Wilson says that the U.S. will not enter into the war.
Woodrow declares war
Woodrow Wilson goes in front of congress to request a declaration of war against Germany.
Wilson lists his goals for a war free world, including a League of Nations
French and American troops block the German advancement in France.
The U.S. troops first victory in World War 1 was North of Paris.
Second Battle of Marne
Allied forces defeat Germans who begin retreat east in France.
In Eastern France, American troops cut German supply lines 50 miles behind German front.
Japan Occupies Colony
U.S. responds by cutting off oil exports to Japan.
President Franklin Roosevelt gets congress to pass the Lend-Lease Act, allowing the U.S. to sell or lend war materials
U.S. declares war on Japan
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan, the U.S. declared war on Japan.
U.S. government forces thousands of Japanese- Americans to move to isolated areas.
U.S. troops join forces with the British troops to defeat German field.
President Eisenhower gets appointed as commander of the U.S. forces in Europe.
Meeting of the big three
Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin all convene in Teheran, Iran.
Over 160,000 Allied troops land along a 50 mile stretch and begin fighting on the beach of Normandy
German aircraft production centers are the target of a massive bombing campaign by the U.S. Army Air Corps. Then more than 600 U.S. bombers raid Berlin.
U.S. troops land on Leyte, beginning the liberation of the Philippines.
Battle of the Bulge
The battle ended with over 76,000 American deaths.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in Warm Springs, Georgia, making Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd President of the U.S.
U.S. drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima killing 75,000 people right away and injuring 100,000 others.
War in Pacific ended
The U.S, dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 120,000 civilians.
The U.S. begins to support the French, by sending money and supplies to the French war efforts in Vietnam.
Harry Truman gets elected for a second term.
U.S. Joins Korean War
President Truman sends U.S. Troops to Korea.
U.S. is defeated
The United States gets defeated at Osan, where they discover they are no match for the North Korean Army.
U.S. Goal in Korean War
U.S. announces its goal of a unified and anti-communist Korea.
U.S. planes accidentally attack Manchurian airfields.
U.S. gains Victory
The United States defeats South Korea in Inchon.
General is Fired
General MacArthur is seen publicly disagreeing with President Truman and is fired.
Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected as the President of the U.S. and Richard M. Nixon is elected as his Vice President.
Nixon Supports Troops going in
Vice President Nixon confesses in speech to the press that he is committed to putting our troops in the war is need be.
Eisenhower is Reelected
Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected to a second term as President.
First American Deaths
Two American Military advisors are killed by Viet Minh Hoa in South Vietnam.
John F. Kennedy defeats candidate Nixon becoming the 35th President of the U.S.
Extra Aid to South Vietnam
An agreement was made between John F. Kennedy and Nguyen Dinh Thuan after a meeting, for U.S. instructors to be sent to South Vietnam to train Vietnamese troops.
Vice President visits Vietnam
Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson visits South Vietnam and offers help to Diem.
First U.S. Combat Death
American Serviceman dies in Vietnam, being the first combat death report. Marking the beginning of the Vietnam war for many.
The MAAG gets replaced by the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.
La Drang Valley
The first major battle of the Vietnam war, between the United States Army and the North Vietnamese Army. It ended in both sides claiming victory.
U.S. Bombs Cambodia
At first the President at the time, President Nixon was refusing to attack until the line was crossed when PAVN's were launched in South Vietnam, which led to the U.S. bombing Cambodia.
A giant music festival held in Bethel, New York. That was meant to be a small festival that you had to pay to get into, but the fence didn't get put up in time, so over half a million people showed up, making the concert free.
Desert Storm Begins
A war composed of colition forces from 34 different nations all led by the U.S. and Iraq.
Iraq Invades Kuwait
Was a conflict between Ba'athist Iraq and the Emirate of Kuwait. Which caused a seven month long Iraqi occupation to occur in Kuwait.
First U.S. Statement
The very first statement from the U.S. Government was made on this day about the operation Desert Storm.
Operation Desert Shield Begins
This operation begins to prevent possible attacks on Saudi Arabia. The United Nations gives them an ultimatum to withdraw.
Air Campaign Begins
Dropped 88,500 tons of bombs and destroyed military and civilian infrastructures.
It was a meeting where Iraq formally acceded to coalition terms.
Declare Independence from Yugoslavia
Slovenia and Croatia declare independence. Which triggers a Civil War, and Slovenia wins its battle with Milsovec
Recognizes Bosnia'a Independence
Bosnia declares independence as its own individual state from Yugoslavia, and the United States help recognize them.
Airlifts to Somalia
George H.W. Bush orders for airlifts to be sent to Somalia with food and supplies.
Troops arrive in Somalia
President Bush orders for troops to be sent to Somalia on a mission to "save thousands of innocents."
American Black Hawk
An American Black Hawk helicopter is shot down over Mogadishu, killing 3 American soldiers.
Black Hawk Down
At the Battle of Mogadishu two Black Hawk UH-60 are shot down during a raid Aidid's high level staff at Mogadishu's Olympic Hotel, 18 American soldiers and hundreds of Somalis are killed.
U.S. Troops killed in Mogadishu
Many U.S. troops that were sent to Somalia were killed or wounded on this day. The troops were fighting in the capital city of Mogadishu.
Mortar Shell Explosion
A mortar shell was planted in a market place in Sarajevo, killing 69 civilians. Which led to a 20-kilometer weapons exclusion zone all around Sarajevo.
There were 68 people killed and 200 or more wounded. There was an international call for help.
U.S. Troops withdrawal from the Battle of Mogadishu after a 15 month mission.
Milosevic Talks Peace
Yugoslavia's president, Milosevic, refuses to meet the U.S. Envoy.
NATO Air Strike
NATO bombed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia(FRY) due to a misunderstanding until an agreement was finally met.