PinkMonkey Online Study Guide-World History
16.10 Dates & Events
1819 - Simon Bolivar becomes the President
of New Granada and Venezuela.
1885 - The Indian National Congress was
1894 - Dr. Sun Yat Sen founded the Chinese
1900 - The Boxer Rebellion in China.
1901 - The Treaty of Peking.
1909 - The Morley-Minto reforms in India.
1911 - The Manchu dynasty is overthrown
in a revolution.
1919 - The Montagu-Chelmsford reforms introduced
1921 - Dr. Sun is elected as the president
of the Chinese Republic.
1923 - The Pan American Conference.
1931 - Japan captured Manchuria and withdrew
from the League of Nations.
1932 - Abdul Aziz renames the Arabian Peninsula
under him as Saudi Arabia.
1935 - The Government of India Act was passed.
It was put into effect in 1937
1941 - Japan attacked the American Fleet
at Pearl Harbor.
Syria and Lebanon gain independence.
1942 - The Congress Working Committee adopts
the "Quit India" resolution.
1943 - SubhashChandra Bose organized the
Azad Hind Fauz which was also known as the Indian National Army.
1945 - SubhashChandra Bose was killed in
a plane crash.
Nationalists establish the Republic
Dr. Ho Chi Minh is chosen as the President
of the Independent Republic of Vietnam.
1946 - The US liberated the Philippines.
Mar 1947 - Lord Mountbatten comes to India
as the Viceroy.
Aug 1947 - India and Pakistan become independent
(August) from the British rule.
1948 - Burma becomes independent
Ceylon becomes independent
1948 - Israel was set
up by Ben-Gurion. This was immediately followed by an attack by
the Arab League. Israel was victorious.
1949 - Indonesia becomes independent from
Republic of China (Formosa-now Taiwan).
declares itself as the Peoples Republic of China (communist) on
October under the leadership of Mao Zedong.
The French formally recognize Bao Dai
as the Head of the independent state of Vietnam.
A Democratic Constitution is adopted
by Israel and it also becomes a member of the UN.
Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh introduces Parliament
Democracy in Iran.
1950 - The Korean War.
1952 - Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing
1953 - The Republic of Egypt is formed.
1955 - Cambodia and Laos are recognized
as independent states.
1957 - Ghana becomes independent
The British recognize Malaya as an independent
1960 - Nigeria and Zaire become independent
1961 - Tanzania becomes independent.
1962 - Algeria and Uganda become independent.
1963 - Kenya becomes independent.
1964 - Zambia and Malwai establish their
1965 - Rhodesia becomes
independent from Britain
1971 - Bangladesh
becomes independent from Pakistan
1973 - The US presidents
were forced to sign the peace treaty with the Hanoi government.
1974 - Emperor Haile
Selasse of Ethiopia is overthrown.
1975 - Angola and
Mozambique become independent Papua New Guinea becomes independent
The Saigon government
falls into the hands of the Communist Forces (North Vietnamese)
1977 - The American
President Jimmy Carter signed the Panama Canal Treaty.
1980 - Black majority,
rule achieved in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia)
1990 - Nelson Mandela
is freed in South Africa. He goes on to become South Africa’s first