Zeitgeist Timeline

Art Movement

Impressionism

1860 - 1890

Aesthetic Movement

1868 - 1901

Arts and Crafts Movement

1880 - 1910

Post-Impressionism

1886 - 1905

Art Nouveau

1890 - 1910

Expressionism

1905 - 1930

Cubism

1907 - 1919

Futurism

1909 - 1916

Dada

1916 - 1930

De Stijl

1917 - 1931

Bauhaus

1919 - 1933

Art Deco

1920 - 1930

Surrealism

1920 - 1960

Abstract Expressionism

1940 - 1950

Pop Art

1950 - 1960

Minimalism

1960 - 2013

Photorealism

1960 - 1970

Graffiti

1960 - 2013

Postmodernism

1970 - 2013

Digital Art

1990 - 2013

Major Wars/Conflicts

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Russian Revolution

1905 - 1906

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1921

World War I

1914 - 1918

Russian Civil War

1917 - 1923

Turkish War of Independence

1919 - 1923

Irish War of Independence

1919 - 1921

Chinese Civil War

1927 - 1949

Spanish Civil War

1936 - 1939

World War II

1939 - 1945

Greek Civil War

1946 - 1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Cuban Revolution

1953 - 1959

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961 - 1962

Soviet War in Afghanistan

1979 - 1989

Iran-Iraq War

1980 - 1988

Gulf War

1990 - 1991

Kosovo War

1998 - 1999

War in Afghanistan

2001

Iraq War

2003 - 2011

War in Somalia

2006 - 2009

Gaza War

2008 - 2009

Major Inventions

Dynamite

1866 - 1867

Invented by Alfred Nobel

Stock Ticker

1870 - 1871

Gasoline carburetor

1876 - 1877

Phonograph

1877 - 1878

Invented by Thomas Alva Edison

Microphone

1877 - 1878

Cathode ray tube

1878 - 1879

Photophone

1880 - 1881

Motorcycle

1885 - 1886

Wind Turbines for Grid Electricity

1888 - 1889

Zipper

1891 - 1892

Diesel engine

1895 - 1896

Radio Signals

1895 - 1896

Remote Control

1898 - 1899

Vacuum Cleaner

1901 - 1902

Powered Airplane

1903 - 1904

Colored photography

1907 - 1908

Bakelite

1909 - 1910

Tank

1915 - 1916

Sound film

1923 - 1924

Electro Mechanical Television system

1924 - 1925

Antibiotics

1928 - 1929

Iconoscope

1931 - 1932

Jet Engine

1937 - 1938

Ballpoint Pen

1938 - 1939

Aqua-Lung

1943 - 1944

Microwave Oven

1946 - 1947

Nuclear Power Reactor

1951 - 1952

Videocassette Recorder

1956 - 1957

Sputnik I & Sputnik II

1957 - 1958

Laser

1960 - 1961

ATM

1967 - 1968

Video Game Console

1968 - 1969

LCD

1971 - 1972

Email

1971 - 1972

Personal Computer

1973 - 1974

Ethernet

1973 - 1974

CD-ROM

1982 - 1983

World Wide Web

1990 - 1991

DVD

1995 - 1996

Digital Satellite Radio

2001 - 2002