World History Timeline

Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans First Domestic Animals

10000 BCE - 1800 BCE

Neolithic Revolution begins; Humans first invent agriculture

8000 BCE - 7999 BCE

Wheel Invented

5000 BCE - 4999 BCE

First Civilizations

Civilizations develops in Ancient Mesopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates

4000 BCE - 3999 BCE

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 BCE - 3599 BCE

Invention of first writing system

3000 BCE - 2999 BCE

Egyptian government rules by Pharoah

2700 BCE - 2699 BCE

First set of written laws

1792 BCE - 1791 BCE

World Religions

Abraham found Judaism

1800 BCE - 1799

Hinduism founded in India

1700 BCE - 1699 BCE

Temple Mount built

957 BCE - 956 BCE

Sidhartha Gautama founds Buddhism

563 BCE - 562 BCE

Jesus born

4 BCE - 3 BCE

Jesus crucified on the cross

30 CE - 31 CE

Establishment of Christianity

40 CE - 41 CE

Muhammad born in Mecca

570 CE - 571 CE

Muhammad dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock site

632 CE - 633 CE

Greece/Rome

Civilization develops in Ancient Greece

1600 BCE - 1599 BCE

Homer write Iliad and the Odyssey

890 BCE - 889 BCE

City states of Athens and Sparta develop

800 BCE - 799 BCE

Ancient Rome founded by Romulus and Remus

753 BCE - 752 BCE

Rome develops Republic System of government with checks and balances

509 BCE - 508 BCE

Democracy invented in Athens

508 BCE - 507 BCE

Socrates born; invents Socratic Method

469 BCE - 468 BCE

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 BCE - 398 BCE

Augustus is first Emperor of the Roman Empire; Pax Romana

44 BCE - 43 BCE

Julius Caesar is murdered-Roman Republic ends

44 BCE - 43 BCE

Roman Empire at its largest

117 CE - 118 CE

Aristotle born; studies with Plato

384 CE - 385 CE

Fall of the Roman Empire

410 CE - 411 CE

Europe in the Middle Ages

Arabs take control of Jerusalem

638 CE - 639 CE

Feudal system develops in Europe

850 CE - 851 CE

First Crusade

1099 CE - 1100 CE

Magna Carta limits the power of British monarch

1215 CE - 1216 CE

First Bubonic Plague outbreak

1347 CE - 1348 CE

Empires of Ghana and Mali

Complex societies exist in Ghana

1500 BCE - 1499 BCE

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

800 CE - 1235 CE

Berber Empire takes over Ghana by military force

1235 CE - 1236 CE

Mansa Musa rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 CE - 1337 CE

Mansa Musa takes Hajj to Mecca

1324 CE - 1325 CE

Kingdom of Mali becomes weakened

1599 CE - 1600 CE

Renaissance

Dante writes Divine Comedy in Italy

1310 CE - 1311 CE

Donatello sculpts David

1430 CE - 1440 CE

Printing Press invented by Guttenberg, Renaissance begins

1439 CE - 1440 CE

Drawing technique of perspective invented

1470 CE - 1471 CE

Leonardo Da Vinci dissects cadavers to gain better understanding of human body

1489 CE - 1519 CE

Michelangelo sculpts La Peita

1501 CE - 1502 CE

Leonardo Da Vinci paints Mona Lisa

1503 CE - 1504 CE

Raphael paints School of Ahens

1510 CE - 1511 CE

Shakespeare born; writes the play Macbeth in England

1564 CE - 1565 CE

Cervantes writes the first novel Don Quixote in Spain

1585 CE - 1586 CE

Galileo provides evidence for heliocentricity and is put on trial by the Church

1610 CE - 1611 CE

William Harvey discovers the heart pumps blood around the body

1628 CE - 1629 CE

Isaac Newton discovers gravity

1687 CE - 1688 CE

Reformation

Martin Luther nails 95 Theses to the door and Protestant Reformation begins

1517 CE - 1518 CE

King Henry VIII is excommunicated and founds the Anglican Church in England

1531 CE - 1532 CE

John Calvin founds Calvinist Church based on idea of Predestination

1536 CE - 1537 CE

Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 CE - 1563 CE

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesticate maize

2500 BCE - 2499 BCE

Invention of the Astrolable makes sea travel easier

1050 AD - 1051 AD

Aztecs invent chocolate

1200 CE - 1201 CE

Aztec city of Tenochtitlan founded

1325 CE - 1326 CE

Age of Exploration begins in search of a sea route to China

1453 CE - 1454 CE

Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Empire and land route to China

1453 CE - 1454 CE

Christopher Columbus travels to the Americans instead

1492 CE - 1493 CE

Columbus returns to Island of Espanola with 17 ships and 1000

1493 CE - 1494 CE

Columbus returns to Island of Espanola with 17 ships in the search of the 2 G's

1493 CE - 1494 CE

Indigenous people in the Americans killed with smallpox blankets

1507 CE - 1508 CE

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Spanish try to convert Aztecs and decimate the Aztec population

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Triangle Trade

Atlantic slave trade begins

1600 CE - 1601 CE

Atlantic slave trade ends

1807 CE - 1808 CE

13th Amendment passed-slavery outlawed in US

1865 CE - 1866 CE

Enlightment

Age of Enlightment

1650 CE - 1804 CE

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathon need government to control their natures

1651 CE - 1652 CE

John Locke published 2nd Treatise on Government how humans are naturally good

1689 CE - 1690 CE

Montesquieu write Spirit of Laws advocating separation of powers

1748 CE - 1749 CE

Rousseau writes treatise on Social Contract

1762 CE - 1763 CE

Voltaire invents the idea of civil liberties

1763 CE - 1764 CE

French and American Revolutions

British Parliament passes the Stamp Act

1765 CE - 1766 CE

British government passes Tea Act

1773 CE - 1774 CE

Louis XVI rules as absolute monarch of France

1774 CE - 1789 CE

War breaks breaks out between British and the American colonists

1775 CE - 1776 CE

Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jeffereson

1776 CE - 1777 CE

American Revolutionary War ends

1783 CE - 1784 CE

US Constitution written

1787 CE - 1788 CE

Bill of Rights added to the US Constitiution

1789 CE - 1790 CE

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

1789 CE - 1790 CE

Storming of the Bastille

1789 CE - 1790 CE

French Revolution begins with meeting of the Estates General

1789 CE - 1790 CE

Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the French Revolution

1790 CE - 1791 CE

King Louis XVI executed and France declares itself a Republic

1792 CE - 1793 CE

Robespierre leads Reign of Terror

1793 CE - 1794 CE

Napoleon comes to power and restore peace; writes Napoleonic Code

1804 CE - 1805 CE

Industrial Revolution

Seed Drill invented

1701 CE - 1702 CE

Enclosure Acts

1750 CE - 1860 CE

Industrial Revolution begins

1750 CE - 1751 CE

Factory system begins

1750 CE - 1751 CE

Steam engine invented by Watt

1763 CE - 1764 CE

Factory Acts passed in England limit work to 12/hours day

1830 CE - 1831 CE

Strong flexible steel developed

1856 CE - 1857 CE

Industrial Revolution ends

1914 CE - 1915 CE

Modern Connections

European Imperialism in Africa begins

1880 CE - 1881 CE

John Scopes convicted of violating Butler Act by teachinG in public schools

1925 CE - 1926 CE

Rwanda gains independence from Belgium imperialist control

1932 CE - 1933 CE

UN Genocide Convention in the aftermath of the Holocaust

1948 CE - 1949 CE

First Israel/Palestinian conflict

1948 CE - 1949 CE

Israel founded

1948 CE - 1949 CE

President Eisenhower makes Sputnik makes speech to the military complex

1957 CE - 1958 CE

Space race begins

1957 CE - 1958 CE

Soviet Union launches first satellite into space

1957 CE - 1958 CE

Butler Act overturned

1967 CE - 1968 CE

US lands first man on the moon

1969 CE - 1970 CE

Globlization

1970 CE - 1971 CE

Nixon Watergate scandal breaks out

1972 CE - 1973 CE

Nixon is forced to resign

1974 CE - 1975 CE

Paul Kagame rises to power and genocide in Rwanda ends

1994 CE - 1995 CE

Romeo Dallaire goes to Rwanda to try to stop the Genocide and is unsuccessful

1994 CE - 1995 CE

Hutu Power begins genocide of the Tutsis

1994 CE - 1995 CE

President Clinton host Camp David Peace between Israeli and Palestine leaders

2000 CE - 2001 CE

Rover lands on Mars

2004 CE - 2005 CE