0 B.C-Present

  • 317

    Tatar Warriors Break Through Great Wall

    Tatar Warriors Break Through Great Wall
    Tatar Warriors breat through the Great Wall of China that was built during the Han Dynasty to protect Northern China against invasion.
  • 337

    Constantine The Great Dies

    Constantine The Great Dies
    Constantine The Great dies and his empire divides. He left the empire to his sons and it soon divided with Western Rome being governed from Rome by Constans and Eastern Rome governed by Constantius II.
  • 476

    Roman Empire Falls

    Roman Empire Falls
    The Roman Empire falls leaving the Byzantine Empire to the east.
  • May 22, 635

    Persians Defeated

    Persians Defeated
    The Persians are defeated under Omar. Arabs begin campaining against the Persians and end up defeating them in the Battle of Nehawand.
  • May 22, 732

    Battle of Tours

    Battle of Tours
    Under the leadership of Charles Martel the Franks defeated a Muslim expidition. This was the furthest incursion of Muslim forces into Europe.
  • May 22, 1381

    Peasant Revolt

    Peasant Revolt
    Rebellion created anarchy in London resulted in destruction to structures such as public buildings. King Richard promised to meet rioters' demands.
  • May 22, 1405

    Mongol Empire Divided

    Mongol Empire Divided
    Tamerlane, the leader of the Mongols, died before carrying out the planned attack on Ming China. The Empire rapidly falls apart after his death.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus Sets Sail for New World

    Columbus Sets Sail for New World
    Christopher Columbus and a crew of 52 men set sail westward on the Santa Maria. The Queen of Spain funded the expedition.
  • May 22, 1503

    Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
    Da Vinci completes his famous painting, the Mona Lisa.
  • May 22, 1508

    Sistine Chapel

    Sistine Chapel
    Michalengelo begins painting the celing of the Sistine Chapel.
  • American Revolutionary War

    American Revolutionary War
    A war between the Kingdon of Great Britian and the 13 colonies progresses into a World War resulting in American victory and independence for the United States.
  • Lousianna Purchace

    Lousianna Purchace
    Jefferson doubled the area of the United States by purchasing the land that today amounts to 15 states.
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    Tension between the northern and southern US states turns into a war over state's rights against the federal authority, westward expansion, and slavery.
  • Lincoln Assasinated

    Lincoln Assasinated
    Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States, is assasinated by John Wilkes Booth while watching a performance at Ford's Theatre.
  • Slavery Abolished in US

    Slavery Abolished in US
    The 13th Ammendment abolishes slavery in the United States, but racial segregation continues.
  • World War I

    World War I
    A world war with Great Britian, France, Russia and the US against Germany and Austria-Hungary breaks out. Many events lead to the start of this war. There is not a single event that is clearly responsible for the start of the war.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War II begins in 1939, ending up being the most widespread war in history. On one side of the war was the "Axis Powers", on the opposing side were the "Allies".
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese carry out a suprise attack on the United States resulting in the sinking of United States Navy ships. This leads to World War II.
  • Vietnam War Begins

    Vietnam War Begins
    The war primarily involving North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its ally, the US. Many troops are killed and President Nixon ends up removing US forces in 1973.
  • Kennedy Assasinated

    Kennedy Assasinated
    The 35th United States President, John F. Kennedy, is assasinated by a gunman while riding in a parade in Dallas.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Spacecraft Apollo 11 takes off from earth carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin who end up being the first people to walk on the moon.
  • Attack on 9/11

    Attack on 9/11
    Terriorists attack the United States by hiyjacking planes and flying them into the Twin Towers, located in New York City, killing many Americans.
  • US Elects African American President

    US Elects African American President
    At 47 years old, Barak Obama is the first African American to be elected a United States president.
  • Osama Bin Laden Killed

    Osama Bin Laden Killed
    The United States military finds wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden in hiding and kills him.
  • AP Test

    AP Test
    Twenty-one Oak Hill High School students complete the world-wide exam for AP World History. Students are relieved but anxiously await their test results.