4th quarter

  • Apr 21, 1441

    atlantic slave trade

    atlantic slave trade
    The Atlantic slave trade or trans-atlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic ocean from the 16th through to the 19th centuries.
  • Apr 21, 1492

    columbus sails to the americas

    columbus sails to the americas
    During his first voyage in 1492, instead of reaching Japan as he had intended, Columbus landed in the Bahamas archipelago, at a locale he named San Salvador.
  • Aug 13, 1521

    cortez conquers the aztecs

    cortez conquers the aztecs
    The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in 1521, led by Hernando Cortes, was a landmark victory for the European settlers. Following the Spanish arrival in Mexico, a huge battle erupted between the army of Cortes and the Aztec people under the rule of Montezuma. The events that occurred were crucial to the development of the American lands and have been the subject of much historical debate in present years.
  • Apr 16, 1543

    copernicus presents the heliocentric theory

    copernicus presents the heliocentric theory
    Copernican heliocentrism is the name given to the astronomical model developed by Nicolaus Copernicus and published in 1543. It positioned the Sun near the center of the Universe, motionless, with Earth and the other planets rotating around it in circular paths modified by epicycles and at uniform speeds.
  • Apr 21, 1543

    scientific revolution

    scientific revolution
    The scientific revolution is an era associated primarily with the 16th and 17th centuries during which new ideas and knowledge in physics, astronomy, biology, medicine and chemistry transformed medieval and ancient views of nature and laid the foundations for modern science.[
  • Apr 21, 1562

    french wars of religion

    french wars of religion
    The French Wars of Religion (1562–98) is the name given to a period of civil infighting and military operations, primarily fought between French Catholics and Protestants.
  • english settle jamestown

    english settle jamestown
    In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River.
  • louis XIV of france begins his reign

    louis XIV of france begins his reign
    Louis began his personal rule of France in 1661 after the death of his chief minister, the Italian Cardinal Mazarin. An adherent of the theory of the divine right of kings.
  • peter the great of russia begins his reign

    peter the great of russia begins his reign
    peter the great ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May 1682 until his death february 8 1725.
  • glorius revolution in england

    glorius revolution in england
    The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, is the name of the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland and James II of Ireland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau.
  • french revolution begins

    french revolution begins
    The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and indeed all of Europe. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years.
  • storming of bastille

    storming of bastille
    The storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris on the morning of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.
  • french war of revolution

    french war of revolution
    The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of major conflicts, from 1792 until 1802, fought between the French Revolutionary government and several European states.
  • reign of terror

    reign of terror
    The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793 - 28 July 1794) also known simply as The Terror was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution.
  • naoleon conquers most of europe

    naoleon conquers most of europe
    Over the course of little more than a decade, he acquired control of most or all of the western and central mainland of Europe by conquest or alliance until his defeat at the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig in October 1813, which led to his abdication several months later.