Song Dinasty Compared to the Americas

  • Period: Jan 1, 960 to Jan 1, 1279

    Song Empire

  • Period: Dec 4, 960 to Dec 4, 1279

    Americas

  • Dec 4, 971

    War Elephant

    In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops.
  • Dec 4, 1000

    Incan Civilization appears in S. America

  • Dec 4, 1054

    Supernova

    A supernova is observed by the Chinese, the Arabs and possibly Amerindians near the star Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.
  • Dec 4, 1100

    Aztecs left homeland in search of new home.

  • Dec 4, 1142

    Execution

    Execution, believed wrongful, of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.
  • Dec 4, 1195

    Aztecs arrived in Valley of Mexico.

  • Dec 4, 1200

    Northern Maya cities begin to be abandoned.

  • Nov 30, 1206

    Temujin became ruler

    In 1206, a powerful leader, or kahn, united them. His name was Temujin. When he became leader, though, he was given a new title: "Universal Ruler" or Genghis Khan.
  • Nov 30, 1211

    Genghis Knan fights

    Genghis knan and his army killed all of the men, women, and children in countless cities and villages. Within 20 years, he ruled a large part of Asia. Then he turned his attention to China. He first led his armies in northern china in 1211. They foughttheir way south, wrecking whole towns and ruining farmland.
  • Nov 30, 1227

    Genghis Khan's death

    Genghis Khan died in the year of 1227, all of northern China was under Mongol control. They did not end with Genghis Khans death, though. His sons and grandson's continued to raid lands all over Asia and Eastern Europe.
  • Dec 4, 1250

    Aztecs settled near Lake Texcoco.

  • Nov 30, 1260

    Kublai Khan became ruler

    In 1260 Genghis Khan's grandson Kublai Khan became ruler of the Mongol Empire.