American History

  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to


  • Aug 17, 1492

    Columbus Signs Contract

    Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies.
  • Sep 29, 1494

    Columbus Returns

    Christopher Columbus returns to Spain from Palos.
  • Nov 28, 1494

    Treaty of Tordesillas!

    Treaty of Tordesillas!
    The Treaty of Tordesillas signed by Spain and Portugal, for partitioning the World.
  • May 15, 1502


    The first African slaves arrived in North America.
  • Jul 6, 1502

    Final Voyage

    Fourth and final voyage of Christopher Columbus leaves from Cadiz, Spain, with four ships.
  • May 20, 1506

    Columbus Death

    Christopher Columbus dies in Valladolid, Spain.
  • Nov 4, 1519

    Cortes sets sail

    Hernan Cortes sets sail from cuba with 16 horses and a few hundred men.
  • Aug 12, 1522


    Ferdinand Magellan sails around the world.
  • May 8, 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    He takes 570 men on an expedition to present day Tampa.
  • May 21, 1542

    Hernando's Death

    Hernando de Soto dies in Desha County, Arizona from a bad fever.
  • Apr 6, 1544

    French Wins!

    French defeated Spanish at Ceresole Battle
  • Dec 2, 1547

    Hernando Cortes

    Hernando Cortes dies in Castilleja de la Cuesta, Spain from pleurisy.
  • Aug 1, 1558


    Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England.
  • Feb 15, 1571


    Galileo Galilei was born.
  • Spanish Armada

    The Spanish Armada got defeated by the English.
  • Don Juan Onate

    Traversed the bare Sonora Desert from Mexico into the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Colonists Population

    Colonists Population
    The population of American colonists reaches 475,000.
  • Slavery

    Slavery was abolished in Russia
  • Slave Hanging

    Slave Hanging
    50 African American slaves are hung in Charleston South Carolina.
  • Cotton Mills

    Cotton Mills
    Cotton Mills were first opened in England.