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Extinction of dinosaurs (impact event?)

66,000,000 BCE

Homo Erectus

1,800,000 BCE

Homo sapiens

200,000 BCE

Middle paleolithic period

End of the most recent ice age

11,000 BCE

Göbekli Tepe monument (Turkey)

11000 BC - Approx. 9700 BC

Dates are very approximate, based on recent ice core data

Domestication of plants (Fertile Crescent)

9500 BCE

Neolithic Revolution (Fertile Crescent)

8000 BCE - 7000 BCE

Domestication of animals

7000 BCE

Sumer settled

4000 BCE

Columbus' first voyage

1492

Founding of Boston, Massachusetts

1630

Great Fire of London

2 september 1666 - 5 september 1666

Politics and Government

Villages (Fertile Crescent)

9000 BCE

See Jared Diamond, Table 18.1, p. 362-3

Chiefdoms (Fertile Crescent)

5500 BCE

See Jared Diamond, Table 18.1, p. 362-3

States (Fertile Crescent)

3700 BCE

See Jared Diamond, Table 18.1, p. 362-3

Khufu (or Cheops) (Egypt)

2580 B.C

Hammurabi's reign

1792 BCE - 1750 BCE

Akhenaten (Egypt)

1375 BCE - 1336 BCE

Approximate dates

Founding of Rome (traditional)

753 BCE

Roman Republic

509 BCE - 27 BCE

Alexander the Great (Macedonia)

356 BCE - 323 BCE

Julius Caesar

100 BCE - 44 BCE

Augustus

63 BC - 14 AD

Bill of Rights (UK)

16 Dec 1689

Declaration of Independence (USA)

July 4, 1776

Storming of the Bastille (France)

14 July 1789

Karl Marx

5 May 1818 - 14 March 1883

Third Reform Act (UK)

7 June 1832

Reign of Queen Victoria

20 June 1837 - 22 Jan 1901

Unification of Italy

20 sep 1870

Rome captured on this date, bringing the Risorgimento to a close.

Unification of Germany

1871

October Revolution (Russia)

25 October 1917

Women's Suffrage (UK)

6 Feb 1918

For women over 30 who met minimum property qualifications.

Women's suffrage (USA - the 19th amendment)

1920

Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor (Germany)

30 January 1933

Princess Diana

1 July 1961 - 31 Aug 1997

March on Washington

Aug 28, 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech

German reunification

3 Oct 1990

Literature and the Arts

Cave paintings of Lascaux

17,300 BC

Towards the end of the Paleolithic period

Writing (Fertile Crescent)

3200 BCE

See Jared Diamond, Table 18.1, p. 362-3

Hebrew aleph-beth

Approx. 1800 BCE

Epic of Gilgamesh

1700 BC - 1000 BC

The earliest Sumerian source-poems date from ca. 2100 BC, but the earliest Akkadian versions of the epic date from

Homer (Composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey)

750 BCE - 650 BCE

Marcus Tullius Cicero

106 BCE - 43 BCE

Cicero's De Oratore

55 BC

Virgil's Aeneid

29 BC - 19 BC

Quintilian

35 AD - 100 AD

Hildegard of Bingen

1098 - 1179

Dante Alighieri

1265 - 1321

Petrarch

July 20, 1304 - July 19, 1374

Geoffrey Chaucer

1343 - 25 Oct 1400

Leonardo da Vinci

15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

28 February 1533 - 13 September 1592

William Shakespeare

26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616

Baptised 25 April 1564

Jane Austen

16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817

Lyrical Ballads (Wordsworth and Coleridge

1798

Charles Dickens

7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Premiere)

7 May 1824

Ulysses (James Joyce)

Feb 1922

The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot)

October 1922

The Beatles

1960 - 1970

Philosophy and Religion

The Buddha

563 BCE - 483 BCE

Socrates

469 BCE - 399 BCE

Plato

428 BCE - 347 BCE

Aristotle

384 BCE - 322 BCE

Jesus of Nazareth

6 BCE - 30 AD

Augustine of Hippo

13 Nov 354 - 28 Aug 430

Synod of Hippo

393 AD

Established the canon (the official books) of the Christian Bible.

The Vulgate (Jerome)

400 AD

Latin translation of the Christian Bible

Muhummad

570 AD - 632 AD

Thomas Aquinas

1225 - 1274

Martin Luther

10 November 1483 - 18 February 1546

Friedrich Nietzsche

15 October 1844 - 25 August 1900

Wars

Trojan War

1200 BCE - 1180 BCE

A guess, based on documentary and archeological evidence.

Julius Caesar's first invasion of Britain

55 BCE

Thirty Years' War

1618 - 1648

Battle of Trafalgar

21 Oct 1805

European Revolutions of 1848

1848

Franco-Prussian War

19 July 1870 - 10 May 1871

World War I

4 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918

World War II

Sep 1, 1939 - 15 August 1945

9/11 Terrorism

sep 11, 2001

Science and Technology

Plant domestication (Fertile Crescent)

8500 BCE

See Jared Diamond, Table 18.1, p. 362-3

Animal Domestication (Fertile Crescent)

8000 BCE

See Jared Diamond, Table 18.1, p. 362-3

Pottery (Fertile Crescent)

7000 BCE

See Jared Diamond, Table 18.1, p. 362-3

Widespread metal tools (Fertile Crescent)

4000 BCE

Widespread iron tools (Fertile Crescent)

900 BCE

See Jared Diamond, Table 18.1, p. 362-3

Greek alphabet (with vowel letters)

800 BC

Introduction of the codex (book)

100 AD

Westminster Abbey

1245 - 1517

Gutenberg's printing press

1455

Francis Bacon

22 January 1561 - 9 April 1626

Galileo Galilei

15 Feb 1564 - 8 Jan 1642

Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge

1660

Charles Darwin

12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882

Apollo 11 moon landing

July 20, 1969

World Wide Web

12 November 1990

Tim Berners-Lee publishes proposal and builds first browser

iPhone (first released)

June 29, 2007