International Crisis By Ambra Swank Dec 21, 1914 Air Raids Germany started air raids on Britain May 7, 1915 Sinking of the Lusitania German U- Boats sunk Lusitania, a British ocean liner. Jan 16, 1917 Zimmerman Telegram A telegram from Arthur Zimmerman to Mexico was intercepted by the U.S. It said the Germans wanted Mexico to declare war on the U.S. Apr 6, 1917 America Declares war America declares war on Germany Jun 25, 1917 U.S. Arrives 14,000 U.S. infantry troops arrives in France Dec 26, 1917 U.S. Declares war on Austria-Hungary The U.S. Declaration of war on Austria-Hungary Jun 28, 1919 Treaty of Versitiles The Treaty of Versailles was signed Jan 30, 1933 Start of the Holocaust The Holocaust was a genocide in which over millions of European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. Sep 1, 1939 Germany Invades Poland Hitler wants to regain lost territory. Jun 22, 1941 Operation Barbarossa Nazi Germany's Code name for the invasion of the Soviet Union. Dec 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Apr 6, 1942 Bataan Death March The forced transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war. Walked 65 Miles Jun 6, 1944 D- Day Invasion of Normandy, Franch Aug 25, 1944 Allies take Paris After four years of Germany having Paris, the Allies take it back. May 7, 1945 Germany Surrenders When Soviet troops reach Berlin, the German army surrenders May 8, 1945 V-E Day German troops surrendered there weapons. Aug 6, 1945 The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan 80,000 Japanese people are instantly killed. Aug 9, 1945 The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki A B -9 Bomber drops a bomb. Then, Emperor Hirohito says a few days later Japan will surrender Aug 15, 1945 V-J Day Empire of Japan Surrenders in World War II Sep 26, 1945 The first American casualty in Vietnam Lt. Col. A Peter Dewey was the first American soldier killed in Vietnam. He was mistaken for a Frenchman. Dec 19, 1946 Indochina War begins French popposed independence which caused fighting between French forces and their Viet Minh opponents May 1, 1950 Battle against the communists in Indochina Harry Truman extends military assistance in the battle against the communists in Indochina. This marks the beginning of US involvement in Vietnam. Jun 25, 1950 Invasion of South Korea 75,000 North Korea Soldiers invaded South Korea Jun 25, 1950 Syngman Rhee orders executions Syngman Rhee orders 100,000 executions because he is afraid South Koreans will join communism. Jun 27, 1950 The U.S. Joins the war U.S. President Harry Truman send troops to Korea to help stop the spread of communism. Oct 20, 1950 U.S. Reaches Pyongyang Soldier believe the war will be over soon. this was the the first large-scale paratrooper mission of the Korean War Feb 1, 1951 Talks Begin Peace talks begin between North and South Korea, but the war still drags on for to more years Nov 4, 1952 Dwight Eisenhower is elected President Dwight Eisenhower is elected President of the United States after promising to end the Korean War. Nov 20, 1953 12 Fairchild C119 airplanes US General Douglas MacArthur loans the French 12 Fairchild C119 airplanes. Apr 26, 1954 Geneva Conference Attempt to maintain peace in Indochina and to unify Korea. The US, UK, China and Soviet Union meet. North and South Vietnam split from each other here. Nov 1, 1963 Ngo Dinh Diem Ngo Dinh Diem regime is over thrown Jan 31, 1968 Tet Offensive North and South Vietnam Violated the treaty. Series of fierce coordinated attacks on the cities of South Vietnam Mar 16, 1968 My Lai Massacre Search and Destroy mission, 500 Vietnamese civilians slaughtered American government lied to Americans about what happened. May 4, 1970 Kent State Massacre Unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam war were shot at by the Ohio National Gaurd. May 15, 1970 Jackson State shooting Police opened fire killing 2 black students and 12 other wounded. Bullet holes are still in the dorms and every student it taught the story. Jul 1, 1971 26th Amendment Ratified U.S. Government changed the voting age to 18. Feb 12, 1973 Operation Homecoming 591 American prisoners of war held by North Vietnam came home Mar 29, 1973 U.S. Leaves Vietnam Last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam Aug 9, 1974 Richard Nixon Resigns from the Office of the President Nixon was the only president to resign. He did this rather than getting impeached because of the Watergate Scandal. Apr 30, 1975 Fall of Saigon Capture of Saigon by the Viet Cong May 4, 1980 Josip Tito Dies Josip Tito Dies, which causes Yugoslavia to struggle. Jan 20, 1989 George H.W. Bush becomes president George H.W. Bush is elected president of the United States Aug 2, 1990 The War starts Iraq invades Kuwait Aug 9, 1990 United States Arrive U.S. military forces arrive in Saudi Arabia for the first time Dec 17, 1990 United Nations tries to stop the war The United Nations set a deadline for Iraqi to withdraw on January 19,1991. Jan 17, 1991 Operation Desert Storm Starts United States response to Iraq's invasion. Includes massive air and missile attacks on Iraq and Kuwait. Feb 28, 1991 The Persian Gulf War ends The end of the Persian Gulf War. Jun 25, 1991 Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence(EDIT) Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia. this begins a Civil War. Apr 4, 1992 UN Resolution 715 Authorizes humanitarian relief efforts. Apr 6, 1992 Start of the Bosnia War The war was said to have start on this date. Following many violent incidents. Aug 15, 1992 Operation Provide Relief Operation Provide Relief wanted to avoid using the military in the humanitarian efforts Dec 5, 1992 Operation Restore Hope 38,000 troops from 23 countries and reps from 49 Humanitarian groups. Dec 8, 1992 U.S Marines and Navy Seals Arrive U.S Marines and Navy Seals arrive in Mogadishu to help secure the area Oct 3, 1993 Battle of Mogadishu Dozens of U.S. troops killed and/ or wounded in fighting. Oct 4, 1993 Downed Black Hawk A second Convoy Arrives at the scene of the downed black hawk Feb 6, 1994 Sarajevo Attacked 68 people killed, 200 wounded. It was an international call for help. Aug 30, 1995 Military Effectiveness Takes Hold U.S Military effectiveness takes hold. Massive North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bombing forces. Nov 1, 1995 Milosevic is ready to talk. Milosevic is ready to talk peace. He agreed to democratic elections. War criminals were to be handed over for prosecution.