Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies, c. 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.

Events

Einstein published special theory of relativity

1905

Taft Establishes dollar diplomacy as US foreign policy

1909 - 1913

2.5 million African troops and carriers serve in the Great War

1914 - 1918

Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

1914

German Resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare

1915

German Submarine sinks the Lusitania

1915

Gallipoli campaign

1915 - 1916

Mussolini launches fascist movement in Italy

1915

Japan makes Twenty-one Demands on China

1915

Battles at Verdun and Somme

1916

United States declaration of war on Germany

1917

Civil war in Russia

1917 - 1922

Bolshevik Revolution

1917

Armistice suspends hostillities

1918

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

1918

Paris Peace Conference

1919

May fourth Movement in China

May 4, 1919

Non-Cooperation Movement in India

1920 CE - 1922 CE

First Meeting of League of Nations

1920

Lenin's new economic policy

1922

Ataturk proclaims Republic of Turkey

1923

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

1927

First Soviet Five Year Plan

1928 - 1932

Hemingway and Remarque publish antiwar novels

1929

US Stock market Crash

October 1929

Beginning of Great Depression

December 1929

Japanese invade Manchuria

1931

Hitler Rules Germany

1933

Long March by Chinese Communists

1934

Sandino is murdered in Nicaragua

1934

Stalin's Great Purges in the Soviet Union

1936 - 1938

Invasion of China by Japan

1937

The Rape of Nanjing

December 13, 1937 - January 1938

Cardenas Nationalizes Oil Industry in Mexico

1938

Steinbeck publishes The Grapes of Wrath

1939

Nazi- Soviet Nonaggression Pact

August 23 1939

Invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Battle of MIdway

1942

Soviet victory at Stalingrad

1943

d-day

June 6, 1944

Capture of Berlin by Soviet Forces

1945

Establishment of United Nations

1945

truman doctrine

1947

Marshall Plan

1947

Establishment of GATT

1948

Arab- Israeli War

1948 - 1949

Apartheid in South Africa

1948 - 1994

UN adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1948

Creation of Israel

1948

Establishment of the peoples republic of China

October 1, 1949

World population at 2.5 billion

1950

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Algerian War of Liberation

1954 - 1962

Dienbienphu Falls

May 7, 1954

Suez Crisis

1956

Ghana gains independence

1957

Introduction of birth control pills

1960

Creation of OPEC

1960

Cuban MIssile Crisis

October 16 1962 - October 28 1962

establishment of ASEAN

1967

Revolution in Iran

1979

Iran-Iraq War

1980 - 1988

Identification of aids

1983

socialist party of Peru is founded

October 23, 1984

Fall of Berlin wall

1989

Gulf War

1990 - 1991

collapse of soviet union

1991

Transfer of Hong Kong to China

July 1, 1997

terrorists attack on US

2001

US war in Iraq

2003 - 2011

US killing of Osama bin Laden

2011