Modern Era at a Glance E4 P7

  • Queen Victoria and Edward VII

    Queen Victoria dies; Edward VII becomes king.
  • Joseph Conrad

    Joseph Conrad publishes Heart of Darkness.
  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling awarded Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Xinhai Revolution

    Xinhai Revolution establishes the Republic of China.
  • Tarzan of the Apes

    Edgar Rick Boroughs publishes Tarzan of the Apes.
  • Titanic

    Titanic collides with iceburg and sinks.
  • Archduke Ferdinand

    Archduke Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated leading the United Kingdom into WWI.
  • Easter Rising

    Irish Republicans attempt to win independence from the British during the Easter Rising.
  • Bolshevicks Revolution

    Vladimir Lenin leads teh Bolshevicks in the world's first communist revolution.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles offically ends WWI.
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hiter becomes chairman of Germany's Nazi Party.
  • Ulysses

    James Joyce publishes Ulysses.
  • King Tutankhamen

    British archaeologist Howard Carter discovers tomb of King Tut in Egypt.
  • William Yeats

    W. B. Yeats awarded Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Mrs. Dalloway

    Virginia Woolf publishes Mrs. Dalloway.
  • Women's Rights

    Women win the right to vote in Britian.
  • The Great Depression

    The New York stock exchange crashes and begins the Great Depression in America.
  • The Great Purge

    Joseph Stalin begins the Great Purge in Soviet Russia, expelling 400,000 party members.
  • Dylan Thomas

    Dylan Thomas publishes Twenty-Five Poems.
  • Hindenburg

    Hindenburg
    The Hindenburg explodes, killing 36 passengers.
  • The Hobbit

    J. R. R. Tolkien publishes The Hobbit.
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    Auschwitz concentration camp is established. Over the next 5 years, millions will be executed.
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Peral Harbor. The US enters WWII.
  • Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf dies.
  • Hitler Invades Russia

    Hitler Invades Russia
    Hitler invades Russia violating Germany's non-agression pack with that country.
  • The Screwtape Letters

    C. S. Lewis publishes The Screwtape Letters.
  • D-Day

    Allied troops land at Normandy, France, which later becomes known as D-Day.
  • Yalta Conference

    Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin convene at the Yalta Conference to determine post-war arrangements.
  • Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    George Orwell publisher Animal Farm.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Hitler commits suicide.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany surrenders.
  • Nuke

    Nuke
    August 6th and 9th: US drops two bombs on Japan, bringing about Japan's surrender and officially ending WWII.