• Oct 3, 1455

    Printing Press

    Johannes Gutenberg invents printing press with metal movable type.
  • Oct 3, 1475


    Muzzle-loaded rifles invented in Italy and Germany
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus sailed the ocean blue

    1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On this date Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain to find an alternate route to India.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus landed in the New World

    Landed on the small island inwhat is now the Bahamas.
  • Oct 3, 1494


    Whiskey invented in Scotland
  • Oct 3, 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot lands in Newfoundland, beginning the British colonial presence in North America.
  • Oct 4, 1502


    First reported African Slaves in The New World
  • Oct 4, 1506


    Christopher Columbus dies in Valladolid, Spain.
  • May 2, 1519


    Leonardo da Vinci dies of natural causes at May 2.
  • Oct 4, 1520


    Hernán Cortés leads the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
  • Oct 4, 1521


    Philippines discovered by Ferdinand Magellan. He was later killed in battle in central Philippines in the same year.
  • Oct 4, 1524

    Atlantic coast

    Giovanni da Verrazzano is the first European to explore the Atlantic coast of North America between South Carolina and Newfoundland.
  • Oct 4, 1531


    The Church of England breaks away from the Roman Catholic Church and recognizes King Henry VIII as the head of the Church.
  • Oct 4, 1532


    Francisco Pizarro leads the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.
  • Oct 4, 1539


    Hernando de Soto explores inland North America.
  • Feb 15, 1564


    Galileo Galilei born on February 15
  • Oct 4, 1572

    no more inca's

    Spanish conquistadores apprehend the last Inca leader Tupak Amaru at Vilcabamba, Peru, and execute him in Cuzco.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh

    Sir Walter Raleigh founds Roanoke Colony, the first English settlement in the New World, in the Virginia Colony.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown Settlement is founded by English gold seekers.
  • Telescope

    •Hans Lippershey invents the first refracting telescope
  • Marriage

    Pocahontas marries John Rolfe; Galileo Galilei faces the Inquisition
  • Cape Horn

    First rounding of Cape Horn
  • Sir Walter

    Sir Walter Raleigh executed
  • Submariane

    •The earliest human-powered submarine invented by Cornelis Drebbel.
  • New Hampshire

    First English settlement in New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Bay Colony founded
  • Massachusets

    Colony of Massachusetts founded
  • Maryland

    Colony of Maryland chartered
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina founded
  • Peace

    Peace treaty between William Penn and North American Indians; Sir Isaac Newton explains his gravitational theories
  • NC and SC

    Carolina divided into North and South Carolina
  • Mayan

    Last remains of the Mayan civilization destroyed by the Spanish in the Yucatan
  • Virginia

    To help defray the cost of keeping troops in America, Parliament enacts (March 22) the Stamp Act, imposing a tax on many types of printed materials used in the colonies. Seen as a violation of rights, the Act sparks violent demonstrations in several Colonies. Virginia's House of Burgesses adopts (May 29) the Virginia Resolves claiming that, under British law, Virginians could be taxed only by an assembly to which they had elected representatives. Delegates from nine colonies attend the Stamp Act
  • Boston Teaparty

    This date is when the sons of liberty grouped to gether and raided the British ships and dumped out tons and tons of tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
  • Battles

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • We Win

    The British surrender at Yorktown
  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
    That stated that the US was now a free country independent of Britain. Signed by founding fathers and was written mostly by thomas jefferson and discussed natural rights and also listed many grievances by the colonists against england.
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays' Rebellion
  • Constitution

    Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
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