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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