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APWH "Must-Know" Dates

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Foundations (8000 BC - 600)
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8000 BCBeginnings of agriculture
3000 BCBeginnings of Bronze Age and early civilizations
1300 BCIron Age
600s BCLife of Buddha, Confucius, Laozi (beginnings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism)
500s BCGreek Golden Age (philosophers)
323 BCAlexander the Great
184 BCFall of the Mauyan Dynasty
221 BCQin unified China
32Beginnings of Christianity
180End of Pax Romana
220End of Han Dynasty
312Emeror Constantine converted to Christianity
333Roman capital moved to Constantinople
400s BCBeginnings of Trans-Saharan Trade Routes
476Fall of Rome
527Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire
550Fall of the Gupta Empire
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600 - 1450
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622Founding of Islam
730Printing invented in China
732Battle of Tours (French defeat Muslims)
900Decline of classical Maya
1054Great Schism in the Christian Church
1066Norman conquest of England
1071Battle of Manzikert (Seljuk Turks defeat Byzantine)
10951st Crusade
1206Genghis Khan began Mongol conquests
1258Mongols sacked Baghdad
1271-95Marco Polo's travels
1279-1368Yuan/Mongol Dynasty in China
1324Mansa Musa's pilgrimage
1325-49Travels of Ibn Battuta
1347-48Bubonic plague in Europe
1368-1644Ming Dynasty
1405-33Zheng He's voyages
1438Rise of the Inca Empire
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1450 - 1750
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1453Ottomans captured Constantinople
1480sHeight of the Aztec Empire
1488Dias rounded Cape of Good Hope
1492Columbus / Reconquista of Spain
1502First African slaves to America
1517Martin Luther / 95 theses
1521Cortez conquered the Aztecs
15291st unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna
1533Pizarro toppled the Inca
1545Discovery of silver at Pososi
1571Battle of Lepanto (Ottomans were defeated)
1588Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British
1600Battle of Sekigahara - beginning of Tokugawa Shogunate
1607Foundation of Jamestown
1618-4830 Years War
16832nd unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna
1689Glorious Revolution / English Bill of Rights
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1750 - 1900 (Industrial Revolution)
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1756-17637 Years War / French and Indian War
1767Invention of the Spinning Jenny (use of machines to manufacture)
1776American Revolution / Smith writes Wealth of Nations
1789French Revolution
1796Jenner's smallpox vaccine
1804Haitian independence
1807British abolition of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade
1815Congress of Vienna
1820sIndependence of Latin America
18391st Opium War in China
1848European revolutions / Marx & Engles wrote the Communist Manifesto
1853Commodore Perry opens Japan
1857Sepoy Mutiny
1861End of Russian serfdom / Italian unification
1863Emancipation Proclamation in U.S.
1871German unification
1885Berlin Conference - division of Africa
1893New Zealand granted women's suffrage
1896Battle of Adowa (Ethiopians defeated Italians)
1898Spanish-American War (U.S. acquires Philippines, Cuba, Guam, & Puerto Rico)
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1899-1902: Boer War - British in control of South Africa

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1900 - Present
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1905Russo-Japanese War
1910-20Mexican Revolution
1911Chinese Revolution
1914WWI
1917Russian Revolution
1919Treaty of Versailles - end of WWI
1929Stock market crash
1931Japanese invasion of Manchuria
1935Italian invasion of Ethiopia
1939German blitzkrieg in Poland
1941Pearl Harbor, entry of US into WWII
1945End of WWII
1947Independence & partition of India
1948Birth of Israel
1949Chinese Communist Revolution
1950-53Korean War
1954Vietnamese defeat French at Dien Bien Phu
1956De-Stalinization / nationalization of Suez Canal
1959Cuban Revolution
1962Cuban missile crisis
19676-day war / Chinese Cultural Revolution
1973Yom Kippur war
1979Iranian Revolution
19871st Palestinian Intifada
1989Tiananmen Square / fall of Berlin Wall
1991Fall of USSR / 1st Gulf war
1994Genocide in Rwanda / 1st all race elections in S. Africa
20019/11 Attacks
2007Global "Great Recession" begins
2011Wikileaks, "Arab Spring" democracy movement
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