International Crisis

  • WWI - Ferdinand

    WWI - Ferdinand
    Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo.
  • WWI - Lusitania

    WWI - Lusitania
    The “Lusitania" was sunk by a German U-boat.
  • WWI - Italy War

    WWI - Italy War
    Italy declared war on Germany and Austria.
  • WWI - Brusilov Offensive

    WWI - Brusilov Offensive
    Start of the Brusilov Offensive which ends on August 10th.
  • WWI - War Declaration

    WWI - War Declaration
    USA declares war on Germany.
  • WWI - Turkey

    WWI - Turkey
    Turkey made peace.
  • WWI - End

    WWI - End
    Germany signed an armistice with the Allies – the official date of the end of World War One.
  • WWII Europe - Hitler in Power

    WWII Europe - Hitler in Power
    Adolf Hitler becomes leader of National Socialist (Nazi) Party.
  • WWII Europe - Nazis Rise

    WWII Europe - Nazis Rise
    Nazi Party declared Germany's only political party.
  • WWII Europe - Purge

    WWII Europe - Purge
    Soviet leader Josef Stalin begins a purge of Red Army generals.
  • WWII Europe - Czechoslovakia

    WWII Europe - Czechoslovakia
    Nazis take Czechoslovakia.
  • WWII Europe - Poland

    WWII Europe - Poland
    Nazis invade Poland.
  • Vietnam - Axis

    Vietnam - Axis
    Japan enters WWII, joining the German-Italian Axis coalition.
  • WWII Europe - Romania

    WWII Europe - Romania
    German troops enter Romania.
  • WWII Europe - Lend-Lease

    WWII Europe - Lend-Lease
    President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act.
  • WWII Pacific - Pearl Harbor

    WWII Pacific - Pearl Harbor
    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; also attack the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai and Midway.
  • WWII Pacific - War

    WWII Pacific - War
    U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan. Japanese land near Singapore and enter Thailand.
  • WWII Pacific - Manila

    WWII Pacific - Manila
    Japanese bomb Manila.
  • WWII Pacific - Australia

    WWII Pacific - Australia
    First U.S. troops arrive in Australia.
  • WWII Pacific - Bataan Death March

    WWII Pacific - Bataan Death March
    Bataan Death March begins as 76,000 Allied POWs including 12,000 Americans are forced to walk 60 miles under a blazing sun without food or water toward a new POW camp, resulting in over 5,000 American deaths.
  • Korea - Korea Splits

    Korea - Korea Splits
    Korea is split into North and South
  • Vietnam - Hiroshima

    Vietnam - Hiroshima
    The United States drops an atomic bomb—the first to be used in warfare—on Hiroshima, killing 75,000 people instantly, and injuring more than 100,000.
  • Korea - Invasion

    Korea - Invasion
    North Korea invades South Korea
  • Korea - U.S. Aid

    Korea - U.S. Aid
    Untied States enters war on South Korea's part
  • Korea - Defeat at Osan

    Korea - Defeat at Osan
    U.S. is defeated at Osan
  • Korea - Inchon

    Korea - Inchon
    U.S. troops invade at Inchon
  • Korea - Truce

    Korea - Truce
    North Korea and South Korea agree to a truce.
  • PreVietnam - Eisenhower Articulates Domino Theory

    PreVietnam - Eisenhower Articulates Domino Theory
    Def: The theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
  • PreVietnam - Berlin Wall

    PreVietnam - Berlin Wall
    Starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989.
  • PreVietnam - More Help

    PreVietnam - More Help
    American helicopters arrive at docks in South Vietnam along with 400 U.S. personnel, who will fly and maintain the aircraft.
  • PreVietnam - Operation Chopper

    PreVietnam - Operation Chopper
    Helicopters flown by U.S. Army pilots ferry 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers to sweep a NLF stronghold near Saigon. It marks America's first combat missions against the Vietcong.
  • PreVietnam - Kennedy Assassination

    PreVietnam - Kennedy Assassination
    Letting the youngest man elected president also be the youngest president to die.
  • Vietnam - Gulf of Tonkin

    Vietnam - Gulf of Tonkin
    The US says North Vietnamese patrol boats fire on two US Navy destroyers.
  • Vietnam - Rolling Thunder

    Vietnam - Rolling Thunder
    The first bombing raids of Rolling Thunder are flown.
  • Vietnam - Battle of La Drang

    Vietnam - Battle of La Drang
    First major engagement between regular U.S. Army forces and the People's Army of Vietnam.
  • Vietnam - Tet Offensive

    Vietnam - Tet Offensive
    One of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War by forces of the VC.
  • Vietnam - My Lai Massacre

    Vietnam - My Lai Massacre
    The Vietnam War mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
  • Vietnam - Hamburger Hill

    Vietnam - Hamburger Hill
    Pointless battle and a direct assault against a heavily defended and strategically insignificant hill, resulted in over 400 U.S. casualties and caused an outrage back home.
  • Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh

    Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
    Communist revolutionary leader dies at 79.
  • Vietnam - Kent State Shooting

    Vietnam - Kent State Shooting
    The shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard.
  • Persian Gulf - Flight 655

    Persian Gulf - Flight 655
    An Iranian Commercial flight is shot down by U.S. forces on Persian soil in result of an incorrect call.
  • Persian Gulf - Saddam Hussein Orders Kuwait Invasion

    Persian Gulf - Saddam Hussein Orders Kuwait Invasion
    Hussein orders to invade the neighboring country Kuwait.
  • Persian Gulf - All Necessary Needs

    Persian Gulf - All Necessary Needs
    U.N. Security Council authorized the use of “all necessary means” of force against Iraq if it did not withdraw from Kuwait by the following January 15.
  • Persian Gulf - Saddam Refuses To Withdraw

    Persian Gulf - Saddam Refuses To Withdraw
    Hussein defied United Nations Security Council demands to withdraw from Kuwait.
  • Persian Gulf - Operation Desert Storm Begins

    Persian Gulf - Operation Desert Storm Begins
    Led by Norman Schwarzkopf.
  • Persian Gulf - Operation Desert Sabre

    Persian Gulf - Operation Desert Sabre
    Troops headed from northeastern Saudi Arabia into Kuwait and southern Iraq.
  • Bosnia - Independence from Yugoslavia

    Bosnia - Independence from Yugoslavia
    Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia. Begins civil war.
  • Bosnia - Slovenia and Croatia Seek Independence

    Bosnia - Slovenia and Croatia Seek Independence
    Declare their independence from Yugoslavia - Begins Civil War
  • Somalia - Operation Restore Hope

    Somalia - Operation Restore Hope
    38.000 troops from 23 countries ans reps from 49 humanitarian groups.
  • Somalia - Operation Provide Relief

    Somalia - Operation Provide Relief
  • Somalia - First US Forces Arrive

    Somalia - First US Forces Arrive
    To protect the US food airlift, the first American forces arrived.
  • Somalia - Italy Sends Reinforcements

    Somalia - Italy Sends Reinforcements
    Italy sent 2,500 combat troops to Somalia as part of the US-sponsored multinational force.
  • Somalia - Battle of Mogadishu

    Somalia - Battle of Mogadishu
    Battle between US troops and Somalian militiamen.
  • Bosnia - Sarajevo Attacks

    Bosnia - Sarajevo Attacks
    68 killed 200 more wounded
  • Bosnia - Serbs Sieze Srebrenica

    Bosnia - Serbs Sieze Srebrenica
    An estimated 8,000 Srebrenican men and boys are killed.
  • Bosnia - Military Effectiveness

    Bosnia - Military Effectiveness
    Massive NATO bombing forces.
  • Bosnia - Milosevic Talks Peace

    Bosnia - Milosevic Talks Peace
    At the Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
  • Korea - Peace Talks Begin

    Korea - Peace Talks Begin
    Peace talks between Koreas
  • Somalia - UN Resolution 751

    Somalia - UN Resolution 751
    Authorizes humanitarian relief efforts.