World History

  • 3966 BCE

    The World Created

    Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
  • 3500 BCE

    First Known Human Writing System

    Sumerians develop the first known human writing.
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 1500 BCE

    Nile River Valley Civilization

    The Nile River Valley Civilization was a perfect place for the first people to live.
  • 2910 BCE

    Noah's Born

    Noah is born.
  • 2310 BCE

    The Flood, The Tower of Babel, Egyptians, Sumerians

    The flood came and wiped out the world's population other than Noah and his family because they were in an ark that he built. Then, when the people of the earth repopulated, they revolted against God and attempted to build a tower to heaven. Then two types of people emerged: the Egyptians and the Sumerians.
  • 2018 BCE

    Abraham Born

    Abraham is born.
  • Period: 2000 BCE to 1400 BCE

    The Minoans

    They lived on the island of Crete and were ruled by
    King Minos. They built powerful ships and were known as great traders.
    Disappeared due to either a powerful tidal wave or volcanic eruption.
  • 1990 BCE

    Pyramids First Appear

    King Djoser was the king of Egypt. His architect built the first pyramid.
  • 1950 BCE

    Sumerians Attacked

    Sumerians attacked by the Elamites and Amorites (the beginning of the decline of the Sumerians.)
  • 1918 BCE

    Isaac Born

    Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah in their old age.
  • Period: 1766 BCE to 1046 BCE

    Yellow River Valley Civilization

    They invented printing techniques, papermaking, gunpowder, and the compass.
  • 1750 BCE

    Hammurabi Writes Code of Law

    Hammurabi, king of the Amorites, writes code of law.
  • Period: 1600 BCE to 1200 BCE

    The Mycenaeans

    They built the first city-states. They were the
    first Greeks to use bronze to build stronger weapons and tools.
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 700 BCE

    The Dorians

    They were illiterate people who did little to advance Greek
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 400 BCE

    Olmec Civilization

    Olmec civilization rise and fall.
  • Period: 1000 BCE to

    Bantu Migration

    Bantu Migration throughout Africa
  • 350 BCE

    Philip of Macedon invaded Greece

    He did this to unite Greece and to use the Greeks to face the Persian empire.
  • 44 BCE

    Julius Caesar Assassinated

    He was murdered by senators because they thought he was taking too much power away from them.
  • 44 BCE

    Julius Caesar Rises To Power

    Julius Caesar Is Named Dictator Of Rome
  • 30

    Jesus Is Crucified

    Jesus is crucified but rises from the dead three days later.
  • 250

    The Mayans Rose To Prominence

    Maya originated in the Yucatan around 2600 B.C.; they rose to prominence around A.D. 250.
  • 312

    Constantine Founded The Byzantine Empire

    Constantine the great moved the capital of the Roman Empire to the city of Byzantine. Founding the Byzantine Empire.
  • 313

    Christianity Is Welcomed To Rome

    Christianity is welcomed to Rome by Constantine the Great.
  • 324

    Constantine became Emperor of the Roman Empire

    Constantine the Great legalized the Christianity when it was previously persecuted in the Roman Empire.
  • 455

    Vandals Sacked Rome

    The Vandals sacked and destroyed Rome.
  • 476

    The Fall Of The Roman Empire

    From the damage of the Vandals, the Roman Empire was weakened and eventually collapsed.
  • Period: 476 to 1450

    The Middle Ages

    Beginning and end of the Middle Ages.
  • 481

    Clovis Became King

    Clovis became king of the Franks.
  • 570

    Birth of Muhammad

    Muhammad was born. He was the founder of the religion of Islam.
  • 600

    Muhammed Founded Islam

  • 732

    Battle of Tours

    The Battle of Tours was a significant conflict between the North African forces of the Umayyad Caliphate led by 'Abd al-Rahman and the Frankish army led by Charles Martel. It took place between the cities of Tours and Poitiers in western Gaul.
  • 800

    Charlemagne Is Crowned Holy Roman Emperor

    Charlemagne is crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 896

    The King Of England Defeats Danish Invaders

    Alfred, King of England, defeats Danish invaders.
  • 988

    Christianity Reaches Russia

    Christianity is legalized in Russia.
  • 1000

    Maya's Fall

    No one knows for certain why the Mayans disappeared, but a common theory is that climate change in the form of drought brought the Mayans collapse.
  • 1066

    England is Conquered

    William of Normandy conquered England.
  • 1096

    First Crusade To The Holy Land

    The Crusades were a series of religious wars with the objective of recovering the Holy Land from Islamic rule.
  • 1200

    Silk Road

    The Silk Road was a trade route from China to the west.
  • 1206

    Mongol Empire Founded

    Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire.
  • 1250

    Mongols Conquer Russia

    The Mongol Empire invaded and conquered much of Kievan Russia, sacking numerous cities including the largest such as Kiev and Chernigov.
  • 1271

    Marco Polo Visits the Mongol Empire

    Upon reaching China, Marco Polo entered the court of powerful Mongol ruler Kublai Khan, who dispatched him on trips to help administer the realm.
  • 1279

    Pope Urban II Called For The First Crusade

  • 1300

    The Rise Of The Aztecs

    The Triple Alliance marks the beginning of the Aztec's rule.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1301 to

    The Renaissance

    Start and end of the Renaissance.
  • 1337

    Start Of Hundred Years’ War

    Start of the Hundred Years' war between France and England.
  • 1346

    The Black Death Begins

    The Black Death or the Bubonic Plague was a deadly virus that started in China but then spread to Europe through trade.
  • 1353

    The End Of The Black Death

    The mass infection stopped leaving many dead.
  • Period: 1386 to 1466


    A Florentine sculptor best known for his life size
    statue of St. George.
  • Period: 1438 to 1533

    The Incas Rise And Fall

    The Incas quickly grew in power, but soon fell when Spain took control of their capital in 1533.
  • 1445

    The First Printing Press

    Johan Gutenberg created the first printing press.
  • Period: 1452 to 1519

    Leonardo da Vinci

    He was a skilled painter, sculptor, architect,
    musician, engineer, and scientist.
  • 1453

    The Fall Of Constantinople

    The Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople.
  • Period: 1475 to 1564


    He worked in Florence and Rome; he was talented
    as a painter, sculptor, poet, and architect.
  • Period: 1483 to 1520


    Worked in both Florence and Rome. Most famous for his "Thee School of Athens."
  • Jun 28, 1491

    Henry VIII Is Born

  • Period: 1492 to

    The Age Of Exploration

    European explorers ventured out from their homelands to explore, conquer, and colonize other continents.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    America Is Discovered

    Columbus discovers America.
  • 1499

    Amerigo Vespucci Makes Landfall On South America

    Amerigo Vespucci makes landfall on South America, becoming the first person to do so.
  • 1509

    Henry VIII Becomes King Of England

    Henry VIII came to the throne when his father Henry VII died on 21 April 1509.
  • Period: 1517 to 1555

    The Reformation

    The start and end of the Reformation.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther Writes His "95 These"

    Martin Luther writes his "95 These" and nails it to the church's door.
  • 1519

    Aztecs Destroyed

    Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico and defeated the Aztecs.
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Elizabeth I Is Born

  • Jan 28, 1547

    Death Of Henry VIII

  • Period: 1564 to


    Shakespeare is famous for his poems.
  • Death Of Elizabeth I

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    Industrial Revolution

    Start and end of the Industrial Revolution.
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    Napoleon Bonaparte's Life and Death

    He led the French revolution.
  • Period: to

    French Revolution

    The French Revolution was a period of major social upheaval. It sought to completely change the relationship between the rulers and those they governed and to redefine the nature of political power.
  • Period: to

    Latin American Revolution

    After the Latin American Revolution, Spanish America was split into more than a dozen different countries.
  • Period: to

    Italy Unification

    Through a series of battles, Italy was completely reunified.
  • Communism Is Founded

    Communism is founded by Karl Marx.
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    Germany Unification

    The four major reasons behind the unification of Germany are the role of Bismark, the strength of the Prussian economy, the decline of Austria, and the military power of Prussia.
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    Boxer Rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion was an uprising against foreigners.
  • Austria-Hungary officially declares war on Serbia

    This declaration marked the beginning of WWI.
  • Period: to


    Start and end of WWI.
  • Russia Declares War On Austria-Hungary

  • Germany Declares War On Russia

  • France Enters The War And Germany Declares War On France

  • Britain Declares War On Germany

  • Lusitania is Sunk

    The Lusitania is sunk and 1,195 people are dead, including 123 Americans.
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    Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution was a period of political and social change in the Russian Empire. This period saw Russia abolish its monarchy and adopt a socialist form of government following two successive revolutions and a bloody civil war.
  • The USA Declares War On Germany

  • Treaty Of Versailles Signed

    The terms of the treaty required that Germany pay financial reparations, disarm, lose territory, and give up all of its overseas colonies. It also called for the creation of the League of Nations.
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression began due to the stock market crash. A combination of the New Deal and World War II helped bring the USA out of the Great Depression.
  • Adolf Hitler Rises To Power

    Adolf Hitler is named Führer, leader, of Germany.
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    Start and end of WWII.
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    The Blitz

    The Blitz was a period of time in which Germany mercilessly bombed Britain's cities.
  • Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor

    This surprise attack brought the US into WWII.
  • D-Day

    Allied forces launched the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. The Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate France from Nazi occupation.
  • VE Day

    Victory in Europe celebrates the unconditional surrender of the German army.
  • First Atomic Bomb Created

    The United States developed the Atomic Bomb to prevent Germany from developing it first.
  • First Atomic Bomb Dropped

    The US dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan which eventually led to Japan to surrender to the US.
  • VJ Day

    Victory over Japan is celebrated because of the surrender of Japan, marking the end of WWII.
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    The Korean War

    North Korea invaded South Korea, so the US jumped in to help South Korea. The reason why the US did this was to prevent what is known as the Domino Theory to occur. In the end Korea was split the same as it was previously.
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    The Vietnam War

    North Vietnam wanted to reunite the country under Communism, its political and economic system. South Vietnam fought to keep this from happening. So the US joined to help South Vietnam to prevent the Domino Theory from happening. In the end North Vietnam won and reunited the country under Communist rule. This victory also proved the Domino Theory wrong.
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    The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Soviet Union began to secretly install missiles in Cuba to launch attacks on U.S. cities. The confrontation that followed, known as the Cuban missile crisis, brought the US and the Soviet Union to the brink of war before an agreement was reached to withdraw the missiles.
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    The Cold War

    A period in time in which the USA and Russia were at conflict with each other and ended up creating enormous amounts of weapons while no actual shot was fired.