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Timeline of Humanity
The Past: BC - 1999
United States Seizes Claim to Hawaii by Annexation
1900
Hawaii
Last African-Descended Congressman of the Jim Crow Era
1901

Town Founded by Black Investors Exclusively for African-Descended People
1901
New Jersey
Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP) Holds its Second Congress in Brussels
1903
Russia
Niagara Civil Rights Movement Founded
1905

First Communist Armed Forces Evolves from Revolution
1905
Russia
Pentecostal Movement Begins with Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Speaking in Tongues
1906
Los Angeles, Calfiornia
Atlanta Georgia: Racial Cleansing Leads to Three-Day Race Riot
1906
Atlanta, Georgia
Triple Entente Defense Agreement Formed Russia - France - Great Britain
1907
Russia - France - Great Britain
U.S. Postal Service Bans Mailing of Lynching Postcards
1908

NAACP Founded
1909

Japanese Gain Complete Control of Korea
1910
Korea
Ruling Chinese Dynasty Falls Power Struggle Between Nationalist and Communists Begins
1911
China
Marcus Garvey Jr. Pan-African Political Leader 1887 - 1940
1912
Jamaica
Africans-Descendants Terrorized and Driven From Homes in Largest U.S. Expulsion
1912
Forsyth County Georgia
400 Year Ottoman Rule Ends
Arab and British Troops
Advance into Syria
Damascus and Aleppo Captured
1918
Syria
Elaine Riot and Massacre: Arkansas Race Riot
1919
Elaine, Arkansas
Racial Cleansing in Corbin, Kentucky
1919
Kentucky
1st Nationally Acclaimed Black Fashion Designer
1919

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

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

1st Black CPA in Georgia 1st Black Radio Station Owner
1949
Atlanta, Georgia
Red Scare: McCarthyism 1950-1956 Anti-Communism
1950
Washington DC
1st Black Woman with Own TV Show
1950

Virginia Physician and Civic Leader
1951
Virginia
Hydrogen Bomb Developed After U.S Drops Atomic Bombs on Japan
1953
Washington DC
Singer and Songwriter
1953

James Baldwin, Author
1953

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

1st African American Lead: U.S. Army Chorus Metropolitan Opera
1956
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U.S. Targets Military and Civilian Populations
1956
North America
1st Black Professional Tennis Champion
1956
France
United Arab Republic: Syria and Egypt Unification
1958
Syria
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
1959
North Korea
Congo Achieves Independence from Belgium's Colonial Rule
1960
Congo
Niger Achieves Complete Independence from France
1960
Niger
North Korea Expands Nuclear Energy Educational Institutions
1962
North Korea
Ba'ath Party Seizes Power in Syria March 8th Revolution
1963
Syria
Medicare
U.S. Government Establishes
National Health Insurance
for Senior Citizens
1965
Washington D.C.
Civilian Ba'ath Lose Power in Internal Military Coup Led by Salah Jadid
1966
Syria
Kwanzaa: 1st Pan-African Holiday Created
1966

Compton's Cafeteria Riot: 1st Transgender Riot in U.S. History
1966
San Francisco Tenderloin District
U.S. Supreme Court: Interracial Marriage a Legal Right
1967

Israeli Armed Forces Seize the Golan Heights from Syria
1967
Syria
1st Black Mayor of Major City
1968
Cleveland, Ohio
1st Black Woman to Host Syndicated Talk Show in the U.S.
1969

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Becomes Effective
1970
International
Defense Minister
Hafez al-Assad
Declares Himself President
after Military Coup
1970
Syria
Britton Woods System: Actions of the U.S. Changes Global Economy
1971
Global Economy
OPEC Oil Embargo
1973

1st Openly Gay Service Member
1975
Virginia
Egyptian President Sadat
Appoints General Mubarak
as Vice President of Egypt
1975
Egypt
North Korea Begins Ballistic Missile Program
1976
North Korea
North Korea Makes
Strides in Developing
Nuclear Weaponry
1980
North Korea
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
1981
Egypt
First War of Lebanon: Israel Invades Lebanon and Begins 8-Year Occupation Until Driven Out by Hezbollah
1982
Syria: Assad Regime
2nd President of Cameroon
1982
Cameroon
North Korea Joins the Non-Prolifiration Treaty
1985
North Korea
1st Black Woman to Host Nationally Syndicated Talk Show and North America's Only Black Billionaire
1986
Chicago
North Korea Signs Biological and Toxic Weapons Agreement
1987
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
1989
North Korea
Soviet Union Dissolved: Signaling End of Cold War
1991
Soviet Union
1st Black Woman to Travel in Outer Space
1992

1st Black American Winner ofNobel Prize for Literature
1993

100 Days in Rwanda: Over 500,000 Killed in Mass Genocidal Slaughter
1994
Rwanda
North Korea's First Agreement with the Outside World
1994
North Korea
1st Black Woman in U.S. Navy History to Hold Rank of Rear Admiral
1998

Impeachment of United States President Bill Clinton
1998
Washington, DC
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
Thailand
World's 1st Black Chess Grandmaster
1999

1st President of Russia Resigns
1999
Russia