Evolution's Role in History

Timeline created by russmanng
  • Bishop Ussher

    Bishop Ussher
    Using biblical chronology, Bishop pinpoints creation at 4004 B.C.
  • Trouble in the U.K.

    Trouble in the U.K.
    King Charles I beheaded in England; England becomes a commonwealth. Cromwell invades Ireland.
  • Linnaeus

    Linnaeus
    Linnaeus tries to classify all life on earth by kingdoms, classes, orders, genera, and species.
  • War against an Emperor

    War against an Emperor
    France declares war on Emperor Charles VI
  • Lamarck Champions Evolution

    Lamarck Champions Evolution
    Lamarck proposes that living things evolve to become more complex through time.
  • Freinds are made.

    Freinds are made.
    Friendship treaty between Britain and the Sikhs is signed.
  • Lord Kelvin calculates the age of the earth

    Lord Kelvin calculates the age of the earth
    Kelvin proclaims the earth is roughly 100 million years old.
  • Failed Crops

    Failed Crops
    Famine in Ireland (potato famine)
  • Neanderthal

    Neanderthal
    Unearthing a fossil skull in Germany’s Neander Valley challenges christian belief of Adam and Eve.
  • Peace in Europe

    Peace in Europe
    Treaty of Paris ends Crimean War
  • Evolution is accepted

    Evolution is now a mainstream idea with magazines and newspapers promoting it, even though it is still doubted.
  • End of the American Civil War

    End of the American Civil War
    General Lee surrenders and confederate states are given over to Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Bible reading required in public schools.

    Bible reading required in public schools.
    New fundamentalist movement now ensures the practice of reading the bible in school.
  • The Age of Jazz

    The Age of Jazz
    Jazz Era begins in New Orleans
  • DNA Puzzle Solved

    DNA Puzzle Solved
    Discovery of the double helix structure of DNA unlock the details of what genes are and how they work.
  • Stalin succeeds to another.

    Stalin succeeds to another.
    Stalin succeeded by Malenkov & Khrushchev
  • A new view of humans and apes

    A new view of humans and apes
    genetic science shows striking resemblances in ape and human DNA
  • Vietnam War causes distress

    Vietnam War causes distress
    M.L.K. leads anti-Vietnam War march in N.Y.
  • Lucy

    Lucy
    find of a 4 million year-old fossils that offers evidence of an ancient human ancestor.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    Watergate scandal; Nixon resigns; Pres. Ford pardons Nixon.