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AP World Must-Know Dates

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beginnings of agriculture
8000 BCE
beginnings of Bronze Age
3000 BCE
Iron Age
1300 BCE
life of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tsu
500s BCE
Greek Golden Age
400s BCE
Alexander the Great
323 BCE
Qin unified China
221 BCE
beginnings of Christianity
32 CE
end of Pax Romana
180 CE
end of Han Dynasty
220 CE
Roman capital moved to Constantinople
333
beginning of Trans-Saharan Trade Routes
300s
fall of Rome
476
Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire
527
founding of Islam
622
Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move into France)
732
Great Schism
1054
Norman conquest of England
1066
Battle of Manzikert (Seljuks defeat Byzantine Empire)
1071
1st Crusade
1095
Mongols sack Baghdad
1258
Marco Polo travels
1271-1295
Mansa Musa's pilgrimage
1324
travels of Ibn Battuta
1325-1349
bubonic plague in Europe
1347-1348
end of Zheng He's voyages/Rise of the Ottomans
1433
Ottomans capture Constantinople
1453
Dias rounds Cape of Good Hope
1488
Columbus sailed/Reconquista of Spain
1492
1st slaves to Americas
1502
Martin Luther/95 Theses
1517
Cortez conquered the Aztecs
1521
Pizarro toppled the Inca
1533
Battle of Lepanto (naval defeat of Ottomans)
1571
defeat of Spanish Armada by the British
1588
Battle of Sekigahara/beginning of Tokugawa
1600
foundation of Jamestown
1607
30 Year's War
1618-1648
unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna
1683
Glorious Revolution/English Bill of Rights
1689
7 Year's War/French and Indian War
1756-1763
American Revolution/Smith writes Wealth of Nations
1776
French Revolution
1789
Haitian independence
1804
Congress of Vienna
1815
independence in Latin America
1820s
Opium War in China
1839
European revolutions/Marx and Engles write Communist Manifesto
1848
Commodore Perry opens Japan
1853
Sepoy Mutiny
1857
end of Russian serfdom/Italian unification
1861
Emancipation Proclamation in US
1863
German unification
1871
Berlin Conference/division of Africa
1885
Spanish-American War
1898
Boer War
1899
Russo-Japanese War
1905
Mexican Revolution
1910-1920
Chinese Revolution
1911
World War I
1914-1918
Russian Revolution
1917
Treaty of Versailles
1919
stock market crash
1929
Japanese invasion of Manchuria
1931
Italian invasion of Ethiopia
1935
German blitzkrieg in Poland
1939
Pearl Harbor
1941
end of World War II
1945
independence and partition of India
1947
birth of Israel
1948
Chinese Communist Revolution
1949
Korean War
1950-1953
Vietnamese defeat French at Dien Bien Phu
1954
de-Stalinization/nationalization of Suez Canal
1956
Cuban Revolution
1959
Cuban Missile Crisis
1962
6 Day War/Chinese Cultural Revolution
1967
Yom Kippur War
1973
Iranian Revolution
1979
1st Palestinian Intifada
1987
Tiananmen Square/fall of Berlin Wall
1989
fall of USSR/1st Gulf War
1991
genocide in Rwanda/all race election in S. Africa
1994
9/11 attacks
2001