Wycliffe Bible completed
Gutenberg invents movable-type printing press
Luther posts 95 theses
Loyola starts Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
England defeats Spanish Armada
Peace of Westphalia & Switzerland and Netherlands recognized as independent from Holy Roman Empire
Norman Conquest (Battle of Hastings)
King John signs Magna Carta
Hundred Years War
Glorious Revolution/Bloodless Revolution
Columbus Discovers New World
Abraham called out of Ur
Hammurabi rises to power
Assyrians conquer Israel
Chaldeans conquer Assyrians
Chaldeans conquer Judah
Rome becomes a Republic
Caesar Augustus becomes emperor of Rome
Constantine issues Edict of Milan, legalizing Christianity
Theodosius I divides the Roman Empire
Middle Ages begin (approx time of Fall of the Roman Empire)
Clovis becomes king of franks
Mohammed's flight from Mecca (the "Hegira")
Battle of Tours (Charles Martel defeats Muslims in Europe)
Charlemagne crowned "Emperor of the Romans"
Pope Urban III proclaims beginning of Crusades
Council of Toulouse forbids laymen to own a Bible
Council of Constance condemns Huss to death
Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople
Marco Polo reaches Peking, China
Vasco da Gama sails around Africa to reach India
Magellan begins 3-year voyage around the world
Cortés conquers Aztecs
English settlement at Jamestown
French settlement at Quebec
William Carey arrives in India
Commodore Perry opens Japan to trade with U.S.
J. Hudson Taylor founds China Inland Mission
Alexander dies/Empire divided
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