7th Grade

  • 2650 BCE

    Imhotep

    Imhotep
    Imhotep was an architect who built Egypt's first step pyramid. He is also considered the first physician to use plants for medicine. It is said Imhotep created or improved the papyrus scroll.
  • 2279 BCE

    Sargon of Akkad

    Sargon of Akkad
    Sargon of Akkad was the first emperor.
  • Period: 2200 BCE to 1700 BCE

    Pyramids are built in Egypt

    Pyramids are built in Egypt
  • Period: 2200 BCE to 1700 BCE

    Indus Valley civilization

    The Indus Valley civilization flourishes.
  • Period: 2200 BCE to 1800 BCE

    Civilization develops at Caral

    Civilization develops at Caral in South America in Peru between the Pacific Ocean and some mountains.
  • 2100 BCE

    Sumerians gain control from Akkadians

    Sumerians gain control from Akkadians
    Sumerians gain control from Akkadians
  • 2000 BCE

    Stonehenge

    Stonehenge
    Stonehenge was erected around this time.
  • 2000 BCE

    Egyptians Import Cedar

    Egyptians Import Cedar
    Egyptians import cedar from Lebanon.
  • 1921 BCE

    Abram

    Abram
    God calls Abram to move to Canaan.
  • 1900 BCE

    Amorites Conquer Babylon

    Amorites Conquer Babylon
    Amorites conquer Babylon.
  • 1790 BCE

    Hammurabi Is King of Babylonian Empire

    Hammurabi Is King of Babylonian Empire
    Hammurabi Is king of the Babylonian Empire from about 1790 to 1750 BC.
  • 1650 BCE

    The Hittites

    The Hittites
    The Hittite people started building an empire.
  • 1650 BCE

    Labarnas II

    Labarnas II
    Labarnas II establishes his capital at Hattusha and becomes known as Hattusilis I and reigned over the Hittite Empire until about 1620 BC.
  • 1600 BCE

    Shang Civilization

    Shang Civilization
    Shang civilization develops in China.
  • 1595 BCE

    Hittites Raid Babylon

    Hittites Raid Babylon
    Hittites raid Babylon.
  • 1446 BCE

    Exodus

    Exodus
    God leads the Israelites out of Egypt.
  • 1400 BCE

    Minoan Civilization

    Minoan Civilization
    Minoan civilization declines on Crete.
  • 1370 BCE

    Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt

    Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt
    Nefertiti was a queen of the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt.
  • Period: 1350 BCE to 1042 BCE

    Judges

    God gives Israel judges.
  • 1279 BCE

    Ramses II

    Ramses II
    He ruled for the second-longest amount of time in Egypt. Nine pharaohs used his name after him. He was married to Nefertari.
    "Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom, itself the most powerful period of Ancient Egypt.""
  • 1275 BCE

    Battle between Egyptians and Hittites

    Battle between Egyptians and Hittites
    Battle between Egyptians and Hittites. They "agreed to a peace treaty in 1258 BC."
  • 1200 BCE

    Trojan War

    Trojan War
    Possible date of Trojan War between Troy and Greece.
  • 1200 BCE

    Assyria Became a Major Power

    Assyria Became a Major Power
  • 1200 BCE

    Athens Becomes a City-State

    Athens Becomes a City-State
  • 1100 BCE

    Fire at Mycenae

    Fire at Mycenae
    Fire destroyed the city of Mycenae.
  • 1100 BCE

    Nebuchadnezzar I Reigned

    Nebuchadnezzar I Reigned
    Nebuchadnezzar I reigned in Babylon.
  • 1042 BCE

    Saul becomes King of Israel

    Saul becomes King of Israel
    Saul becomes king of Israel.
  • 1000 BCE

    Phoenicians Develop Alphabet

    Phoenicians Develop Alphabet
    The Phoenicians develop the first alphabet-based writing.
  • 1000 BCE

    Greeks Build a Statue to Zeus

    Greeks Build a Statue to Zeus
    Greeks built a shrine in a wooded valley to worship Zeus. It was in Olympia.
  • 966 BCE

    Solomon Builds the Temple

    Solomon Builds the Temple
    Solomon starts building the temple in
    Jerusalem.
  • 931 BCE

    Israel Divided

    Israel Divided
    Israel is divided into Judah and Israel.
  • 813 BCE

    Carthage Founding

    Carthage Founding
    Traditional date for the founding of Carthage.
  • 800 BCE

    Homer

    Homer
    Homer wrote the Iliad
  • 800 BCE

    Greek's Alphabet

    Greek's Alphabet
    Greeks made their own alphabet.
  • 776 BCE

    Olympic Games Begin

    Olympic Games Begin
    The first Olympic games are held.
  • 753 BCE

    Traditional Date for the Founding of Rome

    Traditional Date for the Founding of Rome
  • 731 BCE

    Bet She'an Destroyed by Assyrians

    Bet She'an Destroyed by Assyrians
  • 721 BCE

    Assyrians Defeat Israel

    Assyrians Defeat Israel
    Assyrians defeat the northern kingdom of Israel.
  • 701 BCE

    King Sennacherib Invades Judah

    King Sennacherib Invades Judah
    2 Kings 18-19.
  • Period: 697 BCE to 642 BCE

    Reign of King Manasseh

  • Period: 642 BCE to 640 BCE

    Reign of King Amon

  • 640 BCE

    King Josiah Becomes King at Age 8

    King Josiah Becomes King at Age 8
  • 622 BCE

    King Josiah Restores the Temple

    King Josiah Restores the Temple
    Josiah restores the temple and recommits to the Law.
  • 620 BCE

    Aesop Born

    Aesop Born
    According to tradition, this is when Aesop was born as a slave.
  • 609 BCE

    King Josiah Dies

    King Josiah Dies
    Josiah dies after injuries from fighting Pharaoh Neco.
  • 605 BCE

    Babylonians Win the Battle of Carchemish

    Babylonians Win the Battle of Carchemish
    Babylonians win the Battle of Carchemish.
  • Period: 605 BCE to 561 BCE

    Reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II

    Reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II
  • 600 BCE

    Thales

    Thales
    Thales predicted planetary movement.
  • 597 BCE

    Babylonians Capture Jerusalem

    Babylonians Capture Jerusalem
    Babylonians capture Jerusalem.
  • 586 BCE

    Jewish Captives Are Taken to Babylon

    Jewish Captives Are Taken to Babylon
    Jewish captives are taken to Babylon.
  • Period: 575 BCE to 490 BCE

    Pythagoras

  • 558 BCE

    Cyrus II Becomes Leader of the Persians

    Cyrus II Becomes Leader of the Persians
  • Period: 551 BCE to 479 BCE

    Confucius Teaches in China

  • 546 BCE

    Anaximenes

    Anaximenes
    Anaximenes of Miletus believed everything was made of a single substance: air.
  • 539 BCE

    Persians Conquer Babylon

    Persians Conquer Babylon
    Persians conquer Babylon.
  • 539 BCE

    Cyrus II Conquers the Babylonian Empire

    Cyrus II Conquers the Babylonian Empire
    Cyrus II conquers the Babylonian Empire.
  • 539 BCE

    Cyrus II Allows Jews to Return to Judah from Exile

    Cyrus II Allows Jews to Return to Judah from Exile
  • Period: 529 BCE to 521 BCE

    Cambyses II Ruled the Persian Empire

  • Period: 521 BCE to 486 BCE

    Darius the Great Rules the Persian Empire

  • 500 BCE

    Anaximander

    Anaximander
    Anaximander suggested all life began in the sea.
  • Period: 500 BCE to 400 BCE

    Golden Age of Athens

  • 490 BCE

    Greeks and Persians fight at Marathon.

    Greeks and Persians fight at Marathon.
    The Greeks won.
  • 460 BCE

    The Peloponnesian Wars

    The Peloponnesian Wars
  • 432 BCE

    Acropolis Completed

    Acropolis Completed
  • 430 BCE

    Socrates Taught Plato

    Socrates Taught Plato
    He believed in absolute truth.
  • 400 BCE

    Leucippus

    Leucippus
    Leucippus said all matter was made of atoms.
  • 400 BCE

    Democritus

    Democritus
    Democritus thought everything looked solid but it was like sand.
  • 359 BCE

    Philip of Macedon Became King

    Philip of Macedon Became King
    Father of Alexander the Great
  • 350 BCE

    Aristotle was Plato's Student

    Aristotle was Plato's Student
    "He established his own school, the Lyceum."
  • 332 BCE

    Alexander founds Alexandria in Egypt

    Alexander founds Alexandria in Egypt
  • 280 BCE

    Plato Establishes the Academy in Athens

    Plato Establishes the Academy in Athens
  • 280 BCE

    Pharos Lighthouse Is Built in Alexandria

    Pharos Lighthouse Is Built in Alexandria
  • 262 BCE

    King Ashoka in India Accepts Buddhism

    King Ashoka in India Accepts Buddhism
    He adopts a policy of nonviolence.
  • 250 BCE

    Archimedes

    Archimedes
    Archimedes used math for science.
  • Period: 246 BCE to 210 BCE

    Shihuangdi's Reign

    He began the Great Wall of China and created the terra cotta army.
  • 221 BCE

    Founding of the Qin Dynasty in China

    Founding of the Qin Dynasty in China
  • 207 BCE

    The kingdom of Nam Viet Is Established in Southeast Asia

    The kingdom of Nam Viet Is Established in Southeast Asia
  • 206 BCE

    Han Dynasty Begins

    Han Dynasty Begins
  • 168 BCE

    Antiochus Epiphanes Desecrates Altar

    Antiochus Epiphanes Desecrates Altar
    Antiochus Epiphanes desecrates the Temple's altar by forcing the priest to sacrifice a pig.
  • 165 BCE

    Jews Restore Worship of God

    Jews Restore Worship of God
    Jews restore worship of God in the temple.
  • 150 BCE

    The Maccabees Drive Out Syrians

    The Maccabees Drive Out Syrians
    The Jews are free to govern themselves
  • 146 BCE

    Carthage Is Destroyed in the Third Punic War.

    Carthage Is Destroyed in the Third Punic War.
  • 130 BCE

    Ptolemy

    Ptolemy
    Ptolemy studied the sky and thought planets orbited Earth.
  • 100 BCE

    Birth of Julius Caesar

    Birth of Julius Caesar
  • 50 BCE

    Craftsmen in Syria create blown glass

    Craftsmen in Syria create blown glass
    Craftsmen in Syria create blown glass vessels and export them widely.
  • 27 BCE

    Octavian Became Emperor Caesar Augustus

    Octavian Became Emperor Caesar Augustus
  • 20 BCE

    Herod Begins Remodeling the Temple

    Herod Begins Remodeling the Temple
  • 70

    Romans Conquer Jerusalem and Destroy the Temple

    Romans Conquer Jerusalem and Destroy the Temple
  • 79

    Pompeii Is Destroyed by Mount Vesuvius

    Pompeii Is Destroyed by Mount Vesuvius
  • 156

    Polycarp Dies for His Faith in Jesus

    Polycarp Dies for His Faith in Jesus
  • 250

    The Maya Civilization Flourishes

    The Maya Civilization Flourishes
  • 300

    Aksum Is a Major Trading Center in Africa

    Aksum Is a Major Trading Center in Africa
  • 305

    Diocletian Completes His Palace in Split

    Diocletian Completes His Palace in Split
  • 313

    Constantine Ends Roman Persecution of Christans

    Constantine Ends Roman Persecution of Christans
  • 325

    Nicene Council

    Nicene Council
  • 350

    Christians in Hungary Create Tomb Paintings

    Christians in Hungary Create Tomb Paintings
  • Period: 394 to 410

    Alaric Is King of the Visgoths

  • 396

    Augustine Becomes a Church Leader in Africa

    Augustine Becomes a Church Leader in Africa
  • 400

    The Silk Road Connects the Middle East and China

    The Silk Road Connects the Middle East and China
  • 405

    Jerome Completes Translation of the Vulgate

    Jerome Completes Translation of the Vulgate
  • 410

    Alaric Captures Rome

    Alaric Captures Rome
  • 427

    Genseric the Vandal Becomes King

    Genseric the Vandal Becomes King
  • 432

    Patrick Brings the Gospel to Ireland

    Patrick Brings the Gospel to Ireland
  • 445

    Attila Becomes Sole King of the Huns

    Attila Becomes Sole King of the Huns
  • 475

    Theodemir, Theodoric's Father, Dies

    Theodemir, Theodoric's Father, Dies
  • Period: 475 to 526

    Theodoric the Ostrogoth Is King

  • 476

    Germanic Leader Odoacer Controls Rome

    Germanic Leader Odoacer Controls Rome
  • 481

    Clovis Becomes King

    Clovis Becomes King
  • 500

    St. Benedict Performed Miracles and Built Monasteries

    St. Benedict Performed Miracles and Built Monasteries
  • 527

    Justinian Becomes Byzantine Emperor

    Justinian Becomes Byzantine Emperor
  • 537

    The Hagia Sophia Cathedral Is Completed

    The Hagia Sophia Cathedral Is Completed
  • Period: 590 to 604

    St. Gregory I Is Pope

  • 593

    Taishi Shotoku Becomes Crown Prince of Japan

    Taishi Shotoku Becomes Crown Prince of Japan
  • 600

    Bantu Tribes Move into Southern Africa, Establishing New Cultures

    Bantu Tribes Move into Southern Africa, Establishing New Cultures
  • 622

    Muhammad Flees from Mecca to Medina

  • 650

    Bulgars Settle South of the Danube River in Europe

    Bulgars Settle South of the Danube River in Europe
    Modern Bulgaria
  • 690

    Wu Zetian Becomes the First and Only Female Emperor of China

    Wu Zetian Becomes the First and Only Female Emperor of China
  • 700

    The Chinese Enjoy Games with Playing Cards and Dominoes

    The Chinese Enjoy Games with Playing Cards and Dominoes
  • 721

    The Lindisfarne Gospels Manuscript Is Completed

    The Lindisfarne Gospels Manuscript Is Completed
  • 732

    A Muslim Army Is Defeated at Tours, France

    A Muslim Army Is Defeated at Tours, France
  • 751

    Captured Chinese Help Establish a Paper Factory in Samarkand

    Captured Chinese Help Establish a Paper Factory in Samarkand
    Uzbekistan
  • 793

    Vikings Attach the Monastery at Lindisfarne

    Vikings Attach the Monastery at Lindisfarne
  • 800

    Charlemagne Is Crowned Holy Roman Emperor

    Charlemagne Is Crowned Holy Roman Emperor
  • 850

    The Yiddish Language Develops Among Jews Living in Germanic Communities

    The Yiddish Language Develops Among Jews Living in Germanic Communities
  • 860

    Cyril and Methodius Develop a Slavic Alphabet

    Cyril and Methodius Develop a Slavic Alphabet
  • 918

    Wang Kon Establishes the Koryo Dynasty on the Korean Peninsula

    Wang Kon Establishes the Koryo Dynasty on the Korean Peninsula
  • 920

    Henry the Fowler Is the First King of Germany

    Henry the Fowler Is the First King of Germany
  • 930

    Norsemen Establish Althing in Iceland

    Norsemen Establish Althing in Iceland
  • 931

    Rollo the Viking

    Rollo the Viking
  • 970

    The Muslim City of Cordoba (Spain) Is the Largest in Europe.

    The Muslim City of Cordoba (Spain) Is the Largest in Europe.
  • 988

    Vladimir the 1st Accepts Orthodox Christianity

    Vladimir the 1st Accepts Orthodox Christianity
  • 1000

    Vikings Reach and Explore North America

    Vikings Reach and Explore North America
  • 1010

    Murasaki Shikibu, a Japanese Noblewoman, Completes Her Novel "The Tale of Genji."

    Murasaki Shikibu, a Japanese Noblewoman, Completes Her Novel "The Tale of Genji."
  • 1014

    Canute the Great Takes Over Rule of England from Kings of Wessex

    Canute the Great Takes Over Rule of England from Kings of Wessex
  • 1042

    Edward the Confessor Is King

    Edward the Confessor Is King
  • 1050

    Peter the Hermit Leads the First Crusade

    Peter the Hermit Leads the First Crusade
  • 1056

    Henry IV Spars with Pope Gregory VII

    Henry IV Spars with Pope Gregory VII
  • 1066

    William the Conqueror Wins the Battle of Hastings

    William the Conqueror Wins the Battle of Hastings
  • 1073

    Pope St. Gregory VII

    Pope St. Gregory VII
  • 1099

    El Cid the Conqueror

    El Cid the Conqueror
    They put his embalmed body into armor and used his body to scare off a Morse chieftan.
  • 1099

    Crusaders Capture Jerusalem

    Crusaders Capture Jerusalem
  • 1100

    The Shona Begins to Develop the Great Zimbabwe Complex

    The Shona Begins to Develop the Great Zimbabwe Complex
  • 1115

    Major Construction Begins on the Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

    Major Construction Begins on the Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia
  • 1152

    Frederick Barbarossa Is Emperor in Germany

    Frederick Barbarossa Is Emperor in Germany
  • 1154

    Henry II Is the King of England

    Henry II Is the King of England
  • 1200

    Robert Grosseteste

    Robert Grosseteste
    Robert Grosseteste was known as the father of the scientific method.
  • 1200

    Polynesian Culture Has Spread Across the Islands of the Pacific

    Polynesian Culture Has Spread Across the Islands of the Pacific
  • 1210

    Franciscan Order of Friars Is Founded

    Franciscan Order of Friars Is Founded
  • 1215

    The Magna Carta Is Signed

    The Magna Carta Is Signed
  • 1219

    Roger Bacon

    Roger Bacon
    Roger Bacon used experiments to prove superstitions wrong.
  • 1226

    Louis IX Is King During the Crusades

    Louis IX Is King During the Crusades
  • 1230

    Sundiata Establishes the West African Kingdom of Mali

    Sundiata Establishes the West African Kingdom of Mali
  • 1240

    Mongols Conquer Kiev

    Mongols Conquer Kiev
  • 1250

    Thomas Aquinas was a Catholic Priest and Theologian

    Thomas Aquinas was a Catholic Priest and Theologian
  • 1260

    Chartres Cathedral Is Consecrated

    Chartres Cathedral Is Consecrated
  • 1271

    Marco Polo Arrives in China

    Marco Polo Arrives in China
  • 1300

    Thomas Bradwardine

    Thomas Bradwardine
    Thomas Bradwardine proved most of Aristotle's ideas about motion wrong.
  • 1300

    Carving of Moai Statues on the Island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

    Carving of Moai Statues on the Island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
  • 1310

    William Wallace Leads the Scottish Army

    William Wallace Leads the Scottish Army
  • 1314

    Robert the Bruce Fought Against England

    Robert the Bruce Fought Against England
  • 1324

    Mansa Masa Makes a Pilgrimage to Mecca

    Mansa Masa Makes a Pilgrimage to Mecca
  • 1346

    Edward the Black Prince Defeats the King of Bohemia

  • 1346

    French and English Fight at Crecy

    French and English Fight at Crecy
  • 1356

    Hanseatic League Is Established

    Hanseatic League Is Established
  • 1380

    Wycliffe and Followers Translate Bible

    Wycliffe and Followers Translate Bible
  • 1400

    Salt Mining Operations Expand in Salzburg Area

    Salt Mining Operations Expand in Salzburg Area
  • 1400

    Jan van Eyck Is the First Artist to Use Oil-Based Paints

    Jan van Eyck Is the First Artist to Use Oil-Based Paints
  • 1405

    Voyages of Zeng He

    Voyages of Zeng He
    7 voyages from 1405 to 1433
  • 1415

    Henry the V Wins the Battle of Agincourt

    Henry the V Wins the Battle of Agincourt
  • 1420

    Forbidden City Opens as Ming Palace

    Forbidden City Opens as Ming Palace
  • 1424

    Prince Henry Begins Sending Expeditions to Africa

    Prince Henry Begins Sending Expeditions to Africa
  • 1429

    Joan of Arc Leads French at Siege of Orleans

  • 1438

    Inca Empire

    Inca Empire
  • 1450

    Nicolas of Cusa

    Nicolas of Cusa
    Nicolas of Cusa believed Earth spun on its axis.
  • 1450

    The Ming Rebuild the Great Wall

    The Ming Rebuild the Great Wall
  • 1452

    Ghiberti Completes the Gates of Paradise

    Ghiberti Completes the Gates of Paradise
  • 1453

    Ottoman Turks Capture Constantinople

    Ottoman Turks Capture Constantinople
  • 1455

    Gutenberg Bibles Are Published

    Gutenberg Bibles Are Published
  • 1480

    Ivan the Third Frees Russia from Tatar Control

    Ivan the Third Frees Russia from Tatar Control
  • 1489

    Venice Takes Control of the Island of Cyprus

    Venice Takes Control of the Island of Cyprus
  • 1492

    Lorenzo the Magnificent Ruled Florence

    Lorenzo the Magnificent Ruled Florence
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus Discovered North America

    Christopher Columbus Discovered North America
  • 1492

    Ferdinand, King of Spain, Conquered Grenada

    Ferdinand, King of Spain, Conquered Grenada
  • 1497

    Vasco da Gama Sails to India

    Vasco da Gama Sails to India
    He discovers the eastern path to the Indies from Portugal
  • 1499

    Da Gama Brings Ming Porcelain to Portugal

    Da Gama Brings Ming Porcelain to Portugal
  • 1500

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Nicolaus Copernicus believed planets orbit the sun.
  • 1500

    Chevalier Bayard, a French Knight, Held the Bridge Between France and Spain

    Chevalier Bayard, a French Knight, Held the Bridge Between France and Spain
  • 1500

    Cardinal Wolsey Founds Oxford College and Christchurch College

    Cardinal Wolsey Founds Oxford College and Christchurch College
  • 1515

    Jewish Yeshiva in Lublin, Poland Is Founded

    Jewish Yeshiva in Lublin, Poland Is Founded
  • 1516

    Erasmus Publishes Greek New Testament

    Erasmus Publishes Greek New Testament
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther Posts His 95 Theses on the Church Door in Wittenburg, Germany

    Martin Luther Posts His 95 Theses on the Church Door in Wittenburg, Germany
  • 1521

    Hernando Cortes Conquers the Aztecs

    Hernando Cortes Conquers the Aztecs
  • 1543

    Copernicus Publishes His Scientific Theories

    Copernicus Publishes His Scientific Theories
    The earth revolves around the sun. The sun stays still.
  • 1550

    Andreas Vesalius

    Andreas Vesalius
    Andreas Vesalius wrote an accurate book on the human body.
  • 1554

    King Charles V Gave the Netherlands and Naples to Son Philip

    King Charles V Gave the Netherlands and Naples to Son Philip
  • 1563

    Istanbul Has an Extensive Water Supply System

    Istanbul Has an Extensive Water Supply System
  • 1571

    Manilla Is Capital of the Spanish East Indies

    Manilla Is Capital of the Spanish East Indies
  • 1575

    Silver Mint Founded in Potosi, South America

    Silver Mint Founded in Potosi, South America
  • 1578

    Sir Francis Drake Circumnavigated the Globe

    Sir Francis Drake Circumnavigated the Globe
  • Sir Walter Raleigh Funds England's First Expedition to Colonize North America

    Sir Walter Raleigh Funds England's First Expedition to Colonize North America
    Landed at Newfoundland
  • English Navy Defeats Spanish Armada

    English Navy Defeats Spanish Armada
  • Sir Francis Drake Helps Defeat the Spanish Armada

    Sir Francis Drake Helps Defeat the Spanish Armada
  • Henry of Navare Becomes King of France

    Henry of Navare Becomes King of France
  • Shakespeare's Company Builds the Globe Theatre.

    Shakespeare's Company Builds the Globe Theatre.
  • Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler
    Johannes Kepler described planetary orbits.
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    Galileo Galilei improved the telescope.
  • Wallenstein Was General for the Catholic Germans During the Thirty Years War

    Wallenstein Was General for the Catholic Germans During the Thirty Years War
  • Robert Boyle

    Robert Boyle
    He is known as the founder of modern chemistry, and he experimented with gases.
  • English Colonize the Island of Barbados

    English Colonize the Island of Barbados
  • Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, Defeated Tilly During the Thirty Years War

    Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, Defeated Tilly During the Thirty Years War
  • Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
    He built the first high-powered single lens microscope. He opened up the world of tiny bacteria.
  • Sir Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton
    He made 3 laws of motion. He studied science to learn about God.
  • John Aubrey Discovers Stonehenge

    John Aubrey Discovers Stonehenge
    John Aubrey explores Stonehenge.
  • Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal demonstrated atmospheric pressure.
  • Carolus Linnaeus

    Carolus Linnaeus
    He believed Earth was organized. He wrote a book that classified animals.
  • Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier

    Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier
    He was a chemist and made the law of mass conservation.
  • John Dalton

    John Dalton
    He did experiments with gases, and he is known as the father of modern atomic theory.
  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday
    He did experiments on electricity. He argued for Christianity.
    He contributed to the study on electromagnetism and electrochemistry.
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    He proposed the theory of evolution and improved the study of living things.
  • Johann Burckhardt Rediscovers Petra

    Johann Burckhardt Rediscovers Petra
  • James Joule

    James Joule
    He discovered energy can only change forms, not be destroyed. He made the First Law of Thermodynamics.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    He said life could only come from other living things. He invented pasteurization.
  • John James Audubon

    John James Audubon
    John James Audubon published "Birds of America."
  • James Clerk Maxwell

    James Clerk Maxwell
    James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish mathematician.
    He is considered the father of modern physics. He found electromagnetism.
  • Ignaz Semmelweis

    Ignaz Semmelweis
    He discovered that washing hands would help keep people from dying.
  • Max Planck

    Max Planck
    He found quanta.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    He used quanta to explain the photoelectric effect.
  • Neils Bohr

    Neils Bohr
    He made a picture of an atom.
  • Archaeologist Discover Stele with Hammurabi's Laws

    Archaeologist Discover Stele with Hammurabi's Laws
    Archaeologist discovered a stone stele (or column) inscribed with laws Hammurabi developed. The Code of Hammurabi.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    "By 1918, when Germany finally surrendered after four years of constant war, the defeat shocked the nation." (The Faithful Spy p.15)
  • Germany Signs the Treaty of Versailles

    Germany Signs the Treaty of Versailles
    "In 1919, Germany was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles, accepting total responsibility for the Great War!" (Faithful Spy, p.15)
  • The Great Depression Begins

    "In October of 1929, the world was devastated by the collapse of the global financial markets, which marked the beginning of the Great Depression." (Faithful Spy, p.25)
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    Great Depression

  • Somalia Refugees Flee to Kenya

    Somalia Refugees Flee to Kenya
    Dadaab Refugee Complex: The first camp was established in 1991, when refugees fleeing the civil war in Somalia started to cross the border into Kenya. A second large influx occurred in 2011, when some 130,000 refugees arrived, fleeing drought and famine in southern Somalia. Link text
  • A New Globe Theatre Is Built in London

    A New Globe Theatre Is Built in London