1400-1700 timeline

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First Black Slave

1441

First documented black African slaves imported into Europe.

China's Earthquake

1556

The earthquake in China kills 830,000 people.

Gerardus Mercator

1569

Gerardus Mercator publishes his cylindrical projection of the earth. This made headlines back then.

Pilgrims

1620

Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth on the Mayflower.

Land Protector: Oliver Cromwell

December 16, 1653

Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Isaac Newton Writes a Important Book

1686

Isaac Newton writes Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy which shows the laws of the heavens are the same as the laws of earth.