1916 World War I: In Armenia, Russian troops capture Gumiskhanek.
1918 Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
1921 Turkey makes peace with Armenia.
1922 The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
1983 A terrorist attack is launched by Armenian militant organisation ASALA at the Paris-Orly Airport in Paris; it leaves 8 people dead and 55 injured.
1988 Spitak Earthquake: In Armenia an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale kills nearly 25,000, injures 15,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.
1990 Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1991 Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
1992 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
1992 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
1992 Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
1994 The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
1995 Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after their independence from the Soviet Union
1999 Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
2009 After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.