Muhammad, a prophet had a vision from an angel. He writes it down and creates a religion called, Islam. He became a muslim himself and was called the last messenger of god.
The Vikings made their first attack in Lindisferne, England, which helped them by surprising their enimies. This was when the Viking Age began.
Charlegmagne unifies almost all Christian lands into one empire. He was crowned emperor and even converted his enimies to Christianity.
Britain's population started to grow very fast. Forests were cleared to make more space and the production of food grew.
William invaded England and conquered it. He became king and brought feudalism to England.
Many Muslims, Christians and Jew were killed during this time. The knights and peasants from western Europe traveled to Constantinople then to Jerusalem to kill the Muslims, Christians and Jews.
The Second Cusade was a major crusade launched from Europe as Catholic against Islam. The Second Crusade was annouced by Pope Eugene III. Many died in this crusade.
Genghis Khan, a Mongolian leader conquered large pieces of land in central Asia and China. Many people were slaughtered by his invasions. But Genghis Khan granted religious freedom to his subjects, abolished torture, encouraged trade and created the first international postal system. Unfortunately, Genghis Khan died in 1227 during a military campaign.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa started construction in the year of 1173. And was finished building by mid-1300s. There were distractions in the middle of the process. Wars and stuff like that. But because of that, it allowed the tower to be more stable in the soil. The tower was a church belltower made in Italy.
The Magna Carta was signed by the King John of England who was forced. This gave basic rights to the people. But it declared that the King was not above the law.
Gunppwder was invented by Chinese chemists. Gunpowder became very useful and this brought a new concept in warefare. Gunpowder is still in use today.
Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan became a Mongolian General. He conquered China and became the first Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. He was a great leader and had lots of power.
A deadly plague reached Europe after Asia. This deadly disease killed half the population of Europe. At least 15 million people died. It took over 150 years for Europe's population to recover.
An Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus discovered the "New World" of the Americas on an expedition.
Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony in 1619. They were brought there to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco.