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1900's Timeline

  • J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI

    J.Edgar Hoover Becomes Head of the FBI
    Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone had appointed 29 year-old J. Edgar Hoover as acting director of the Bureau. By the end of 1924, Hoover was named officially the head Director.
  • Mein Kampf is Published

    Mein Kampf is Published
    This is when the "Volume One: Adolf Hitler" was published by Mein Kampf. This was hitlers philosophical autobiography. The publishing of this book gave the world an outlook on Adolf Hitlers blueprints/agenda for the nightmare that would occur in Europe during 1939-1945.
  • Stock Market Crash Begins Great Depression

    Stock Market Crash Begins Great Depression
    Known as, "Black Thursday," the market opened 11% lower than the previous day's close. This is what started the stock markets panic, and led us to The Great Depression.
  • The Dust Bowl Begins

    The Dust Bowl Begins
    Known as, "The Dirty Thirties," a severe drought his the Midwest and Souther great plains. Causing massive dust storms that began in 1931.
  • Adolf Hitler Become Chancellor of Germany

    Adolf Hitler Become Chancellor of Germany
    President Paul von Hindenburg names Adolf Hitler leader if führer of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi's).
  • Franklin Roosevelt is Elected President (1st Time)

    Franklin Roosevelt is Elected President (1st Time)
    Franklin D. Roosevelt won the election against Herbert Hoover in 1932. Starting his term March 4, of 1933.
  • CCC is Created

    CCC is Created
    Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Combated high unemployment during the Great Depression by putting hundreds of thousands of young men to work.
  • WPA is Created

    WPA is Created
    Roosevelt created WPA, which was his new plan to help lift the country up out of the Great Depression. His theory to do this was by reforming the financial system and restoring the economy to pre-Depression levels.
  • J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title

    J.J. Braddock Wins Heavyweight Boxing Title
    James J. Braddock won a 15-round decision against heavily-favored and defending champion Max Baer.
  • Olympic Games in Berlin

    Olympic Games in Berlin
    !0th occurence of the Olympic Games. This event is significant because 3 years before hand the Nazi power had risen, and racial policies led to international debate to try and boycott the games.
  • Kristallnacht

    Also known as the" November pogrom", this was a pogrom against Jews. It was carried out by the Nazi Party's Sturmabteilung paramilitary forces, and other civilians in Germany who were enforced by the Nazi's.
  • Grapes of Wrath is Published

    Grapes of Wrath is Published
    A best-known novel by John Steinbeck, known as "The Grapes of Wrath" was published in 1939. It evoked the harshness of the Great Depression and created sympathy for the struggles of farmworkers.
  • Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters

    Wizard of Oz Premiers in Movie Theaters
    In August of 1939, during all of the chaos in the world, one good thing came out in theaters. "The Wizard of Oz."
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Where German forces broke through Polish defenses along the border, leading to what first initiated World War 2.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    Also known as the Air Battle of England, the RAF and FAA of the Royal Navy defended the United Kingdom against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force. Lasting July 10th, 1940 - October 31st, 1940.
  • The Four Freedoms Speech

    The Four Freedoms Speech
    Delivered by U.S President Roosevelt, it was a powerful vision-speech for hope in a world where everyone had freedom of speech and religion, and freedom from want and fear.
  • The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    A surprise military attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, in Honolulu Hawaii. To the Japanese, it actually occured on December 8th due to them being a day ahead of us.
  • The Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway
    Taking place 6 months after Japans attack on Pearl Harbor, this battle was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II. This battle took place June 3rd through the 6th in 1942, one month after the battle of the coral sea. This was the battle that destroyed Japans hopes of neutralizing the United States as a naval power .
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    Taking place on the Eastern front in the WW2, the Soviet Union had a catastrophic defeat on Germany.
  • Operation Torch

    Operation Torch
    The allied invasion on France and Northern Africa in the second war.
  • Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program

    Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program
    Under the Civil Affairs and Military Government, helped protect cultural property in war areas during and after World War II.
  • The Battle of Kursk

    The Battle of Kursk
    This is where the Soviet Union won the Battle of Kursk and crushed hitlers dream of conquering Russia.
  • D-Day

    more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    Also known as the Ardennes Offensive, German forces launched a surprise attack on their allies in the Ardennes region (Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.)
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima
    American naval and marine forces invaded Iwo Jima Japan on February 19th, 1945. Being one of the bloodiest battles in World War 2. The battle ended on March 26th, killing 20,800 Japanese soldiers & almost 7,000 marines.
  • The Battle of Okinawa

    The Battle of Okinawa
    Similar to battle of Iwo Jim, this was fought between the American naval/marine corps and the Japanese empire on island Okinawa. Its codename is "Operation Iceburg." This provided anchorage for allied fleets. April 1st 1945- June 22, 1945.
  • The Death of FDR

    The Death of FDR
    Hemorrhagc Stroke , also known as cerebral bleeding caused the death of FDR.
  • The Death of Adolf Hitler

    The Death of Adolf Hitler
    Held in his bunker with his wife, Hitler committed suicide.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
    United States dropped two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6th and 9th of 1945
  • Atomic Bombing Nagasaki

    Atomic Bombing Nagasaki
    Along with the bombing of Hiroshima, the bombing of Nagasaki killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most being civilians.
  • Newport Jazz Festival

    Newport Jazz Festival
    The Newport Jazz Festival is an annual American multi-day jazz music festival held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island. The first Newport Jazz Festival, known as the First Annual American Jazz Festival, was held on July 17th and July 18th, 1954 at the Newport Casino.
  • Nixon-Kennedy Debates

    Nixon-Kennedy Debates
    A series of debates held during the 1960 presidential election among Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard Nixon. The presidential debates were the first series of debates conducted for any presidential election on television.
  • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated from a rooftop while riding in a motor vehicle during a campaign attempt.
  • The Beatles Appear for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show

    The Beatles Appear for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show
    The Beatles' record-breaking first live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, at Studio 50 in New York City.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing President Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft engaged in a bombing campaign designed to force Ho Chi Minh to abandon his ambition to take over South Vietnam.
  • March on the Pentagon

    March on the Pentagon
    The March on the Pentagon was a massive demonstration against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967. The protest involved more than 100,000 attendees at a rally by the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Mai Lai Massacre

    Mai Lai Massacre
    The My Lai massacre was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. A company of American soldiers brutally killed most of the people—women, children and old men—in the village of My Lai
  • Riots at the Chicago Democratic Convention

    Riots at the Chicago Democratic Convention
    The convention of 1968 was held during a year of riots, political turbulence, and mass civil unrest. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April of that year inflamed racial tensions to an unprecedented level.
  • Woodstock

    Our country was deep into the Vietnam War, it was also the era of the civil rights movement which was a period of great unrest and protest. Woodstock was an opportunity for people to escape into music and spread a message of unity and peace
  • The Beatles Break Up

    The Beatles Break Up
    The Beatles decided to stop performing live in 1966. Epstein opposed the decision, which the foursome felt was necessary in order to focus on the quality of their music.
  • Kent State Protest

    Kent State Protest
    Students protested the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces. Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State University campus shot and killed four students on May 4, the Kent State Shootings became the focal point of a nation deeply divided by the Vietnam War.
  • Roe vs. Wade

    Roe vs. Wade
    A decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion
  • Chicago 8 Trial

    Chicago 8 Trial
    A riot breaks out during the Democratic National Convention of 1968. A group of eight men are arrested and put on trial for conspiring to incite the riot.