Key AP History events

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus' first landfall

    A disputed and uncertain date. This is the date known to be when land was sighted, but the exact date of when they landed on Hispaniola is not known.
  • Defeat of the Spanish Armada

    Led to britain's becoming the top world superpower after defeating over 20,000 Spanish troops aboard over sixty armed merchant vessels as well a close to a dozen fully armed galleons.