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Based off of the second study guide given by the professor.

1517

Luther begins Protestant Revolution nailing 95 Theses to church door in Wittenberg

1585

Oedipus Tyrannus inaugurates Palladio's Teatro Olimpico in Vincenza, Italy

1598

Jacopo Peri and Ottavio Rinuccini produce Dafne, the first opera

1616

George Chapman published first English translation of Homer's epics

1683

Parthenon bombarded by Venetians

1720

Mississippi Scheme and South Sea Bubble financial panics

1748

Excavations begin at Pompeii

1776

Declaration of Independence, Gibbon's Decline and Fall of Roman Empire, and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations

1789

French Revolution begins

1821-1831

Greek War of Independence from Ottoman Empire

1881

Oxford and Cambridge begin performing ancient Greek tragedies

1913

Sears offers 1,000,000 volumes of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ for sale

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