Harry Truman Timeline


Harry Truman Timeline. A Lifetime of events for the 33rd American President both public and private. From his birth on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri to his death on December 26, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 88.



DATE HARRY TRUMAN TIMELINE OF EVENTS
1884 Harry Truman was born May 8
1885 Grover Cleveland is elected the 22nd U.S. President
1889 Benjamin Harrison becomes the 23rd U.S. President
1893 Grover Cleveland becomes the 24th U.S. President and the only American President in history to serve two non-consecutive Presidential terms
1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Truman moves to Independence, Missouri
Truman starts elementary school
1897 William McKinley becomes the 25th U.S. President
1898 United States war with Spain
1901 President William McKinley is assassinated
Theodore Roosevelt assumes the Presidency upon the death of Mckinley, becoming the 26th U.S. President
Truman graduates from High Schhool
Truman gets a job as a timekeeper for the Railroad
1902 Truman gets a job working for the Kansas City Star
1903 Elkikns Act
Truman takes a position as bank clerk
1905 Truman joins the Missouri National Guard
1906 Pure Food and Drug Act
Truman works on his father's farm
1909 William Howard Taft becomes the 27th U.S. President
1912 Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th U.S. President
1917 U.S. war with Germany
Truman is elected First Lieutenant of the National Guard
1918 Battle of Belleau Wood
Second Battle of the Marne
Truman promoted to Captain, commands Battery D in the 129th Field Artillery
Truman fights at St. Michael, Meuse-Argonne, Sommedieu
World War I ends and Truman returns home
1919 18th amendment is ratified
Truman marries Bess Wallace
Truman opens a Haberdashery in Kansas City, Misouri with his war comrade Eddie Jacobson
1921 Warren Gamaliel Harding becomes the 29th U.S. President
1922 Capper-Volstead Act
Truman's Haberdashery closes do to economic downturn
Truman is elected judge of county court, Jackson County, Missouri
1923 Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th U.S. President
1928 Herbert Hoover is elected the 31st U.S. President
U.S. stock market crash
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected the 32nd U.S. President
1933 FDR New Deal
1934 The National Labor Relations Board is established
Truman is elected to the United States Senate
1935 The Works Progress Administration is established
Social Security Act is established
1936 President Franklin Roosevelt is re-elected
1937 FDR attempts to increase the membership of the Supreme Court
1939 World War II begins in Europe
1940 FDR is re-elected to a "Presidential first", third term"
Truman is re-elected to the U.S. Senate
1941 Pearl Harbor is attacked
United States declares war with Japan
1942 Battle of Midway
1943 Allies invade Italy
1944 Allied invasion of Normandy
Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President to a fourth term. Roosevelt served the longest Presidential term in American History
Truman is elected Vice President under the Roosevelt Administration
1945 President Franklin Roosevelt dies while serving his fourth Presidential term
Vice President Truman assumes the Presidency upon the death of Roosevelt, becoming the 33rd U.S. President
Germany surrenders
United Nations Charter is signed
Truman attends the Potsdam Conference
Truman orders A-bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan
Japan surrenders
1946 An Atomic Energy Commission is established
Paris Peace Conference
Truman recommends statehood for Hawaii and Alaska
Truman seizes the Coal Mines and Railroads
Truman proclaims Philippine Independence
1947 Taft-Hartley Act is passed over Presidential veto
Truman issues his "Truman Doctrine"
Truman establishes the Marshall Plan
1948 Berlin airlift
Harry Truman is elected President
1949 The NATO pact is signed
Truman formulates his point four program
1950 Korean war begins
Truman sends United States troops to Korea to stop Communist invasion
Truman vetoes Internal Security Act
Internal Security Act is passed over Presidential Veto
Japanese Peace Treaty is signed
Truman relieves General MacArthur of his Far East command
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected the 34th U.S. President
Truman seizes steel mills
United States Supreme Court declares seizure of steel mills unconstitutional
Bricker amendment
Truman Warns about the dangers of McCarthyism
1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected the 34th U.S. President
Truman retires to Independence, Missouri with no secret service, pension, or salary, only his Military pay of $122 a month
Korean War armistice
1956 President Eisenhower is re-elected
Truman publishes his memoirs
1957 Federal troops are sent to Little Rock, Arkansas
Truman presents the Truman Presidential Library to the National Archives
1960 John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th U.S. President
1961 The Bay of Pigs
1963 President John Kennedy is assassinated
Lyndon B. Johnson assumes the Presidency upon the death of John Kennedy, bedoming the 36th U.S. President
1966 The War in Vietnam intensifies
1969 Richard M. Nixon becomes the 37th U.S. President
1972 Harry Truman dies on December 26 at the age of 88



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