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Change Milestones

Q4 2022
Q3 2022
  • Construction begins on Mammoth, the world’s largest CO2 direct air capture plant: Image courtesy of Climeworks
  • Droupadi Murmu becomes India’s first tribal president: By The Rashtrapati Bhavan (GODL-India), GODL-India, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=121059407
  • Swiss scientists invent system that produces jet fuel from carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight: Photo courtesy of ETH Zurich
  • UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right: By Patrick Gruban, cropped and downsampled by Pine – originally posted to Flickr as UN General Assembly, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4806869
  • World’s biggest carbon capture plant set for Wyoming: Image courtesy of BusinessWire
  • World’s first 100% hydrogen-powered trains begin operations in Germany: Photo courtesy of Alstom
Q2 2022
  • Barbie releases first-ever transgender doll modeled after actress Laverne Cox: Photo courtesy of Mattel
  • Brilliant Planet advances carbon capture technology with world’s largest algae growth pond: Image courtesy of Brilliant Planet
  • China builds world-first full-function space solar verification tower: Photo courtesy of Xidian University
  • Colombia elects first Black woman vice president, Francia Marquez: By Berriatb, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=119304817
  • Energy Dome launches world’s first CO2 battery energy storage facility in Sardinia: Photo courtesy of Energy Dome
  • First COVID-19 breath test authorized for use in U.S.: Photo courtesy of InspectIR
  • The Flipflopi Project empowers local communities in Kenya to upcycle plastic waste into boats: Photo courtesy of The Flipflopi Project 
  • Germany returns stolen colonial treasures to Namibia: Photo courtesy of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s Ethnologisches Museum
  • Japan successfully tests giant turbine that generates renewable energy using deep ocean currents: Photo courtesy of IHI Corporation
  • Kenyan engineer invents method to turn plastic waste into sturdy construction bricks: Photo courtesy of Gjenge Makers
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first Black woman to serve on U.S. Supreme Court: By H2rty – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=114518937
  • New Chinese EV boasts groundbreaking 578-mile range: Photo courtesy of NIO
  • New seed-firing drones are planting 40,000 trees every day to fight deforestation: Photo courtesy of AirSeed Technologies
  • Reswirl creates world’s first zero-waste, fully recyclable toothbrush: Image courtesy of Reswirl
  • Seattle offers utility pole EV chargers to city residents: Photo courtesy of Seattle City Light
  • Woolworths South Africa to shift 70% of its delivery fleet to electric: Photo courtesy of Woolworths South Africa
  • The world’s first hydrogen-powered airplane takes flight: Photo courtesy of ZeroAvia
Q1 2022
  • Biggest power plant in coal-reliant Australia to close early: Photo courtesy of Origin Energy
  • Dutch bank ING ends financing for new oil and gas projects: By Ceescamel – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90030441
  • Enoch Cree model becomes 1st Indigenous woman in Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition: Image courtesy of Ashley Callingbull
  • The first solar canals are about to be tested in the sunny state of California: Photo courtesy of Solar Aquagrid LLC, CC BY-ND
  • Giant floating solar panel flowers replace coal in Korea become a tourist destination: Image courtesy of Republic of Korea Blue House
  • Instead of a wall, a binational park to be built at the border of Texas and Mexico: Image courtesy of Overland Partners
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes the first Black woman nominated for the U.S. top court: By File:020820 Overseers 0040.jpg: Rose Lincoln, Harvard Universityderivative work: Innisfree987 – This file was derived from: 020820 Overseers 0040.jpg:, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=104701730
  • Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to be on the U.S. quarter: Image courtesy of U.S. Mint
  • New fusion tech set to unlock near-limitless ultra-deep geothermal energy: Image courtesy of Quaise
  • Sion solar electric car begins pre-production validation and certification: Image courtesy of Sono Motors
  • World’s biggest tropical crop bank opens in Colombia: Photo courtesy of Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Q4 2021
  • All-electric shuttle service commences operations at Zimbabwe international airport: Image courtesy of Kwaku Dzvukamanja
  • American Psychological Association apologizes for role in promoting, perpetuating, and failing to challenge Racism in U.S.: Autorstwa Oakstreetstudio – Digital camera., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21331532
  • Brian Michael Smith is the first trans man to be named one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive: By UWS246 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70567942
  • China breaks ground on massive 100-gigawatt renewable energy project: Photo courtesy of NASA
  • Conservationists bring the Saharan gazelle back from the brink of extinction: By Ji-Elle – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1630194
  • MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy: Photo courtesy of Gretchen Ertl, CFS/MIT-PSFC, 2021
  • New ATM helps Kenyans switch from charcoal to eco-friendly fuel: Photo courtesy of Koko Networks
  • New iron-based batteries offer an upgrade to storing renewable energy: Photo courtesy of ESS
  • Senate confirms Beth Robinson, the first out lesbian U.S. circuit court judge: Photo courtesy of Glenn Russell/VTDigger
  • Volvo builds a world-first vehicle using fossil-free steel: Photo courtesy of AB Volvo

Q3 2021
  • Australian’s northern hairy-nosed wombats are back from the brink of extinction: Australian’s northern hairy-nosed wombats are back from the brink of extinction
  • Bryan Ruby becomes the first active professional baseball player to come out as gay: Photo courtesy of Mavericks Independent League
  • Kuwait is transforming massive ‘tire graveyard’ into a new smart city: Image courtesy of YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP and Korea Land and Housing Corp.
  • Michelin’s airless passenger car tires get their first public outing: Photo courtesy of Michelin
  • U.S. to return Gilgamesh tablet and 17,000 other looted artifacts to Iraq: “Epic of Gilgamesh Flood Tablet in Akkadian Cuneiform – Nate Loper” flickr photo by Nate Loper • #ArizonaGuide ️ https://flickr.com/photos/genesisscience/28654513207 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The world’s first all-electric tugboat to sail in 2023: Image courtesy of Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Two women become the first gay couple in the Mexican state of Jalisco to officially adopt: Photo courtesy of Facebook/Guadalajara Pride
  • World’s first battery-powered freight train unveiled in Pittsburgh: Photo courtesy of Office of the Allegheny County Executive
  • World’s largest direct air capture plant starts absorbing CO2 in Iceland: Photo courtesy of Climeworks
Q2 2021
  • Germany to return 19th century looted art to Nigeria: By Joyofmuseums – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76489624
  • Lisbon orders 10 electric ferries: Photo courtesy of Astilleros Gondán
  • Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant: Photo courtesy of Kyoto University Hospital
  • New York doctors complete first-ever successful trachea transplant: Photo courtesy of NPR
  • NopeaRide is launching SolarHub EV charging stations in Kenya: Photo courtesy of NopeaRide
  • St. Louis elects Tishaura Jones as first Black female mayor: Photo courtesy of NBC News.
  • Samoa elects Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, its first woman prime minister: By Rachel Park, NZDF Photographer – https://mfatimages.smugmug.com/CompleteLibrary/Approved-Images/i-nvCr5Pq, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91838813
  • Tokyo to build massive green neighborhood: Image courtesy of DBOX for Mori Building Co.
  • U.S. Senate confirms Zahid Quraishi as country’s first Muslim American federal judge: Photo courtesy of Bay News
  • World’s first hydrogen-powered cargo vessel to set sail this year: Image courtesy of Flagships
  • World’s first lab-grown-meat factory opens in Israel: Photo courtesy of Future Meat Technologies
Q1 2021
  • Arke Technologies opens up an EV conversion school and workshop in Ghana: Photo courtesy of Arke Technologies
  • Africa’s Great Green Wall effort gets $14 billion cash injection: Optimus daily
  • Boston is building the world’s largest Passive House-certified office building: Handel Architects
  • China will open its huge FAST telescope to scientists globally: Xinhua/Liu Xu via Getty Images
  • Coca-Cola to test fully recyclable paper bottle in Hungary: Photo courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company
  • Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory: Image courtesy of Delaware River Basin Commission
  • Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire begin history-making COVID vaccination drives: Photo courtesy of UNICEF
  • Hydrogen projects worth $300 billion are quickly dropping prices for the green fuel: Image courtesy of Hydrogen Council
  • Indian startup turns polluted air into climate-friendly tiles: Carbon Craft Design
  • Italy’s electric car market tripled in 2020: www.opportunityenergy.org
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries is building the world’s first zero-emissions tanker: Photo courtesy of e5 Lab Inc.
  • Paris is turning dark underground parking lots into organic mushrooms farms: Photo courtesy of Cycloponics
  • Pete Buttigieg becomes America’s first out Cabinet member: “Pete Buttigieg” flickr photo by Gage Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/48012595782 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Robert Saleh to become NFL’s first Muslim head coach: All-Pro Reels from District of Columbia, USA, 49ers at Redskins 2019, Robert Saleh (48936893478) (cropped), Cropping by Peter Schulte, CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Sweetgreen to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2027: By Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA – Sweetgreen Storefront, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80273299
  • World’s first 3D-printed school planned for Madagascar: Image courtesy of Studio Mortazavi
Q4 2020
Q3 2020
  • 3D-printed terracotta coral tiles deployed around Hong Kong: Christian J. Lange HKU
  • Anchorage Assembly passes ban on conversion therapy: By Frank K. from Anchorage, Alaska, USA – Anchorage looking nice on an April evening, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4020827
  • Argonne National Lab breakthrough catalyst turns carbon dioxide into ethanol: Argonne National Laboratory
  • Doris Burke will become first woman to call NBA Finals: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
  • Greenery-covered high-rise will have more trees than a nearby park: Source: Binyan Studios
  • Hormel Foods to provide free college education to children of all its 16,000 employees: By René Sinn – Own work, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1399331
  • Mississippi to remove state flag, the last in the United States to display the Confederate battle emblem: “The Mississippi state flag (right) has caused considerable controversy and spoked a number of protests in the state and around the country” flickr photo by Former UN Special Rapporteur on assembly & associa https://flickr.com/photos/mainakiai/28581040416 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Oscars introduce new best picture guidelines to improve diversity: Alan Light (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1988_Academy_Awards.JPG), „1988 Academy Awards“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode
  • Pentagon issues de facto ban on Confederate flag at U.S. military bases: David B. Gleason from Chicago, IL (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Pentagon_January_2008.jpg), „The Pentagon January 2008“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode
  • Portuguese youth activists sue 33 countries over the climate crisis: Alfredovic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:European_Court_of_Human_Rights,_2010.jpg), „European Court of Human Rights, 2010“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
  • Thousands protest in Poland demanding release of LGBT activist: Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
  • Universal Hydrogen and Magnix building world’s largest hydrogen plane: Online-Redaktion, Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Airberlin_Q400_(cropped).jpg), „Airberlin Q400 (cropped)“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • U.S. federal judge suspends Dakota Access pipeline over environmental concerns: “Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (DAPL)” flickr photo by Tony Webster https://flickr.com/photos/diversey/32009578684 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license
  • U.S. Supreme Court says eastern half of Oklahoma is Native American land: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53358330
  • Walmart aims for zero emissions by 2040 without buying offsets: Walmart Corporate from Bentonville, USA (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Walmart_store_exterior_5266815680.jpg), „Walmart store exterior 5266815680“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
  • The world’s biggest rooftop urban farm is now bearing fruit: Photograph: Magali Delporte/The Guardian
  • World’s largest solar plant goes online in China: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd
Q2 2020
Q1 2020
Q4 2019
Q3 2019
Q2 2019
Q1 2019
  • Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman ever to win prestigious Abel Prize for mathematics: Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study
  • Researcher invents biodegradable Mardi Gras beads made of algae: By Infrogmation of New Orleans – photo by Infrogmation (talk), CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6037496
  • Costa Rica launches formal ‘National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050’ to completely decarbonize: “Independence Day in Costa Rica – Flag March 1” flickr photo by thombo2 https://flickr.com/photos/brucethomson/246925742 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Ben & Jerry’s to phase out all single-use plastic utensils in all of its 600 stores worldwide: “Ben & Jerry’s, Hazed and Confused, Ice Cream” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/15107694358 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Colorado’s Jared Polis officially sworn in as first openly gay U.S. governor: “Jared Polis” flickr photo by Jeffrey Beall https://flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/2602508676 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Scientists found a new way to make fusion reactors more efficient: “Z machine tests” flickr photo by SandiaLabs https://flickr.com/photos/sandialabs/10614635616 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
Q4 2018
Q3 2018
Q2 2018
Q1 2018
Q4 2017
  • 38% of Fortune 50 companies now publicly support the Sustainable Development Goals: “Johnson and Johnson logo” By Kityvankova – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9041488
  • Belgium appoints world’s first-ever female ambassador to Saudi Arabia: fdecomite (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Frayed_Belgian_Flag_(6032138651).jpg), „Old Frayed Belgian Flag (6032138651)“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
  • Donors make initial pledges of $857 million to fund UN refugee agency’s work in 2018: “17-03-10 05 Refugees” flickr photo by Felton Davis https://flickr.com/photos/felton-nyc/33124704990 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Exxon agrees to disclose climate risks under pressure from investors: “Exxon” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/14932958035 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Brett Ratner has been kicked off the next Wonder Woman film: “Wonder Woman Deflecting Bullets” flickr photo by earldan https://flickr.com/photos/im_earl/28383665850 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Cards Against Humanity buys land on Mexican border to stump Trump’s wall plan: “Cards Against Humanity” flickr photo by Brett Jordan https://flickr.com/photos/x1brett/15608587025 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • EU reaches deal to overhaul world’s largest emissions market: “EU Flag” flickr photo by EU Naval Force Media and Public Information Office https://flickr.com/photos/eunavfor/8250009574 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Frontline workers push Guinea worm disease to the brink of eradication: “Guinea Worm case containment center” flickr photo by UNICEF Ethiopia https://flickr.com/photos/unicefethiopia/14740517732 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Garrison Keillor, founder of ‘A Prairie Home Companion,’ fired after allegations of improper behavior: “Garrison Keillor Poetry Reading” flickr photo by Ryan Somma https://flickr.com/photos/ideonexus/6190507095 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users: “be not afraid, scott richard 2012” flickr photo by torbakhopper https://flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/26241477411 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Virginia Politics Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse: “Downtown Minneapolis” flickr photo by m01229 https://flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/7816199456 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt in racial profiling case: “Joe Arpaio” flickr photo by Gage Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5483730779 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Australian state of Victoria to ban single use plastic bags: “bags” flickr photo by velkr0 https://flickr.com/photos/velkr0/428681674 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • BNP Paribas plans to stop working with shale oil players and shift to renewable investments: “Oklahoma Sunset, Oil Well 2” flickr photo by Clinton Steeds https://flickr.com/photos/cwsteeds/81193940 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • California becomes first state to legally recognize a third gender:  “2013 Rally for Transgender Equality 21175” flickr photo by tedeytan https://flickr.com/photos/taedc/8603714005 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license, cropping by Peter Schulte
  • California DISCLOSE Act signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown to combat dark money: “jerry brown” flickr photo by Neon Tommy https://flickr.com/photos/neontommy/5444743964 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • California passes first cleaning product chemical disclosure law in U.S.: “Tide Laundry Detergent” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/13943961247 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Cambridge University to accept transgender students at women-only college: “be not afraid, scott richard 2012” flickr photo by torbakhopper https://flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/26241477411 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • EU launches tool to embed circularity, sustainability into built environment: “EU Flag” flickr photo by EU Naval Force Media and Public Information Office https://flickr.com/photos/eunavfor/8250009574 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • George Soros transfers $18 billion to Open Society Foundations: “George Soros” flickr photo by boellstiftung https://flickr.com/photos/boellstiftung/13307444495 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Oxford aims for world’s first zero emissions zone with petrol car ban: “Oxford Rooftops” flickr photo by Doolallyally https://flickr.com/photos/levettday/33704155553 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Scientists have successfully reversed advanced heart failure in mice: “Everything is alright ;)” flickr photo by insane gal https://flickr.com/photos/insane_gal/4454919928 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Uruguay’s 1st transgender senator seated, vows protections: “Uruguay” flickr photo by Vince Alongi https://flickr.com/photos/vincealongi/250031970 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
Q3 2017
  • Africa’s economic giants, Nigeria & South Africa, exit recession: “South African Notes and Coins (2005-2012).” By NJR ZA at wts wikivoyage, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22984594
  • Alan Turing – prosecuted for gay acts in 1952 – to be the new face of the U.K.’s £50 banknote: “Alan Turing” photo from Pride.com
  • A world first fusion reactor just created its first plasma: “An internal view of the Joint European Torus vessel with a complete metallic wall of beryllium and tungsten” By EUROfusion – https://www.euro-fusion.org/media-library/fusion-experiments/, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=100220782
  • Bernie Sanders to introduce single-payer bill with major support in Senate: “Bernie & Jane Sanders” flickr photo by Gage
  • Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/25826818705 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Cambodia and Laos wipe out trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness: “IMG_6413” flickr photo by Pan American Health Organization PAHO https://flickr.com/photos/pahowho/14176342451 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Duke to increase employee minimum wage to $15 by 2019: “Duke University” flickr photo by ilysewhitney https://flickr.com/photos/134348486@N05/35365922032 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Harvard pays students to host ‘brave spaces’ for social justice: “Harvard” flickr photo by angela n. https://flickr.com/photos/aon/6273971705 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s massive share sales will support prison reform and other progressive causes: “Alcatraz Prison” flickr photo by Alexander C. Kafka https://flickr.com/photos/alexanderkafka/14929841472 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Minnesota’s clean energy jobs grew 3.8 times faster than overall job growth: “Downtown Minneapolis” flickr photo by m01229
  • New blockchain-based ‘carbon currency’ aims to make carbon pricing mainstream: “Bitcoin Chain IMG_9179” flickr photo by btckeychain https://flickr.com/photos/btckeychain/14861107819 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032: “Edinburgh Prince’s Street” flickr photo by ddh Photos https://flickr.com/photos/16190595@N05/32312365752 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Somalia gets first forensic center to deliver justice in sexual assault cases: By Gaasle – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63654585
  • UC Irvine aims to transform public health with record-breaking $200-million donation: “Love those Anteaters” flickr photo by cogdogblog https://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/10014174454 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • A “world first” fusion reactor just created its first plasma: “Nuclear Fusion Reactor” flickr photo by jurvetson https://flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/4844626925 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • 46 Republicans buck party to help Democrats take down anti-climate military action amendment: “U.S. Capitol Building detail” flickr photo by Kevin Burkett https://flickr.com/photos/kevinwburkett/3415364650 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Cameroon fights pollution by turning used plastic into jobs: “Plastics” flickr photo by EdinburghGreens https://flickr.com/photos/edinburghgreens/5326907987 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Court finds that approval of Dakota Access Pipeline violated the law: “Standing Rock 4” flickr photo by unitedchurchofchrist https://flickr.com/photos/7724093@N05/30205885184 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Court rules its reasonable consumers wouldn’t consider glyphosate-containing Nature Valley Granola Bars ‘natural’: “Chafer -43” flickr photo by Chafer Machinery https://flickr.com/photos/chafermachinery/15412945324 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Human Rights Campaign announces largest grassroots expansion in its history: “Human Rights Campaign 2791” flickr photo by tedeytan https://flickr.com/photos/taedc/5824691944 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Kenya is first in Africa to get latest generic AIDS drug: “kenya” flickr photo by kevinzim https://flickr.com/photos/86624586@N00/112509725 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Microsoft and Puget Sound Energy get OK for clean-energy deal to help power software giant’s campus: “Microsoft” flickr photo by bfishadow https://flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/4405446485 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Scientists report a rare case of H.I.V. remission: “Virus” flickr photo by Dominic’s pics https://flickr.com/photos/dominicspics/5425951169 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license, cropping by Peter Schulte
  • Target tackles “branded trash” with new recycling initiatives: “At Target again!” flickr photo by cote https://flickr.com/photos/cote/4902896335 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Washington State will now alert survivors when domestic abusers try to buy a gun: “handgun” flickr photo by robertnelson https://flickr.com/photos/robertnelson/439618310 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • World’s first malaria vaccine will be given to thousands of babies in Africa: “Mosquito” flickr photo by turkletom https://flickr.com/photos/turkletom/4584117897 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
Q2 2017

Alan Turing – prosecuted for gay acts in 1952 – to be the new face of the U.K.’s £50 banknote: “Passport photo of Alan Turing at age 16” Photo by Unknown, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alan_Turing_Aged_16.jpg

‘Wonder Woman’ is Hollywood’s most progressive superhero movie yet: “The poster for the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman” By Wonder Woman Movie Poster (#6 of 16) – IMP Awards, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51137764

Q1 2017
Q4 2016
  • Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion clean energy venture fund: “Bill Gates – OnInnovation.com Interview” flickr photo by OnInnovation https://flickr.com/photos/oninnovation/4996229541 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Fossil fuel divestment funds double to $5 trillion in a year: “Divest” flickr photo by Tony Webster https://flickr.com/photos/diversey/15185798508 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Over 100 companies sign the Equal Pay Pledge: “Equal Pay Day (6)” flickr photo by Michael Panse https://flickr.com/photos/michael-panse-mdl/13317429403 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Reversing course, E.P.A. says fracking can contaminate drinking water: “Fracking” flickr photo by SFU – University Communications https://flickr.com/photos/sfupamr/14601885300 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • U.S. jurisdictions take steps to reform ‘dishonest’ bail system: “Bail Bonds by Harry” flickr photo by rioncm https://flickr.com/photos/rioncm/3164217506 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Duke University launches program for men to consider their toxic masculinities: “Duke University Library” flickr photo by fw_gadget https://flickr.com/photos/26240579@N05/3926497441 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • The first Latina senator ever is coming to Washington: “Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Attorney General” flickr photo by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Right https://flickr.com/photos/lccr/6777894706 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license
  • George Soros pledges $10 million to fight hate crimes: “George Soros, Rebecca Harms” flickr photo by boellstiftung https://flickr.com/photos/boellstiftung/13307595893 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Progressive champion Pramila Jayapal became the first ever Indian-American woman elected to congress: “Pramila Jayapal” flickr photo by javacolleen https://flickr.com/photos/javacolleen/5682448787 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Dozens of countries poised to drive out malaria by 2020:  “Sunny paradise” flickr photo by MiikaS https://flickr.com/photos/miikas/170435887 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
Q3 2016
Q1 2016

Archive of Human Genius

Prehistory (250,000 – 10,000 B.C.)
Agricultural revolution (10,000 – 3,000 B.C.)
Ancient civilizations (3,000 B.C. – 500 A.D.)
  • Ancient Andeans build first city in the Americas, Caral, in modern-day Peru (~2,500 B.C. ???): Percy Meza (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PiramidesdeCaral.JPG), „PiramidesdeCaral“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
  • Ancient Egyptians begin using papyrus as a writing surface (~2,500 B.C.): “Papyrus” flickr photo by Muninn https://flickr.com/photos/muninn/163300754 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • The ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha is founded in modern-day Belize (~900 B.C.E.): By Denis Barthel – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42600588
  • The ancient Mayan city of Caracol is founded in modern-day Belize (~1200 B.C.E. ???): By Pgbk87 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8295444
  • The Assyrians build the world’s first long-distance canal systems: Image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum
  • The astrolabe is invented, perhaps by the Appolonius of Perga in Greece (~200 B.C. ???): Jacopo Koushan (User:Jacopo188) Photograph by Masoud Safarniya (User:M.safarniya) (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iranian_Astrolabe_14.jpg), „Iranian Astrolabe 14“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • Babylonian astronomers create cuneiform star catalogues: By Anagoria – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23144261
  • The Baejke kingdom thrives in modern-day Korea (~15 B.C.E.): By Historiographer at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6606985
  • The Bosporan Kingdom thrives in modern-day Russia and Ukraine (~480 B.C.E.): By File:Bosporan Kingdom growth map-pt.svg: Sémhur (talk · contribs)derivative work: Morningstar1814 (talk · contribs) – File:Bosporan Kingdom growth map-pt.svg, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68226551
  • Buni culture flourishes in West Java in modern-day Indonesia (~300 B.C.): By Gunawan Kartapranata – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53248480
  • The Catacomb culture flourishes in modern-day Ukraine and southern Russia: By EvgenyGenkin – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3449979
  • Çatalhöyük, a large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in modern-day Turkey, flourishes: By Murat Özsoy 1958 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91011948
  • The Chola dynasty comes to power in modern-day India (~300 B.C.): “Brihadeeswarar Temple Entrance!!!” flickr photo by Natesh Ramasamy https://flickr.com/photos/ramnaganat/16812354362 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license
  • The city of Djenné-Djenno thrives in modern-day Mali: The original uploader was Euronaut at German Wikipedia. Later versions were uploaded by Zahnstein at de.wikipedia. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Djenné_Moschee.jpg), „Djenné Moschee“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • The city of Sakarkand is founded in modern-day Uzbekistan: By Ekrem Canli – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30581520
  • Compass invented in China (~220 B.C.): “L’Empereur Jaune _DDC7500” flickr photo by Abode of Chaos https://flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/3928480465 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Construction begins on the Library of Alexandria, perhaps the largest and most significant library of the ancient world (~300 B.C.): Wikimedia, Library of Alexandria (sepia)CC BY-SA 4.0
  • Corded Ware cultures thrives in Europe (2750 B.C.E.): By File:Corded Ware culture.png : User:Dbachmann (2005)File:Europe laea location map.svg : User:Alexrk2derivative work : User:Sir Henry – File:Corded Ware culture.pngFile:Europe laea location map.svg, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26206705
  • Cyrus the Great founds the Achamenid Persian Empire (~550 B.C.): “soldiers” flickr photo by Kiavash https://flickr.com/photos/shot/240074935 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Early humans discover and settle Micronesia (~1,500 B.C.E): By TUBS – Own workThis W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Adobe Illustrator.This file was uploaded with Commonist.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Indonesia on the globe (Southeast Asia centered).svg (by TUBS).This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Australia in Oceania (Ashmore and Cartier Islands special) (small islands magnified) (-mini map -rivers).svg (by TUBS)., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15318996
  • The First Babylonian dynasty comes to power in ancient Mesopotamia (1894 B.C.E.): By Near_East_topographic_map-blank.svg: Sémhurderivative work: Zunkir (talk) – Near_East_topographic_map-blank.svg, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11633183
  • The first city-states in modern-day Myanmar emerge (~150 B.C.E. ???): By Hybernator – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17324638
  • The first Scythian kingdom comes to power in Central Eurasia: By Antiquistik – Own work based on:Barnett, R. D. (1991) “Urartu” in The Cambridge Ancient History, 3.1, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 314–371 ISBN: 978-1-139-05428-7.Batty, Roger (2007) Rome and the Nomads: The Pontic-Danubian Realm in Antiquity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 204−214 ISBN: 978-0-198-14936-1.Brinkman (1991) “Babylonia in the Shadow of Assyria” in The Cambridge Ancient History, 3.2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1−70 ISBN: 978-1-139-05429-4.Diakonoff, I. M. (1985) “Media” in Gershevitch, Ilya , ed. The Cambridge History of Iran: Volume, 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978-0-521-20091-2.Grayson, A. K. (1991) “Assyria: Sennacherib and Esarhaddon” in The Cambridge Ancient History, 3.2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 103–141 ISBN: 978-1-139-05429-4.Grousset, René (1970) The Empire of the Steppes, Rutgers University Press ISBN: 0-8135-1304-9.Harmatta, János (1996) “The Scythians” in History of Humanity: From the seventh century B.C. to the seventh century A.D., 3, UNESCO, pp. 181–182 ISBN: 923102812X.Hawkins, J. D. (1991) “The Neo-Hittite States in Syria and Anatolia” in The Cambridge Ancient History, 3, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 372−441 ISBN: 978-1-139-05428-7.Ivantchik, Askold (1993) (in French) Les Cimmériens au Proche-Orient, Fribourg, Switzerland; Göttingen, Germany: Editions Universitaires (Switzerland); Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (Germany) ISBN: 978-3-727-80876-0.Ivantchik, Askold (2018). Scythians. Encyclopædia Iranica.Olbrycht, Marek Jan (2000) “Remarks on the Presence of Iranian Peoples in Europe and Their Asiatic Relations” in Collectanea Celto-Asiatica Cracoviensia, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 101–140 ISBN: 978-8-371-88337-8.Olbrycht, Marek Jan (2000) “The Cimmerian Problem Re-Examined: the Evidence of the Classical Sources” in Collectanea Celto-Asiatica Cracoviensia, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 71−99 ISBN: 978-8-371-88337-8.Phillips, E. D. (1972). “The Scythian Domination in Western Asia: Its Record in History, Scripture and Archaeology”. World Archaeology 4 (2): 129–138. DOI:10.1080/00438243.1972.9979527.Spalinger, Anthony J. (1978). “The Date of the Death of Gyges and Its Historical Implications”. Journal of the American Oriental Society 98 (4): 400–409. DOI:10.2307/599752.Spalinger, Anthony (1978). “Psammetichus, King of Egypt: II”. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 15: 49–57. DOI:10.2307/40000130.”The Scythians” in (1991) The Cambridge Ancient History, 3.2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 547–590 ISBN: 978-1-139-05429-4.Tokhtas’ev, Sergei R. (1991). Cimmerians. Encyclopædia Iranica.Vaggione, Richard P. (1973). “Over All Asia? The Extent of the Scythian Domination in Herodotus”. Journal of Biblical Literature 92 (4): 523-530. DOI:10.2307/3263121.Young, T. Cuyler (1988) “The early history of the Medes and the Persians and the Achaemenid empire to the death of Cambyses” in The Cambridge Ancient History, 4, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1–52 ISBN: 978-0-521-22804-6.Background from [1], CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=122424291
  • The first settlement at Baalbek is founded in modern-day Lebanon (~2,900 B.C.): “Baalbek, Lebanon” flickr photo by Francisco Antunes https://flickr.com/photos/vilavelosa/6539477089 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The Great Migrations sweeps across Europe (~400 C.E.): By User:MapMaster – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1234669
  • Hammurabi establishes his code of conduct, one of the first known examples of law and order (~1,750 B.C.): “Hammurabi” flickr photo by Gabriele Barni https://flickr.com/photos/scruch/4245370037 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Hanno the Navigator of Carthage explores the coasts of West Africa (~600 B.C.): By Bourrichon – An English translation of Bourrichon’s French map on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62895740
  • The Hippocratic Oath is used for the first time (~400 B.C.): By https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/0d/0e/e9d3d979e732af7f22a1b41d1110.jpgGallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/L0034090.html, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36062899
  • Hittites in modern-day Turkey develop iron smelting process, launching the Iron Age (~1500 B.C.):  “like a volcano” flickr photo by hans s https://flickr.com/photos/archeon/5084160441 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Homer composes epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey (~730 B.C.): By Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg) – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=105002189
  • The Hồng Bàng dynasty flourishes in modern-day Vietnam: CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3841488
  • Humans from the Adronovo culture of the central Eurasian steppe invent the chariot (~2,000 B.C. ???): “Chariot at Rest” flickr photo by mikecogh https://flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/5918127181 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Humans in ancient China invent lacquer: By This file was donated to Wikimedia Commons as part of a project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the Image and Data Resources Open Access Policy, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58752728
  • Humans of ancient Britain construct Avebury (~2,750 B.C. ???): By Diliff – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33014322
  • Humans of ancient Greece invent the crane (~550 B.C.): By Qualle – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=129600
  • Humans of ancient Sumer invent belt wrestling: By Mohsen1248 – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30201906
  • Humans of the Dorset culture settle on modern-day Greenland: By Noahedits – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87251021
  • The Hunnic Empire rises to power in Eastern Europe (~440 C.E.): By Slovenski Volk – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17966815
  • Jainism emerges in the Indian sub-continent (~900 B.C.): By Original: Mpanchratan Vector: Chainwit. – This file was derived from: Jain Prateek Chihna.jpg:, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19023584
  • Jade culture thrives in modern-day Philippines: By Chaoborus – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38939711
  • Jin City, known now as Beijing, is established as a city: By Pixelflake – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19989908
  • “Kesh Temple Hymn” – oldest known text – is written in Sumeria (~2500 B.C.): “Cuneiform” flickr photo by Kurt Thomas Hunt https://flickr.com/photos/watertownsurfer/3448552280 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The Jagiellonian dynasty comes to power in central Europe (1386 C.E.): By Tomáš Vokatý – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18252202
  • Kalina culture emerges in South America (200 C.E.): By –Kimdime69 17:38, 4 December 2006 (UTC) – Data: CarteI Ethnies Amérindiennes de la grande Amazonie (L.Vemt) [1] map: Image:South america.svg from CIA World Factbook translated in french by Moyogo, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1431651
  • Kerma culture flourishes in modern-day Sudan: By Lassi – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3152640
  • Kombucha, known as “the Tea of Immortality” is invented, perhaps in modern-day China (~250 B.C. ???): John Alan Elson (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kombuchacultsm.jpg), „Kombuchacultsm“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
  • Kubaba of Sumeria becomes humanity’s first female ruler (~2,500 B.C.): “KUBABA” flickr photo by Nurettin Mert Aydın https://flickr.com/photos/nurettin/4652567163 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Laozi writes the Tao Te Ching (~400 B.C. ?): “L’Empereur Jaune _DDC7500” flickr photo by Abode of Chaos https://flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/3928480465 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The Licchavi Kingdom flourishes in modern-day Nepal: By Clemensmarabu – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9023848
  • Longshan culture emerges in modern-day China (~3000 B.C.): Kanguole (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Longshan_map.svg), „Longshan map“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
  • Liu Beng founds the Han Dynasty in China (202 B.C.E.): By SY – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60814987
  • Lusatian culture thrives in modern-day Poland and central Europe (~1300 B.C.E.): By Palkin – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2164980
  • The Medes people of ancient Iran come together to form the Median Kingdom (~750 B.C. ???): By Cattette – Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=123308592
  • The Mehrgarh Culture flourishes in modern-day Pakistan: mhtoori (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Well_at_Mehrgarh_Archaeological_site_Dhadar.jpg), „Well at Mehrgarh Archaeological site Dhadar“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
  • Minoan culture begins in Crete (~3700 B.C.): By Jebulon – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=99294843
  • The Moche civilization flourishes in modern-day Peru: By QQuantum – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67353927
  • The Nazca people begin construction of the Nazca Lines in Peru (~500 B.C.): By Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42787825
  • Nok culture flourishes in modern-day Nigeria: By NordNordWest – Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Heidelberg, Heft Juli 2008, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4757677
  • Oldest known song, “Hurrian Hymn No. 6”, composed in Ancient Sumeria (~1400 B.C.): “Le Jour ni l’Heure 4604 : Paestum, Campanie, musée, tombe du Plongeur, c. 480 av. J.-C., paroi latérale, le musicien à l’œuf, vendredi 4 mars 2016, 17:30:36” flickr photo by Renaud Camus https://flickr.com/photos/renaud-camus/28227009026 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The Olmec civilization begins to flourish in modern-day Mexico (~1,200 B.C.): By Maribel Ponce Ixba (frida27ponce) – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1724256
  • The Pandyan dynasty begins in South India (~300 B.C): “Polonnaruwa, Satmahal Prasada” flickr photo by Arian Zwegers https://flickr.com/photos/azwegers/6506508285 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • People of the Shang Dynasty begin using oracle bones for divination (~1200 B.C. ???): By User Herr Klugbeisser on de.wikipediaGeschossen von im Shanghai-Museum, Januar 2004Created and published under the GFDL by User Herr KlugbeisserOriginally from de.wikipedia; description page is (was) here18:41, 2. Mai 2004 Herr Klugbeisser 800 x 800 (91585 Byte) (Orakelknochen), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38023
  • The Phoenicians found the city of Carthage in modern-day Tunisia (~813 B.C.): By damian entwistle – originally posted to Flickr as tunis carthage museum representation of city, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9049084
  • Plato publishes The Republic, a remarkable meditation on justice and the just society (383 B.C.): “The Republic of Plato” flickr photo by chefranden https://flickr.com/photos/chefranden/4403149046 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Ptolemy publishes Geography, revolutionizing cartography (~170 A.D.): “Ptolemy World Map” flickr photo by TAKA@P.P.R.S https://flickr.com/photos/takapprs_flickr/4759921520 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Sargon the Great forms the world’s first empire in Mesopotamia, the Akkadian Empire: By ALFGRN – This file has been extracted from another file, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90062589
  • The Saka peoples thrive in the Eurasian Steppe (~750 B.C.E.): By A.Davey – This file has been extracted from another file: Xerxes detail three types of Sakas.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73736002
  • The Sami People emerge in modern-day Norway (~1,000 B.C. ???): By Jeltz – Based on demisions and colours from https://www.samediggi.no/artikkel.asp?AId=166, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=491498
  • The Sasanian Empire flourishes in modern-day Iran: By Original file by Ro4444, edited by me – Based on several sources, including the Middle Persian geographical text Šahrestānīhā ī Ērānšahr, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=94837349
  • Skara Brae settlement flourishes in Scotland (~3,000 B.C.): By John Burka, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=513393
  • The Slab Grave culture flourishes in modern-day Mongolia (~1200 B.C.): By Khiruge – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36344901
  • Stone architecture arises in the Copán River valley in modern-day Honduras for the first time: By Madman2001 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3630979
  • Sun Tzu writes the Art of War (~550 B.C. ???): By vlasta2, bluefootedbooby on flickr.com – https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluefootedbooby/370457835/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1616393
  • The Taruma Kingdom is established in West Java in modern-day Indonesia (358 A.D.): By Gunawan Kartapranata – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19049623
  • The Temple of Artemis as Ephesus is completed (~550 B.C.): By Ronan Reinart – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22524400
  • The Thamud civilization emerges on the Arabian peninsula (~750 B.C.E. ???): By MWahaiibii – Own work, based onArabia and the Arabs: From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam By Robert G. Hoyland, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91835737
  • Thule culture emerges in the Arctic (~200 B.C. ???): By Masae – Own work based on:Grønlands forhistorie, editor. Hans Christian Gulløv, Gyldendal 2005, ISBN 87-02-01724-5National Museum of Natural History, Arctic Studies Center [1], CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1415586
  • Ubaid culture thrives in ancient Mesopotamia: By Jolle – This file was derived from: Jarmo to Ubaid 7000-4500.jpg, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78287238
  • Urnfield culture begins to thrive in central Europe (~1,200 B.C.): “Bronze cuirasses from Marmesse in France, 9th century BC.” By No machine-readable author provided. Calame assumed (based on copyright claims). – Musée d’Archéologie Nationale de France, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=353310
  • The Yajurveda, one of the four Vedas of the Hindu tradition, is completed: By Ms Sarah Welch – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73840606
  • The Vanga Kingdom comes to power in modern-day India and Bangladesh (~1000 B.C.E. ???): By Avantiputra7 – Own work by Avantiputra7; see references section for used material, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33202411
  • Virgil composes epic poem The Aeneid (~20 B.C.): “Laocoon” flickr photo by Bradley N. Weber https://flickr.com/photos/41294655@N00/36343931132 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Zapotec culture flourishes in modern-day Mexico (~400 B.C.): Mauriciosalinasmoreno (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zona_Arqueológica_Mitla_10.JPG), „Zona Arqueológica Mitla 10“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
  • Zhang Heng invents the seisometer (132 A.D.): en:user: Kowloonese (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EastHanSeismograph.JPG), „EastHanSeismograph“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • The Zhou Dynasty rises to power in China (1,046 B.C.): By Philg88 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12118321
  • Zoroastrianism -perhaps the world’s first monotheistic religion – emerges in modern-day Iran (~2,000 B.C. ???): The original uploader was Ploxhoi at English Wikipedia. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Faravahar.svg), „Faravahar“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
Post-classical era (500 – 1500 A.D.)
Modernity (1500 – 1945 A.D.)
  • British physician Edward Jenner develops first-ever successful vaccine: By https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/63/06/f922c4b86c952df78a555cd9eba8.jpgGallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0023503.htmlWellcome Collection gallery (2018-03-29): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/jpsdbu7d CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36560529
  • Cao Xueqin’s Dream of the Red Chamber, perhaps China’s greatest novel, is published (1791 A.D.): “Cao Xueqin, Dream of the Red Chamber” flickr photo by https://klarititemplateshop.com/ https://flickr.com/photos/ivanwalsh/4139331341 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Cape Colony, the Natal Colony, the Transvaal, and the Orange River Colony unite to form the Union of South Africa (1910 C.E.): By South_Africa_Flag_1910-1912.svg: Fornaxderivative work: Suzuki Auto – This file was derived from:  Red Ensign of South Africa 1910-1912.svg:, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29949792
  • Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species, outlining theory of evolution and natural selection: “The Origin of Species #1” flickr photo by gds https://flickr.com/photos/gds/136383942 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license, cropped by Peter Schulte
  • DuPont invents nylon, the world’s first commercially viable synthetic textile (1935 A.D.): By Michael Ströck (mstroeck) at en.wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3547302
  • Einstein publishes his special theory of relativity, proposing new concepts of space and time: “Eclipsing Pulsar Promises Clues to Crushed Matter” flickr photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video https://flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4901241763 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license, cropping by Peter Schulte
  • The Emirate of Diriyah, the first Saudi state, is founded: By DavidFirst – https://www.worldstatesmen.org/Saudi_Arabia.htm#Nejdhttp://www.vexilla-mundi.com/saudi_arabia_history_nejd.htmlhttp://www.rbvex.it/asiapag/neged.html, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=100965819
  • English settlers found St. John’s in modern-day Antigua and Barbuda (1632 C.E.): By This image or media was taken or created by Matt H. Wade. To see his entire portfolio, click here.@thatmattwadeThis image is protected by copyright! If you would like to use it, please read this first. – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18761866
  • The First Geneva Convention is signed by 12 nations: By Kevin Quinn, Ohio, US – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=359407
  • Frederick Douglass publishes his memoir Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845 A.D.): “Frederick Douglass Circle” flickr photo by rbs10025 https://flickr.com/photos/rbs10025/4844697797 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Four great Anhui troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing for first time (1790 C.E.): By 江上清风1961, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60633634
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky publishes Crime & Punishment (1866 A.D.): “Dostoevsky” flickr photo by bloomsday616 https://flickr.com/photos/bloomsday616/50572225 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Galileo Galilei makes key observations of physics and astronomy, laying the foundation for modern science (1630 A.D.): “”Galileo Galilei”” flickr photo by Biblioteca Rector Machado y Nuñez https://flickr.com/photos/fdctsevilla/3968863200 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Hermann Melville publishes Moby-Dick (1851 A.D.): “Moby Dick” flickr photo by skelet0njones https://flickr.com/photos/maljones/5656462880 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Hobbes publishes Leviathan, a seminal philosophical text (1651 A.D.): “Leviathan” flickr photo by tolworthy https://flickr.com/photos/66351465@N00/13888108157 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
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