Music History

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Music Periods

Renaissance

1440 - 1600

Baroque

1600 - 1750

Classical

1750 - 1810

Romantic

1810 - 1890

Modern

1890 - 1950

Contemporary

1950 - 2013

Historical Events

Bubonic Plague

1347

Italian Renaissance

1350

First Printed Music

1465

C. Columbus

1492

First C-Section

1500

Mona Lisa

1503

Luther Protestant Reformation

1517

Shakespeare R&J

1595

30 Yrs War

1618

Mayflower Lands

1620

Newton Gravity

1666

B. Franklin Electricity

1752

7 Yrs War

1755

Boston Massacre

1770

Beethoven Born

1770

Dec. of Indep

1776

Telegraph invented

1832

Dickens Oliver Twist

1837

Com. Manifesto

1848

Dred Scott

1857

Civil War

1861

Emanc. Proc.

1863

Titanic Sinks

1912

Rite of Spring Riots

1913

WWI

1914

Stock Market Crashes

1929

WWI

1938

Orwell 1984

1949

4'33''

1952

Synthesizer invented

1955

Elvis

1956

Vietnam War

1959

Beatles

1962

JFK Assassinated

1963

MLK Assassinated

1968

Armstrong Moon Landing

1969

Woodstock

1969

Kent State

1970