Global History 1945 - Present

Timeline created by biel_justin
  • Beginning of the Green Revolution

    Beginning of the Green Revolution
    The date here is an approximate one. The Green Revolution is not the same thing as the global increase in ecological awareness. It refers to the spread of crop strains and farming techniques meant to assure that the food supply keeps up with population growth. It has involved the transfer of technologies that had previously been used primarily in industrialized countries, such as pesticides, irrigation projects, and synthetic chemical fertilizers.
  • End of World War II

    End of World War II
    Japanese emperor Hirohito signs the Instrument of Surrender document aboard the USS MISSOURI
  • Israel Declares Independence

    Israel Declares Independence
  • Mao Zedong Proclaims People's Republic of China

    Mao Zedong Proclaims People's Republic of China
  • Korean War begins

    Korean War begins
  • French defeated by Vietnamese at Dien Bien Phu

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott begins

    Montgomery Bus Boycott timelineDecember 1, 1955 is the date of the arrest of Rosa Parks for refusal to give up her seat and move to the back of the bus. The bus boycott lasts 13 months, ending December 21, 1956
  • Cuban Missile Crisis begins

    Cuban Missile Crisis begins
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to a nuclear war. It lasted fourteen very tense days. Cuban Missile Crisis summary
  • American Civil Rights Act signed into law

    American Civil Rights Act signed into law
  • First Moon Landing

    First Moon Landing
  • Mideast Oil Crisis begins

    The 1973 Oil Crisis began when the countries in the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries announced an oil embargo "in response to the U. S. decision to re-supply the Israeli military" during the recent Yom Kippur War. The oil embargo lasted until March 1974
  • The Fall of Saigon

    North Vietnamese forces capture the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, ending the Vietnam War. Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. The last American combat troops had left Vietnam on 12 August 1972.
  • Margaret Thatcher elected Prime Minister, UK

    Margaret Thatcher elected Prime Minister, UK
  • Ronald Reagan elected president of United States

    Ronald Reagan elected president of United States
  • Attack on the golden temple in Amritsar, India

    Attack on the golden temple in Amritsar, India
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    On November 9, 1989, the East German government announced the opening of the border between East and West Berlin. German Unity Day is celebrated on October 3rd, though, because (1) East and West Germany were officially rejoined on 3 October 1990 and (2) November 9th is also the anniversary of the first major Nazi pogrom against the Jews (1938).
  • Cold War ends (beyond doubt) with dissolution of Soviet Union

  • CERN announces free access to World Wide Web

  • Rwandan genocide begins

    Rwandan genocide begins
  • World Trade Organization is formed

  • Bosnian genocide

    The Yugoslav army and Bosnian Serb paramilitary attacks against Muslims led by Radko Mladic in Srebrenica are marked by the date here. Bosnian genocide history
  • September 11th Attacks

    September 11th Attacks
  • Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami

    Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Barack Obama inaugurated U. S. President

  • Port-au-Prince Earthquake - Haiti

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