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Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form new country: Tanzania 1965 - Southern Rhodesia independent (later became Zimbabwe in 1979 or 1980). Kosovo may also gain independence from Serbia in the future.Some people collect globes because they often show the tracks and routes that explorers took as they learned about our planet. Others collect world globes because they are beautiful to look at. 1918 - Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia independence 1919 - Treaty of Versaille; League of Nations formed; flu epidemic. They were purchased by the Library of Congress in 1940 from Harold F. The larger thirteen-inch globe is one of Wilson's earliest dated globes (1811), and was a gift to the Library of Congress in 1991 by the estate of the noted globe and map collector, Howard Welsh.Do you collect antique or vintage terrestrial globes? 1921-24 - Irish Civil War 1922 - Russia changes to Soviet Union. 1923 - Turkey independent 1924 - Christiana, Norway renamed Oslo 1924 - Leningrad appears1930 - Constantinople becomes Istanbul 1931 - Japan invades Manchuria and renames it Manchukuo In 1931 South Africa became a fully sovereign and self-governing dominion under the British crown. USSR invades Afganistan.1979/1980 - Zimbabwe gains independence from United Kingdom. Antigua and Barbuda become independent state in British Common-Wealth of Nations 1984 - Upper Volta changes name to Burkina Faso1991 - Soviet Union dissolves into 15 new countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan 1992 - Yugoslavia dissolves into 5 new countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia 1993 - Czechoslovakia divides into Czech Republic and Slovakia 1993 - Eritrea was part of Ethiopia but seceded and gained independence1994 - Palau was part of the Trust Territory of Pacific Islands (administered by the United States) and gained independence as a former colony.
1977 - Djibouti independence 1978 - Dominica independence 1979 - St. 1994 - South Africa territory Walvis Bay becomes part of Namibia 1997 - Zaire changes name to Democratic Republic of the Congo Hong Kong possession transfers from United Kingdom to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China Western Samoa changes name to Samoa 1998 - Nunavut Territory created from part of Northwest Territories (Canada) 1999 - Macao transferred from Portugal to China2002 - East Timor gains independence from Indonesia (declared independence from Portugal in 1975 but did not became independent from Indonesia until 2002.) 2003 - Yugoslavia divides into Serbia and Montenegro 2006 - Montenegro was part of Serbia and Montenegro (also known as Yugoslavia) but gained independence after a referendum.The first step is to know the manufacturer and the time the manufacturer was in operation. This will help narrow down the age of your globe by several centuries. Below is a listing of important discoveries and political names or border changes that are noted on most globes. We have created this detailed list by combining information provided by the Vienna Globe Museum (of the National Library of Austria) and dating information of globe manufacturers such as Cram’s and Replogle. After seeing a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes at Dartmouth College, he decided to make his own.He set about learning geography from an encyclopedia he purchased for the purpose and learned engraving from an experienced engraver of maps.
1958-61 - Egypt and Syria united as United Arab Republic1960 - French West Africa divides into independent countries and ceases to exist; Congo and Somalia independent. 1961 - Sierra Leone, Tanzania (Tanganyika) independent.