World History

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Victorian Era

1837 - 1901

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

1848

Crimean War

1853 - 1856

Hudson Taylor goes to China

1853

Orphan Trains

1854 - 1929

On the Orgin of Species by Charles Darwin

1859

Indian War

1860 - 1890

13th Amendment Slavery Abolished

1865

Era of the Cowboy

1866 - 1890

Purchase of Alaska

1867

Transcontinental Railroad

1869

Franco-Prussian War

1870 - 1871

Little Bighorn

1876

Electric Light Bulb

1879

Statue of Liberty Dedicated

1886

Wounded Knee

1890

Spanish-American War

1898

Progressivism takes hold in U.S.

1900

Titanic Sinks

1912

Income Tax

1913

Federal Reserve Act

1913

Panama Canal Completed

1914

Austria declares War on Serbia; WW1 Begins

July 1914

Lusitania sunk by Germans

May 7, 1915

Lenin is Russian dictator

1917 - 1924

Russian Revolution

1917

America declares war on Germany

April 6, 1917

Russia becomes a Communist state

1918

Germany signs an armstice

December 11, 1918

Treaty of Versailles

June 11, 1919

Mussolini is Fascist dictator of Italy

1922 - 1943

Stalin is Communist dictator of Russia

1927 - 1953

Gret Depression

1929 - 1941

Stock Market Crash

1929

Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

1933

Germany merges with Austria

1937

Germany invades Czechoslovakia

1938

Germany invades Poland; WW2 Begins

1939

Germany defeats French and British forces in France

1940

France is Conquered

1940

Battle of Britain

1940

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

US and Great Britain invade North Africa

1942

D-Day

June 6, 1944

United Nations Founded

1945

Cold War Begins

1945

Germany surrender

May 1945

Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki; Japan surrenders

August 1945

Decolonization Movement

1946 - 1970

Marshall Plan

1947

Israel becomes a nation

1948

China becomes Communist

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

McCarthyism

1950 - 1953

CIA operations operate coup in Iran

1953

CIA operations help overthrow Guatemalan President

1954

First Rock Song

1955

TV ownership in the US widespread

1955

Russians launch Sputnik

1957

Cuban Revolution

1959

Cuba becomes Communist

1959

US advisors in South Vietnam

1960 - 1965

Construction of Berlin Wall

1961

Bay of Pigs

1961

Surge of US troops in Vietnam

1964 - 1965

Six-Day War in Israel

1967

America puts first man on the moon

1969

Roe v. Wade

1973

American troops leave Vietnam

1975

South Vietnam falls to Communism

1976

Iranian Revolution/Hostage Crisis

1979

Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

1979 - 1989

Pan Am Flight bombed

1988

Berlin Wall falls

1989

British War in Falkland Islands

1989

First Gulf War

1991

Rwandan Genocide

1994

English Princess Diana and Mother Teresa die

1997

India & Pakistan attain nuclear weapons

1998

Panama Canal returned to Panama

1999

US troops in Afghanistan

2001 - 2013

World Trade Center in NYC destroyed by Islamic extremists

September 11, 2001

Iraq War

2003 - 2011

Sudan divides

2011

Egyptian military dictatorship overturned

2011