World Studies

  • French Defeated by Viatnemese at Dien Bien Phu

    French Defeated by Viatnemese at Dien Bien Phu
    In northwest Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh forces decisively defeat the French at Dien Bien Phu, a French stronghold besieged by the Vietnamese communists for 57 days. The Viet Minh victory at Dien Bien Phu signaled the end of French colonial influence in Indochina and cleared the way for the division of Vietnam along the 17th parallel at the conference of Geneva.
  • End of World War 2

    End of World War 2
    World War 2 ended with the unconditional surrender of the Axis Powers.
  • Isreal Declares Indpendence

    Isreal Declares Indpendence
    On May 14, 1948, the independent state of Israel was proclaimed as British rule in Palestine came to an end.
  • Mao Zedong Proclaims People's Republic of Chine

    Mao Zedong Proclaims People's Republic of Chine
    The proclamation was the climax of years of battle between Mao's communist forces and the regime of Nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek, who had been supported with money and arms from the American government.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Begins

    Cuban Missile Crisis Begins
    The Cuban Missile Crisis begins on October 14, 1962, bringing the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear conflict.
  • JFK Assasinated

    JFK Assasinated
    35th president John F. Kennedy was assasinated in Dallas, Texas.
  • American Civil Rights Act singed into law

    American Civil Rights Act singed into law
    The Civil Rights Act fought tough opposition in the House and a lengthy, heated debate in the Senate before being approved in July 1964
  • Beginning of the Green Revolution Korean War Begins

  • MLK Assasinated

    MLK Assasinated
    Martin Luther King Jr., a great civil rights movement leader, was shot outside his hotel room in April of 1968.
  • First Moon Landing

    First Moon Landing
    People around the world watched and listened as Neil slowly climbed down the ladder of the lunar lander. Then, he stepped on the moon's surface where he could look up and see Earth far above him. There he said these well-known words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • Mideast Oil Crisis Begins

    Mideast Oil Crisis Begins
    The oil-rich Middle-Eastern countries had cut off exports of petroleum to Western nations as punishment for their involvement in recent Arab-Israeli conflicts. Although the oil embargo would not ordinarily have made a tremendous impact on the US, panicking investors and oil companies caused a gigantic surge in oil prices.
  • The Fall of Saigon

    The Fall of Saigon
    The fall of Saigon marked the end of vietnemese war.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
  • Cold War Ends

    Cold War Ends
    In late 1991 the Soviet Union itself dissolved into its component republics. With stunning speed, the Iron Curtain was lifted and the Cold War came to an end.The USSR was declared officially dissolved on December 25, 1991
  • CERN announces free access to world wide web

  • Rwandan genocide begins

    Rwandan genocide begins
    This was a mass murdur of the Tutsis by the Hutus that took place in 1994 in the East African state of Rwanda.
  • World Trade Orginization is Formed

    World Trade Orginization is Formed
    The World Trade Organization is an organization that intends to supervise and liberalize international trade.
  • Bosnian Genocide

    Bosnian Genocide
    It was the worst act of genocide since the Nazi regime's destruction of some 6 million European Jews during World War II.
  • Indian Ocean Earthuake and Tsunami

    Indian Ocean Earthuake and Tsunami
    With a magnitude of Mw 9.1–9.3, it is the third largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph. The earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes. It caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as 1 centimetre (0.4 inches) and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska.
  • September 11th Attacks

    September 11th Attacks
    A series of four cordinated territorist attacks.