The Silk Road crossed through Tajikistan.
Tajikistan falls under the rule of Turkic Emperor Tammerlane.
Russians gradually take control of the region that is now Tajikistan.
200,000 to 480,000 people fled from Tajikistan to Afghanistan due to the civil war. It was a one way trip as most of them did not end up returning.
Russians purge Tajikistan of 10,000 people, making room for ethnic Russians, who take over most positions of power in the region.
Tajikistan is promoted to the status of a Soviet Socialist Republic.
The rumor that Armenian refugees were being housed during a time where there was a shortage of housing led 13,000 Tajiks to two days of violent riots, killing 26 people, and injuring more than 500 more.
Tajikistan declares its independence after the collapse of the USSR.
The civil war, which started over political and economic issues, caused an extreme increase in unemployment (from 0.6% to 30%) and destroyed much of Tajikistani's infrastructure and development. This resulted in over 250,000 people fleeing the country.