US formally recognizes Afghanistan
Pro-Soviet Daoud Khan is named Prime Minister and looks to USSR for economic and economic assistance.
Amir is born, his mother dies in child birth.
Hassan is born
Khan overthrows the shah in bloodless coup, Khan abolishes the monarchy and names himself President, establishing the Republic of Afghanistan.
US Ambassador Adolph Dubs is killed in Afghanistan, US cuts off assistance to Afghanistan. Power struggle begins in Afghanistan.
The USSR invades Afghanistan, Prime Minister and many others are executed. Widespread opposition leads to violent demonstrations
Drought causes one million Afghans to flee to neighboring Pakistan
Islamic militia, Taliban, rise to power in Afghanistan on promises of peace. Most Afghans approve of their up holding traditional islamic values, but these are enforced via public executions and amputations.
Taliban publicly execute Soviet puppet president Najibullah.
Bin Laden is officially recognized as an international terrorist
Amir goes back to his home country
Taliban operatives hijack four planes, two crash into the Twin Towers, one into the Pentagon, and one was intended for the White House but crashed in a Pennsylvania field.