Important Events in Human Geography

By ehh0661
  • Jan 1, 621

    Islam began in Mecca

    It is the origin of a very big religion in today's society.
  • Jan 1, 711

    Moors (Muslims) reached Spain via Morocco

    Led to the spread of religion which is why it is very worldwide spread today
  • Jan 1, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    It was a battle fought between two army's regarding territory conflict, disagreements go all the way back in time.
  • Jan 1, 1325

    Tenochtitlan founded by Aztecs

    It was a major capital that fell and shows that without a good foundation, even the best of kingdoms can fall apart.
  • Jan 1, 1455

    Gutenberg invents the printing press

    revolutionized the way people read and write, increase of literacy rates
  • Spanish Armada defeated by England

    Times of colonization and marking territory.
  • English Settlement at Jamestown, VA.

    First settlement in America
  • First slaves arrive in Virginia

    First slaves arrived which later on helped us understand the meaning of equality.
  • Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, MA

    It began the colonization of the Americas. The first settlement in America that thrived and allowed people a place to live.
  • American colonists declared independence from Great Britain

    First acts of freedom and liberty which encouraged many other countries to escape the British control
  • French Revolution

    The French Revolution changed the entire way France is run. Powers were giving to the people not just the King and Queen. A revolution fought for way things were ruled and is one of the reasons our rulings have come so far in modern day
  • Thomas Jefferson completed the Louisiana Purchase

    It was bought for a low price and it allowed the Americans to spread out west and expand the United States. It added to the agricultural power of the United States as well.
  • Erie Canal Completed

    It was an event of major importance in Michigan history because it greatly facilitated the transportation of passengers and goods between ports.
  • Charles Darwin begins his travels

    His finding and theories of of evolution by natural selection and is still generally accepted as the best available explanation of the way life on this planet developed.
  • Gold was discovered in California

    It attracted people to California in search for jobs and in search for riches.
  • The first Times Atlas of the World was published

    It had maps produced by the German firm Velhagen & Klasing and was known as the “the finest reference atlas ever published.”
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    It had established the “separate but equal” doctrine.
  • Spanish-American War

    It showed American dominance, effectively created an American Empire, and had aquired foreign colonies.
  • (BC) The Minoan Period - Crete

    Bronze age of civilization when language came into effect.
  • Women in America gain suffrage

    Led to evolving of rights and improvement in the human development index
  • October Black Tuesday

    Worst money crash in the history of the United States
  • 1939-1945 World War 2

    World ethnicities clashed out on each other and led to the formation of world corporations
  • Founding of the People's Republic of China

    "The Chinese people have stood up!" and it was recognized by the Soviet Union.
  • 1950-1953 Korean War

    The definition of states comes into play and claim of two territories
    1917 Bolshevik Revolution
  • Berlin Wall fell

    The wall separating the two areas fell and made the areas come into contact again.
  • US Declared War on Terrorism

    Ethnic differences from the fight over Jerusalem still continue and this is an example of the endless feuds
  • US invaded Iraq

    After the 9/11 attack, the US invaded Iraq in attempt to keep them under control.
  • 1619 First slaves arrive in Virginia

  • 1620 Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, MA

  • 1789 French Revolution

  • 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

  • (BC) Hebrew King David captured Jerusalem

    Started the constant feud between Hindus and Muslims that is still occurring
  • (BC) Greeks sent settlers to create colonies in Asia Mino

    The start of colonization which the British later took upon later
  • (BC) Building of the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza

    Complex structure with over 2,000,000 bricks and one of the worlds seven wonders.