World history

A.P. World History Timeline

  • 500

    Fall of Rome

    Fall of Rome
    Rome falls as the result of many invasions and assassinations of Roman leaders.
  • Jun 8, 632

    Death of Mohammad

    Death of Mohammad
    By the time of his death, Mohammad converted most of Arabia to Islam. Unfortunately, Mohammad fell ill and died shortly after he returned from his pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • Oct 1, 732

    Battle of Tours

    Battle of Tours
    Charles Martel successfully defeats the Islamic forces thereby extending his kingdom. The Battle of Tours would later be seen as a huge victory for Christians against Muslims.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne crowned king

    Charlemagne crowned king
    Charlemagne is crowned king by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day.
  • Jan 1, 1096

    First Crusade

    First Crusade
    The first crusade started as a war to regain the Holy Lands from the muslims by the Catholics of Europe. This crusade was to be the first of very many.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta signed

    Magna Carta signed
    The Magna Carta was written and signed during the reign of King John. This document reinstated rights to nobles and others in the country, and also laid the groundwork for the English Parliament.
  • Jan 1, 1324

    Musa's pilgrimage to Mecca

    Musa's pilgrimage to Mecca
    Mansa Musa, the ruler of Mali, made his pilgrimage to Mecca as he should according to the Five Pillars of Islam. Along the way he impressed everyone who saw him with his caravan of gold-carrying servants and camels.
  • May 30, 1431

    Joan of Arc is put to death

    Joan of Arc is put to death
    Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the French.
  • Jan 1, 1469

    Isabella marries Ferdinand

    Isabella marries Ferdinand
    The marriage of Queen Isabellla to Ferdinand (the heir to the throne of the spanish kingdom Aragon), unites most of Spain into a single monarchy.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Columbus finds America

    Columbus finds America
    The discovery of the Americas was purely by accident. Most people thought in this day that the Earth was a lot smaller than it really was. As Columbus sailed towards the Americas, he thought he was going to land in China and India.
  • Jan 1, 1508

    Michelangelo starts painting the Sistine Chapel

    Michelangelo starts painting the Sistine Chapel
    Michelangelo starts his most famous work of painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in1508. He doesn't finish the ceiling until 1512.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Cortes lands in Mexico

    Cortes lands in Mexico
    In 1519, Spanish explorer, Hernan Cortes lands in Mexica with a force of 600 men. In a few years, Cortes will have completley taken control of the Aztec people and their land and wealth.
  • The British first trade opium to China

    The British first trade opium to China
    The British trade of opium to China makes many Chinese addicted to the drug and thus starting the Opium War.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a stand against British control of the American colonies. Patriots sneaked onto British boats at night and dumped all the tea into the harbor.
  • Decleration of Independence is signed

    Decleration of Independence is signed
    The signing of the Decleration of Independence signifies that the American colonies were no longer controlled by the British.
  • Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin

    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin
    The invention of the cotton gin allows massive amounts of cotton to be made and exported in record time.
  • Napoleonic Codes

    Napoleonic Codes
    One of his most famous reforms, the Napoleonic Codes created equality between all male French citizens, Women and children were not yet recognized as having legal rights.
  • Thomas Edison invents the lightbulb

    Thomas Edison invents the lightbulb
    The invention of the lightbulb changed the modern world drastically. People were now able to work longer hours as they no longer needed the light of day to see by.
  • The United States enter World War I

    The United States enter World War I
    After the sinking of the Lusitania and the interception of the Zimmermann telegram, the United States officially enter into World War I.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles brought an end to World War 1 and effectively diminished the German economy.
  • Start of World War II

    Start of World War II
    World War II officially started from the invasoin of Poland by German forces.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese bombing of the U.S. naval station, Pearl Harbor, caused the United States to declare war on Japan, which then made Germany declare war on the United States.
  • D- day

    D- day
    With the combined efforts of the English, Canadian, and American forces the allies successfully liberated France starting off with the offensive front that started on June 6, 1944.
  • Dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki

    Dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki
    The dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki was the second time in all history that an atomic bomb had been used in warfare. The first one was dropped on Hiroshima three days earlier. The bomb dropped on Nagasaki ended World War 2.
  • A.P. World History Exam

    A.P. World History Exam
    The exam that would change it all. For better or worse, we do not yet know.