APWH Must-Know Dates

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8000 BCE

Beginnings of agriculture

3000 BCE

Beginnings of Bronze Age - early civ's

1300 BCE

Iron Age

6 CBCE

Life of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tsu (beginnings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism)

5 CBCE

Greek Golden Age - philosophers

323 BCE

Alexander the Great

221 BCE

Qin unified China

32

Beginnings of Christianity

180

end of Pax Romana

220

end of Han Dynasty

333

Roman capital moved to Constantinople

4 Century

Beginnings of Trans-Saharan Trade Routes

476

Fall of Rome

527

Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire

632

Rise of Islam

732

Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move into France)

1054

1st Schism in Christian Church

1066

Norman conquest of England

1071

Battle of Manzikert (Seljuk Turks defeat Byz)

1095

1st Crusade

1258

Mongols sack Baghdad

1271-1295

Marco Polo travels

1324

Mansa Musa's pilgrimage

1325-1349

travels of Ibn Battuta

1347-1348

Bubonic plague in Europe

1433

end of Zheng He's voyages/Rise of Ottomans

1453

Ottomans capture Constantinople

1488

Dias rounded Cape of Good Hope

1492

Columbus sailed the ocean blue/ Reconquista of Spain

1502

Slaves to America

1517

Martin Luther/95 theses

1521

Cortez conquered the Aztecs

1533

Pizarro toppled the Inca

1571

Battle of Lepanto, (naval defeat of Ottomans)

1588

defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British

1600

Battle of Sekigahara - beginning of Tokugawa

1607

foundation of Jamestown

1618-1648

30 years war

1683

unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna

1689

Glorious Revolution/English Bill of Rights

1756-1763

7 years war/French and Indian War

1776

American Revolution/Smith writes Wealth of Nations

1789

French Revolution

1804

Haitian independence

1815

Congress of Vienna

1820s

Independence of Latin America

1839

1st opium war in China

1848

European revolutions/Marx & Engles write Communist Manifesto

1853

Commodore Perry opens Japan

1857

Sepoy Mutiny

1861

end of Russian serfdom/Italian unification

1863

Emancipation Proclamation in US

1871

German unification

1885

Berlin Conference - division of Africa

1898

Spanish-American War - US acquires Philippines, Cuba, Guam, & Puerto Rico

1899

Boer War - British in control of South Africa

1905

Russo-Japanese war

1910-1920

Mexican Revolution

1911

Chinese Revolution

1917

Russian Revolution

1919

Treaty of Versailles - end of WWI

1929

stock market crash

1931

Japanese invasion of Manchuria

1935

Italian invasion of Ethiopia

1939

German blitzkrieg in Poland

1941

Pearl Harbor, entry of US into WWII

1945

end of WWII

1947

independence & partition of India

1948

birth of Israel

1949

Chinese Communist Revolution

1950-1953

Korean War

1954

Vietnamese defeat French at Dien Bien Phu

1956

de-Stalinization/nationalization of Suez Canal

1959

Cuban Revolution

1962

Cuban missile crisis

1967

6-day war/Chinese Cultural Revolution

1973

Yom Kippur war

1979

Iranian Revolution

1987

1st Palestinian Intifada

1989

Tiananmen Square/fall of Berlin Wall

1991

fall of USSR/1st Gulf war

1994

genocide in Rwanda/1st all race elections in S. Africa

2001

9/11 Attacks

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