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c. 8000 B.C.E. beginnings of agriculture
c. 3000 B.C.E. beginnings of Bronze Age-early civilizations
1300 B.C.E. Iron Age
6th Century B.C.E. life of Buddha, Confucius, Laozi
5th Century B.C.E. Greek Golden Age-philosophers
403-221 B.C.E. China's Warring States Period
323 B.C.E. Alexander the Great died
221 B.C.E. Qin Dynasty unified China
184 B.C.E. fall of Mauryan Dynasty
32 C.E. beginnings of Christianity
180 C.E. end of Pax Romana
220 C.E. end of Han Dynasty
312 C.E. Emperor Constantine converts to Christianity
333 C.E. Roman capital moved to Constantinople
4th Century C.E. beginning of Trans-Saharan Trade Route
476 C.E. "Fall" of Rome
527 C.E. Justinian Rule of Byzantium
550 C.E. fall of Gupta Empire
622 C.E. founding of Islam
c. 730 C.E. printing invented in China
c. 900 C.E. decline of classical Maya
1054 C.E. Great Schism between Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
1066 C.E. Norman conquest of England (William the Conqueror)
732 C.E. Battle of Tours (stop of Muslim advance into Europe)
1071 C.E. Battle of Manzikert (Seljuk Turks defeat Byzantine army)
1095 C.E. 1st Crusade
1206 C.E. Chinggis Khan unites Mongol clans, begins Mongol conquests
1258 C.E. Mongols sack Baghdad, end of Abbasid caliphate
1271-1295 C.E. Marco Polo travels to China
1279-1368 C.E. Yuan Dynasty in China
1325-1349 C.E. travels of Ibn Battuta
1324 C.E. Mansa Musa makes the hajj
1347-1348 C.E. Bubonic Plague in Europe
1368-1644 C.E. Ming Dynasty
1405-1433 C.E. Zheng He's voyages
1438 C.E. Rise of Inca Empire
1453 C.E. Ottomans capture Constantinople
1450s C.E. Gutenberg printing press in Europe
c. 1480s C.E. height of Aztec Empire
1488 C.E. Dias rounds Cape of Good Hope
1492 C.E. Columbus lands in Americas
1502 C.E. 1st African slaves in Americas
1517 C.E. Martin Luther posts 95 Theses/Protestant Reformation
1618-1648 C.E. Thirty Years War
1689 C.E. Glorious Revolution/English Bill of Rights
1756-1763 7 Years War
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 French Revolution Begins
1804 Haitian Independence
1807 British abolish slave trade
1820s Independence in Latin America
1839 Opium War in China
1839-1878 Tanzimat Reforms
1848 Communist Manifesto
1853 Commodore Perry "opens" Japan
1857 Sepoy Rebellion
1861 Russia ends serfdom
1861-1865 U.S. Civil War
1885 Berlin Conference (Scramble for Africa)
1898 Spanish-American War
1533 Pizarro conquers Inca
1521 Cortez conquers Aztec
1618-1648 30 Years War
1644-1911 Qing Dynasty
1917 Russian Revolution
1914-1918 World War I
1929 U.S. Stock Market Crash
1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria
1937 Japanese invasion of rest of China/Rape of Nanking
1939 German invasion of Poland (beginning of WWII)
1941 Pearl Harbor
1945 End of World War II
1947 Independence and partition of India
1948 Creation of Israel
1949 NATO founded
1949 Chinese Communist win civil war
1950-1953 Korean War
1959 Fidel Castro leads Cuban Revolution
1961-1989 Berlin Wall
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
1979 Iranian Revolution
1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations
1991 USSR disbands
2001 September 11 terrorist attacks on World Trade Center
2011 Arab Spring
2003 US invades Iraq
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