Americas History

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  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassination

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassination
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo. His death is the event that sparks World War I.
  • WW1 begins

    WW1 begins
    Germany invades Belgium, beginning World War I.
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    A German submarine sinks the passenger liner Lusitania. The ship carries 1,198 people, 128 of them Americans.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    An Armistice is signed ending fighting on the Western Front.
  • Japan invades Manchuria.

    Japan invades Manchuria.
    Japan invades Manchuria.
  • Aidid starts to attack

    Aidid starts to attack
    Aidid gets bold and starts to attack soliders.. 24 Pakistan killed and 44 wounded in an attack. Skirmishes continue
  • Fascist Italy invades, conquers, and annexes Ethiopia.

    Fascist Italy invades, conquers, and annexes Ethiopia.
    Fascist Italy invades, conquers, and annexes Ethiopia.
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
    Japan invades China, initiating World War II in the Pacific.
  • Munich Agreement

    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.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germany invades Poland, initiating World War II in Europe.
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    World War II

  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    It was the largest American Army in history to surrender. When Bataan surrendered, they were all gathered and told to march all the way to San Fernando Pampanga to be taken to prison camps.
  • Doolittle Raids

    Doolittle Raids
    The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, on Saturday, April 18, 1942, was an air raid by the United States of America on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Honshu island during World War II, the first air raid to strike the Japanese Home Islands.
  • Invasion of Normandy

    Invasion of Normandy
    The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion by and establishment of Western Allied forces in Normandy, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II; the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place. D-Day, the day of the initial assaults, was Tuesday 6 June 1944.
  • V-Day

    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    The day which Japan ceased fighting in WWII.
  • McCarthyism

    a vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950–54. Many of the accused were blacklisted or lost their jobs, although most did not in fact belong to the Communist Party.
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    Korean War

    The Korean War occurred between 1950 and 1953 between North Korea, China, and American-led United Nations forces. Over 36,000 Americans were killed during the war. In addition, it led to a huge increase in Cold War tensions
  • The 39th Parallel

    The 39th Parallel
    The thirty-eighth parallel was the line of latitude that separated the northern and southern portions of the Korean peninsula.
  • General MacArthur gets fired

    General MacArthur gets fired
    Once America regained the territory from the Chinese, President Harry Truman decided to make peace to avoid continued fighting. But on his own, General MacArthur disagreed with the president. He argued that to press the war against China included using nuclear weapons on the mainland. Since he argued, he got fired.
  • Stalemate

    Once the American forces had regained the territory below the thirty-eighth parallel from the Chinese, the two armies settled into a prolonged stalemate. They continued to fight for two years before an official ceasefire occurred.
  • End of the Korean War

    End of the Korean War
    The Korean War did not officially end until President Dwight Eisenhower signed an armistice on July 27, 1953. Sadly, the boundaries of North and South Korea ended up being the same as before the war despite the huge loss of life on both sides. Over 54,000 Americans died and well over 1 million Korean and Chinese lost their lives. However, the war directly lead to a massive military buildup per a secret document NSC-68 that greatly increased defense spending. The point of this order was the abili
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    Vietnam war

  • Ngo Dinh regime is overthrown

    Ngo Dinh regime is overthrown
    Following the overthrow of his government by South Vietnamese military forces the day before, President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother are captured and killed by a group of soldiers. The death of Diem caused celebration among many people in South Vietnam, but also lead to political chaos in the nation.
  • Tet Offensive begins

    Tet Offensive begins
    The Tet Offensive was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam against the forces of South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization was a policy of the Richard Nixon administration to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War through a program to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnam's forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops."
  • Kent State Massacure

    Kent State Massacure
    The Kent State shootings occurred at Kent State University in the US city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970
  • 26th amendment ratified

    26th amendment ratified
    The 26th Amendment changed a portion of the 14th Amendment. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
  • North Vietnam releases POW's

    North Vietnam releases POW's
    All of the soldiers held captive by Vietnamese were released on this date
  • Last US soldiers leave Vietnam

    Last US soldiers leave Vietnam
    All of the soldiers leave vietnam on this date and return home where they arent even really appreciated
  • Richard Nixon resigns from the office of the President

    Richard Nixon resigns from the office of the President
    Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S. president to resign the office
  • Saigon Falls to the North Vietnamese

    Saigon Falls to the North Vietnamese
    The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People’s Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975.
  • Hussein defies U.S orders

  • U.S ask for Iraq withdrawal from Kuwait

  • Operation Desert Storm beings

    Operation Desert Storm beings
    Norman Schwarzkopf.. Use of Stealth Bombers, Cruise Missiles, Smart Bombs and night boming equipment
  • Ground offensive begins

    Operation Desert Sabre.. Storm Kuwait and the sourthern part of Iraq
  • 42 days of attacks

    Leads to Iraq war in 2003
  • Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia

    Begins a Civil War
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  • Recognized Bosnia Independance

    Mostly a Muslim counrty (32% Serbs)
  • UN Resolution 751

    Establishes UN operations in Somalia
    Authorizes humanitarian relief efforst
  • Operation provide relief

    Operation provide relief
    Want to avoid using the military in these humanitarian efforts
  • Operation restore hope

    Operation restore hope
    U.S and Marine and Navy Seals arrive in Mogadishu to help secure the area..successful and cooperative for now.
  • U.S attacks Aidid

    US attack Aidid compound by helicopter. Upset by attack, 4 western journalist are killed and displayed for all to see
  • Sarajevo attacked

    68 killed
    200 wounded
    International call for help
    images all over the place
  • Bush gives Hussein ultimatum

    Step down or be removed
  • Persain Gulf War II Begins

    Persain Gulf War II Begins
    (Iraw War)