History B Timeline

  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional.
  • The invention of the Model T

    when Ford assembled a team comprised of engineer Childe Harold Wills, machinist C.J. Smith, and draftsman Joseph Galamb.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram

    The Zimmermann Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication issued in January 1917
  • The WWI Armistice

    The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice signed at Le Francport near Compiègne that ended fighting on sea, land, and air in World War I between the Allies and their opponent, Germany.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Initially introduced to Congress in 1878.
  • Black Thursday

    October 24, 1929. On this date, a then-record number of shares were traded on the NY Stock Exchange by panicked investors, marking the onset of the stock market crash that precipitated the Great Depression.
  • Charles Lindbergh’s Flight

    Charles Lindbergh is known as the first aviator to complete a solo transatlantic flight, which he did in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis.
  • Hitler becomes chancellor

    Hitler becomes chancellor. With Adolf Hitler’s appointment as German chancellor. Hitler’s elevation to the chancellorship was hardly the glorious ascension to power he had dreamed of back in 1923.
  • JFK's assassination

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m.
  • The Munich Pact

    Hitler began openly to support the demands of German-speakers living in the Sudeten region of Czechoslovakia for closer ties with Germany.
  • The New Deal

    New Deal, domestic program of the administration of U.S. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1939, took action to bring about immediate economic relief as well as reforms in finance, agriculture, industry, waterpower, and housing, vastly increasing the scope of the federal government’s activities.
  • Hitler Invades Poland

    The invasion of Poland marked the beginning of World War II. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939,
    Ribbentrop Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union and one day after the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union had approved the pact. The Soviets invaded Poland on 17 September. The campaign ended on 6 October with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland under the terms of the German-Soviet Frontier Treaty.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States to formal entry into World War II the next day.
  • D-Day

    During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. Codenamed Operation Overlord
  • The formation of United Nations

    The Formation of the United Nations, 1945. On January 1, 1942, representatives of 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington to sign the Declaration of the United Nations.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people.
  • The Long Telegram

    The 'Long Telegram' was sent by George Kennan from the United States Embassy, it was received on February 22nd,1946. The telegram was prompted by US inquiries about Soviet behavior
  • Russians acquire the Atomic Bomb

    Barely four years after the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945, the Soviet Union detonated its own in August 1949, much sooner than expected.
  • The formation of NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty was signed on 4 April 1949. NATO constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and insurrections in the south.
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat

    On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, was a 1 month, 4 days confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union which escalated into an international crisis when American deployments of missiles in Italy and Turkey were matched by Soviet deployments of similar ballistic missiles in Cuba.
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution or the Southeast Asia Resolution, Pub.L. 88–408, 78 Stat. 384, enacted August 10, 1964, was a joint resolution that the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964, in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
  • The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.
  • Nixon’s Resignation

    On June 17, 1972, five men, including a salaried security coordinator for President Nixon's reelection committee, were arrested for breaking into and illegally wiretapping the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • The Watergate Break-ins

    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in the United States involving the administration of U.S. President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1974 that led to Nixon's resignation. The scandal stemmed from the Nixon administration's continuous attempts to cover up its involvement
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
  • The invention of the Internet

    ARPANET adopted TCP/IP on January 1, 1983, and from there, researchers began to assemble the “network of networks” that became the modern Internet.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 was a pivotal event in world history that marked the falling of the Iron Curtain and the start of the fall of communism in Eastern and Central Europe.
  • The 9/11 Attacks

    September 11 attacks. September 11 attacks, also called 9/11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against targets in the United States, the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history.
  • Covid-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.