Early Age of Extremes

Events

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

June 28, 1914

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

July 28, 1914

World War I

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

Germany Declares War on Russia

August 1, 1914

Battle of Verdum

February 21, 1916 - December 18, 1916

Battle of the Somme

July 1, 1916 - November 18, 1916

Bolshevik Revolution

1917 - 1918

Zimmerman Telegram

January 1917

Unites States enters World War I

April 1917

Wilson's Fourteen Points

January 8, 1918

Treaty of Brest- Litovsk

March 3, 1918

Spring Offensive

March 21, 1918 - August 7, 1918

Nicholas II and his family are killed

July 17, 1918

Hundred Days Offensive

August 8, 1918 - November 11, 1918

Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates

November 9, 1918

Armistice of Compiègne

November 11, 1918

Paris Peace Conference

January 1919 - January 1920

Treaty of Versailles

June 28, 1919

Treaty of Saint-Germain (Austria)

September 10, 1919

Treaty of Neuilly (Bulgaria)

November 27, 1919

The Roaring 20s

Approx. 1920 - Approx. 1929

League of Nations founded

January 10, 1920

Eighteenth Amendment - Prohibition Era Begins

January 16, 1920

Treaty of Trianon (Hungary)

June 4, 1920

Treaty of Sèvres (Ottoman Empire)

August 10, 1920

Flappers

1922

Mussolini marches on Rome

October 1922

Mein Kampf published

July 18, 1925

The Great Depression

Approx. 1929 - Approx. 1939

Wall Street Crash

October 1929

FDR launches New Deal

1933

Adolf Hitler is named Chancellor

January 30, 1933

Twenty-First Amendment

December 5, 1933

Adolf Hitler becomes president of Germany

August 19, 1934

Spanish Civil War

July 17, 1936 - April 1, 1939

World War II

September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945

Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Great Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3, 1939

Germany invades Denmark and Norway

April 9, 1940

Italy declares war on Britain and France

June 10, 1940

France signs armistice with Germany

June 22, 1940

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

Operation Barbarossa

June 22, 1941 - December 5, 1941

Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Germany and Italy declare war on the U.S.

December 11, 1941

Manhattan Project Begins

August 1942

Italy surrenders

September 1943

D Day - Allies invade Normandy

June 6, 1944

Paris liberated

August 25, 1944

Yalta Conference

February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945

Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 17, 1945 - August 2, 1945

Nagasaki and Hiroshima Atomic Bombings

August 1945

Japan surrenders - End of WWII

September 2, 1945