Key events 1913 - 2013

  • Communist Revolution - Russia

    Communist revolution in Russia and its empire creates several new countries that are known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin
  • The Comintern

    an international communist organisation, formed
  • Treaty of Versailles

  • Australia's First Radio Broadcast

    Australia’s first radio broadcast takes place in Sydney
  • Death of Vladimir Lenin

    Death of Vladimir Lenin; Joseph Stalin (the general secretary of the Communist Party) takes over power in the USSR
  • The Era of Talking Pictures Begins

    The Jazz Singer begins the era of ‘talking pictures’ and the end of silent movies
  • Beginning of Global Depression

    28 October, Wall Street stock market crash; beginning of global depression
  • Neutron Discovery

    James Chadwick discovers the neutron
  • Worst Depression Year

    Worst Depression year in Australia; official unemployment rate reaches 19.74%
  • Hitler

    Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
  • World War II Begins

    World War II begins when Germany invades Poland