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  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassination

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassination
    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo when they were shot dead by Gavrilo Princip
  • Lusitania

    Lusitania
    Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The ship was identified and torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 and sank in 18 minutes. The vessel went down 11 miles
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmermann Telegram was an internal diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January, 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the event of the United States' entering World War I against Germany.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. This led to the U.S entry in WWII.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia, on the eastern boundary of Europe.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The United States and allied troops invaded at Normandy. This was the largest air, land, and sea invasion in history.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
  • Iwo Jima

    Iwo Jima
    Major battle in which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
  • Korea is divided into two countries

    Korea is divided into two countries
    After World War II, Korea is divided into communist North Korea and anti-communist South Korea at a spot called the 38th parallel. Russia controls North Korea and the U.S. controls South Korea.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • North Korea invades South Korea

    North Korea invades South Korea
    With permission from Russia, North Korea invades South Korea and continues on to the capital of Seoul. South Korea does not have a strong enough army to stop it.
  • The United States is defeated at Osan

    The United States is defeated at Osan
    American troops fight North Korean troops in Osan. The Americans expected an easy victory, but are surprised to find out that they are no match for the North Korean army.
  • U.S gets victory at Inchon

    U.S gets victory at Inchon
    General Douglas MacArthur leads an invasion into South Korea at the city of Inchon. From there, the United Nations troops go to Seoul and take it back from North Korea.
  • United States troops reach the capital of North Korea.

    U.S. troops push their way into Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. Soldiers believe that the war will be over soon and start to take bets on what day the war will officially end.
  • General Douglas MacArthur is fired

    General Douglas MacArthur is fired
    After General MacArthur publicly disagrees with President Truman about whether or not to bomb China, MacArthur is fired. Truman believed that bombing China would have led to a much bigger war.
  • North Korea and South Korea agree to a truce

    North Korea and South Korea agree to a truce
    North Korea and South Korea sign an agreement to stop fighting. Korea is still divided, but the two countries agree to create a neutral zone called the Demilitarized Zone to separate the countries.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The war was first fought as a colonial war. Beginning in 1950, American military advisors arrived. Little did we know that the war would end up being such a hard and life risking task.
  • Battle of Ap Bac

    Battle of Ap Bac
    Ap Bac was the first major battle in the Vietnam war. It was fought by the ARVN and NVA at Ap Bac – a village in Dinh Tuong province, approximately 50 miles southwest of Saigon on January 2, 1962. As a result this battle showed the poor fighting techniques of both sides.
  • Battle of Ia Drang Valley

    Battle of Ia Drang Valley
    Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between regular U.S. and People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) troops. Despite heavy casualties on both sides, both claimed the battle was a victory of their own.
  • Battle of Khe Sanh

    Battle of Khe Sanh
    Khe Sanh turned out to be one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.Aftermath, both sides claimed victory despite heavy casualties on the communists and the fact that the U.S. had to abandon a key combat base due to enemy pressure for the first time.
  • The Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive
    North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops surprisingly launched the Tet Offensive – a series of aggressive and coordinated surprise attacks on over 100 major towns and cities throughout South Vietnam. Overall, The Tet Offensive was, in deed, a massive military defeat for the North.
  • Hamburger Hill

    Hamburger Hill
    heavily fortified Hill 937 was of little strategic value, U.S. command ordered its capture by a frontal assault, only to abandon it soon thereafter. The action caused a controversy both in the American military and public.
  • The End of Vietnam

    The End of Vietnam
    After extensive negotiations and the bombing of North Vietnam in December 1972, the Paris Peace Accords were signed in January 1973. Under the provisions of the Accords, U.S. forces were completely withdrawn. Unfortunately, this did not end the war for the Vietnamese and the fighting continued until April 1975.
  • U.S. invasion of Panama

    U.S. invasion of Panama
    The United States invades Panama in an attempt to overthrow military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the United States on drug trafficking charges and was accused of suppressing democracy in Panama and endangering U.S. nationals.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war in the Persian Gulf
  • Rwandan Civil War

    Rwandan Civil War
    The Rwandan Civil War was a conflict within the Central African nation of Rwanda, between the government of President Juvénal Habyarimana and the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front
  • Iraq Attacks Irsael

    Iraq Attacks Irsael
    In order to retaliate against America, Iraq launched missiles on America's ally, Israel. The United States responded with missiles of their own.
  • A U.S. Victory

    A U.S. Victory
    The Battle of Khafji was fought between American and Iraqi forces. The Iraqis were driven out of Saudi Arabia for an American victory.
  • Iraq Withdrawl

    Iraq Withdrawl
    Saddam Hussein at last ordered the Iraqi withdraw of troops from Kuwait. A coalition aircraft bombed the retreating troops, and the area is now called the Highway of Death.
  • UN Security Council Resolution 687

    UN Security Council Resolution 687
    United Nations Security Council Resolution set the terms, in a comprehensive resolution, with which Iraq was to comply after losing the Gulf War.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    During President George H. W. Bush's term, Suddamm Hussein Invades Kuwait in early 1990. Saudi Arabia and Egypt ask the U.S for help. In January 1991, Hussein defies U.S. orders. 42 Days later, there was a cease fire. This leads to Iraq in 2003.
  • Bosnia

    Bosnia
    The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. There was a 3 man ethnic group in conflict. It consisted of the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims. It resulted in Genoside committed by the Serbs against Muslims in Bosnia. Bosnia was created after World War II break up of Yugoslavia.
  • Somalia War

    Somalia War
    Somalia was experiencing famine and civil war. Somalis were being starved to death. There are U.S. troops there to help the people. In October 1993, dozens of U.S. troops were killed or wounded fighting in the city of Mogadishu.
  • Afghanistan War

    Afghanistan War
    The war in Afghanistan is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks. Supported initially by close allies, they were later joined by NATO beginning in 2003.
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition. The invasion regime toppled the government of Saddam Hussein.