Columbus sails to the Americas

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  • Apr 13, 1492

    Columbus sails to the Americas

    Columbus sails to the Americas
    Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, hoping to find a route to India. He made a total of four trips to the Caribbean and South America during the years 1492-1504.
  • May 16, 1521

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs
    The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in 1521, led by Hernando Cortes, was a landmark victory for the European settlers. Following the Spanish arrival in Mexico, a huge battle erupted between the army of Cortes and the Aztec people under the rule of Montezuma. The events that occurred were crucial to the development of the American lands and have been the subject of much historical debate in present years.
  • Apr 13, 1543

    Copernicus Presents the Heliocentric Theroy

    Copernicus Presents the Heliocentric Theroy
    Copernican heliocentrism is the name given to the astronomical model developed by Nicolaus Copernicus and published in 1543. It positioned the Sun near the center of the Universe, motionless, with Earth and the other planets rotating around it in circular paths modified by epicycles and at uniform speeds.
  • English settles Jamestown

    English settles Jamestown
    Settles had been landing in America for some time before English settlers arrived in what is now Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. But it was in that spot on the James River that English colonization began and with it, the history of America.
  • Louis XIV of Frace beings his reign

    Louis XIV of Frace beings his reign
    Before Louis XIV started to govern by himself royal power had been exercised by delegation for more than half a century1. The population had grown accustomed to this division between the royal power itself and the person who exercised it and therefore the act by which Louis took the government in his own hands was viewed as a revolution.
  • Peter the Great of Russia Begins his reign

    Peter the Great of Russia Begins his reign
    Tsar Peter I of Russia is more usually described as 'Peter the Great'. As a young man, he travelled to Europe in 1697–98 to study new developments in technology, especially shipbuilding. He lived in Deptford, at the home of the writer John Evelyn, for much of his four-month stay in England.
  • Glorious Revolution in england

    Glorious Revolution in england
    The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, is the name of the overthrow of King James II
  • French Revloutions begins

    French Revloutions begins
    The Revolution began when the Estates-General met on May 5, 1789. Many Nobles and some of the clergy followed the Third Estate, in starting the long revolution. They changed the name of their gathering from Estates General to the National Assembly, which represented all of the people of France, thus doing away with representation by class.
  • Napolean conquers most of Europe

    Napolean conquers most of Europe
    As the 18th century changed to the 19th century, the big question in Europe was this: what would the French Revolution lead to? Europe's rulers had good reason to be concerned. The social leveling reforms in France had led to the destruction of aristocratic privilege and the execution of a king.