World Events


World War II

1939 - 1945

Costing $1.075 trillion in 1945, and over 233 million lives, the most destructive conflict in human history.

The battle of midway

June 4 1942 - June 6 1942

This major naval battle between The U.S. and Japan resulted in begining of the end in the pacfic theator

The Cold War

1945 - December 1991

The Cold War dominated most of the 20th century, and was the driveing force behind many events after World War II.

China Becomes Communist


China becoming communist started the red scare in the United States, and set china on the path to becoming a world power.

NATO formed

April 4 1949

The creation of NATO created allies aginst the USSR, and other golbal Threats

The Korean War

June 1950 - July 1953

The Korean War was the first of many proxy wars between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.

The Warsaw pact singed

May 14 1955

The communeist equlivent of NATO, The result was the other side of what could have been World War III.

The Vietnam War

1957 - 1971

Sputnik launched by Soviets

October 4, 1957

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 16 1962 - October 28 1962


1963 - 1970

Appolo 11 lands on the moon

July 20 1969

This was the first time Humans landed on the moon

Star Wars release

May 25 1977

Iran Hostage Crisis

November 4, 1979

Challenger desaater

January 28, 1986

Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989

Collapse of the soviet Union

December 1991

Terrosit attacts on world trade centers and Pentagon

September 11 2001

Arab Spring

December 18 2010

North Korea test long range missiel

December 11 2012