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  • Lithuania
    Monday Mar 20, 1939

    World War II

    1939 German ultimatum to Lithuania

    Lithuania
    Monday Mar 20, 1939

    Hitler also delivered 20 March 1939 ultimatum to Lithuania, forcing the concession of the Klaipėda Region, formerly the German Memelland.




  • Lithuania / Europe
    Tuesday Sep 13, 1983

    Nuclear Power

    Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

    Lithuania / Europe
    Tuesday Sep 13, 1983

    The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant is a decommissioned two-unit RBMK-1500 nuclear power station in Visaginas Municipality, Lithuania. It was named after the nearby city of Ignalina. Due to the plant's similarities to the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in both reactors.




  • Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Lithuania's protests

    Lithuania
    Sunday Aug 23, 1987

    First anti-Soviet protests in Lithuania took place on August 23, 1987.




  • Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Baltic Chain

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1989

    The Baltic Way or Baltic Chain was a peaceful political demonstration on August 23, 1989. An estimated 2 million people joined hands to form a human chain extending 600 kilometres (370 mi) across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.




  • Lithuania
    Thursday Dec 7, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Communist Party of Lithuania splits

    Lithuania
    Thursday Dec 7, 1989

    On December 7, 1989, the Communist Party of Lithuania under the leadership of Algirdas Brazauskas, split from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and abandoned its claim to have a constitutional "leading role" in politics.




  • Lithuania
    Sunday Jan 13, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Vilnius TV Tower stormed

    Lithuania
    Sunday Jan 13, 1991

    On January 13, 1991, Soviet troops, along with the KGB Spetsnaz Alpha Group, stormed the Vilnius TV Tower in Lithuania to suppress the independence movement.




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