History Timeline Ciccolo

Presidency

Grover Cleveland Presidency

03/04/1893 - 03/04/1897

Theodore Roosevelt Presidency

09/14/1901 - 3/4/1909

William Taft Presidency

3/4/1909 - 3/4/1913

Woodrow Wilson Presidency

3/4/1913 - 3/4/1921

Franklin Roosevelt Presidency

3/4/1933 - 4/12/1945

Harry Truman Presidency

4/12/1945 - 1/20/1953

Dwight Eisenhower Presidency

1/20/1953 - 1/20/1961

John Kennedy Presidency

1/20/1961 - 11/22/1963

Lyndon Johnson Presidency

11/22/1963 - 1/20/1969

Richard Nixon Presidency

1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974

Gerald Ford President

8/9/1974 - 1/20/1977

Jimmy Carter Presidency

1/20/1977 - 1/20/1981

Ronald Reagan Presidency

1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989

Bill Clinton Presidency

1/20/1993 - 1/20/2001

Major Events

World War I

1914 - 1918

February 1917; Czar Nichols II Taken Down

2/1/1917

Bolshevik Revolution

10/01/1917

USSR Civil War

1918 - 1920

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

1918

New Economic Policy

1921

Lenin Dies; Stalin Succeeds

1924

First 5-Year Plan (Stalin)

1928 - 1933

The Great Purge

1936 - 1938

Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact

1939

World War II

1939 - 1945

Germany Invades Poland

09/01/1939

Poland Is Split By Germany & USSR

10/1/1939

USSR Invades Finland

1940

Soviets Occupy Lithua­nia, Latvia and Esto­nia

2/1/1940 - 10/1/1940

Soviets & Japan Sign Non-Aggression Pact

1941

Germany Invades USSR

1941

Germany Fails to Capture Stalingrad; USSR Counterattacks & Captures Berlin

1943 - 5/1/1945

Potsdam Conference

1945

Yalta Conference

1945

Cold War

1945 - 1991

Winston Churchill "Iron Curtain" Speech

1946

Marshall Plan

1947

Truman Doctrine

1947

Berlin Airlift/Blockade

1948 - 1949

Israel Created

5/14/1948

People's Republic of China Formed

1949

Mao Zedong in Power

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Friendship Treaty (China & USSR)

1950

Mao's First Soviet Style "5 Year Plan"

1953

CIA Coup (Shah Pahlavi)

1953

Stalin Dies (Age 56)

1953

Khruschev Becomes 1st Secretary of Communist Party

1953

KGB Established

1954

Warsaw Pact Established

1955

"100 Flowers" Campaign

1956

Suez Crisis

1956

Nikita Khruschev Announces De-Stalinization

1956

Sputnik Is Put Into Orbit

1957

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1961

Nikita Khruschev Becomes Prime Minister

1958

Liu Shaoqi (New Leader)

1959

Soviets Shoot Down U.S. Spy Plane (U-2)

1960

Berlin Wall Created

1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

President Kennedy Assassinated

11/22/1963

Leonid Brezh­nev Replaces Khruschev as 1st Secretary of Communist Party

1964

Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Formed

1964

Gulf or Tonkin Incident

1964

Brezhnev Heads Politburo

1964 - 1982

Vietnam War (U.S. Involvement)

1965 - 1973

Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1968

6 Day War

1967

Mao Criticizes Brezhnev Doctrine

1968

Liu Shaoqi Removed From CCP

1968

Soviet & Warsaw pact Members Invade Czechoslovakia (Under Brezhnev Doctrine)

1968

Brezhnev Doctrine Established

1968

Mao Zedong Back in Power

1968

USSR/China Conflict (Border Clash)

1969

Apollo 11 Lands on Moon

1969

President Nixon Visits China

1972

Soviets & U.S. Sign SALT-1

1972

Yom Kippur (1973) War

1973

Zhou Enlai Dies

1976

Mao Zedong Dies

1976

Deng Xiaoping Vice-Premier; 4 Modernizations

1977

"One Child" Campaign

1978

Democracy Wall

1978

Camp David Accords

1979

Iran Hostage Crisis

1979

Soviets & U.S. Sign SALT-2

1979

"Get Rich" Philosophy

1980 - 1990

Iran/Iraq War

1980 - 1988

Mikhail Gorbachev Becomes Com­mu­nist Party Sec­re­tary Gen­eral

1985

Student Demonstrations (Democracy Push) Shanghai & Beijing

1986

Intifada Begins

1987

Perestroika Initiated

1987

Glasnost Initiated

1987

Tianenman Square Massacre

1989

Berlin Wall Taken Down

1989

NATO Formed

1989

Persian Gulf War

1991

Madrid Conference

1991

Boris Yeltsin 1st Democratically Elected Russian President

1991

Yeltsin Introduces CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)

1991

August 1991 Coup

8/1/1991

Gorbachev Resigns; USSR Ceases to Exist

12/25/1991

Oslo Accords

1993

Netanyahu & Arafat Meet

1997

Hong Kong Returns to Chinese Rule

1997

Camp David

2000

2nd Intifada

2000

Vladimir Putin Elected President

2000

Iraq War

2003

Abbas Elected

2004

Gaza Evacuated

2005

Xi Jinping Becomes Leader of CCP

2013