A Thousand Splendid Suns

Timeline comparing events in the book with Actual events in the Afghanistan conflict

Events in A Thousand Splendid Suns

Approx. 04/02/1959
Approx. 04/03/1974
Approx. 04/10/1974
Approx. 04/19/1974
Approx. October 1974
April 17, 1978
April 27,1978
april 27, 1978
Approx. May 1981
Approx. 04/15/1987
Approx. 04/15/1987
Approx. May 1987
Approx. October 1987
Approx. April 1988
Approx. January 1989
Approx. April 1992
Approx. April 1992
Approx. 06/05/1992
Approx. 06/17/1992
Approx. 08/04/1992
Approx. 08/06/1992
Approx. August 17 1992
Approx. 08/20/1992
Approx. August 23 1992
Approx. September 20 1992
Approx. September 23 1992
Approx. October 1992
Approx. March 1993
Approx. May 1993
Approx. 07/06/1993
Approx. July 8 1993
Approx. April 1994
Approx. September 27 1996
Approx. December 1996
Approx. September 1997
Approx. September 1999
Approx. June 2000
Approx. July 2000
Approx. April 2001
Approx. 06/05/2001
Approx. 06/05/2001
Approx. June 6 2001
Approx. June 7 2001
Approx. June 16 2001
September 9 2001
September 11, 2001
Approx. 07/03/2002
Approx. 07/06/2002
Approx. April 2003

Actual Events

1953
1956
1963
1964
1965
1973
1978
1979
December 24, 1979
December 27, 1979
1980
1980
1986
1988
September 1988
1989
1992
1995 - 1999
1996
1997
August 20, 1998
March 2001
September 9, 2001
September 11, 2001
October 7, 2001
November 13, 2001
december 2001
December 7, 2001
december 22, 2001
January 2002
June 2002
march 2003
August 2003
January 4, 2004