Final Timeline APEC

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Beginning of Renaissance

1350

Wycliff born, would begin lollardy

1350

Columbus finds the New World

1492

Erasmus publishes "Adages"

1500

Michelangelo completes "David"

1504

Copernicus begins the Scientific Revolution: Heliocentric

1506

Machiavelli writes "The Prince"

1513

More writes "Utopia"

1516

Luther's 95 Theses

1517

Cortes lands in Veracruz

1519

Peasants war

1524 - 1525

Queen Elizabeth takes the throne

1558

Saint Bartholomew Day Massacre in France over Religion

1572

Galileo publishes "Starry Messenger"

1610

Descartes publishes his "Discourse on Method": cogito ergo sum

1637

Hobbes publishes "Leviathan"

1651

Louis XIV claims the throne

1661

The first of many of Louis XIV's wars begin: War of Devolution

1667

Newton publishes his "Principia" and physics laws

1684

The English Bill of Rights is written and put into effect

1689

Rule of Louis XV

1715 - 1774

War of Austrian Succession

1740 - 1744

Montesquieu publishes the "Spirit of Laws": balance of power

1748

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

Diplomatic Revolution

1756

Rousseau publishes the "Social Contract"

1762

Boston Tea Act passes

1773

Adam Smith publishes "Wealth of Nations": laissez faire

1776

America under the Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1789

Written in 1777 but not ratified until 1781

Wollstonecraft: "Vindication of the Rights of Women": feminist philosophy

1792

Universal Mobilization

1793

Age of Napoleon

1804 - 1814

Napoleon returned in 1815 and was defeated at Waterloo

Congress of Vienna

1814

The Greek Revolt against the Ottomans

1821 - 1832

Stephenson's "Rocket" built as public railway line

1830

Britain's Industrial Reform Act

1832

List writes "National System of Political Economy": Rapid Industrialization

1844

Great Famine of Ireland: Potato Famine

1845 - 1851

Italian Revolts: Mazzini and Belgiojoso

1848

Publication of the Communist Manifesto: Marx and Engels

1848

The Great Exhibition: Crystal Palace

1851

Louis Napoleon becomes Emperor of France

1852

Darwin's Origin of Species

1859

The Unification of Italy

1861 - 1870

Otto von Bismarck as the Chancellor of German Empire

1871 - 1890

The Paris Commune

1871

Formation of the German Social Democratic Party

1875

Tsar Alexander III reign

1881 - 1894

Dreyfus Affair in France

1894 - 1899

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Einstein's Theory of Relativity

1905

First Balkan War

1912

Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

1914

First Battle of Marne

1914

United States enters WWI

1917

Second Battle of Marne and German Surrender

1918

Treaty of Locarno

1925

Stalin rises to power

1929

The Great Depression begins

1929

Kristallnacht

1935

Hitler occupies Rhineland

1936

Munich Conference

1938

Teheran Conference

1943

Surrender of Germany and Japan: WWII

1945

Marshall Plan and Truman Doctrine

1947

Formation of Warsaw Pact

1955

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Vietnam War

1964

Margaret Thatcher becomes PM of Britain

1979

Gorbachev rises to power

1985

Reunification of Germany

1990

Dissolution of the Soviet Union

1991