History Project :: Contemporary

1945 to Present

International

<--- World War II

January 1, 1945 - September 2, 1945

United Nations Formed

October 24, 1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

United States

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard Nixon

1969 - 1974

Ronald Reagan

1981 - 1989

Bill Clinton

1993 - 2001

Barack Obama

2009 - 2017

Serial Killers :: Spree Killers

Ed Gein [The Butcher of Plainfield]

1954 - 1957

Wisconsin, USA

Henry Lee Lucas

1960 - 1983

USA

Edmund Kemper

1964

Edmund Kemper

1972 - 1973

California, USA

John Wayne Gacy

January 3, 1972 - December 11, 1978

Illinois, USA

Ted Bundy

1973 - 1978

USA

Dennis Rader [BTK]

1974 - 1991

David Berkowitz [Son of Sam]

1976 - 1977

New York City, New York, USA

Angelo Buono & Kenneth Bianchi [Hillside Strangers]

Oct 1977 - Feb 1978

California

Richard Chase

December 1977 - January 1978

Sacramento, California, USA

Jeffrey Dahmer

June 18, 1978 - July 19, 1991

USA

Andrei Chikatilo [Rostov Ripper]

December 22, 1978 - November 6, 1990

Rostov Oblast, Russia

Richard Ramirez [Night Stalker]

June 1984 - August 1985

California, USA

Lyle & Erik Menendez

August 20, 1989

Beverly Hills, California, USA

Christopher Dorner

February 3, 2013 - February 12, 2013

Elliot Rodger [Virgin Killer]

May 23, 2014

UN

28 Countries Join

October 24, 1945

Argentina :: Belarus :: Brazil :: Chile :: China :: Cuba :: Denmark :: Dominican Republic :: Egypt :: El Salvador :: France :: Greece :: Haiti :: Iran, Islamic Republic of :: Lebanon :: Luxembourg :: New Zealand :: Nicaragua :: Paraguay :: Philippines :: Poland :: Russian Federation :: Saudi Arabia :: Syrian Arab Republic :: Turkey :: Ukraine :: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland :: United States of America

India

October 30, 1945

Peru

October 31, 1945

Australia

November 1, 1945

2 Countries Join

November 2, 1945

Costa Rica :: Liberia

Colombia

November 5, 1945

2 Countries Join

November 7, 1945

Mexico :: South Africa

Canada

November 9, 1945

2 Countries Join

November 13, 1945

Panama :: Ethiopia

Bolivia

November 14, 1945

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

November 15, 1945

Guatemala

November 21, 1945

Norway

November 27, 1945

Netherlands

December 10, 1945

Honduras

December 17, 1945

Uruguay

December 18, 1945

2 Countries Join

December 21, 1945

Ecuador :: Iraq

Belgium

December 27, 1945

3 Countries Join

November 19, 1946

Afghanistan :: Iceland :: Sweden

Thailand

December 16, 1946

2 Countries Join

September 30, 1947

Pakistan :: Yemen

Myanmar

April 19, 1948

Israel

May 11, 1949

Indonesia

September 28, 1950

16 Countries Join

December 14, 1955

Albania :: Austria :: Bulgaria :: Cambodia :: Finland :: Hungary :: Ireland :: Italy :: Jordan :: Lao People's Democratic Republic :: Libya :: Nepal :: Portugal :: Romania :: Spain :: Sri Lanka

3 Countries Join

November 12, 1956

Morocco :: Sudan :: Tunisia

Japan

December 18, 1956

Ghana

March 8, 1957

Malaysia

September 17, 1957

Guinea

December 12, 1958

14 Countries Join

September 20, 1960

Benin :: Burkina Faso :: Cameroon :: Central African Republic :: Chad :: Congo :: Cyprus :: Côte d'Ivoire :: Democratic Republic of the Congo :: Gabon :: Madagascar :: Niger :: Somalia :: Togo

2 Countries Join

September 28, 1960

Mali :: Senegal

Nigeria

October 7, 1960

Sierra Leone

September 27, 1961

Mongolia

October 17, 1961

Mauritania

October 27, 1961

United Republic of Tanzania

December 14, 1961

4 Countries Join

September 18, 1962

Burundi :: Jamaica :: Rwanda :: Trinidad and Tobago

Algeria

October 8, 1962

Uganda

October 25, 1962

Kuwait

May 14, 1963

Kenya

December 16, 1963

3 Countries Join

December 1, 1964

Malawi :: Malta :: Zambia

3 Countries Join

September 21, 1965

Gambia, Republic of the :: Maldives :: Singapore

Guyana

September 20, 1966

2 Countries Join

October 17, 1966

Botswana :: Lesotho

Barbados

December 9, 1966

Mauritius

April 24, 1968

Swaziland

September 24, 1968

Equatorial Guinea

November 12, 1968

Fiji

October 13, 1970

3 Countries Join

September 21, 1971

Bahrain :: Bhutan :: Qatar

Oman

October 7, 1971

United Arab Emirates

December 9, 1971

Bahamas

August 18, 1973

Germany

September 18, 1973

3 Countries Join

September 17, 1974

Bangladesh :: Grenada :: Guinea Bissau

3 Countries Join

September 16, 1975

Cabo Verde :: Mozambique :: Sao Tome and Principe

Papua New Guinea

October 10, 1975

Comoros

November 12, 1975

Suriname

December 4, 1975

Seychelles

September 21, 1976

Angola

December 1, 1976

Samoa

December 15, 1976

2 Countries Join

September 20, 1977

Djibouti :: Vietnam

Solomon Islands

September 19, 1978

Dominica

December 18, 1978

Saint Lucia

September 18, 1979

Zimbabwe

August 25, 1980

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

September 16, 1980

Vanuatu

September 15, 1981

Belize

September 25, 1981

Antigua and Barbuda

November 11, 1981

Saint Kitts and Nevis

September 23, 1983

Brunei Darussalam

September 21, 1984

Namibia

April 23, 1990

Liechtenstein

September 18, 1990

7 Countries Join

September 17, 1991

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) :: Estonia :: Latvia :: Lithuania :: Marshall Islands :: Micronesia, Federated States of :: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

9 Countries Join

March 2, 1992

Armenia :: Azerbaijan :: Kazakhstan :: Kyrgyzstan :: Republic of Moldova :: San Marino :: Tajikistan :: Turkmenistan :: Uzbekistan

3 Countries Join

May 22, 1992

Bosnia and Herzegovina :: Croatia :: Slovenia

Georgia

July 31, 1992

2 Countries Join

January 19, 1993

Czech Republic :: Slovakia

2 Countries Join

May 28, 1993

Eritrea :: Monaco

Andorra

July 28, 1993

Palau

December 15, 1994

3 Countries Join

September 14, 1999

Kiribati :: Nauru :: Tonga

Tuvalu

September 5, 2000

Serbia

November 1, 2000

Switzerland

September 10, 2002

Timor-Leste

September 27, 2002

Montenegro

June 28, 2006

South Sudan

July 14, 2011