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modern history

  • Oct 31, 1492

    Columbus sails to Hispaniola

    Columbus, the spaniard, who was sent from Spain, to find the Indies found Hispaniola instead.
  • Apr 1, 1512

    Juan Ponce de Leon

    Juan Ponce de Leon is rewarded by King Ferdinand for exploring Puerto Rico
  • Oct 10, 1521

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs
    Cortez united other tribes to over throw the Aztecs along with Cortezs' army.
  • Mar 17, 1524

    Pizarro leaves to conquer Peru

    The first of three expeditions Pizzaro took to conquer Peru
  • Apr 11, 1543

    Copernicus presents the Heliocentric Theory

    The Heliocentric Theory he created was a theory about the sun being the center of the universe
  • Apr 11, 1543

    Geocentric Theory discovered

    This theory stated that the Earth was the center of the universe
  • English peoples settle in Jamestown

    English peoples settle in Jamestown
    First English settlers sail across the Atlantic Ocean to reach settlement in Jamestown.
  • Louis XIV of France begins his reign

    Louis XIV of France becomes King and starts his reign to absolute power.
  • The Age of Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment, which was a movement, helped reform society and advance knowledge
  • Peter the Great of Russia begins his reign

    Peter the Great of Russia takes hold of his empire and begins the Westernization of Russia
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    The Glorious Revolution was the overthrow of King James the II of England.
  • Johhan Sebastian Bach

    Johhan Sebastian Bach
    Bach becomes one of the greatest German composers of all time.
  • American Revolution

    The war has ended in America and the Americans beat the British claiming their independence
  • French Revolution Begins

    The French Revolution began and it was started because the uprising of the Third Estate
  • Napoleon conquers most of Europe

    Napoleon's greatest accomplishments were in warfare. Using his skills he conquered almost all of Europe.