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AP World Must Know Dates

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8000 BCE
beginnings of agriculture
3000 BCE
Beginnings of Bronze Age - early civilizations
1300 BCE
Iron age
6th Century BCE
life of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tsu (beginnings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism)
5th C BCE
Greek Golden Age - philosophers
323 BCE
Alexander the Great
221 BCE
Qin unified China
32 CE
Beginnings of Christianity
180 CE
end of Pax Romana
220 CE
End of Han Dynasty
333
Roman capital moved to Constantinople
4th C
Beginning 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 Byzantines)
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 Ottomons
1453
Ottomons 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 Ottomons)
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 Ottomon 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
1820's
Imdependence in 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
1914
WWI
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 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 of Rwanda/1st all race elections in S. Africa
2001
9/11 attacks