The Ōnin War was a civil war that lasted from 1467 to 1477, during the Muromachi period in Japan.
Columbus Discovered America
Columbus and his crew set sail from Spain in three ships: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria in order to to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia. On October 12, the ships made landfall—not in the East Indies, as Columbus assumed, but on ne of the Bahamian islands, likely San Salvador.
Approx. 1500 - Approx. 1600
The widespread transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, technology, diseases, and ideas between the Americas, West Africa, and the Old World in the 15th and 16th centuries.
The Mughal Empire founded
The Mughal (or Mogul) Empire ruled most of India and Pakistan in the 16th and 17th centuries. It consolidated Islam in South Asia, and spread Muslim (and particularly Persian) arts and culture as well as the faith. The Mughals were Muslims who ruled a country with a large Hindu majority.
The Battle of Tondibi
The Battle of Tondibi was the decisive confrontation in Morocco's 16th-century invasion of the Songhai Empire. Though vastly outnumbered, the Moroccan forces under Judar Pasha defeated the Songhai Askia Ishaq II, guaranteeing the Empire's downfall.
Japan invaded Korea
The result of the Japanese invasion of Korea in the 1500s was a gradual opening of the Japanese culture to other influences. The first invasion of the Japanese Army in Korea was in 1592 to 1596. ... One of the reasons for the invasion was to conquer China that was ruled by the Ming Dynasty.
Chinese Empire becomes largest in the world
Ancient China finally fractured into warring kingdoms for 200 years, and its reunification marked the start of the imperial China age.
Famine in Russia
1601 - 1603
The Russian famine of 1601–1603 was Russia's worst famine in terms of proportional effect on the population, killing perhaps two million people, about 30% of the Russian people.
The first Khoi-Dutch War
A series of wars between Khoikhoi peoples was instigated by the Dutch settlers in successful efforts to gain control of their land. In addition, European diseases (such as small pox) which the Khoikhoi had no immunity to, contributed to thousands of Khoikhoi deaths.
Peter the Great
1682 - 1696
Peter the Great was a Russian czar in the late 17th century who is best known for his extensive reforms in an attempt to establish Russia as a great nation. He created a strong navy, reorganized his army according to Western standards, secularized schools, administered greater control over the reactionary Orthodox Church, and introduced new administrative and territorial divisions of the country.