WHAP Must Know Dates

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8000 B.C.E

Beginnings of agriculture

5th Century B.C.E

Greek Golden Age - philosophers

323 B.C.E

Alexander the great

221 B.C.E

Qin unified china; Great Wall started to be built by Qin

32 C.E

Beginnings of Christianity

180

end of Pax Romana

220

end of Han Dynasty

333

Roman capital moved to Constantinople

476

the fall of the Roman Empire, the eastern Roman Empire becomes known as the Byzantine Empire

527

Justinian's rule of Byzantine Empire (tries to restore old Roman order)

622

Muhammad's pilgrimage to Medina; begins the Muslim calendar (founded Islam as an official religion)

732

Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move in France)

1054

Great Schism in the Christian Church- Christianity split into Roman Catholicism and Christian Orthodox

1066

Norman conquest of England

1071

Battle of Manzikert- Seljuk Turks defeat Byzantine Empire

1095

Pope Urban II started the Crusades; sent Catholic warriors to possess holy city of Jerusalem

1258

Mongols sack Baghdad; caliphate is killed; marks the end of the Abbasid Caliphate

1271-1295

Marco Polo's travels

1324

Mansa Musa's pilgrimage

1325-1349

Ibn Battuta's travels (kept journals to document travels, later used as primary sources)

1347-1348

Bubonic/Black Plague; kills 1/3 of Europe's population

1433

End of Zheng He's voyages for China because of Emperor Yongle's death; Rise of the Ottoman Empire

1453

Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks (muslims from Anatolia)

1488

Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope (Africa) for Portugal

1492

Columbus sailed to America/ Reconquista of Spain

1502

First shipment of slaves to the Caribbean

1517

Martin Luther writes and nails "95 Theses" which criticized the Catholic Church; beginning of the Protestant Reformation

1521

Hernando Cortez conquers the Aztecs

1533

Pizarro toppled the Inca

1545

Discovery of silver at Potosi

1571

Battle of Lepanto- naval defeat of the Ottoman Turks

1588

British defeat of the Spanish Armada

1600

Battle of Sekigahara- beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate

1607

Founding of Jamestown by the English (first slaves arrived there in 1619)

1618-1648

The Thirty Years War takes place in Europe with fierce fighting between Catholics and Protestants

1683

unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna

1689

Glorious Revolution/ English Bill of Rights

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