Important Dates in World History

Africa

Unification of Egypt

3100 BC

Umayyad Caliphate

661 AD - 750 AD

Kingdom of Mali

1200 AD - 1500 AD

Swahili States Flourish

1400 AD

Dutch Boers Colonize South Africa

1652 AD

Muhammad Ali Reigns in Egypt

1805 AD - 1849 AD

African Aparthied

1948 AD - 1994 AD

"Year of Africa"

1960 AD

Asia

Rise of the Sumerians

3500 BC

Rise of Indus River Vally

2500 BC

Shang Dynasty (China)

1500 BC - 1029 BC

Zhou Dynasty (China)

1029 BC - 258 BC

Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

563 BC - 483 BC

Confucius

551 BC - 479 BC

Mauryan Dynasty (India)

332 BC - 184 BC

Qin Dynasty (China)

221 BC - 206 BC

Han Dynasty (China)

206 BC - 220 AD

Gupta Dynasty (India)

319 AD - 540 AD

Tang Dynasty (China)

618 AD - 907 AD

Heian Period (Japan)

694 AD - 1185 AD

Abbasid Caliphate

750 AD - 1258 AD

Beginning of Kievian Rus

855 AD

Song Dynasty (China)

960 AD - 1271 AD

Rise of Feudalism (Japan)

1000 AD - 1199 AD

Reign of Genghis Khan

1206 AD - 1227 AD

Yuan Dynasty (China)

1271 AD - 1368 AD

The Ottoman Empire

1281 AD - 1923 AD

Ming Dynasty (China)

1368 AD - 1644 AD

Zheng He Voyages

1405 AD - 1433 AD

Vasco de Gama Reaches India

1498 AD

Mughal Empire (India)

1526 AD - 1827 AD

Russian Empire

1552 AD - 1917 AD

Tokugawa Shogunate (Japan)

1603 AD - 1868 AD

Sakoku Period (Japan)

1633 AD - 1853 AD

A period of isolation from foreign affairs.

Qing Dynasty (China)

1644 AD - 1912 AD

Peter the Great; Westernization of Russia

1689 AD - 1725 AD

British East India Company Controls India

1764 AD

Tanzimat Reforms in Ottoman Empire

1839 AD - 1876 AD

Opium Wars

1839 AD - 1841 AD

British Raj (India)

1858 AD

Emancipation of Serfs (Russia)

1861 AD

Meiji Restoration (Japan)

1868 AD - 1914 AD

Industrialization of Japan

Russian Industrialization

1884 AD - 1914 AD

Founding of Indian National Congress

1885 AD

European Spheres of Influence (China)

1890 AD - 1899 AD

Chinese Revolution

1912 AD

February Revolution (Russia)

1917 AD

Union of Socialist Soviet Republics

1922 - 1991

Gandhi's Resistance (India)

1931 AD - 1947 AD

Japan Invades China

1936 AD

India & Pakistan Gain Independence

1947 AD

Creation of Israel

1948 AD

Communist Revolution (China)

1949 AD

Iranian Revolution

1979 AD

Europe

Roman Republic

509 BC - 27 BC

Golden Age of Athens

470 BC - 430 BC

Socrates

470 BC - 399 BC

Alexander the Great's Reign

332 BC - 323 BC

Western Roman Empire

27 BC - 476 AD

End of Pax Romana

180 AD

Rome Legalizes Christianity

313 AD

Reign of Justinian

527 AD - 565 AD

Charlemagne's Reign

800 AD - 814 AD

East-West Schism of Christianity

1054 AD

Struggle for the Holy Lands (Crusades)

1096 AD - 1291 AD

Italian Renaissance

1320 AD - 1374 AD

Ottomans Conquer Constantinople

1453 AD

Commercial Revolution

1500 AD - 1599 AD

Start of Protestant Revolution

1517 AD

Scientific Revolution

1600 AD - 1690 AD

Absolute Monarchy of Louis XIV (France)

1643 AD - 1715 AD

Age of Enlightenment

1650 AD - 1789 AD

Mary Wollstonecraft; Feminism

1759 AD - 1797 AD

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Napoleon's Empire

1804 AD - 1815 AD

Communist Manifesto; Marxism

1848 AD

Unification of Germany

1871 AD

Berlin Conference

1884 AD - 1885 AD

Hitler Rises to Power

1933 AD

Creation of European Economic Community

1957 AD

North America

Columbus Expeditions

1492 AD

First British Colony

1607 AD

American Revolution

1775 AD - 1783 AD

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Latin America

The Aztec Empire

1325 AD - 1524 AD

Inca Empire

1350 AD - 1533 AD

Cortez Conquers the Aztecs

1524 AD

Pizarro Conquers the Incans

1533

Haitian Revolution

1792 AD - 1804 AD

Latin American Wars of Independence

1808 AD - 1825 AD

Abolition of Slavery Brazil and Cuba

1888 AD

Mexican Revolution

1910 AD - 1920 AD

Cuban Revolution

1959 AD

Global Developments

Paleolithic Age

500000 BC - 8500 BC

Domestication of Animals

9000 BC

Neolithic Age/Development of Agriculture

8500 BC - 3500 BC

Early to Late Bronze Age

4000 BC - 1500 BC

Judaism Begins

2000 BC

Formed by Abraham leading out slaves of Egypt

Iron Age

1500 BC - 700 AD

Rise of Hinduism

1000 BC - 600 BC

Classical/Ancient History

776 BC - 800 AD

Christianity Spreads

0 AD - 100 AD

Post-Classical Era

200 AD - 1500 AD

Spread of Buddhism

220 AD - 589 AD

Rise of Islam

610 AD

Spread of the Bubonic Plague

1320 AD - 1340 AD

Atlantic Slave Trade

1441 AD - 1860 AD

Modern Era

1500 AD - 2014 AD

Founding of Manila; World Trade System

1571 AD

Seven Years' War

1756 AD - 1763 AD

French and Indian War in NA
Pomeranian War in Europe
Carnatic Wars in India
Silesian Wars in Europe

Industrial Revolution

1760 AD - 1830 AD

British Abolish Slavery

1833 AD

Height of European Imperialism

1871 AD - 1914 AD

Demographic Transition in the West

1880 AD - 1889 AD

World War I

1914 AD - 1919 AD

Treaty of Versailles

1919 AD

The Great Depression

1929 AD - 1940 AD

World War II

1939 AD - 1945 AD

Creation of the United Nations

1945 AD

The Cold War

1947 AD - 1991 AD

Bandung Conference; Nonalignment

1955 AD