Danielle and Hannah AP Timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Important People of the Past

  • Jan 1, 1513

    Niccolo Machiavelli/Governemnt

    He was born on May 3, 1469. He wrote the Prince in 1513. He has been called the Creater of Monder political science and cynical beast. He was a high level statesman in Florence.
  • William Shekespeare/ Literature

    He was a famous writer of plays. His performances were mainly at the Globe Theater in London.
  • Galileo Galilei/Environmental Science

    He discover that there was moons revolvong around Jupiter. He was an Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathemation.
  • Rene Descartes/Calculus

    Rene Descartes/Calculus
    His birthday is March 31, 1596. In 1636, he published "geometry". He could explain everything in nature. He was the first to describe the physical universe in terms of matter and motion. He died on February 11, 1650.
  • John Wallis/ Calculus

    He was appointed to the Savilian Chair in Geometry at Oxford University. His witten work was the Arithemetica Infinitorun.
  • John Locke/Government

    John Locke/Government
    He was born August 29, 1632. He was an English philosopher whose ideas greatly influenced the American and French revolutions. He wrote his masterpiece Essay Concerning Human Understanding while he was in exile.
  • John Bernoulli/ Calculus

    He published a mathematical challenge against a popular device in the early days of calculus.The problem was determining the shape of a curve down in the best possible time.
  • Isaac Newton/Calculus

    Isaac Newton/Calculus
    For more information on calculus. He was born on December 25, 1642. He was an English physicistand mathematician. He was also the original discoverer of calculus.
  • Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz/ Calculus

    He developed the present day notion for the differential and integral calculus. He also invented an early calculating machine.
  • Adam Smith/Marcoeconomics

    Adam Smith/Marcoeconomics
    He was baptized on June 5, 1723. In 1767 he wrotethe book "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the World of Nations. In his last years in Edinburgh was spent as a government offical-the Commerissioner of Customs.
  • Benjamin Franklin/U.S. History

    Benjamin Franklin/U.S. History
    He was born on January 17, 1706. He was one of the Founding Fathers and drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
  • Thomas Robert Malthus/Macroeconomics

    Click Here For More information on Thomas Robert Malthus Impact on Macroeconomics. He contributed by finding out the relationship between food supply and population. He wrote Principles of Political Economy.
  • David Ricardo/Macroeconomics

    Click here for more information on David Ricardo. At age 37, he wrote his first economics article. He wrote that because of Bank of England issues access banknotes; England had inflation.
  • Augustin-Louis Cauchy/Calculus

    For more information on Augustin-Louis Cauchy click here. He was the first to introduce rigor into mathematical analysis. At the age of 24, he attracted the attention of France's top mathematicians.
  • Lother Mayer/ Chemistry

    He published the first periodic table, which described the placement of 28 elements. It was arranged into 6 families.
  • William Crookes/ Chemistry

    He used the vacuum tube to discover cathode rays. He observed that electricity running through a glass vacuum tube caused an image to appear and cause the zinc sulfide inside to glow.
  • Helen Keller/ Literature

    She wrote The Story of My Life. She was born blind, deaf, and mute.
  • Marjorie Stoneman Douglas/ Environmental Science

    She led Crusades to save the Florida Evergaldes. She wrote the book The Everglades: River of Grass.
  • Wilhelm Roentgen/Chemistry

    He discover the x-ray while researching the glow made by cathode rays. He discovered the rays caused the fluorescence to pass through glass, cardboard, and walls.
  • Robert Milikan/ Chemistry

    He discovered mass of electrons by dropping oil into an electrically charged field. In 1932 he won the Nobel Prize for this discovery.
  • Ernest Rutherford/Chemistry

    He discover the proton in 1918. He named in proton, from the Greek word "protos" meaning "first".
  • John Maynard Keynes/ Macroeconomics

    He was a British economist whose advocacy of government-managed economies helped shape capitalism in the 20th century.He was part of Virginia Woolf's "Bloomsbury Group".
  • Women Getting the Right to Vote/U.S. Hostory

    U.S. Constitution add the 19th Amendment giving the women the right to vote. Since the U.S. did this many other countries have followed in their footsteps.
  • The Great Depression/ Government

    On this day the stock market crashed due to too much credit. The New Yok Stock Exchange lost 4 billion dollars.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt/ Government

    He proposed to Congress an idea to solve unemployment. This become known as the Hundred Days.
  • C.S. Lewis/ Literature

    He was the famous author of the Narnia Series. As of now, two have been made into a motion picture.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr./ Government

    He led the civil rights movement and as of December 21, 1956 segregation was no longer allowed on buses. He was assassinated shortly after.
  • Dr. Seuss/ Literature

    His real is Theodor Seuss Geisel. He wrote several childrens books, two being Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat.
  • John F.Kennedy's Assassination/Government

    He was the youngest president to be elected and the youngest to die. His killer was Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre/Literature

    Jean-Paul Sartre/Literature
    He was born June 21, 1905.He was a French novelist, playright, and exponent of philosophy acclaiming the freedom of individual human being. In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Prize, but declined it.
  • Earth Day/ Environmental Science

    This day was celebrated by Senator Gaylord Nelsonand Dennis Hayes. Millions of Americans supported by aiding in cleaning up air and water in order to presrve nature.
  • Peter Singer/Environmental Science

    Peter Singer/Environmental Science
    He was born July 6, 1946. He was an Australian political and ethical philosopherand a founder of the modwern animal rights movement.
  • World Charter for Nature Passed? Environmental Science

    The Charter stated that "nature shall be respected and its essential processes not impaired". It also states that " man should respect all of the different types of ecosystems".
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Reacter Explodes/ Environmental Science

    It leaked into Ukraine during an experiment. It caused over 2 thousand square miles of land to be affected with enormous amounts of radiation.
  • J.K. Rowling/ Literature

    She was the author of the books Harry Potter. They took her seven years to write. Her books have now been made into motion pictures.
  • Taxes Raised/ Government

    President Bush agreed to raise taxes in order lower the federal deficit. His campaign pledge was "Read My Lips: No New Taxes".
  • Robert E. Lucus, Jr./Macroenomics

    He was born September 15, 1937. He developed the theory of rational expectations, thus winning him the Nobel Prize.
  • The Day America Realized They Were Vulnerable/U.S. History

    On this day in history, the United States of America was attacked by al-Qaeda. They crashed through the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and tried to crash into the White House.
  • Hurricane Katrina/U.S. History

    For more information on Hurricane Katrina click here.. On this day in history Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. This storm costed the Gulf Coast states around $125 billion.
  • Martin P. Wattenberg/U.S. Government

    He is a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine. He wrote Government in America people, Politics, and Policy.
  • Gulf Oil Spill/U.S. History

    More information can be found by clicking here.. The oil spill went into thsea for 3 months before finally being capped off. On July 15, the spilled was stoppped but it still released 205.8 million gallons of oil into the sea.
  • Apple has more csh than the U.S. Government/Macroeconomics

    America has $73.8 billion, but Apple has more. On this day, Apple was declared to have $76.2 billion, over $3 billion more than the government.
  • Edgar Allen Poe/ Literature

    He was a famous writer of stories and poetry. He was the son of an English-bprn actress named Elizabeth Arnold Poe.