Jesus is born. His Christian church would be one of the greatest influences on Western civilization.
Leif Ericsson and a band of Vikings become the first Europeans to travel to the New World intentionally.
William the Conqueror and his Norman army defeat the Saxons and start the modern country of England.
King John signs the Magna Carta, forever limiting the power of English kings.
Christopher Columbus discovers the New World while working for the Spanish king and queen
The Spanish Armada is lost. Spain will never again be the most powerful country in Europe.
Jamestown, the first permanent English colony on North America, is founded.
The first black African slaves are sold to the English colonists in North America.
The Declaration of Independence is signed. The United States becomes a separate nation.