World History Timeline

Events

Renaissance

1300 - 1700

MIng Dynasty

1368 AD - 1644 AD

Voyages of Zheng He

1405 - 1433

Aztecs and the Triple Alliance

1428 - 1519

Incan Civilization

1438 - 1532

Printing Press

1440

Ottoman Empire Conquer Constantinople

May 29, 1453

Columbus arrives in New World

1492

Silver Trade

1500 - 1800

Safavid Dynasty

1502 - 1736

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1857

Age of Absolutism

1550 - 1800

Scientific Revolution

1550 - 1700

Slave Trade

1600 - 1800

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1912

Peace of Westphalia

1648

Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1701

Martha Empire/Confederation

1674 - 1818

Peter the Great and Catherine the Great Westernize the Russian Empire

1696

Saud-Wahhab Pact

1744

American Revolution

1765 - 1783

The Wealth of Nations Published

March 9, 1776

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1804

The Struggle for Womens Equality

1800 - 1809

Napoleonic Wars

1803 - 1815

Spanish American Revolutions

1808 - 1833

Abolitionism

1820 - 1829

Struggles with Democracy, Capitalism, and Dictatorships in Latin America and Africa

1826 - 1850

Ottoman Empire

1828 - 1908

Industrial Revolution

1840 - 1870

The Communist Manifesto is published

February 21, 1848

On the Origin of the Species is published

November 24, 1859

Meiji Restoration in Japan

1868

The Age of Imperialism

1870 - 1914

Berlin Conference

1884 - 1885

African Independence Achieved

1900 - 1909

Einsteins Theory of Relativity

1907 - 1915

WW1

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

Russian Revolution

November 7, 1917 - November 8, 1917

The Spanish Influenza

1918 - 1919

John Logie Baird creates the television

January 26, 1926

The Big Bang Theory

1927

Great Depression

October 29, 1929 - 1939

Holocaust

January 30, 1933 - May 8, 1945

Mao Zedongs Rule in China

1935 - 1976

WW2

September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945

Founding of World Bank

1944

US dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945 - August 9, 1945

Independence of Indonesia

August 17, 1945

Founding of UN

October 24, 1945

Founding of International Monetary Fund

December 27, 1945

Communist Revolution

1946 - 1950

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Independence of Pakistan

August 14, 1947

Independence of India

August 15, 1947

Apartheid

1948 - 1994

Independence of Israel

May 14, 1948

Arab-Israeli Conflict

May 15, 1948

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Civil Rights protests in US

1955 - 1968

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

Space Race

1957 - 1975

Anti Vietnam protests in US

1960 - 1970

Rise of Terrorism

1960 - 1969

OPEC is established

September 10, 1960 - September 14, 1960

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 16, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Rise of Religious Fundamentalism

1970 - 1979

Greenpeace is established

1971

Khmer Rouge rules Cambodia

1975 - 1979

Iranian Revolution

January 1978 - February 1979

Deng Xiaoping; Liberalizing reforms in China

December 1978 - 2013

USSRs Invasion of Afghanistan

December 1979 - February 1989

The Internet is created

January 1, 1983

Collapse of the Soviet Union

December 26, 1991

US Invasion of Afghanistan

2001

Syrian Civil War begins

March 15, 2001

US Invasion of Iraq

March 20, 2003 - May 1, 2003

Global Recession

December 2007

Arab Spring

December 18, 2010

Russia seizes Crimea and intervenes in Ukraine

2014

UN Climate Summit

September 23, 2014