• Jan 1, 1440

    Invention of the Printing Press (Gutenburg)

    Invention of the Printing Press (Gutenburg)
    Johannes Gutenberg invented a new technology called the printing press in 1440. It had replacable and movable pieces of wood that you would push down onto something else to create words . It increased the amount of books made, and for a cheaper price too.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    The Introduction fo the Heliocentric Theory

    The Introduction fo the Heliocentric Theory
    This is a theory about how the Earth circles around the sun. It was reached and publicized by Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Halley.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Posting of the 95 Theses

    Posting of the 95 Theses
    Martin Luther goes to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He nails a piece of paper to it that contains the 95 revolutionary opinions. Soon, this would begin the Protestant Reformation.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Luther's Translation of the Bible

    Luther's Translation of the Bible
    Luther was the first person to translate the bible from Latin to German. Doing this lead to protestant versions in other languages. Because Luther translated the bible, poeple were able to read it for themselves in their homes, churches, and schools.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    The Painting of the Mona Lisa

    The Painting of the Mona Lisa
    This is an oil painting done by Leonardo Davinci. It is the most famous painting in the history of art.
  • Jan 1, 1530

    Invention of the First Telescope

    Invention of the First Telescope
    Galileo invented the telescope. He improved the telescope by inventing a three power instrument. He then quickly improved it to eight, twenty and then thirty power.
  • The Peak of The Renaissance Era

    The Peak of The Renaissance Era
    The Renaissance Era was known as the "Golden Age". It marked the time of rebirth in humanism.
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    The Reign of Louis XIV, XV, & XVI

    This reign started with King Louis XVI, and then ended with King Louis XVI
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    Age of the Monarchs

    The time when monarchs ruled with most of the power.
  • Newton's Laws of Gravity

    Newton's Laws of Gravity
    Newtons law of gravity states that "every particle in the universe exerts a force on every other particle along the line joining their centers. The magnitude of the force is directly proportional to the product of the masses of the two particles, and inversely proportional to the square of the distances between them."
  • The Invention of the First Steam Engine

    The Invention of the First Steam Engine
    A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. Thomas Savery was the first man to make one in 1698.
  • 30 Years War

    30 Years War
    The 30 years war included 3 wars inside of it, the War of Polish Succession, the War of Austrian Succession, and the Seven Years' War. It lasted for 30 years in total form 1733 to 1763.
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    French Revolution

    The French Revolution began with a meeting of the States General in May. This revolution changed the government, administration, military and culture of the nation. It also made Europe fall into many wars.
  • The invention of the Cotton Gin

    The invention of the Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney was the inventor of the cotton gin.The cotton gin was a machine that automated the separation of cottonseed from the short-staple cotton fiber. This machine could generate up to fifty pounds of cleaned cotton daily, making cotton production profitable for the southern states.
  • The First Electric Battery

    The First Electric Battery
    Alessandro Volta is known to be the first person to create a "wet cell battery." This produced a reliable, steady current of electricity. Then in 1836 John F. Daniell invented a new battery called the Daniell Cell. This battery lasted longer and produced 1.1 volts of power.
  • The First Steel Plow by John Deere

    The First Steel Plow by John Deere
    John Deere designed the first cast steel plow. It assisted farmers in their work by cutting the tough prairie ground. This plow was made of wrought iron and had a steel share that could cut through sticky soil without messing up the machine.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    At 7:55 a.m. a Japanese dive bomber wearing a red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings, appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. 360 warplanes followed behind it. This act put the U.S. into WWII
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    On this day in 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed on the coasts of Fance to fight Nazi Germany. More thatn 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded.
  • Enola Gay Drops Da Bomb

    Enola Gay Drops Da Bomb
    On this day Enola Gay drops the first atomic bomb onto Hiroshima as a weapon of war, almost killing everyone.
  • Nelson Mandela becomes President

    Nelson Mandela becomes President
    The year that South Africa held its first multiracial election, Nelson Mandela was elected as the president. He helped set a powerful example, as he tried healing his nation through reconciliation and forgiveness.
  • Council of Trent

    Council of Trent
    The council of trent helped determine the outcome of Counter-Reformation.