Nikkia's World History Timeline


Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans first domesticate animals

10000 BCE - 9999 BCE

-This event helped society and the world today because it taught people how to farm and teach animals how to do human work in less time.

Neolithic Revolution begins; Humans first invent agriculture

8000 BCE - 7999 BCE

The invention of agriculture helped people learn how to gain a surplus of food which led to job specialization

Wheel Invented

5000 BCE - 4999 BCE

the wheel has advanced in so many years and with this creation it is the reasons we have cars now. So the wheel was a big advance.

First Civilizations

Civilization develops in Ancient Mesopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates

4000 BCE - 3999 BCE

-The first civilization being built between the two rivers was a smart idea because it had frequent floods which caused them to have fertile land.

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 BCE - 3599 BCE

-The egyptians mummified their dead because they believed in reserving their bodies for the after life.

Invention of first writing system (Cuneiform- pictogram language)

3000 BCE - 2999 BCE

-The very first form of writing was cuneiform. Cuneiform was a pictogram language. Which led others to create their own language.

Egyptian government ruled by pharoah

2700 BCE - 2699 BCE

-The Egyptians were ruled by a pharaoh. A pharaoh is a king which was also believed to be a God.

First set of written Laws (Code of Hammurabi)

1792 BCE - 1791 BCE

-The first set of written laws were harsh but they helped their civilization become a better place

World Religions

Abraham founds Judaism

1800 BCE - 1799 BCE

-The rise of Jews began shortly after.

Hinduism founded in India (Bhagavad Gita written)

1700 BCE - 1699 BCE

The rise of Hindu's and the religion began to rise.

Temple Mount built

957 BCE - 956 BCE

-The temple mount or also know as the waling wall is considered a holy place for jews because that is where they got to pray

Sidhartha Guatama founds Buddhism

563 BCE - 562 BCE

-Sidhartha was the first buddah to reach enlightenment and other began to call him the head of their religion and followed in his foot step s in hope to reaching Enlightenment just as he did.

Jesus born

4 BCE - 3 BCE

-When Jesus was born the rise of the religion Christianity began.

Jesus Crucified on the cross

30 CE - 31 CE

-The leader of christianity. Who was crucified in order to save his people and wash their sins away.

Establishment of Christianity

40 CE - 41 CE

-Christianity became an official religion and is now one of the most well known.

Muhammad (founder of Islam) born in Mecca

570 CE - 571 CE

-Mecca is now considered a holy city.

Muhammad dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock site

632 CE - 633 CE


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

-The Socratic method changed the world forever because it is the same method lawyers use and teach for law school

Trial of Socrates ; Socrates dies

399 BCE - 398 BCE

Augustus is first Emperor 0f 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 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 an Mali

Complex societies exist in Ghana

1500 BCE - 1499 BCE

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

830 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


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 techniques of perspective invented

1470 CE - 1471 CE

Leonardo Davinvi dissects cadavers to gain better understanding of human body

1489 CE - 1519 CE

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta

1501 CE - 1502 CE

Leonardo Davinci paints Mona Lisa

1503 CE - 1504 CE

Raphael paints school of Athens

1510 CE - 1511 CE

Shakespeare born; Writes the play Macbeth in England

1564 CE - 1565 CE

Crevantes writes the first novel Don Quixote in Spain

1606 CE - 1607 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


Martin Luther nails 95Theses

1517 CE - 1518 CE

-to the door of the Guttenberg Church in Germany and Protestant Reformation begins. This changed society because Martin Luther took a stand for what he believed was right and he is the reason why we have different parts in Christianity.

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

1545 CE - 1563 CE

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesticate maize (corn)

2500 BCE - 2499 BCE

Invention of the Astrolabe makes 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

1453 CE - 1454 CE

-and land route to China from Europe in blocked

Christopher columbus travels to the Americas instead

1492 CE - 1493 CE

Columbus returns to Island of Espanola

1493 CE - 1494 CE
  • He returned with 17ships and 1000soldiers in search of the 3G's ;the system of ecomienda begins

Indigenous people in the Americas 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 (Triangle 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

-The slave trade ended. Which ment if a Man wanted people to work on his in fields he would have to pay them for now on.


Age of Enlightenment

1650 CE - 1804 CE

-The enlightenment happened after the dark ages when that time period began to rise.

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathon about how people need government

1651 CE - 1652 CE
  • To control their "Nasty, Brutish" natures

John Locke published 2nd Treatise on Government

1689 CE - 1690 CE

-About how humans are naturally good and are born with natural rights

Montesquieu write Spirit of the 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 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 out between British and the American colonists

1775 CE - 1776 CE

declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson

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 Conctitution

1789 CE - 1790 CE

French Revolution begins with meeting of the Estates General

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

Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the French Revoultion

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 coms to power and restores peace; writes Napoleonic code

1804 CE - 1805 CE

Industrial Revolution

Seed Drill invented

1701 CE - 1702 CE

Factory system begins

1750 CE - 1751 CE

Industrial Revolution ends

1750 CE - 1751 CE

Enclosure Acts

1750 CE - 1860 CE

Steam engine invented by Watt

1763 CE - 1764 CE

Factory Acts passed in England limiting work of women

1830 CE - 1831 CE

and children to 12 hours/ day

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

Rwanda gains independence from Belgium imperialist control

1932 CE - 1933 CE

Israel Founded

1948 CE - 1949 CE

-Israel is believed to be Holy land so the two religions have been arguing over it for decades.

First Israel/ Palestinian conflict

1948 CE - 1949 CE

UN Genocide Convention in the aftermath of the Holocaust

1948 CE - 1949 CE

Scopes Trial

1952 CE - 1953 CE

John Scopes is convicted of violating Butler Act by teaching evolution in public school

Space Race begins

1957 CE - 1958 CE

-The space race was a race between the Soviet Union and the US to see who could discover outer space first.

Soviet Union launches first satellite (Sputnik) into Space

1957 CE - 1958 CE

-When the Soviet Union sent the first satellite into space they were in the lead of the space race.

President Eisenhower makes Sputnik speech

1957 CE - 1958 CE

-Warning of the dangers of the military industrial complex

Butler Act overturned

1967 CE - 1968 CE

-After they got rid of the butler act people were now able to teach revolution in schools.

US lands first man on the moon

1969 CE - 1970 CE

-The US got even further ahead in the space race because they got the first man on the moon before the Soviet Union did.


1970 CE - 2012 CE

Nixon is forced to resign

1972 CE - 1973 CE

Nixon Watergate scandal breaks out

1972 CE - 1973 CE

-Nixon Makes his famous quote "If the president does it its not illegal."

Romeo Dallaire goes to Rwanda

1994 CE - 1995 CE

Tries to stop the Genocide an is unsuccessful

Paul Kagame rises to power and genocide in Rwanda ends

1994 CE - 1995 CE

Hutu power begins genocide of the Tutsis

1994 CE - 1995 CE

President Clinton hosts Camp

2000 CE - 2001 CE

David Peace Talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders

Rover lands on Mars

2004 CE - 2005 CE

-The US got ahead in the space race after rover landed onto mars.