Timeline of Significant events from 1910-1950's


World War 1 begins and ends

28 July 1914 - 11 Nov 1918

The First World Wide War is one of the most significant events in the 1910's-1950s involving massive armies and costs. Mass Casualties (9 million combatants and 7 million civilians) and damage was sustained which ultimately led other significant events such as Great Depression and the suppression of Germany. Germany after World War 1 by the Treaty of Versailles had to pay for and account for all loss and damages caused during the Great War which subsequently contributed to the start of World War 2.

18th Amendment to American Constitution comes into effect (Prohibition)

January 29, 1919

Treaty of Versailles is signed

28 June 1919

League of Nations first meeting

16 January 1920

Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer, the first "talking" motion picture, premieres

6 October 1927

Stock market crash triggers the Great Depression

October 24, 1929

Unemployment rate in Australia reaches 32%

july, 1932

Nazi Germany invades Poland (triggers World War II in Europe)

1 Sep. 1939 - 6 Oct. 1939

Britain declares war on Germany (WWII)

September 3, 1939

Germany invades France

10 May 1940 - 25 June 1940

Fall of Singapore

7 Feb 1942 - 15 Feb 1942

First bombing of Darwin

19 February 1942

Allies declare victory in Europe (end of WWII in Europe)

8 May 1945

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Japan formally surrenders

September 2, 1945