The History of the World

From early man to modern - day , discover cool facts that have shaped our world!

BC

The Stone Age

5997987 B.C - 3498 B.C.

The earth is approximately 4.55 billion years old. The Stone Age begins in the year 5997987 B.C. where we finally get a glimpse of early man and what they can do. The Stone Age gets its name from all the stone tools and weapons that early man created.

Last true Egyptian Dynasty

5000 B.C. - 380 B.C.

The last true Pharaoh of Egypt was Tutenkahmen ; He was thrown off his chariot when he was 19 , and left no heir to the throne. That was the end of the last true Egyptian dynasty.

Sumerian and Chaldean number system

5000 B.C. - 2329

This was the first numbering system; it had sixty as the base and the multiplication went up to 59 times 59.

Egyptian numerals

4000 B.C. - 200 B.C.

The Egyptian had a numeral system base of ten.

The Sumerians

4000 B.C. - 2329

The Sumerians were the first to have a written language, it is called cuneiform. They also created name seals , where you would carve your name into a cylinder stone and roll it in ink and then roll it on papyrus. This seal was mainly for nobles and the king.

Copper Age

3500 B.C. - 2300 B.C.

Humans discovered metal as a raw material for fashioning tools, weapons, and jewelry. Now early man is becoming more social in building villages and you are also starting to see trained warriors as well.

Sumerian numerals

3000 B.C. - 1000 B.C.

The Sumerians numerals were based on multiples of 6 & 12.

Babylon

2000 B.C. - 1999 B.C.

Babylon used highly developed geometry as basis for astronomic measurements.

Chinese mathematics

1500 B.C. - 800 B.C.

The Chinese created mathematical permutations and " magic squares" which is a group of numbers that are i the from of a square and any way you add them you will get the same answer.

Phoenicians

1200 B.C. - 900 B.C.

The Phoenicians created the alphabet , they also created purple dye and were merchants and sea-traders.

Assyrian Empire

1100 B.C. - 500 B.C.

The Assyrians were a very powerful empire that actually overpowered the Egyptians. The Assyrians were overpowered by the Romans in 500 B.C.

Chinese textbooks

1000 B.C. - 600 B.C.

The Chinese also created textbooks for math that included proportions, " rule of 3" arithmetic, geometry, equations with one or more unknown quantities, and theory of motion.

The Romans defeat the Etruscans

524 B.C. - 391 B.C.

The Etruscans tried to attack the Greeks and the Romans many times; and each time the Etruscans lost, The Romans and Greeks had enough ; so the Greeks fought them and won. So, they didn't mess with the Greeks, but they kept trying to fight the Romans; so the Romans finally defeated the Etruscans in 391 B.C.

Hellenic Period Greece

500 B.C. - 300 B.C.

Roman Republic

500 B.C. - 30 B.C.

Philip becomes King of Macedonia

359 B.C. - 336 B.C.

Philip was the youngest son of his father, and as a young boy he was taken hostage and learned military techniques from Thebes. He came back and became King , because his elder brothers had all died.He was a great King and he was able to take control of the Greeks militia. He was later killed at his daughter's wedding. Many believe his wife was the one to rearrange the assassination.

Philip of Macedonia forces a treaty with the Greeks

359 B.C. - 324 B.C.

Philip of Macedonia forced a treaty with the Greeks, when he took over their militia so that they wouldn't be mad.

Alexander becomes King

336 B.C. - 323 B.C.

He was crowned King, and basically was in control of the whole world back then, except for China. He died at age 32, but was considered a great king.

Persia defeated by Alexander the Great

334 B.C. - 326 B.C.

One of Alexander's greatest feats , is when he conquered Persia. That was when he was considered a great king.

Carthage

332 B.C. - 10 B.C.

Carthage survives for a long time in Africa.

Euclid

323 B.C. - 200 B.C.

Euclid wrote the "Elements" a standard work of geometry.

Alexander dies

323 B.C. - 320 B.C.

When Alexander died, many mourned. his empire was divided between his generals. One of his generals Candragupta Maurya united the northern states into the first Indian Empire. Many today believe that Alexander the Great was poisoned on his way back from Egypt.

Seleucids and the Celtic Gauls

321 B.C. - 250 B.C.

Selecuids rule Iran and Palestine, and the Celtic Gauls start to settle in France and Central Europe

Ist Punic War

264 B.C. - 241 B.C.

Hannibal of Carthage helped to defend the Carthaginians from the Romans.

Hannibal crosses the Alps

218 B.C. - 202 B.C.

Hannibal crosses the alps with his army some horses and donkeys. And a few elephants!

The Great Wall of China

215 B.C. - 10 B.C.

The Great Wall of China was built to keep invaders from coming to mess with the farmers. And while it was still under construction invaders came to mess with the farmers.

Maccabaeus restore temple in Jerusalem

164 B.C. - 120 B.C.

After the temple in Jerusalem is destroyed, Maccabaeus restores it and also restores the everlasting light in the temple. Which in many temples there is one everlasting light to remind us of Maccabaeus and what he did for the Jews.

Hebrew Kingdom

143 B.C. - 63 B.C.

For a little while the Hebrews are able to live in safety without any wars or trouble , but little did they now that war would come there way again.

AD

Carthage destroyed and Greece taken by Rome

146 B.C. - 1 A.D

Carthage was one of the many Greek towns , and it was a very important one for trade. Once the Romans conquered it , they were then able to conquer Rome.

Parthinians take Babylonia

144 B.C. - 1 A.D.

Parthinians were at war with Babylonians for many years and finally they were able to conquer the city!

Parthians take Media

141 B.C. - 1 A.D.

The Parthians were starting to become a strong empire, to the point they then took the big city of Media.

Birth of Christ

1 AD - 2 AD

Christ is born in Bethlehem

Pompeii

79 AD - 80 AD

Pompeii is buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

Hipparchus Nicaea invented trigonometry

160 A.D. - 180 A.D.

Hipparchus Nicaea invents trigonometry.

Diophantus

250 AD - 260 AD

Diophantus writes the first book on algebra.

Dark Ages

410 AD - 1000 AD

The Dark Ages have finally begun in Europe. The bubonic plague, evil kings and queens, the struggle of the peasants finally make their appearance.

Fall of Rome

476 AD - 1000 AD

Rome has finally been defeated.

Chi Dynasty

479 AD - 1400 AD

In southern China we see one of the very first dynasties coming around , the Chi dynasty.

Middle Ages

500 AD - 1500 AD

Soon after the Dark ages we see the middle ages. The great fire of London, millions of deaths from the bubonic plague, and King Henry VII.

Queen Theodelinda

589 AD - 650 AD

Queen Theodelinda converts to Catholicism.

India

595 AD - 630 AD

The first authenticated record of decimal reckoning occurs in India.

Moslems

632 AD - 750 AD

The Moslems start to take control over the Mediterranean area after their great prophet Muhammed dies. They even fight a war against the Catholics.

Persians

810 AD - 890 AD

The Persians are the first to coin the term "algebra".

Arabs

814 AD - 830 AD

The Arabs include zero to multiply by ten.

Europe and Arabs

975 AD - 1000 AD

the present mathematical notion of multiplying with zero and algebra is brought to Europe by the Arabs.

William the Conqueror

1066 AD - 1189 AD

William the Conqueror becomes King of England.

Crusades

1095 AD - 1230 AD

The Crusades are commissioned by the Pope to free the Holy Land, Jerusalem.

King Richard

1189 AD - 1199 AD

King Richard the Lionheart becomes the new king of England, after William the Conqueror's death.

Inca

1200 AD - 1500 AD

Incan Empire in Peru begins, the Incas are known for their wonderful pottery and warrior costumes.

Mali

1312 AD - 1337 AD

Mali Empire reaches its height in Africa, it becomes a great trading post.

England and France

1337 AD - 1453 AD

100 Years' War between England and France for the right to rule France.

Black Plague

1346 AD - 1350 AD

The Black Plague starts in China and reaches into Europe and causes millions and millions of deaths.

Mongols in China

1368 AD - 1405 AD

China is under the rule of the Mongols with Genghis Khan as their emperor.

War of Roses

1445 AD - 1485 AD

The War of Roses started , because of a bitter fight between two of the royal families; Lancaster and York. The struggle became known as the War of Roses because both sides wore a rose emblem as a badge.

Turks

1453 AD - 1560 AD

The Turks start winning land from the Byzantine people, and filly they were able to capture Constantinople in 1453. Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine empire. The Sultan of the Turks Mehmet II renamed Constantinople, Istanbul.

France

1453 AD - 1780 AD

France has a stable government that lasts 347 years, but soon a revolt takes place that makes them change their thinking again.

Tsar Ivan III

1462 AD - 1505 AD

Tsar Ivan III, or Ivan the Terrible, which really means Ivan the Great. He declared himself Tsar (emperor) of Russia in 1480 and was considered a great king. During his reign he built many beautiful buildings in his capital, Moscow.

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

1474 AD - 1516 AD

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella successfully rule Spain. They were also the King and Queen that commissioned Columbus three ships to go and sail to the New World.

Chimu

1476 AD - 1530 AD

The Chimu civilization in Peru are defeated by the Aztecs. The Aztecs then used the killed warriors and prisoners as human sacrifices to their gods.

Spanish inquisition

1478 AD - 1488 AD

During the Spanish Inquisition heresy is found in the royal families.

King Henry VII

1485 AD - 1509 AD

The Earl of Warwick or the "Kingmaker" stops helping his brother Edward IV and starts helping Henry VII become king.

Japanese shogun

1490 AD - 1511 AD

Ashikaga Yoshima a Japanese shogun is starting to rise to power.

Moslems and Spain

1492 AD - 1500 AD

The Moslems are driven from Spain (Granada), and sent to either Africa or other surrounding countries.

Christopher Columbus

1492 AD - 1493 AD

Christopher Columbus sails west hoping to reach India or China. Instead, he discovers a New World.

Pope Alexander

1493 AD - 1494 AD

Pope Alexander of Spain divides land between Spain an Portugal, creating on elf the first boundaries.

John Cabot

1497 AD - 1498 AD

john "Giovanni" Cabot, an Italian explorer discovers North America for England.

Portuguese

1498 AD - 1499 AD

the Portuguese start to establish trading centers in India, the East Indies, and China.

Christopher Columbus

1498 AD - 1499 AD

Christopher Columbus made his third voyage to the New World to establish settlements.

Treaty of Granada

1500 AD - 1501 AD

Treaty fo Granada: France and Aragon divide Naples.

Scipione de Ferro

1505 AD - 1506 AD

Scipione de Ferro solves a form of cubic equation.

King Charles I

1516 - 1556

King Charles I of Spain ruled in an interesting time in Spanish history. With Mexico and South America being conquered, the Spanish were soon taking over the New World. And King Charles I was positive he would control all of it.

Europeans vs. China

1523 - Approx. 1523

Many Europeans were in China, for many reasons. One, was to spread the gospel. Two, was to take control of the riches. Three, try to take control of China. Finally, in 1523 the Europeans left and decided to leave China alone for awhile.

Giovanni Verrazano

1524 - 1525

Giovanni Verrazano was one of the many explorers sent to explore the New World. HIs particular mission was to explore the coast of North America.

Germany vs. Boers

1524 - 1526

When we think of Boer, we usually think of the Boers fighting for land in South Africa. But, this wasn't the only Boer war. In Germany, the Boers also fought for land to harvest crops and raise families. This war lasted for two years.

Mogol Emperor Babur

1526 - Approx. 1537

The Mogol Emperor, Babur founded the Mughal Dynasty in Delhi.

Hungary vs. Turks

1526 - Approx. 1590

The Turks were some of the most fierce fighters in the Middle Ages. And one of their greatest accomplishments was taking Hungary.

Florence, Italy

1527 - Approx. 1600

In Italy, there is a little city called Florence. In the 1500's Florence declared that they would be a republic.

Jaques Cartier

1534 - 1545

Everyone has heard of the famous Frenchman, Jaques Cartier. Who brilliantly started taking control of many parts of Canada. In 1534 he was sent to study the coast of Newfoundland.

Rhaeticus

1550 - Approx. 1550

Rhaeticus writes trigonometric tables.

Queen Elizabeth I

1558 - Approx. 1600

Queen Elizabeth I rules England.

Spain and America

1565 - Approx. 1565

Spain travels to America and start the St. Augustine colony in Florida.

Netherlands

1566 - 1567

The Netherlands revolt against Spain.

Venice and Spain

1571 - 1573

Venice and Spain defeat the Turks.

Francois Viete

1576 - Approx. 1576

Francois Viete introduces decimal fractions.

England

1587 - 1590

Sir Walter Raleigh founds the mysterious colony of Roanoke. Three years after finding the new colony, all the settlers disappeared.

Spanish Armada

1588 - 1590

The Spanish Armada is finally defeated by England.

Ludolph van Ceulens

1596 - Approx. 1596

Ludolph van Ceulens gives ratio of the diameter to the circumference to twenty places.

King Henry IV

1598 - 1610

King Henry IV rules Spain.

King Philip III

1598 - 1610

King Philip III rules Spain.

Jamestown

1607 - Approx. 1742

Jamestown is founded by the English and is one of the first successful settlements in America.

King Louis XIII

1610 - 1643

King Louis XIII is the new ruler of France.

Bartholomew Piticus

1612 - Approx. 1612

Bartholomew Piticus uses decimal point in his trigonometrical tables.

Thirty Years' War

1618 - 1648

Thirty Years' War- Spain and Austria defeated.

Witchcraft

1620 - Approx. 1620

Kepler's mother is arrested for witchcraft.

Mayflower

1620 - 1622

The Mayflower leaves England with 102 passengers, they are the same pilgrims that settle in Plymouth.

French Huguenots

1620 - 1630

French Huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII.

Edmund Gunter

1620 - Approx. 1621

Edmund Gunter writes treatise on logarithms.

King Philip IV

1621 - 1665

King Philip IV is the new ruler of Spain.

Plymouth

1622 - 1742

The pilgrims of the Mayflower found Plymouth.

Charles I

1625 - 1649

King Charles I reigns in England

Brackets for math

1629

Brackets and other abbreviations introduces in mathematica.

William Oughtred

1631 - Approx. 1631

William Oughtred proposes symbol "x" for multiplication

Gerard Desargues

1639 - Approx. 1639

Gerard Desargues writes a book on modern geometry

English Civil Wars

1642 - 1660

The English Civil Wars begin

King Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

King Louis XIV rules France

King Charles II

1661 - 1685

King Charles II, the son of King Charles I rules England.

British vs. Dutch

1664 - Approx. 1776

The British take control of the Dutch colonies, New York and New Jersey.

Bombay, India

1669 - Approx. 1910

England takes control of Bombay, India

France

1669 - 1670

Triple alliance against France

England and France vs. Dutch

1670 - Approx. 1670

England and France sign an anti-Dutch treaty

Chinese ports

1685 - Approx. 1700

All China ports open to foreign trade.

James II

1685 - 1688

James II reigns in England

William and Mary of Orange

1688 - Approx. 1700

There is a glorious Revolution in England, that overthrows James II and William and Mary take to the throne.

King Louis XV

1715 - 1774

King Louis XV of France.

Brook Taylor

1715 - Approx. 1715

Brook Taylor invents the calculus of finite differences

Czar Peter

1740 - 1786

Czar Peter the great of Russia

Frederick the Great

1740 - 1786

King Frederick the Great of Russia

Maria Theresa

1740 - 1780

Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian War begins in North America.

Catherine the Great

1762 - 1796

Empress Catherine the Great of Russia

Boston Tea Party

1773 - Approx. 1773

The colonists of Boston mad over the tax required to buy tea, dress like Native American Indians and throw the imported tea into the Boston Harbor as sign of rebellion to the British.

Congress Meeting

1774 - Approx. 1774

The First Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia to discuss how to deal with the British. Many of the attendees include Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

King Louis XVI

1774 - 1792

King Louis XVI of France

Daniel Boone

1775 - Approx. 1775

Daniel Boone begins building the Wilderness Road, so that homesteaders can settle more parts of America.

Declaration of Independence

1776 - Approx. 1776

Thomas Jefferson and other political leaders write the Declaration of Independence to send to the British.

England vs. Netherlands

1780 - 1790

England declares war against the Netherlands

Joseph II

1780 - 1790

Emperor Joseph II of Austria.

Spain

1783 - Approx. 1783

Spain recognizes US independence

US and China

1784 - Approx. 1784

US and China begin trading

French Revolution

1789 - 1800

The French Revolution begins due to the poor not being treated equally.

Thanksgiving Day

1789 - Approx. 1789

Thanksgiving Day (aka T-day) established

Russia and Turkey

1791 - Approx. 1791

The war between Russia and Turkey ends

Telegraph

1794 - Approx. 1794

Telegraph invented.

Spain vs. England

1796 - Approx. 1797

Spain declares war on England.

Treaty of Tripoli

1796 - Approx. 1796

Was the first treaty concluded by the United States of America and Tripolitania.

British troops

1796 - Approx. 1796

The last of Britain's troops leave the USA.

Mungo Park

1804 - Approx. 1806

Mungo Park begins Africa exploration

Britain and Ireland

1804 - Approx. 1804

The Union of Great Britain and Ireland

Napoleon Bonaparte

1804 - 1815

Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France.

Britain vs. Spain vs. France

1805 - Approx. 1805

Battle of Trafalgar: England defeats both Spain and France at sea.

US Marines

1805 - Approx. 1805

US Marines attack Tripoli

King Louis XVIII

1814 - 1821

King Louis XVIII of France

Washington DC

1814 - Approx. 1814

Washington DC is burned by the British

US Marines

Approx. 1815

US Marines attack shores of Tripoli

Mexico and Spain

1821 - Approx. 1821

Mexico wins independence from Spain

King Charles X

1824 - 1830

King Charles X of France

Simon Bolivar

1824 - Approx. 1824

Simon Bolivar named dictator of Peru

Erie Canal

1825 - Approx. 1825

The Erie Canal opens

Malden Island

1825 - Approx. 1825

Malden Island is discovered

US Congress

1825

US Congress approves Indian Territory

Burmese War

1826

End of First Burmese War

Dutch Trade Company

1827

The Dutch Trade Company get opium monopoly

Creek Indians

1827

The Creek Indians lose all property to the US government

Russians vs. Turks

1828

The Russians defeat the Turks

Peter II

1830 - 1840

Peter II, the last of Vladiskas Dynasty

France vs. Algeria

1830

France captures Algeria

Rich and John Lander

1830

Richard and John Lander discover the source of the Nile River

Belgium and Netherlands

1831

Separation of Belgium from the Netherlands

British and Falkland Isles

1833

The British take control of the Falkland Islands

The Alamo

1836

The Alamo is fought in Texas

French Foreign Legion

1836

French Foreign Legion founded

Queen Victoria

1837 - 1901

Queen Victoria of England

February Revolution

1848

February Revolution-Louis overthrown

California

1849 - 1880

California Gold Rush begins

Woman's Equality

1850

First National Women's Rights convention in US

Commodore Perry

1854

Commodore Perry opens trade with Japan.

Crimean War

1854 - 1856

The war in which Russian lost to an alliance of France, the Ottoman Empire, Sardinia, and Britain.

Britain and India

1858

The British proclaim peace with India.

Prince William

1858

Prince William of Prussia

France and Austria

1859

France declared war on Austria

Burke and Wills

1860

Burke and Wills explore Australia

Italy

1861

Italy proclaimed a kingdom

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Civil War begins in the United States

US Civil War

1865

The United States Civil Wars Occupation and Reconstruction begins.

Prussia-Italy

1866

The Prussian and Italian alliance against Austria.

Meiji Dynasty

1868 - 1878

The Meiji Dynasty (destroyed by the Shogunte) is restored.

Spain

1868

The Revolution in Spain begins

Barbed Wire

1868

The Invention of Barbed Wire changes the West

Transcontinental Railroad

1869

The Transcontinental Railroad is complete

Franco-Prussian

1870

The Franco-Prussian War begins

Germany

1871

Germany united as an empire

Ashanti War

1874

The Ashanti War ended. Yay!

Britain and Fiji Islands

1874

Britain annexes the Fiji Islands

China

1875

Rebellion in China 0.0

Korea

1876

Korea becomes an independent nation

Little Bighorn

1876

Battle of Little Bighorn

Yellow Fever

1878

Yellow Fever Epidemic in Tennessee

Oklahoma

1889

Oklahoma Land Run

Oklahoma

1889

Oklahoma Land Runs

Fritjof Nansen

1893

Fritjof Nansen crosses the Arctic Ocean

Korea and Japan

1894

Korea and Japan declare war on China

Cuba

1895

Cuba fights Spain for its independence

Russia and China

1896

Russia and China sign the Manchurian Convention

Turkey

1897

Turkey declares war on Greece

Treaty

1898

A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the US

Battle of Thessalie

1898

Battle of Thessalie: Turkish army beats Greece

Spain vs. USA

1898 - 1899

The USA declares war on Spain over Cuba

Max Planck

1900

Max Planck formulates the quantum theory

Sire Arthur Evans

1900

Sire Arthur Evans discovered Knossus

gold standard

1900 - 1910

The US goes on gold standard for currency

British and North Nigeria

1903

The British take North Nigeria

America and Cuba

1904

American occupation of Cuba ended

Tsarists

1905

Tsarists troops fire on Bloody Sunday demonstrators

Atlanta, Georgia

1905

Race riots start in Atlanta, Georgia

Einstein

1905

Einstein formulates the Theory of Relativity and more

Belgium King Leopold

1906 - 1907

Belgium King Leopold claims Congo as personal possession

U.S troops and Cuba

1906

U.S troops occupy Cuba

Maria Montessori

1907

Maria Montessori opens her first school

England, France

1907

England and France agree on Siamese independence

Hermann munkowski

1908

Hermann Minkowski formulates four-dimensional geometry

South Africa

1908

South Africa is established

Mathematical accomplishments

1908 - 2015

We do not see any specific accomplishments in mathematics from 1908 onward, but we do recognize that all advances in computer, space technology, and physics are directly due to mathematics.

Honduras

1909 - 1910

The Civil War in Honduras begins

Portugal

1910

The Revolution in Portugal begins

Japan and Korea

1910

Japan annexes Korea

China

1911

Revolution in Central China

Turk-Italian War

1911 - 1912

The Turks and the Italians fight each other

Balkan

1912 - 1913

The Balkan War begins and ends

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War I the world collide and fight each other for freedom

Nigeria

1914

Nigeria unites

US and the League of Nations

1920

The US declines membership in the League of Nations

League of Nations

1920

The League of Nations is established

Russia

1920

End of the Russian Civil War

Womens' Suffrage

1920

American Women fight for their right to vote

American Women

1920

American women win the right to vote

King Faisall

1921

King Faisall of Iraq

Britain

1922

Britain recognizes the Kingdom of Egypt

Mussolini

1922

Mussolini forms a Fascist government

Soviet states

1922

The Soviet states form the USSR

Greece

1924

Greece is proclaimed a republic

Lebanon

1926

Lebanon becomes a republic

Soviet Union

1928

The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky

USSR

1928

USSR signs Braind-Kellogg pact

Vatican City

1929

Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

Nazi Revolution

1933

Nazi revolution in Germany

Spanish Civil War

1936 - 1939

Spanish Civil War

Hans Albrecht Bethe

1938

Hans Albrecht Bethe explains nuclear energy

Leo Szilard

1939

Leo Szilard- explains nuclear chain reaction

World War II

1939 - 1945

World War II

Pearl Harbor

1941

Pearl Harbor bombed by the Japanese

Us and Japan

1941

The United States declares war with Japan

Atomic Bomb

1945

the first atomic bomb is dropped

United Nations

1945

The United Nations is formed and established

Mahatma Ghandi

1948

Ghandi is assassinated

Israel

1948

Jewish state of Israel established

South Africa

1949

Apartheid established in South Africa

Ho Chi Minh

1950

Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

Israeli Knesset

1950

Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel

Korean Conflict

1950 - 1953

Korean Conflict

India

1950

India becomes a republic free from Britain

USSR and China

1950

The USSR & Communist China sign a peace treaty

US and Vietnam

1950

Us signs military assistance pact with Vietnam

Britain and China

1950

Britain recognizes Communist China

Vietnam Conflict

1951 - 1976

The Us goes to war against Vietnam. The movie "Apocalypse Now" is based on this war.

Israel and Germany

1951

Israel demands compensation from Germany

Modern Egypt

1953

Modern Egypt is established

Marshal Tito

1953

Marshal Tito is president of Yugoslavia

USSR and Germany

1955

The USSR ends war with Germany

Sudan

1956

Sudan becomes independent

European Common Market

1958

European Common Market established

Fidel Castro

1959

Fidel Castro takes leadership of Cuba

Belgian Congo

1960

Belgian Congo granted independence

Communists

1960

Communists build the Berlin Wall

Us & Japan

1960

US & Japan sign joint defense treaty

European Free Trade Association

1960

European Free Trade association forms in Stockholm

Bay of Pigs

1961

Bay of Pigs- unsuccessful invasion of Cuba

Uganda and Tanganyika

1962

Uganda and Tanganyika become independent

Kenya

1963

Kenya becomes an independent republic

Civil Rights Movement

1964

The Civil Rights Movement begin

Zanzibar and Tanganyika

1964

Zanzibar and Tanganyika join as Tanzania

President Johnson

1965

President Johnson's "Great Society" address

Algeria

1965

Revolution in Algeria

Gambia

1965

Gambia becomes independent

Indira Gandhi

1966

Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India

Six Day War

1967

Six Day War between Israel and Arab nations

North Ireland

1969

Fighting in North Ireland between Protestants and Catholics

Israel & Egypt

1974

Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord

Israel and Europe

1975

Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market

Ethiopia

1975

Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

1977

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visits Israel

Military junta

1978

Military junta take control of Honduras

Iranian terrorists

1979

Iranian terrorists seize US embassy in Tehran

Soviet Union

1979

Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

Smallpox

1980

Smallpox eradicated

Iraq and Iran

1980 - 1988

Iraq and Iran at war

AIDS

1981

AIDS identified

Grain embargo

1981

US ends grain embargo with USSR

Israel

1982

Israel drives out the PLO

Cell phone

1983

First cell phone network

Syria and the US

1984

Syria frees US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson

King Hussein

1985

Jordan King Hussein & PLO leader Arafat sign accord

Philippines

1986

The Government of the Philippines is overthrown

Portugal

1987

Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China

Anti-Armenian

1988

Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan

Akhito

1989

Akhito becomes emperor of Japan

Iraq

1990

Iraq invades Kuwait

Persia

1990 - 1991

Persian Gulf Crisis

Sandanista

1990

Sandanista government voted out of Nicaragua

Berlin Wall

1990

Berlin Wall is torn down

Antarctica

1991

Antarctica is designated as a world park

Soviet Union

1992

Soviet Union dissolves into 12 independent republics

US

1993

The US stops nuclear weapons testing

NAFTA

1994

NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement

Tourist vs. Oklahoma City

1995

Terrorist attack on the Federal Building in Oklahoma City

Czech Republic

1996

Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union

Congress

1996

Congress passes Communications Decency Act

UK & US

1996

UK & US sign comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Hong Kong

1997

Hong Kong returned to China

Panama Canal

1999

Panama Canal returned to Panama

Korea

2000

First inter-Korean summit

Israel and Lebanon

2000

Israel withdraws from Lebanon

9/11

2001

September 11th attack on the United States.

US and Afghanistan

2002

US invades Afghanistan

N. Korea

2002

N. Korea admits developing a nuclear bomb

Iraq

2003

World wide protest against war in Iraq

Osama bin Laden

2004

Osama bin Laden takes responsibility for 9/11

China

2005

China's manned spacecraft orbits earth

Hurricane Katrina

2005

Hurricane Katrina flattens New Orleans, LA

AIDS

2009

AIDS virus vaccine developed

Gulf of Mexico

2010

Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Japan

2011

Earthquake and tsunami in Japan

NASA

2012

NASA discontinues Space Shuttle program

Space and Technology Age

Robert Goddard

1926

Invented the multi-stage rocket

GM research team

1973

GM research team develop air bags

Altair F

1975

The first personal computer, the Altair F

Nanoballs

1985

Nano balls are discovered

Digital Video Disc

1995

Digital Video discs invented and sold to the public

Nokia

1996

The first smart phone: Nokia

Google

1998

Google: Larry Page & Sergey Brin invented it and its a web-based search engine

Sean Parker

1999

Napster: Invented by Sean Parker its a music sharing site

Paypal

1999

Paypal: Invented by Elon Musk it is a website that can securely transfer money using a recipient's email address.

eHarmony.com

2000

eHarmony.com: Invented by Neil Clark Warren & George Forgatch it is an online dating service.

Wikipedia

2001

Wikipedia: Founded by Jimmy Wales & Larry Sanger its an open source web-based free online encyclopedia

Friendster

2002

created by Jonathan abrams was a pioneer to social networking

LinkedIn

2002

Created by Reid Hoffman and is a professional network

Skype

2003

Created by Niklas Zennstrom. It is a voice/ video instant messaging site

MySpace

2003

created by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolf. You could use different identities on this website and connect with people.

Facebook

2004

Created by Mark Zuckerberg, is a social networking site

YouTube

2005

Created by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jaued Karim. It is a place where users can upload videos for people to watch.

Twitter

2006

Created by Jack Dorsey, is a microblogging/ social networking service

Apple Iphone

2007

Apple IPhone arrives and is an advanced smart phone

Kindle

2007

Created by Amazon, is an e-reader

IPad

2010

iPad arrives in the USA