein Kampf is published.First televisual image created by John Logie Baird. Locarno Treaties are signed.






2. Beginning of the 1984






3. Irish Free State is established - while the Province of Northern Ireland is created within The United Kingdom. Adolf Hitler becomes F






4. Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday;First Sudanese Civil War ends. Martial law declared in the Philippines by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.






5. End of Spanish Civil War; Francisco Franco becomes dictator of Spain. Molotov






6. Beginning of the Korean War. Lhamo Dondrub becomes the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.






7. Velvet divorce between Czech Republic and Slovakia.Independence of Eritrea. Oslo accords end FirstIntifada between Israel and Palestine.






8. 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






9. Cuban Revolution; independence of Cyprus and Singapore; admission of Alaska and Hawaii into the United States; Dalai Lama exiled from Tibet; first documented AIDS cases; beginning of the Vietnam War; first images of the far side of the Moon. By this






10. Signing of the Warsaw Pact.First Sudanese Civil War begins. Antimatter first produced.






11. 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






12. Floods in China kill up to 2.5 million people.Independence of South Africa. Construction of the Empire State Building. 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is adopted as the United States's national anthem. The Second Spanish Republic is declared. The Chinese






13. 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






14. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Iranian Revolution and Iran hostage crisis; Shah Reza Pahlavi forced into exile. Arrival of Pope John Paul II in Poland - eventually sparking the Solidarity movement.First space station - Skylab - is launched.First clo






15. Summer of Love; Six Day War






16. Introduction of the first mass-produced personal computers; launch of the Voyager spacecraft - currently the most distant man-made objects in the universe. Queen Alia of Jordan is killed in helicopter crash.






17. 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.






18. Beginning of the 1984






19. Beginning of the Korean War. Lhamo Dondrub becomes the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.






20. Aided by the Great Depression - the Nazi Party increases its share of the vote from 2.6% to 18.3%. Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto. Salt March by Mohandas Gandhi and the official start of civil disobedience in BritishIndia. Military coups replace gove






21. Russian Revolution; beginning of Russian Civil War. USA join the Allies for the last 17 months of World War I.Independence of Poland recognised. The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded.






22. 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






23. 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






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






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






26. Euro is introduced. Kosovo War ends the Yugoslav Wars. Hugo Chavez becomes President of Venezuela. Second Chechen War and Second Liberian Civil War begin. FourthIndo-Pakistani War. Crisis in East Timor leads to 1400 deaths. Columbine High School mass






27. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Iranian Revolution and Iran hostage crisis; Shah Reza Pahlavi forced into exile. Arrival of Pope John Paul II in Poland - eventually sparking the Solidarity movement.First space station - Skylab - is launched.First clo






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. IRA end military campaign in Northern Ireland. 7/7 attacks on London Underground. Angela Merkel becomes Germany's first woman Chancellor; Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan. SecondIntifada ends. Israel withdraws from Gaza; Cedar Revolution in Lebanon. Se






30. Nazis invade France - the Netherlands - Denmark and Norway. Katyn massacre in Poland. Winter War between Soviet Union and Finland. Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Battle of Britain as the British Empire fights alone ag






31. 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.






32. Second Boer War ends. Philippine






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






34. 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






35. 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.






36. D-Day landings. Baltic states are annexed by the Soviet Union.First operational electronic computer - Colossus - comes online






37. Roald Amundsen first reaches the South Pole. New Delhi becomes the capital of BritishIndia. Ernest Rutherford identifies the atomic nucleus. The BritishIndian Province of Bengal is reunified






38. Establishment of the World Trade Organization. Srebrenica massacre; NATO bombing raids in Bosnia; Dayton Accords signed. Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. North Korean famine begins.






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






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






41. Indonesia






42. Stock market crash of 1987. FirstIntifada between Israel and Palestine begins. World population reaches 5 billion






43. Galveston Hurricane kills 8000 people.Indian famine ends.






44. 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.






45. 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






46. 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






47. Battle of Stalingrad ends with retreat of the German Army. Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Green Revolution begins.






48. David Cameron becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 2010 Moscow Metro bombings. 2010 Kyrgyzstani revolution. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti kills 230000. Flooding in Pakistan kills nearly 2000 and leaves roughly a million homeless. Threa






49. Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday;First Sudanese Civil War ends. Martial law declared in the Philippines by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.






50. End of apartheid in South Africa and election of Nelson Mandela. Establishment of NAFTA.First Chechen War begins. Assassination of Juv