Start of the Brusilov Offensive which ends on August 10th.
WWI - War Declaration
USA declares war on Germany.
WWI - Turkey
Turkey made peace.
WWI - End
Germany signed an armistice with the Allies – the official date of the end of World War One.
WWII Europe - Hitler in Power
Adolf Hitler becomes leader of National Socialist (Nazi) Party.
WWII Europe - Nazis Rise
Nazi Party declared Germany's only political party.
WWII Europe - Purge
Soviet leader Josef Stalin begins a purge of Red Army generals.
WWII Europe - Czechoslovakia
Nazis take Czechoslovakia.
WWII Europe - Poland
Nazis invade Poland.
Vietnam - Axis
Japan enters WWII, joining the German-Italian Axis coalition.
WWII Europe - Romania
German troops enter Romania.
WWII Europe - Lend-Lease
President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act.
WWII Pacific - Pearl Harbor
Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; also attack the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai and Midway.
WWII Pacific - War
U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan. Japanese land near Singapore and enter Thailand.
WWII Pacific - Manila
Japanese bomb Manila.
WWII Pacific - Australia
First U.S. troops arrive in Australia.
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 is split into North and South
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
North Korea invades South Korea
Korea - U.S. Aid
Untied States enters war on South Korea's part
Korea - Defeat at Osan
U.S. is defeated at Osan
Korea - Inchon
U.S. troops invade at Inchon
Korea - Truce
North Korea and South Korea agree to a truce.
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
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
American helicopters arrive at docks in South Vietnam along with 400 U.S. personnel, who will fly and maintain the aircraft.
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
Letting the youngest man elected president also be the youngest president to die.
Vietnam - Gulf of Tonkin
The US says North Vietnamese patrol boats fire on two US Navy destroyers.
Vietnam - Rolling Thunder
The first bombing raids of Rolling Thunder are flown.
Vietnam - Battle of La Drang
First major engagement between regular U.S. Army forces and the People's Army of Vietnam.
Vietnam - Tet Offensive
One of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War by forces of the VC.
Vietnam - My Lai Massacre
The Vietnam War mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
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
Communist revolutionary leader dies at 79.
Vietnam - Kent State Shooting
The shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard.
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
Hussein orders to invade the neighboring country Kuwait.
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
Hussein defied United Nations Security Council demands to withdraw from Kuwait.
Persian Gulf - Operation Desert Storm Begins
Led by Norman Schwarzkopf.
Persian Gulf - Operation Desert Sabre
Troops headed from northeastern Saudi Arabia into Kuwait and southern Iraq.
Bosnia - Independence from Yugoslavia
Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia. Begins civil war.
Bosnia - Slovenia and Croatia Seek Independence
Declare their independence from Yugoslavia - Begins Civil War
Somalia - Operation Restore Hope
38.000 troops from 23 countries ans reps from 49 humanitarian groups.
Somalia - Operation Provide Relief
Somalia - First US Forces Arrive
To protect the US food airlift, the first American forces arrived.
Somalia - Italy Sends Reinforcements
Italy sent 2,500 combat troops to Somalia as part of the US-sponsored multinational force.
Somalia - Battle of Mogadishu
Battle between US troops and Somalian militiamen.
Bosnia - Sarajevo Attacks
68 killed 200 more wounded
Bosnia - Serbs Sieze Srebrenica
An estimated 8,000 Srebrenican men and boys are killed.