Historic Worldly Events

Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans first domesticate animals

10,000 BCE - 9,999 BCE

Neolithic Revolution begins; Humans first invent agriculture

8,000 bc - 7,999 bc

Wheel Invented

5,000 bc - 4,999 bc

First Civilizations

Civilization develops in Ancient Mesopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates

4000 bc - 3999 bc

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 bc

Invention of first writing system (Cuneiform-pictogram language)

3000 bc - 2999 bc

Egyptian government ruled by Pharaoh

2700 bc

First set of written laws (Code of Hammurabi)

1792 bc

World Religions

World Religions describes how diverse religion is around the world. It also describes how religions begin.

Abraham founds Judaism

1800 bc - 1799 bc

Hinduism founded in India (Bhagavad Gita written)

1700 bc

Temple Mount built (modern site of Wailing Wall)

957 bc - 955 bc

Sidhartha Guatama founds Buddhism

563 bc

Jesus Born

4 bc - 30 ce

Jesus crucified on the cross

30 ce

Establishment of Christianity

40 ce

Muhammad (founder of Islam) born in Mecca

570 ce - 632 ce

Muhammad dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock site

632 ce


This layer will describe events that happened in ancient Greece and ancient Rome.

Civilization develops in Ancient Greece

1600 bc

Homer write Iliad and the Odyssey

890 bc

City states of Athens and Sparta develop

800 bc

Ancient Rome founded by Romulus and Remus

753 bc

Rome develops Republic system of government with checks and balances

509 bc - 44 bc

Democracy invented in Athens

508 bc

Socrates born; invents Socratic Method

469 bc - 399 bc

Now, Socrates, didn't invent the Socratic Method until he was an adult. The Socratic Method was and is used in colleges that study law and it pushes the students to ask tough question when they get a job in the law industry.

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 bc

Aristotle born; studies with Plato

384 bc

Augustus is first Emperor of the Roman Empire; Pax Romana

44 bc - 410 ce

Pax Romana stands for roman peace as there was peace within Rome. It became Pax Romana after the fall of the Roman Republic.

Julius Caesar is murdered- Roman Republic ends

44 bc

Roman Empire at its largest

117 ce

Fall of the Roman Empire

410 ce

Europe in the Middle Ages

Arabs takes control of Jerusalem


Feudal system develops in Europe


First Crusade


Magna Carta limits the power of British monarch


First Bubonic Plague outbreak


Empires of Ghana and Mali

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

830 - 1235

Berber Empire takes over Ghana by military force


Mansa Musa rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 - 1337

Mansa Musa takes Hajj to Mecca


Complex societies exist in Ghana


Kingdom of Maki becomes weakened



The Renaissance was the rebirth of the arts and literature. A time when the printing press had just been invented.

Dante writes Divine Comedy in Italy


Donatello sculpts David

1430 - 1440

Printing Press invented by Guttenberg. Renaissance begins


Drawing technique of perspective invented


Leonardo DaVinci dissects cadavers to gain better understanding of human body

1489 - 1519

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta


Leonardo Davinci paints Mona Lisa


Raphael paints School of Athens

1510 - 1511

Shakespeare born; writes the play Macbeth in England


Just like Socrates and the Socratic Method, Shakespeare didn't write Macbeth when he was born.

Cervantes writes the first novel Don Quixote in Spain


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


William Harvey discovers the heart pumps blood around the body


Isaac Newton discovers gravity



Martin Luther nails 95 Theses to the door of the Guttenberg Church in Germany


In doing so, the Protestant Reformation began. (No room for rest)

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


John Calvin founds Calvinist Church based on idea of Predestination


Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 - 1563

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesticate maize (corn)

2500 bc

Invention of the Astrolabe makes sea travel easier


Aztecs invent chocolate


Aztec city of Tenochtitlan founded


Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Empire


With this, the land route to China from Europe is blocked. (No room)

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


Christopher Columbus travels to the Americas instead

1492 - 1493

His intended journey was to India but somehow he was off course. With this, he docks at the Americas, ran into the Native Americans and thought they were the Indians.

Columbus returns to Island of Espanola with 17 ships and 1000 soldiers


All of them were in search of the 3 Gs; System of ecomienda begins (No room)

Indigenous people in the Americas killed with smallpox blankets


Spanish try to convert Aztecs and decimate the Aztec population

1519 - 1521

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 - 1521

Triangle Trade

This category talks about the Triangle Trade and how we got our resources. It also explains where they came from.

Atlantic slave trade (Triangle Trade) begins

1600 - 1807

Atlantic slave trade ends


13th Amendment passed - slavery outlawed in US



The Age of Enlightenment talks about how we got our natural rights and describes what they are. It also talks about why we need government.

Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1804

The Age of Enlightenment was when two men named John Locke and Thomas Hobbes made laws about humans natural behavior when there was no government. One said humans were born cruel and another said humans were born good.

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathon about how people need government


His reason to write this is because he said people need government to control their "nasty, brutish" natures. (No room)

John Locke published 2nd Treatise on Government


This Treatise was about how humans are naturally good and are born with natural rights. (No room)

Montesquieu write Spirit of the Laws advocating separation of powers


Rousseau writes treatise on Social Contract


Voltaire invents the idea of civil liberties


French and American Revolutions

This category will talk about the French Revolution and the American Revolution. It will also talk about how America became free from Britain.

British Parliament passes the Stamp Act


British government passes Tea Act


Louis XVI rules as absolute monarch of France

1774 - 1789

War breaks out between British and the American colonists


Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson


American Revolutionary War ends


US Constitution written


Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen


French Revolution begins with meeting of the Estates General


Storming of the Bastille


Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution


Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the Grench Revolution


King Louis XVI executed and France declares itself a Republic


Robespierre leads Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

Napoleon comes to power and restores peace; writes Napoleonic Code


Industrial Revolution

From the beginning of the eighteenth century to the high water mark of the Victorian era, the world was transformed by a technological revolution the like of which had never been seen before. Inventors, businessmen, scientists, explorers all had their part to play in the story of the Industrial Revolution.

Seed Drill invented


The seed drill, which a man named Jethro Tull invented in 1701, allowed the farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths. When his invention was used, a larger share of the seed germinated. As a result, crop yields increased even more.The seed drill, which he invented in 1701, allowed the farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths. When his invention was used, a larger share of the seed germinated. As a result, crop yields increased even more.

Industrial Revolution begins

1750 - 1914

The Industrial Revolution was a 'Revolution' that began in Britain which saw a move from people mainly working on the land to people mainly working in manufacturing. Many people moved to cities in search of jobs. New methods of manufacturing meant things could be produced far cheaper and quicker than before.

Enclosure Acts

1750 - 1860

The Enclosure Act occured in Great Britain in the 18th century. It caused all the skinny plots of land to be joined together since a lot of wealthy men owned over 3/4 of the land the vote was won by only a couple of wealthy people instead of the many peasants against the vote. The land was joined and then people were given their share of land based on the amount of land that they owned before the act. They were also given a small parcel of land to help them but often the land was usless. The land owners had to fence their land in order to live on it. Most could'nt afford this so they had to sell and move into urban areas. This gave "muscle to start the industrial revolution.

Factory system begins


factory system, system of manufacturing that began in the 18th century and is based on the concentration of industry into specialized—and often large—establishments. The system arose in the course of the Industrial Revolution.

Industrial Revolution ends

1750 - 1914

Steam engine invented by Watt


James Watt invented the steam engine after watching a kettle boiling on the kitchen stove and noticing that the steam pressure was sufficient to lift the kettle lid. By noticing that, he had an idea to invent the steam engine

Factory Acts passed in England limiting work of women and children


It was limited to 12 hours/day. (Characters exceeded)

Strong, flexible steel developed


Modern Connections

This category explains what happened from the late 1800s up to the new millenium and talks about some of the most historic events.

European Imperialism in Africa begins


Scopes Trial-John Scopes convicted of violating Butler Act


He violated the Butler Act by teaching evolution in a public school. (No room)

Rwanda gains independence from Belgium imperialist control


Israel founded


Israel was founded by Mohammed. Mecca was where he was born, medina is where he was buried, and Jerusalem was where he ascended into heaven.

UN Genocide Convention in the aftermath of the Holocaust


First Israel/Palestinian conflict.


Soviet Union lauches first satellite (Sputnick) into space


Space Race begins


President Eisenhower makes Sputnik speech warning of the dangers


The dangers were about the military industrial complex. (No room)

Butler Act overturned


US lands first man on the moon



1970 - Present

Nixon Watergate scandal breaks out


Nixon is forced to resign


Romeo Dallaire goes to Rwanda to try to stop the Genocide and failed


Paul Kagame rises to power and genocide in Rwanda ends


Hutu Power begins genocide of the Tutsis


President Clinton hosts Camp David Peace Talks


This was between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. (No more room)

Rover lands on Mars