Gutenberg printing press

Approx. 1455

Bartholomeu Dias sailed around Cape of Good Hope

Approx. 1486

Christopher Columbus lands in the Bahamas

October 12, 1492

Moves onto Cuba which he mistakens for China

Vasco de Gama reached India

1497 - 1498

Cortez Arrives in South America

Approx. 1508

240K Aztecs were killed between 1519-1521


1517 - 1648

Pizarro conquered Incas

Approx. 1530

Population also devastated by small
pox & other disease