Zahir Shah becomes king. The new king brings stability
Khan overthrows the last king, Mohammed Zahir Shah, in a military coup.
Baba gives Hassan a present
Hassan is attacked by Assef and betrayed by Amir.
Khan is killed in a communist coup. Nur Mohammad Taraki becomes president.
The USSR invades Afghanistan on Dec. 24.
Baba and Amir flee from Afghanistan.
2.8 million Afghans flee from the war to Pakistan.
Amir returns to Afghanistan for Shorab
The Mujahadeen recieve arms from the United States, Britain&China via Pakistan.
Hazara's are massacared by Taliban
President Bush orders attack against Osama bin Laden camps.
The event of 9/11 happens.
Amir returns to San Fransisco in August with Shorab.