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  • First airplane flight

    First airplane flight
    The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur inventors of the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight.
  • Teddy Roosevelt - first Pure Food and Drug Laws

    Teddy Roosevelt - first Pure Food and Drug Laws
    The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was a key piece of Progressive Era legislation, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt on the same day as the Federal Meat Inspection Act.
    The Meat Inspection Act was assigned to what is now known as the Food Safety and Inspection Service that remains in the U.S
  • Balkan league

    Balkan league
    Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro formed the Balkan League and attacked the Ottoman Empire in 1912
  • Adoption of the federal income tax

     Adoption of the federal income tax
    The Sixteenth Amendment (Amendment XVI) to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on Census results. This amendment exempted income taxes from the constitutional requirements regarding direct taxes, after income taxes on rents, dividends, and interest were ruled to be direct taxes in Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. (1895). It was ratified on February 3, 1913.
  • Asassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Asassination of Franz Ferdinand
    Franz Ferdinand and his wife where assassinated by a member of the black hand (Princip)while in a parade in bosnia.
  • austria- hungary declares war on serbia

    austria- hungary declares war on serbia
    austria-hungary declares war on serbia when a member of the black hand assassinates franz and they did not meet austria-hungary's demands.
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    1st World War

    was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally the Triple Alliance of
  • germany invades belgium

     germany invades belgium
    germany invades belgium to outflank the french army.
  • Battle of Tannenburg

    Battle of Tannenburg
    the russian army is defeated by the germans. this ended on September 2nd
  • battle of rava russkaya

    battle of rava russkaya
    austria-hungary was defeated by russia. it took place near rava ruska or todays ukraine. russian army threw austria hungary back to the carpathian mountains.
  • first battle of the marne

    first battle of the marne
    allie won this battle, the german army lost against the french. this battle ended on the 12th day of September.
  • submarine warfare

    submarine warfare
    Germany begins submarine warfare against merchant vessels.
  • sinking of the lusitania

     sinking of the lusitania
    torpedo by german u-20 boat, sank the lusitania in 18 minutes killing 1198 people abord. contributed to the entry of the U.S in to ww1
  • south west africa

    south west africa
    The German forces in South-West Africa surrender.
  • battle of verdun

    battle of verdun
    the first war on western front, one of the most major battles of the war. ended in a french victory when germany failed to achieve there two strategic objectives. war resulted in a quater of a million deaths.
  • battle of jutland

    battle of jutland
    largest naval battle of ww1, german navy and british royal navy went at it, there was no winner.
  • Battle of somme

    Battle of somme
    bloodiest day in the history of british army, 19,000 of 57,000 british casualties died. german defensive victory wins.
  • US declares war

    US declares war
    after german submarines sink seven us merchants ships, wilson called war on germany.
  • USSR withdraws from the war

    USSR withdraws from the war
    USSR sighns a treaty withdrawing them from the war.
  • german spring offensive of 1918

    german spring offensive of 1918
    a series of german attacts along western front. marked the deepest advances by either side since 1914. german success!!!!
  • world war 1 ends

    world war 1 ends
    At 6 am, Germany signs the Armistice of Compiègne. End of fighting at 11 a.m.
  • official end of war

    official end of war
    First meeting of the League of Nations held in London. Official end of World War I.
  • treaty of trianon

    treaty of trianon
    it was a treaty between the allies and hungary. hungary lost 72% of its land and 64% of its population. lost five five of its ten most popular cities and the treaty came into affect on july 31, 1921.
  • The German Army invades Czechoslovakia.

    The German Army invades Czechoslovakia.
    German occupation of Czechoslovakia began with the Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's northern and western border regions, known collectively as the Sudetenland, under terms outlined by the Munich Agreement. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's pretext for this effort was the alleged privations suffered by the ethnic German population living in those regions. New and extensive Czechoslovak border fortifications were also located in the same area.
  • Edouard Daladier announces that France intends to increase defence spending.

    Edouard Daladier announces that France intends to increase defence spending.
  • Britain and France pledge to support Poland.

    On 1 September 1939, 62 German divisions supported by 1,300 aircraft began the invasion of Poland. At 8pm on the same day, Poland requested military assistance from Britain and France. Two days later, in fulfilment of their April 1939 pledge to support the country in the event of an attack, Britain and France declared war on Germany. World War II had begun.
  • Italy invades and occupies Albania.

    Italy invades and occupies Albania.
    The Italian invasion of Albania was a brief military campaign by the Kingdom of Italy against the Albanian Kingdom. The conflict was a result of the imperialist policies of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Albania was rapidly overrun, its ruler, King Zog I, forced into exile, and the country made part of the Italian Empire as a separate kingdom in personal union with the Italian crown.
  • Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler sign the Nazi-Soviet Pact.

    Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler sign the Nazi-Soviet Pact.
    On August 23, 1939, representatives from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union met and signed the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, which guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other. By signing this pact, Germany had protected itself from having to fight a two-front war in the soon-to-begin World War II
  • The beginning of the 2º World War

    The beginning of the 2º World War
    The war is generally accepted to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. Germany set out to establish a large German empire in Europe.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    At 04:45 hours German forces invade Poland without a declaration of war. The operation is code named Fall Weiss (Plan White). The Germans allot 52 divisions for the invasion (some 1.5 million men), including the 6 armored divisions and all their motorized units. Of the divisions left to defend against an Anglo-French front, only about 10 are regarded by the Germans as being fit for any kind of action.
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    2nd World War

    World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that was underway by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and it's allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in southwestern Russia. The battle took place between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943. It was among the largest on the Eastern Front and was marked by its brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties. It was amongst the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare with the higher estimates of combined casualties.
  • Invasion of Sicily

    Invasion of Sicily
    The Allied invasion of Sicily was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Nazi Germany and Italy. It was a large scale amphibious and airborne operation, followed by six weeks of land combat. It launched the Italian Campaign. It began on the night of July 9th, 1943. Strategically, it achieved the goals set out for it by Allied planners. The Allies drove Axis air, land and naval forces from the island.
  • Battle of Monte Cassino

    Battle of Monte Cassino
    n the beginning of 1944, the western half of the Winter Line was being anchored by Germans holding the Rapido, Liri and Garigliano valleys and certain surrounding peaks and ridges, together known as the Gustav Line. The Germans had not occupied the historic hilltop abbey of Monte Cassino and which dominated the town of Cassino and the entrances to the Liri and Rapido valleys, although they manned defensive positions set into the steep slopes below the abbey walls.
  • Invasion of Anzio

    Invasion of Anzio
    During the Italian Campaign of World War II, was an Allied amphibious landing against Axis forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy. The operation was commanded by Major General John P. Lucas and was intended to outflank German forces of the Winter Line and enable an attack on Rome. The resulting combat is commonly called the Battle of Anzio.
  • Invasion of Normandy

    Invasion of Normandy
    he Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord in World War II. The invasion was the largest amphibious operation in history. This article covers from the initial landings on 6 June 1944, until the time of the Allied breakout in late July. Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on 6 June came from Canada, the Free French Forces, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Battle of Peleliu

    Battle of Peleliu
    The Battle of Peleliu was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island of Peleliu, present-day Palau. U.S. forces fought to capture an airstrip on the small coral island. Major General William predicted the island would be secured within four days. The battle lasted for over two months.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan. The U.S. invasion, charged with the mission of capturing the three airfields on Iwo Jima, resulted in some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific Campaign of World War II.
  • Battle of Okinawa

    Battle of Okinawa
    The Battle of Okinawa was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland. The invasion was supported by naval, amphibious, and tactical air forces.