History

25 significant events in history.

  • 500

    The fall of Rome

    The fall of Rome
    The Roman empire was founded by Julius Caesar's adopted son, Caesar Augustus. During Augustus' reign, Rome experienced the pax romana, or golden age. During the 300's, Rome split into an eastern half and a western half. By the 400's, Roman land was open to Barbarian invasion. The Germanic Goths took over completely in 476 C.E.
  • Jan 1, 600

    Muhammad founded Islam

    Muhammad founded Islam
    In the year 600, the prophet Muhammad founded the religion of Islam. Muslims consider Muhammad to be the last prophet sent by God for mankind.
  • Jan 1, 700

    The Chinese invented gunpower

    The Chinese invented gunpower
    In 700 AD, the Chinese combined saltpeter, sulfur, and carbon to create gun powder. They used this mainly for fireworks, but as we have seen throughout history, it has been used frequently in war as technology has developed.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne is crowned Emperor of the West

    Charlemagne is crowned Emperor of the West
    Charlemagne, King of the Franks, was crowned Emperor of the West by Pope Leo III on December 25th in St. Peter's church. He was the first Holy Roman Emperor and the first emperor in Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.
  • Jan 1, 866

    Fujiwara Period

    Fujiwara Period
    The Fujiwara Period began in 866 in Japan. Fujiwaa Mototsune became the first civilian dictator. Many important and great works of literature and art were produced during this period.
  • Jan 1, 1054

    The Great Schism

    The Great Schism
    The Great Schism involved the Christians in Europe being divided into Eastern and Western branches, or Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic. These two branches often quarreled over "ecclesiastical differences and theological disputes".
  • Jan 1, 1096

    The first Crusade

    The first Crusade
    (1096-1099) The first Crusade began with a military expedition by Roman Catholic church to regain lands from the Muslims. The first crusade ultimately ended in the recapture of Jerusalem.
  • Jan 1, 1099

    End of the first crusade

    End of the first crusade
  • Jan 1, 1160

    End of Fujiwara Period

    End of Fujiwara Period
  • Jan 1, 1325

    Beginning of the Italian Renaissance

    Beginning of the Italian Renaissance
    1325 marked the beginning of the Renaissance in Italy. This was a time of great literature and art, with such writers as Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, and painter Giotto. This age of new ideas is said to have begun in the 14th century and lasted until the 17th century.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    The end of the Byzantine Empire

    The end of the Byzantine Empire
    In 1453, the Turks conquered Constantinople, which marked the end of the Byzantine Empire and the beginning of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Voyage of Columbus

    Voyage of Columbus
    Christopher Columbus took a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on August 3, 1492 from Spain in search of a faster sea route to Asia from Europe. Columbus ended up reaching an island in the Bahamas instead of his intended area.
  • Beginning of Thirty Years' War

    Beginning of Thirty Years' War
    This war was a mostly religious war between Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire.There was almost disputes over internal politics and the balance of power within Europe played a large part.
  • End of Thirty Years' War

    End of Thirty Years' War
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    On March 5, 1770, the British army soldiers killed five people and injured six others. These troops had been stationed in Boston to protesct support crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation. There was ongoing tension between the soldiers and the mob when a group formed around a British sentry and the mob started verbally harassing the sentry. After the exchange of harsh words and some objects being thrown, the soldiers open fired on the crowd.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    On this date in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. This document stated that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of British control.
  • The Women's March on Versailles

    The Women's March on Versailles
    The march on Versailles began with women in the marketplaces of Paris who were rioting over the high price and lack of enough bread. This group of women joined with a group of revolutionaries, who ransacked the city for weapons, and marched to the Palace of Versailles. The crowd besieged the palace and successfully pressed their demands on King Louis XVI through a dramatic and violent confrontation.
  • The assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was assassinated on Good Friday in 1865 towards the end of the Civil War. The assassination was planned and carried out by actor John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was shot while watching a play with his wife at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.
  • World War I

    World War I
    (1914-1918) World War I lasted more than four years, with more than thirty nations joined in the fighting. The war killed up to 10 million soldiers, and between 3 to 5 million civilians as well. Long-term causes of the war include issues of nationalism, competition over empire, and an unstable European alliance system. World War I ultimately began after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austria's throne.
  • End of World War I

    End of World War I
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor
    "The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese General Headquarters was a military strike conducted by the Japanese against the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning against Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the U.S."
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    During World War II, 160,000 Allied troops landed on a heavily guarded French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.
  • Franklin Roosevelt gets elected for a fourth term.

    Franklin Roosevelt gets elected for a fourth term.
    Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a fourth term on November 7, 1944. He is the only president to have ever served more than two terms. From the beginning of his first term in 1932 to his death in 1945, President Roosevelt presided over two of the greatest crises in American history: the Great Depression of the 1930's and World War II.
  • The death of Adolf Hitler

    The death of Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945 in his bunker in Berlin, Germany. There are several theories as to his suicide including poison or a self-inflicted gunshot while biting down on a cyanide capsule.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    (1950-1953) The Korean War started with an invasion of the non-communist South by the communist North, who had support from Joseph Stalin of Russia and Mao Tse-tung of China. The United States led a United Nations army to defend South Korea. The war concluded after three years of fighting and over a million deaths, and the country remained divided.
  • End of the Korean War

    End of the Korean War
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King Junior

    Assassination of Martin Luther King Junior
    Martin Luther King Junior (1/15/29- 4/4/68) was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. James Early Ray was convicted of murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. King was assassinated for his part in the African American civil rights movement.
  • The first man on the moon

    The first man on the moon
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin arrived on the Moon in the spacecract, Apollo 11, on July 20, 1969. Armstrong became the first person to step on the moon 6 hours later on July 21. He spent about 2 and a half hours outside the spacecraft.
  • 9/11

    9/11
    9/11 was a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group, al-Qaeda on New York City and Washington D.C. Four passenger airlines were hijacked by terrorists so that they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of the planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane crashed into the western side of the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
  • Barack Obama gets elected

    Barack Obama gets elected
    Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States of America on November 4, 2008 and was sworn in on January 20, 2009. The election of President Obama marked the first African American president of the United States. Barack Obama is currently serving his second term.
  • AP World History test!

    AP World History test!
    Aka the worst day of my existence.