|July 2, 1890
Sherman Anti-trust Law enacted to help restore
the institutions of government to their rightful
|February 18, 1890
|| National Women Suffrage Association
and American Women Suffrage .Association merge to
form the national American Women Suffrage Association.
|December 29, 1890
|| United States Seventh Cavalry kills
163 Mineconjou Sioux, half of them women and children.
|July 6, 1894
||American Railway launches strike
in Pullman, Illinois.
|February 16, 1898
||The American Battleship Maine blows
up in Havana Harbor.
|April 21, 1898
||United States declares war on Spain.
|December 10, 1898
of Paris is signed ending the Spanish-American war.
|August 14, 1900
|| United States forces help to crush
the Boxer Rebellion in Peking, China.
|September 6, 1901
|| President McKinley is shot by anarchist
|September 14, 1901
|| Teddy Roosevelt is sworn in as President
after McKinley dies from an infection in one of the
wounds inflicted on Sept.6.
|| W.E.B. DuBois publishes 'The Souls of
|November 6, 1903
|| United States recognizes the Republic
|December 17, 1903
|| Wright brothers plan, Flyer, lifts
off the ground in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
|November 9, 1904
|| Theodore Roosevelt is elected to his
first full term.
|| First Niagara Conference.
|| NAACP founded.
|November 12, 1912
|| Woodrow Wilson elected president.
|July 6, 1914
|| Jewish man named Leo Frank lynched
in Marietta, Georgia for killing a Christian girl.
|May 7, 1915
|| The Lusitania,
the word's largest passenger ship is torpedoed off
the coast of Ireland by a German submarine; 128 American
|| Georgia grants a charter to the 'new'
Ku Klux Klan.
Brandeis appointed Associated Justice of the US Supreme
Court -First Jew to sit on the Court.
|| US enters
World War I.
|| Jeannette Rankin, Republican of Montana,
becomes the first woman to be seated in the House
|| End of World War I.
|| US race riots spread across the country
(Memphis, St. Louis, etc.).
|January 16, 1920
|| Prohibition begins.
|| Senate fails to ratify the Treaty of
Versailles - refuses US participation in the League
|August 26, 1920
|| 19th Amendment is ratified, giving
women the right to vote.
|November 2, 1920
|| Warren G. Harding elected president.
|| Sacco-Vanzetti case gains 'cause celebre'
status. Anti-lynching Bill presented to Congress
and defeated in Senate.
|August 3, 1923
|| 29th president Warren G. Harding dies
at age 57. Vice President Calvin Coolidge sworn in.
|| Ku Klux Klan activities cause Oklahoma
to be placed under martial law.
|| All native-born Americans Indians are
make citizens of the US.
|| Nixon vs. Herndon - Court strikes down
Texas law forbidding Blacks to vote in primary elections.
|May 21, 1927
|| Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris after
flying across the Atlantic.
|| First talking picture, 'The Jazz Singer.'
|February 14, 1929
|| St. Valentines Day Massacre in Chicago.
|October 29, 1929
Tuesday; New York Stock Exchange collapses. A world
economic crisis begins.
|November 8, 1932
|| Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president.
|| FDR appoints many Blacks to government
|December 5, 1933
|| 21st amendment is ratified repealing
|August 14, 1935
|| Social Security Act is passed. It
provides pensions to Americans over the age of 65.
|November 4, 1939
|| The Neutrality Act of 1939 repeals
the arms embargo and authorizes 'cash and carry'
exports of arms and munitions to belligerent powers.
|December 15, 1939
|| Gone With the Wind has its premier
in Atlanta, Georgia.
|June 28, 1940
|| Alien Registration Act makes it unlawful
for any person to advocated or teach the overthrow
of the United States by violence or force.
|November 5, 1940
|| FDR is reelected for a third term
|March 31, 1941
|| Vultee Aircraft hires 25 women for
||US Supreme Court decides that Black
people must be offered train accommodations equal to
those offered to white people.
|| Germany and Italy declare war on the
|December 7, 1941
||Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.
|December 8, 1941
|| United States declares war on Japan.
begins in the United States.
|| Internment of Japanese in desert camps
of the western United States begins.
|June 6, 1942
|| United States Navy turns the tide
in the war with Japan at the Battle of Midway.
and Mexican-Americans attacked by white servicemen
in Los Angeles.
|June 6, 1944
||D-Day. Allied troops storm beaches
|February 11, 1945
|| Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin
meet in Yalta to discuss a new world order.
|April 11, 1945
||United States troops liberate Buchenwald.
|April 12, 1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies and Vice President Harry
s. Truman takes over.
|April 29, 1945
States troops liberate Dachau.
|August 6, 1945
|| United States drops atomic bomb on
|August 8, 1945
|| United States joins the United Nations.
|August 9, 1945
|| United states drops second atomic
bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
|March 5, 1946
|| Winston Churchill says that an 'iron
curtain' has descended across the continent of Europe.
|October 16, 1946
|| Nine Nazi leaders were hanged for
|April 29, 1947
|| Jackie Robinson becomes the first
Black man to sign with a major league baseball team.
|May 14, 1948
|| United States recognizes the state of
|November 3, 1948
|| Truman reelected for a second term
|December 23, 1948
|| Seven Japanese officials are hanged
for war crimes.
|July 21, 1949
|| United States Senate ratifies the
North Atlantic Treaty which commits the US to a mutual
defense alliance with other nations.
|February 22, 1950
||Senator Jo McCarthy announces he
has a list of 205 people working for the State Department
that are members of the communist party.
|June 30, 1950
|| State Department announces that the
US will give all necessary military aid to the Republic
of Korea against attack from North Korea.
|| US Supreme Court rules that segregation
of Blacks and whites in railroad dining cars violates
the Interstate Commerce Act.
|| Ute Indians awarded compensation for
loss of tribal lands in Colorado and Utah from 1891