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Timeline 2: Important Dates to Commit to Memory

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1348-1351
Black Death
1415-1417
Council of Constance burns Hus and ends Great Schism
1453
Fall of Constantinople
1453 (2)
End of Hundred Years' War
1455
Invention of printing press
1492
Columbus encounters America
1492 (2)
Completion of the Reconquista in Spain
1517
Luther posts 95 Theses
1519
Cortez conquers Aztecs
1534
Act of Supremacy in England creates Anglican Church
1536
Calvin establishes reformed faith in Geneva
1543
Copernicus publishes heliocentric theory
1545
Council of Trent opens
1555
Peace of Augsburg ends religious war in Germany
1555 (2)
Charles V abdicates
1588
Defeat of Spanish Armada
1598
Edict of Nantes ends French religious wars
1600
Dutch East India Company founded
1603
Stuart monarchy begins in England
1648
Peace of Westphalia ends Thirty Years' War
1649
Charles I executed in England
1687
Newton publishes Principia Mathematica
1688-1689
Glorious Revolution
1688-1689 (2)
Peter the Great's reign begins in Russia
1694
Bank of England founded
1713-1715
Peace of Utrecht
1713-1715
Death of Louis XIV
1740
War of Austrian Succession begins
1763
Treaty of Paris ends Seven Years' War
1776
American Revolution
1776 (2)
Smith publishes Wealth of Nations
1789
French Revolution begins
1792
Wollstonecraft begins feminist movement with Vindication of Rights of Women
1799
Napoleon comes to power
1815
Abdication of Napoleon
1815 (2)
Congress of Vienna
1830-1831
Revolution in France
1830-1831 (2)
Belgian and Greek Independence
1848
Revolutions of 1848
1848
Marx and Engels publish Communist Manifesto
1851
Crystal Palace exhibition in Britain
1857
Britain establishes direct rule of India
1859
Darwin publishes Origin of the Species
1861
Italy unified
1861 (2)
Russian serfs emancipation
1871
Unification of Germany
1871 (2)
Paris Commune and Third Republic in France
1884-1885
Berlin Conference over imperialism in Africa
1900
Freud publishes Interpretation of Dreams
1905
Einstein publishes relativity theory
1905 (2)
Revolution of 1905 in Russia
1914
World War I begins
1917
Bolshevik Revolution in Russia
1919
Treaty of Versailles ends World War I
1922
Fascists and Mussolini come to power in Italy
1929
Great Depression begins
1933
Hitler comes to power in Germany
1938
Munich Conference - height of appeasement
1939
World War II begins
1945
World War II ends
1945 (2)
United Nations founded
1949
NATO formed
1951
European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) formed
1953
Stalin dies
1956
Khrushchev's de-Stalinization speech
1956 (2)
Hungary revolt
1957
Treaty of Rome creates European Economic Community (EEC)
1957 (2)
Sputnik launched
1958
Fifth Republic in France under DeGaulle
1961
Berlin Wall erected
1962
Cuban Missile Crisis
1962 (2)
Second Vatican Council begins
1968
Student Revolts
1968 (2)
Czech "Prague Spring" revolt
1975
Helsinki Accords - height of detente
1978
John Paul II elected pope
1979
Soviet Union invades Afghanistan
1979 (2)
Thatcher elected prime minister in Britain
1980
Solidarity founded in Poland
1985
Gorbachev comes to power in Soviet Union
1989
Berlin Wall falls and collapse of communism
1991
Break-up of Soviet Union
1991 (2)
Balkan conflicts begin in former Yugoslavia
1992
Maastricht Treaty creates European Union (EU)
1999
Euro currency introduced
2001
Terrorist attacks on the United States