Events in History 1900-1950

By Joey B.
  • Assassination of the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie

    Assassination of the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie
    Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated
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    World War I

  • Sinking of the Lucitania (Sister ship to the Titanic)

    Sinking of the Lucitania (Sister ship to the Titanic)
    The Lucitania (Sister ship to the Titanic) sinks
  • Russian Comunist Revolution Begins

  • Passage of the Selective Service Act

    The Congress passed the Selective Service Act, which gave the President the power to draft soldiers.
  • Espionage Act passed by Congress

  • War Industries Board Established

    Established to regulate production in WWI
  • Food Administration set up under Hoover

    Responsible agency for administration of the allies' food reserves in WWI
  • Russia Withdraws from WWI

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    Worldwide Flu Epidemic

    Kills 30 million worldwide
  • Woodrow Wilson presents Fourteen Points Peace Plan

  • National War Labor Board Established by Woodrow Wilson

  • Sedition Act passed by Congress

  • Austria-Hungary surrenders to the Allies

  • Armistice ends World War I

  • Signing of the Treaty of Versailles establishing the peace at the end of WWI

  • Henry Ford opens assembly line to African American workers

    Henry Ford opens assembly line to African American workers
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    Prohibition era

  • Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy

    Benito Mussolini appointed Prime Minister of Italy
  • Congress creates the SEC

    Congress creates the SEC
  • Hirohoto becomes emporer of Japan

    Hirohoto becomes emporer of Japan
  • Charles Lindbergh makes first nonstop transatlantic flight

    Charles Lindbergh makes first nonstop transatlantic flight
  • Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic in a solo flight

    Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic in a solo flight
  • Herbert Hoover elected President

    Herbert Hoover elected President
  • Boulder Dam project begins

    Boulder Dam project begins
  • Stock market crash

    Stock market crash
  • Bank Failures begin

    Bank Failures begin
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    Dust Bowl

  • Japan invades northern China

    Japan invades northern China
  • Japan conquers Manchuria

  • FDR elected president (1st time)

    FDR elected president (1st time)
  • Civilian Concervation Corps created

    Civilian Concervation Corps created
  • Adolf Hitler comes to power in Germany

    Adolf Hitler comes to power in Germany
  • First Fireside Chat by FDR

    First Fireside Chat by FDR
  • Hitler sets up Dachau

    Hitler sets up Dachau
  • Agricultural Adjustment Act

  • Germany invades Poland Britan and France Declare War

    Germany invades Poland Britan and France Declare War
  • Works Progress Administration established

    Works Progress Administration established
  • Congress passes the Social Security Act

  • FDR elected president (2nd time)

  • Civil War in Spain begins

  • Jesse Owens wins four Gold Medals at Olympics in Germany

  • Hindenburg disaster

    Hindenburg disaster
  • Attack on the Penay

  • Naval Expansion Act

  • Orson Welles broadcasts the WAR of the Worlds

  • Kristallnacht (night of the falling glass)-Hitler destroys Jewish neighborhoods

  • Hitler annexes Czechoslovakia

  • Hitler and Stalin sign Non aggression Pact

  • Germany invades Poland

  • FDR elected president (3rd time)

  • U.S. cracks Japanese code

  • Japan, Germany, and Italy sign the Tripartite Pact

  • Lend Lease Act put into law

  • Hitler invades the Soviet Union

  • US defends Iceland

  • U.S.S. Kearny is damaged

    U.S.S. Kearny is damaged
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    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor- U.S. enters WWII

  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
  • WWII War Production Board Created by Roosevelt

  • Japanese Internment Camps begin

  • Chuchill and Roosevelt Plan

  • Itay surrenders

  • FDR elected president (4th time)

  • German General Rommell surrenders in North Africa

    German General Rommell surrenders in North Africa
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
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    Battle of the Bulge

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    Seven Year Occupation of Japan by United States

  • Yalta Conference

  • Battle at Iwo Jima

    Battle at Iwo Jima
  • Adolf Hitler commots suicide in Berlin

  • Gremany surrenders

  • V-E Day (Victory in Europe)

  • Hiroshima bombing

    Hiroshima bombing
  • Soviet Union enters Pacific War

  • Nagasaki bombing

    Nagasaki bombing
  • Tokyo petitions for peace

  • V-J Day (Victory in Japan)

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    Nuremburg War Trials