Important B.C./A.D. Dates in world history


Neanderthals Man: 70,000 BC

70,000 BC

Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of the Homo genus (Homo neanderthalensis) or a subspecies of Homo sapiens. Our well-known, but often misunderstood.

Development of settlement and better skills: 10,000-4,000 BC

10,000 BC

Settlements are permanent and people develop their skills

The very first olympic game was recorded 776 BC

776 BC

Its when people recorded the very first Olympic game

End of Assyrian empire 616 BC

616 BC

At the end of the seventh century, the Assyrian empire collapsed under the assault of Babylonians from southern Mesopotamia and Medes, newcomers who were to establish a kingdom in Iran. Nimrud was destroyed twice, first in 614 and again in 612 B.C

First pantheon in Rome 27 BC

27 BC

TERTIUM. FECIT” meaning “It was built by Marcos Agrippa in his third consulate”). It is the only remain from the original temple built by Agrippa and it is believed that Hadrian left it as a gesture to his predecessor when he rebuilt the pantheon

Birth of Jesus and death 1-49 AD

1 AD - 49 AD

The beginning of AD which is the birth of jesus

Roman persecution of christians begins 64 AD

64 AD

When the Roman Empire started torturing Christians.

Increasing invasion of Roman Empire 250-299 AD

250 AD

Invading barbarians had established their own power in most of the area of the Western Empire.

Vandals destroy Rome 455 AD

455 AD

Vandals took over the area of the Western Empire that was Rome's breadbasket.

Viking invasion of Britain 793 AD

793 AD

Vikings begin their attacks on England

Vikings discover Greenland 900 AD

900 AD

When the vikings discovered a land which was named Greenland

Columbus reaches America 1942 AD

1492 AD

When Columbus reached America and discovered it

Start of french reveloution 1789 - 1799 AD

1789 AD - 1799 AD

It was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799

Victoria becomes queen 1873 AD

1873 AD

She became England's longest reigning monarch, her offspring governed Europe, she gave her name to an era, but she was only a teenager when she ascended the throne of the world's mightiest empire.

First world war 1914 - 1918 AD

1914 AD - 1918 AD

Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo
Kaiser William II promised German support for Austria against Serbia
Austria declared war on Serbia
Germany declared war on Russia

Second world war 1939 - 1945 AD

1939 AD - 1945 AD

France and Great Britain declare war on Germany. Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact creating the Axis Alliance. Germany and the Axis Powers attack Russia with a huge force of over four million troops.

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