France invades Vietnam and makes Vietnam a colony.
The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princep. Set off the powder keg of Europe.
The Sinking of the Lusitania
A British passenger ship, sunk by a German U-Boat.
The Battle of Verdun
The French held their line against a German offensive until December of the same year, during the longest battle of the war.
The US Declares War
The United States enters into the first World War, declaring war on the Central Powers.
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh helps make the Indochinese Communist Party.
The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were "unworthy of life."
The Munich Agreement
Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and France sign the Munich agreement which forces the Czechoslovak Republic to cede the Sudetenland, including the key Czechoslovak military defense positions, to Nazi Germany.
The Nazis destroyed synagogues and the shop windows of Jewish-owned stores throughout Germany and Austria (Kristallnacht).
Germany Invades Poland
When Hitler invaded Poland in September 1939, France and Britain declared war on Germany. After conquering Poland, Germany attacked France. France fell in June 1940, and soon the Nazis overran most of the rest of Europe and North Africa. Only Britain, led by Winston Churchill, was not defeated.
Japan invades Vietnam.
Viet Minh Established
Ho Chi Minh establishes the Viet Minh.
Within one month, over two and half million Russians had been killed, wounded or captured. The Germans made tremendous advances into Russia; into portions of Moscow, Leningrad, and Stalingrad.
Battle of Midway
In a four day battle fought between aircraft based on giant aircraft carriers, the U.S. destroyed hundreds of Japanese planes and regained control of the Pacific. The Japanese continued to fight on even though the war in Europe ended.
On D-Day, June 6, 1944 , General Dwight Eisenhower led U.S. and Allied troops in an invasion of Normandy, France. The armies fought their way through France and Belgium and into Germany while Russian troops fought from the east. On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, killing about 78,000 people and injuring 100,000 more. On August 9, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, killing another 40,000 people
Ho Chi Minh declares an independent Vietnam, called the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
The Viet Minh receive military advisors and weapons from China.
The Korean War
War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south.
Invasion on South
North Korea launched a full-scale invasion of the South after receiving the go-ahead from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
The United States pledges $15 million worth of military aid to France to help them fight in Vietnam.
A letter from MacArthur was read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, in which he declared that there was no substitute for victory.
End of the Korean War
The Korean War came to an end and in all, some 5 million soldiers and civilians lost their lives during the war.
An armistice was signed that ended the Korean War after three years of heavy fighting.
The French suffer a decisive defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
The Geneva Accords creates a cease-fire for the peaceful withdrawal of the French from Vietnam and provides a temporary boundary between North and South Vietnam at the 17th parallel.
New President for South Vietnam
South Vietnam declares itself the Republic of Vietnam, with newly elected Ngo Dinh Diem as president.
The National Liberation Front (NLF), also called the Viet Cong, is established in South Vietnam.
South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem is executed during a coup.
Gulf of Tonkin
North Vietnamese attack two U.S. destroyers sitting in international waters (the Gulf of Tonkin Incident).
Response to Gulf of Tonkin
In response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, the U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
Operation Rolling Thunder
A sustained U.S. aerial bombing campaign of North Vietnam begins (Operation Rolling Thunder).
The first U.S. combat troops arrive in Vietnam.
The North Vietnamese join forces with the Viet Cong to launch the Tet Offensive, attacking approximately one hundred South Vietnamese cities and towns.
My Lai Massacre
U.S. soldiers kill hundreds of Vietnamese civilians in the town of My Lai.
U.S. troops in Vietnam reaches 540,000
Troop Withdrawls for U.S.
President Nixon orders the first of many U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
Woodstock Music Festival Day 1
The Music Festival had jsut started and is going down hill becasue they weren't able to get the moeny for the tickets.
Woodstock Music Festival Day 2
The Festival was increassing with more and more people coming.
Woodstock Day 3
The 3 day festival was still going on and all of the people there were loving it, even though it rained a lot, the people stayed.
Woodstock Last Morning Together
It was only suppose to be 3 days, but they wanted to wait til morning to leave because they didn't want all of the people trying to leave at night and there was a Star Spnagled Banner performance.
End of Ho Chi Minh
Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh dies at age 79.
The American public learns of the My Lai massacre.
U.S. Troops Attacks
President Nixon announces that U.S. troops will attack enemy locations in Cambodia. This news sparks nationwide protests, especially on college campuses.
The Paris Peace Accords are signed that provide a cease-fire.
U.S. Troops Brought Back Home
The last U.S. troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.
North Vietnam launches a massive assault on South Vietnam.
South Vietnam surrenders to the communists.
Vietnam is unified as a communist country, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is dedicated.
Hussein invades Kuwait
Saddam Hussein inaveded Kuwiat in early 1990.
Withdrawl from Kuwait
The United Nations asked Iraqi waithdrawl from Kuwait.
Hussein defies United States orders.
The United Nations gave Saudi Arabia until this day to withdrawl.
Operation Desert Storm Begins
This operation started on this day and there were Stealth Bombers, Cruise Missiles,Smarrt Bombs,and night bombing equipment.
Operation Desert Sabre
The ground offensive beigns. They storm Kuwait and the southern part of Iraq.
Operation Desert Storm
It was 42 days of attacks and there was a cease fire. This lead to the Iraq war in 2003.
Slovenia and Croatia
Slovenia and Croatia decalre their independence from Yugoslavia which had began the civial war.
Bosnia' s independence was recognized and and that had led to Milosevic attacking Sarajevo.
UN Resolution 751
Establishes UN operations in Somalia. Sorted out supplies amongst groups in the region and helped get supplies to where they are supposed to go.
Operation Provide Relief
Wanted to avoid using the military in these humanitarian efforts.
Opeartion Restore Hope
U.S. Marine and Navy Seals arrive in Magadishu to help secure the area.
Dozens of United States troops are killed or wounded in fighting in the capital city of Mogadishu.
Sarajevo attacked which led to 68 killed and 200 more wounded.
The military effectiveness takes hold and a massive NATO bombing forces come into the war.
Talk of Peace
Milosevic is ready to talk peace and the Wright Patterson Air Force Base had agreed to do Democratic elections. Also, they created two main portions called Bosnian Serb Republic and Muslim-Croat Federation.
The weapons inspectors return to Iraq.
President Bush gives Hussein an ultimatum. Either to step down or be removed.
The Persian Gulf War 2 Begins. Also known as the Iraq war.