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Timeline Of Modern History

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1. 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.






2. 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.






3. 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.






4. 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.






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






6. First controlled heavier-than-air flight of the Wright Brothers. Herero and Namaqua Genocide - the first genocide of the 20th century - begins in German South-West Africa.In Russia the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks form from the breakup of the Russia






7. 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






8. Indonesia






9. Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from UK to China. Lottery Uprising in Albania. Diana - Princess of Wales is killed in a car accident in Paris.






10. Moon landings; Woodstock festival; creation of ARPANET - the earliest incarnation of theInternet. Libyan took independence day by Muammer Gadaffi






11. 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






12. 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






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. 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






15. Independence of Panama. United States troops leave Cuba.






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






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






18. 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






19. Wall Street crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression.First people sent to the gulag in the Soviet Union. Pope Pius XI signs the Lateran Treaty with Italian leader Benito Mussolini. Vatican City is recognised as a sovereign state. The f






20. 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






21. 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.






22. 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






23. 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.






24. 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.






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






26. 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






27. Iraq War begins - triggering worldwide protests. War in Darfur begins. The Human Genome Project is completed. Second Congo War ends with more than 5 million dead. Second Liberian Civil War ends. Space Shuttle Columbia is destroyed on re-entry.






28. 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






29. Gavrilo Princip assassinates the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo - triggering World War I. Panama Canal opens. Benedict XV becomes Pope. Martha - last known passenger pigeon - dies.






30. Second Boer War ends. Philippine






31. 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






32. Launch of Sputnik 1 and the beginning of the Space Age; independence of Ghana; Treaty of Rome - which would eventually lead to the European Union; Harold Macmillan become British Prime Minister; first prescription of the combined oral contraceptive p






33. Moon landings; Woodstock festival; creation of ARPANET - the earliest incarnation of theInternet. Libyan took independence day by Muammer Gadaffi






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






35. First controlled heavier-than-air flight of the Wright Brothers. Herero and Namaqua Genocide - the first genocide of the 20th century - begins in German South-West Africa.In Russia the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks form from the breakup of the Russia






36. Launch of Sputnik 1 and the beginning of the Space Age; independence of Ghana; Treaty of Rome - which would eventually lead to the European Union; Harold Macmillan become British Prime Minister; first prescription of the combined oral contraceptive p






37. 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






38. Boxer Rebellion ends. Death of Queen Victoria. Platt Amendment limits the autonomy of Cuba in exchange for withdrawal of US troops.






39. 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






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






41. Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. New Deal begins in America. Japan and Germany announce they are going to leave the League of Nations.






42. 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






43. Republic of China established and ends the Chinese Empire. The African National Congress is founded. Morocco becomes a protectorate of France. Sinking of the RMS Titanic. Balkan Wars begin. Woodrow Wilson is elected 28th President of the United State






44. Maastricht Treaty creates the European Union. Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States. End of dictatorship in Albania and South Korea. End of Salvadorian Civil War






45. Osama Bin Laden publishes a fatwa against the West. Kenya and Tanzania bombings. Second Congo War begins. Good Friday Agreement brings an end to The Troubles in Northern Ireland. North Korean famine kills an estimated 2.5 million people by this point






46. 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.






47. 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.






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






50. 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.