Other world events

  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    other world events

  • Jan 7, 1492


    Christopher Comlumbus sailed the Ocean blue in 1942. He discovered America.
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Vasco de gama

    Vasco de gama
    Vasco da Gama travels around tip of Africa to India and returns with jewels
    and spices; Portugal establishes trading posts in Spice Islands (Indonesia).
  • Jan 7, 1500


    European countries establish the slave trade in west Africa to obtain
    workers for the sugar and tobacco plantations in South America and the
    Caribbean, and the cotton plantations in the southern U.S.
  • British rule over India

    British rule over India
    British East India Company is established and sets up trading posts in India.