Timeline of Humanity
The Past: BC - 1999
Timeline of Humanity: The Past | BeingBlackToday.com
1900
Hawaii
United States Seizes Claim to Hawaii by Annexation
1901

Last African-Descended Congressman of the Jim Crow Era
1901
New Jersey
Town Founded by Black Investors Exclusively for African-Descended People
1903
Russia
Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP) Holds its Second Congress in Brussels
1905

Niagara Civil Rights Movement Founded
1905
Russia
First Communist Armed Forces Evolves from Revolution
1906
Los Angeles, Calfiornia
Pentecostal Movement Begins with Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Speaking in Tongues
1906
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Georgia: Racial Cleansing Leads to Three-Day Race Riot
1907
Russia - France - Great Britain
Triple Entente Defense Agreement Formed Russia - France - Great Britain
1908

U.S. Postal Service Bans Mailing of Lynching Postcards
1909

NAACP Founded
1910
Korea
Japanese Gain Complete Control of Korea
1911
China
Ruling Chinese Dynasty Falls Power Struggle Between Nationalist and Communists Begins
1912
Jamaica
Marcus Garvey Jr. Pan-African Political Leader 1887 - 1940
1912
Forsyth County Georgia
Africans-Descendants Terrorized and Driven From Homes in Largest U.S. Expulsion
1918
Syria
400 Year Ottoman Rule Ends
Arab and British Troops
Advance into Syria
Damascus and Aleppo Captured
1919
Elaine, Arkansas
Elaine Riot and Massacre: Arkansas Race Riot
1919
Kentucky
Racial Cleansing in Corbin, Kentucky
1919

1st Nationally Acclaimed Black Fashion Designer
1920
Syria
France Gains Control
of the Newly
Independent Syria
1920
Syria
French Separate and Divide Population of Syria into Three Regions
1921
Chicago Illinois
1st African American to Perform on Radio and Most Influential in Jazz Piano
1923
China
National Kuomintang and Communist Party of China Ally Under Soviet Guidance
1925
Syria
Prominent Arab Druze Sultan
Leads Revolt Against French Rule
1927
China
The Chinese Civil War Begins
1927
Atlanta
U.S. Concocts Charges to Justify Deporting Marcus Garvey
1928
Chicago Illinois
The "Black Metropolis" is Born
1928
Syria
Syrian Nationalist Draft Syria Constitution
1931

That's Why Darkies Were Born
1933
Germany
Hitler Comes to Power as Chancellor of Germany
1933
North Carolina
Silver Shirts: Silver Legion of America
1933
New York
1st Woman to Run for Elective Office in New York
1935
Iran (Persia)
Iranian Government Announces Persia to be Called Iran
1936
Russia
The Great Purge: Political Repression in the Soviet Union
1936
Syria
Syria Negotiates with France for Independence
1943
Syria
Shukri al-Kuwatli Elected
First President of Syria
1944
Syria
Syria and Russia Establish Diplomatic Relations Close Bond Begins
1945
Korea
Korea Becomes a Divided Nation: 30-Year Control of Korean Peninsula Lost to Russia and the U.S.
1946
Syria
Syria Gains Independence from France
1947
Syria
Syria's National Bloc Party Dissolves Splitting into Two Parties
1947
Syria
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party Founded
Calls for Unification of the Arab World
1948
Korea
The Korean War: Russia and U.S. Establish Two Koreas after Victory Over Japan Leading to Civil War
1948
North Korea
1st Leader of Soviet Union Controlled North Korea Government
1948
Syria
Syria Becomes Involved in Arab-Israeli War
1948
South Korea
1st Leader of U.S. Controlled South Korean Government
1949

NATO: Alliance Among Europeans
1949
Atlanta, Georgia
1st Black CPA in Georgia 1st Black Radio Station Owner
1950
Washington DC
Red Scare: McCarthyism 1950-1956 Anti-Communism
1950

1st Black Woman with Own TV Show
1951
Virginia
Virginia Physician and Civic Leader
1953
Washington DC
Hydrogen Bomb Developed After U.S Drops Atomic Bombs on Japan
1953

Singer and Songwriter
1953

James Baldwin, Author
1953
North Korea
Soviet Union Aids North Korea in Acquiring Nuclear Technology
1953
Guyana
Britian Topples Democratically Elected Government of Guyana
1953
South Africa
Apartheid Education Policy: Bantu Education Act
1953
Louisiana
Bus Boycott Baton Rouge 1953
1954

A World Community: 1954 Geneva Conference
1954

Racial Segregation Banned In Public Schools By U.S. Supreme Court
1954

U.S. Nautilus 1st Nuclear-Powered Submarine
1954

Magazine Publisher & Radio Station Owner
1956
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1st African American Lead: U.S. Army Chorus Metropolitan Opera
1956
North America
U.S. Targets Military and Civilian Populations
1956
France
1st Black Professional Tennis Champion
1958
Syria
United Arab Republic: Syria and Egypt Unification
1959
North Korea
Nuclear Explosion
United States Targets North Korea Installs Nuclear Warheads in South Korea
1959
North Korea
Agreement on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy: Soviet Union and North Korea
1960
Congo
Congo Achieves Independence from Belgium's Colonial Rule
1960
Niger
Niger Achieves Complete Independence from France
1962
North Korea
North Korea Expands Nuclear Energy Educational Institutions
1963
Syria
Ba'ath Party Seizes Power in Syria March 8th Revolution
1965
Washington D.C.
Medicare
U.S. Government Establishes
National Health Insurance
for Senior Citizens
1966
Syria
Civilian Ba'ath Lose Power in Internal Military Coup Led by Salah Jadid
1966

Kwanzaa: 1st Pan-African Holiday Created
1966
San Francisco Tenderloin District
Compton's Cafeteria Riot: 1st Transgender Riot in U.S. History
1967

U.S. Supreme Court: Interracial Marriage a Legal Right
1967
Syria
Israeli Armed Forces Seize the Golan Heights from Syria
1968
Cleveland, Ohio
1st Black Mayor of Major City
1969

1st Black Woman to Host Syndicated Talk Show in the U.S.
1970
International
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Becomes Effective
1970
Syria
Defense Minister
Hafez al-Assad
Declares Himself President
after Military Coup
1971
Global Economy
Britton Woods System: Actions of the U.S. Changes Global Economy
1973

OPEC Oil Embargo
1975
Virginia
1st Openly Gay Service Member
1975
Egypt
Egyptian President Sadat
Appoints General Mubarak
as Vice President of Egypt
1976
North Korea
North Korea Begins Ballistic Missile Program
1980
North Korea
North Korea Makes
Strides in Developing
Nuclear Weaponry
1981
Egypt
Egyptian President
Jails 1000s of Opponents
Activists, Politicians, Journalists
1981
Egypt
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Expels Soviets from Egypt
1981
Egypt
Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat Assassinated
1982
Syria: Assad Regime
First War of Lebanon: Israel Invades Lebanon and Begins 8-Year Occupation Until Driven Out by Hezbollah
1982
Cameroon
2nd President of Cameroon
1985
North Korea
North Korea Joins the Non-Prolifiration Treaty
1986
Chicago
1st Black Woman to Host Nationally Syndicated Talk Show and North America's Only Black Billionaire
1987
North Korea
North Korea Signs Biological and Toxic Weapons Agreement
1989
North Korea
North Korea Begins to Lose Long-Standing Support from USSR
1989
North Korea
U.S. Attempts to Goad North Korea into Compliance with NPT
1991
Soviet Union
Soviet Union Dissolved: Signaling End of Cold War
1992

1st Black Woman to Travel in Outer Space
1993

1st Black American Winner ofNobel Prize for Literature
1994
Rwanda
100 Days in Rwanda: Over 500,000 Killed in Mass Genocidal Slaughter
1994
North Korea
North Korea's First Agreement with the Outside World
1998

1st Black Woman in U.S. Navy History to Hold Rank of Rear Admiral
1998
Washington, DC
Impeachment of United States President Bill Clinton
1999
Thailand
Thailand's Worst Drought in Decades Forces Declaration of National Water Crisis
1999
Thailand
Hit by Drought Thousands of Farmers Arrive in Thailand's Capital
1999

World's 1st Black Chess Grandmaster
1999
Russia
1st President of Russia Resigns