I do hope you forgive me for having omitted so many important historical events, but it had to be done in order to keep the length of this blog within manageable limits. Also, if I have made any errors in the historical chronology I do apologize and assure you it was not intentional.
1911 Mexican Revolution; Italy declares war on Ottoman Empre - annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica;
1912 RMS Titanic sinks. Balkan Wars begin.
1913 Balkan Wars end. George I of Greece is assasinated.
1914 Beginning of World War I; Pilsudskis troops fight with Germany & Austria against Russia.
1915 RMS Lusitania is torpedoed by German U-boat and sinks; 1,198 people died- 761 survived.
1916 Easter Rising - uprising by Irish Republicans against British rule.
1917 Pilsudski imprisoned; Russian Revolution;
1918 End of World War I, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus become Independent from Soviet rule.
1919 Treaty of Versailles is signed; Polish-Soviet War begins
1920 Mexican Revolution ends; Greek referendum restores monarchy.
1921 Hitler becomes Fuhrer of the Nazi Party. Russia invades Georgia; End of Polish Soviet war.
1922 President Gabriel Narutowicz of Poland is assasinated USSR is formed. Italy reconquers Libya.
1923 Military coup in Bulgaria - Prime Minister Stamboliyski is killed.
1924 Death of Lenin; August uprising in Georgia against Soviet rule.
1925 Mussolini gains dictatorial powers in Italy; Hitler publishes Mein Kampt.
1926 Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan. Coups in Poland, Greece and Portugal.
1927 Stalin becomes leader of Soviet Union.
1928 Discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming; Hailie Selassie becomes King of Abyssinia.
1929 Stalin sends people to Gulags; Wall Street Crash; the Great Depression begins;
1930 Mahatma Gandhi leads Salt March, the beginning of civil disobedience in British India.
1931 Second Spanish Republic is declared; Mao Zedong proclaims China Soviet Republic.
1932 Poland concludes non-aggression pact with Russia;.
1933 Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. Japan & Germany drop out of League of Nations
1934 Hitler becomes Fuhrer; Poland signs non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.
1935 Second Italo-Abyssian war ends; Mussolini conquers Abyssinia; Hailie Selassie is exiled.
1936 Beginning of Spanish Civil War; Great Purge under Stalin; Italy annexes Ethiopia.
1937 Japan invades China; Neville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister.
1938 Munich Agreement gives Czechoslovakia to Germany; Kristallnacht; Stalins Great Purge;
1939 WW2 begins with Invasion of Poland by Germany and Russia.
1940 Katyn Massacre in Poland; Nazis invade France, Holland, Denmark, Norway.
1941 Holocaust begins; bombing of Pearl Harbour; US enters the War; Hitler attacks Soviet Union;
1942 First and Second Battles El Alamein; Battle of Stalingrad.
1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins; Battle of Stalingrad ends;Sikorski dies in plane crash.
1944 Battle of Monte Cassino; Warsaw Uprising; D-Day; Russia annexes Baltic states.
1945 Battle of Berlin; Bombing of Dresden; atomic bomb on Hiroshima/Nagasaki; end of WW2;
1946 Nuremberg Trials end; First Indo-China war begins; First photos taken of Earth from Space.
1947 Russians take control of Poland after rigged elections, and "Sovietization" of Poles.
1948 Brutal Soviet rule begins.Arab-Israeli War; Berlin Airlift; Gandhi is assassinated;
1949 Partitions of Germany and Kashmir; creation of NATO; Peoples Republic of China is created.
1950 Korean War
1951 Colombo Plan; US begins nuclear testing.
1952 Detonation of hydrogen bomb; Queen Elizabeth II becomes monarch.
1953 Independence of Cambodia; discovery of DNA, polio vaccine; Stalin dies; end of Korean War.
1954 First Indo-China War ends; Algerian War begins.
1955 Warsaw Pact is signed; First Sudanese Civil War begins.
1956 Mass anti-Soviet riots in Poznan; Hungarian Uprising; Suez Crisis.
1957 Sputnik I is launched - Space Race begins.
1958 NASA is founded.
1959 Cuban Revolution; Vietnam War begins; Soviet gulag disbanded - recorded over 1 million dead.
1960 Independence of Somalia, Togo, and Belgian Congo; first laser constructed;
1961 Berlin Wall erected; first human spaceflight;Great Leap Forward ends in China, 20 million dead.
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis; Independence of Algeria.
1963 Assassination of John F. Kennedy; Martin Luther King delivers famous speech "I have a dream"
1964 Civil Rights Act abolishes segregation in the United States. Armed conflict begins in Colombia.
1965 Deaths of Winston Churchill, and Malcolm X; Anti-Communist purge in Indonesia.
1966 China's Cultural Revolution begins. Independence for Lesotho, Botswana and Barbados.
1967 Six Day War; Biafra Civil War; De Gaulle speech, Vive le Quebec libre;
1968 Assassination of Martin Luther King; Prague Spring; May 1968 in France; Troubles in Ireland.
1969 Moon landings; birth of ARPANET, earliest version of internet.
1970 FLQ terror in Quebec
1971 Bangladesh Liberation War ends; Independence for Bangladesh; invention of microchip.
1972 Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland; First Sudanese Civil War Ends.
1973 Watergate Scandal; first close-up images of Jupiter.
1974 Turkish occupation of Cyprus; Carnation Revolution in Portugal; 1st closeup images of Mercury.
1975 Vietnam War ends; Death of Francisco Franco; Khmer Rouge in Cambodia begins.
1976 Death of Mao Zedong. End of Cultural Revolution; first outbreak of Ebola virus.
1977 Launch of the Voyager; mass production of personal computers.
1978 Afghan Civil War begins; invention of artificial insulin; Karol Wojtyla is elected Pope.
1979 USSR invades Afghanistan; Iranian Revolution; Hostage Crisis.
1980 Solidarnosc founded by Walesa; Beginning of Iran-Iraq War; Salvadoran Civil War; Contra War
1981 Marshal law imposed on Poland; Space shuttle makes first orbital flight.
1982 Invasion of Lebanon by Israel; Falklands War.
1983 End of Lebanon War; Second Sudanese Civil War begins;Marshal law in Poland lifted.
1984 Famine in Ethiopia begins.
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union; End of dictatorship in Brazil;
1986 Disasters of Challenger, Chernobyl; space station Mir launched;
1987 Stock Market Crash; first Intifada begins; world population reaches 5 billion.
1988 Perestroika begins. End of Iran-Iraq War; end of Pinochet dictatorship; Lockerbie crash.
1989 Fall of Berlin Wall; Communism Collapses;Tiannanmen Square Massacre
1990 Walesa elected President; Re-unification of Germany; Gulf War begins; Contra War ends.
1991 Gulf War ends; Soviet Union dissolved; satellite states independent; Yugloslav War begins.
1992 Salvadorian Civil War ends;European Union is created; dictatorship over in Albania,SouthKorea.
1993 Dissolution of Czechoslovakia; end of first Intifada of Israel and Palestinians; Oslo accords.
1994 End of Apartheid in South Africa; Election of Nelson Mandela;Chechan War, Rwandan Genocide
1995 North Korean famine; NATO bombings Bosnia; Assassination of Yitzak Rabin.
1996 First Congo War begins; First Chechen War ends; end of dictatorship in Taiwan.
1997 New Polish Constitution; Sovereignty of Hong Kong returns to China; rebellion in Albania.
1998 Poland joins NATO. Second Congo War begins;Obama bin Laden fatwa against West.
1999 Euro is established;Kosovo War ends;Second Chechen,and Liberian Wars begin;crisis E.Timor.
2000 Putin becomes President of Russia; Israel occupation of Lebanon ends;Second Intifada begins
2001 9/11; Afghan War begins.
2002 Algerian Civil War ends; Independence of East Timor; Guantanamo Bay camp is established.
2003 Invasion of Iraq;War in Darfur; Second Congo and Liberian Wars end; Shuttle Columbia disaster
2004 Poland joins EU; Madrid train bombings; Tsunami Indian Ocean;
2005 Pope John Paul II dies; 7/7 attack in London;Hurricane Katrina.
2006 Second invasion of Lebanon; Mumbai bombings; Independence of Montenegro.
2007 Anti government protests in Myanmar; Great Recession begins.
2008 US elects first black President Barack Obama; Gaza war begins; South Ossetia War;
2009 Gaza War, Second Chechan War ends;Election protests in Iran; Great Recession ends.
2010 President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash; massive earthquake in Haiti; BP oil spill;Wikileaks.
I would like to wish you all the very best for the New Year 2011. May you and yours enjoy health, happiness and prosperity. Here's hoping that the world will be a better place in the coming year.
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Sources:Timeline of Polish History