Kite Runner Timeline

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Amir is born

1963

Hassan is born.

1964

Baba's orphanage is completed.

1971

Khan overthrows the last king Mohammud Zahir Shah in a military coup.

1973

Hassan gets plastic surgery.

1974

Amir watches Hassan get raped.

1975

Khan is killed in a communist coup.

1978

Soviet Army invades.

1979

Barak Kamal is installed as ruler.

1980

Afghanistan, USSR, The U.S, and Pakistan sign peace accords.

1988

Soviet Union begins pulling out troops.

Taliban seizes control of Kubal and introduces hardline visions of Islam.

1996

U.S launches missile strikes at suspected bases of military Osama Bin Laden.

1998

Ahmad Shah Masood, leader of the main opposition to the Taliban is assassinated.

2001