History and Modernity

Events

Chinese ships larger, more numerous, safer, better designed

Approx. 1434

Ottoman Empire conquers Syria

1516

The fall of Tenochtitlan and the end of the Aztec empire

1521

Francisco Pizarro conquers the Incas in Peru

1533

Ottoman Empire Conquers Tunisia

1574

Jean Calas case

1762

James Watt improves the steam engine

1769

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

The French Revolution

1789 - 1815

Slave Rebellion Begins

1791

Haiti becomes independent

1804

Algeria French Colony

1830

First Opium War

1839 - 1842

Samuel Morse invents the telegraph

1844

Second Opium War

1856 - 1860

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

1870 - 1871

PREMIERE OF CARMEN: AN EXAMPLE OF ORIENTALISM

1875

Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone

1876

France Invades Tunisia

1881

"BERLIN CONFERENCE & THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA"

1884 - 1885

1889 EXPO IN PARIS

1889

Spanish-American War

1898

American-Philippine War

1899 - 1902

Herero Genocide

1904

"Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand"

1914

US Occupation of Haiti

1915 - 1934

Russian Revolutions

1917

Battle of Passchendaele

1917

Treaty of Versailles

1919

Syria becomes French mandate

1920

Benito Mussolini Rules Italy

1922

Egypt gains Independence

1923

Muslim Brotherhood founded

1928

Black Thursday - US Stock Market Crash

1929

Hitler Starting Third Reich

1933

Kenyans Fight for britain

1939 - 1945

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Battle of Stalingrad

1942 - 1943

D-Day

June 6, 1944

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Created

1945

Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Vietnam Independence

2 September 1945

Syria gains Independence

1946

USSR Creates Atomic Bomb

1949

Chinese Revolution

1949

Mau Mau Uprising

1952 - 1960

Egypts becomes republic

1952

Algerian War

1954 - 1962

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Egypts took control of Suez Canal

1956

Tunisia gains Independence

1956

Cuban Missile Crisis

1961

Kenya Gains Independence

1964

Film Battle of Algiers

1966

Six Day War

1967

Tet Offensive

1968

My Lai Massacre

1968

"Assad family rules after coup by Hafez al-Assad"

1970

Death of Mao

1976

Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

1979 - 1989

Hosni Mubarak becomes president of Egypt

1981 - 2011

Chernobyl

1986

Revolution against Communism in Europe

1989

Tiananmen Square

1989

Fall of the Soviet Union

1991

Economic Reforms

1992

UN declares Srebrenica "Safe Area"

1993

Srebrenica Massacre

1995

NATO bombed Bosnian Serbians

1995

Srebrenica conquered by Serbians

1995

"Bashar al-Assad becomes president"

2000

Beslan Massacre

2004

Slobodan Milosevic prosecuted but died in prison

2006

Mohamed Bouazizi’s public immolation

2010

large protests began in Egypt

2011

President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled

2011

Mohamed Morsi becomes president

2011

Arab Spring

2011 - Present

Large Protests begin in Syria

2011

first democratic parliamentary elections in Tunisia

2011

Mubarak to be put on trial

2011

Massacre in Taldou

2011

Hosni Mubarak resigns

2011

Massacre in Qubair

2011

UN declares Syria " in State of Civil War"

2012

Ben Ali sentenced in absentia to life in jail for killing protesters

2012

Sarin Gas kills hundreds in Damascus

2013

1000 people killed in protests

2013

Morsi overthrown in Egypt

2013

Annexation of Crimea

2014

Tunisia adopts new constitution

2014

Counter terrorism law passed

2015

250,000 Killed in Syria

2015

nerve agent attack in Syria

2017