1914-2017 Timeline

Events

Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

June 28, 1914

Construction of the Panama Canal

August 15, 1914

Sykes-Picot Agreement

November 1915

Russian Revolution Begins

March 8, 1917

United States of America enters World War I

August 6, 1917

Influenza Epidemic

1918 - 1919

League of Nations is formed

January 18, 1919

19th Amendment grants women’s suffrage

August 18, 1920

Formation of the USSR

December 30, 1922 - December 26, 1991

The Great Depression

October 29, 1929 - 1939

The Holocaust

1933 - 1945

Hitler is elected Chancellor of Germany

January 30, 1933

Germany Invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

D-Day Invasion

June 6, 1944

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945 - August 9, 1945

Establishment of the U.N.

October 24, 1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

India Gains Independence

August 15, 1947

Formation of Israel

May 14, 1948

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - 1953

Civil Rights Movement

1954 - 1968

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 16 1962 - October 28 1962

China's Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 1968

Landing on the Moon

July 16, 1969

Watergate

June 17, 1972

Iran Hostage Crisis

11/4/1979 - 1/20/1981

AIDS Empidemic

1981

Tiananmen Square Riots

April 15, 1989 - June 4 1989

Collapse of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989

End of the Apartheid in South Africa

May 4, 1990 - April 27, 1994

Rwandan Genocide

April 7, 1994 - June 1994

Oklahoma City Bombing

April 19, 1995

Death of Princess Diana

August 31, 1997

9/11

September 11, 2001

Killing of Osama Bin Laden

May 2, 2011

Syrian Refugee Crisis

2012 - Present