16th Century to 1991

Europe / U.K.

Commercial Revolution in Europe (16th Century)

3000 - 3200

Start of Protestant Reformation (1571)

3142

Scientific Revolution (1600-1690)

3200 - 3380

Discovery of the Cell (1635)

3270

Louis XIV in France; Absolute Monarchy (1643-1715)

3286 - 3430

Newton; Laws of Motion, Universal Gravitation, Basis of Physics 1687

3374

The Enlightenment (1700-1800)

3400 - 3600

Beginning of Industrial Revolution (1770)

3540

French Revolution & Napoleon (1789-1815)

3578 - 3630

Mary Wollstonecraft; Feminism (1792)

3584

Unification of Germany (1871)

3742

Demographic Transition in the West (1880s)

3760 - 3780

British Abolish Slavery (1883)

3766

Hitler Rises to Power (1933)

3866

EEC Established (1957)

3914

Latin America / Caribbean

Cortex Conquers the Aztecs (1524)

3048

Pizarro Conquers the Inca (1533)

3066

Haitian Revolution (1792-1804)

3596 - 3608

Latin American Wars for Independence (1808-1825)

3616 - 3650

Abolition of Slavery in Brazil & Cuba (1888)

3776

Mexican Revolution (1910-1920)

3820 - 3840

Cuban Revolution (1959)

3918

Asia & Middle East

Founding of The Mughal Empire (1526)

3052

Founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644)

3288

British East Island Co. Controls India (1764)

3528

Muhammad Ali Rules Egypt (1805-1849)

3610 - 3698

Opium Wars (1839-1841)

3678 - 3682

Tanzimat Reforms (1839-1876)

3678 - 3752

British Raj in India (1858)

3716

Founding of Indian National Congress (1885)

3770

European Spheres of Influence in China (1890s)

3780 - 3800

Chinese Revolution (1912)

3824

Gandhi's Resistance (1931-1947)

3862 - 3894

Japan invades China (1936)

3872

India & Pakistan Gain Independence (1947)

3894

Creation of Israel (1948)

3896

Communist Revolution in China (1949)

3898

Iranian Revolution (1979)

3958

Russia/Eastern Europe

Beginning of Russian Empire (1552)

3104

Peter the Great; Westernization of Russia (1689-1725)

3378 - 3450

Communist Manifesto; Marxism (1848)

3696

Emancipation of Serfs (1861)

3722

Russian Industrialization (1884-1914)

3768 - 3828

Russian Revolution (1917)

3834

Soviet Union Falls (1991)

3982

Japan

Founding of Tokugawa Shogunate (1603)

3206

Beginning of Japanese Isolation (1640)

3280

Meiji Restoration; Japanese Industrialize (1868-1914)

3736 - 3828

North America

First British Colony in North America (1607)

3214

American Revolution (1775-1783)

3550 - 3566

Monroe Doctrine (1823)

3646

First Airplane Flight (1903)

3806

Manhattan Project (1942-1946)

3884 - 3892

Modern Microchip Invented (1958)

3916

Africa

Dutch Boers Colonize South Africa (1652)

3304

Berlin Conference (1884-1885)

3768 - 3770

Year of Africa (1960)

3920

Apartheid Ended (1990)

3980

Global

Founding of Manila; World Trade System (1571)

3142

Seven Years' War (1756-1763)

3512 - 3526

European Imperialism Peak (1871-1914)

3742 - 3828

World War I & Versailles Conference (1914-1919)

3828 - 3838

Great Depression Hits (1929)

3858

World War II (1939-1945)

3878 - 3890

United Nations Established (1945)

3890

Cold War (1947-1991)

3894 - 3982

Bandung Conference (1955)

3910