Timeline #7 - 1911 to 2000 CE

The World

World War One

1914 - 1918

Beginning of world wide depression

1929

Cold War (USA & USSR)

1945 - 1991

World Wide Web is launched

1989

Africa

Natives Land act of South Africa

1913

Nasser leads coup in Egypt

1952

Ghana wins independence from Great Britain

1957

Algeria wins independence from France

1962

Mandela elected president of South Africa

1994 - 1999

Asia

Russian Revolution

1917

Mao's communism takes over China

1934

US explodes worlds first atomic bomb in wartime

1945

Japan surrenders - WW2 ends

1945

India gets independence from Great Britain

1947

North Korea invades South Korea

1950

French military are defeated in Dien Bien Phu

1954

(1946-1954)

Representatives of Third World countries meet in Indonesia

1955

Gorbachev adopts policies of perestroika and glasnost

1985 - 1991

Tiananmen Square

1989

USSR disintegrates

1991

Europe

Civil War in Spain

1936

Hitler invades Poland (start of WW2)

1939

Simone de Beauvoir publishes "The Second Sex"

1949

European Economic Community formed

1957

Treaty of Maastricht

1993

Sheep cloned in Scotland

1997

The Middle East

Palestine made a British Mandate

1916

Israel becomes a nation

1948

OPEC formed

1960

USSR invades of Afghanistan

1979

Chernobyl Disaster

1986

Yugoslavia splits into 6 republics following Tito's death

1990 - 1992

The Americas

Lindbergh solos the Atlantic

1927

Women get to vote in America

1929

President Eisenhower warns of "military industrial complex"

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Rachel Carson publishes "Silent Spring"

1962

Betty Friedan publishes "The Feminine Mystique"

1963

MLK's "I Have A Dream" Speech

1963

Apollo 2 (AS-202)

1966

Three Mile Incident

1979

Human Genome Project

1990

"Earth Summit" held in Rio de Janeiro

1992