Timeline of Human Genius

This Timeline catalogs moments of genius, accomplishment, and evolution from throughout humanity’s history – from the first fires of humanity to today’s good news. Updated every week!

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Grave from Yamna invasion
Yamna culture spreads across modern-day Spain~2500 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-espainculture migration-settlement
Burma (now Myanmar) becomes an independent republic
Burma (now Myanmar) becomes an independent republic1948 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-emyanmarnations
French workers win legal right to avoid checking work email out-of-hours
French workers win legal right to avoid checking work email out-of-hours2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-efrance
Obama names new national monuments in Utah and Nevada despite opposition
Obama names new national monuments in Utah and Nevada despite opposition2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Canada declares high-speed internet a basic service
Canada declares high-speed internet a basic service2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ecanadainternet-rights
Registry used to track Arabs and Muslims dismantled by Obama administration
Registry used to track Arabs and Muslims dismantled by Obama administration2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eresist
UK mass surveillance ruled illegal by EU court
UK mass surveillance ruled illegal by EU court2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eeuropean-union united-kingdom
Obama bans drilling in parts of the Atlantic and the Arctic
Obama bans drilling in parts of the Atlantic and the Arctic2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eresist
Washington, D.C. passes 8 week paid parental leave bill
Washington, D.C. passes 8 week paid parental leave bill2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
U.S. companies tackle hydrogen economy bottleneck
U.S. companies tackle hydrogen economy bottleneck2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
U.S. jurisdictions take steps to reform 'dishonest' bail system
U.S. jurisdictions take steps to reform ‘dishonest’ bail system2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Photo by Jon Flobrant on Unsplash
Reversing course, E.P.A. says fracking can contaminate drinking water2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-efracking
Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion clean energy venture fund
Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion clean energy venture fund2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Fossil fuel divestment funds double to $5 trillion in a year
Fossil fuel divestment funds double to $5 trillion in a year2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eclimate-crisis
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash
The Economic Security Project is committing $10 million to study universal basic income in the U.S.2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-stateseconomic-inequality poverty
Over 100 companies sign the Equal Pay Pledge
Over 100 companies sign the Equal Pay Pledge2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ewomens-rights
Photo by Zack Spear on Unsplash
Portland adopts surcharge on CEO pay in move vs. income inequality2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eeconomic-inequality
Google says it will run entirely on renewable energy in 2017
Google says it will run entirely on renewable energy in 20172016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Photo by Ian Simmonds on Unsplash
New Jersey will no longer collect loans from families of dead students2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
In victory for protesters, Army halts construction on Dakota pipeline
In victory for protesters, Army halts construction on Dakota pipeline2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesindigenous-rights
U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent
U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statespoverty
'Magic mushroom' drug lifts 'cloud of doom' for cancer patients
‘Magic mushroom’ drug lifts ‘cloud of doom’ for cancer patients2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-edisease
Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash
Copenhagen now has more bikes than cars2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-etransportation
Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash
Slovenia makes drinking water constitutional right2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ehuman-rights
43 brands will fix or replace anything you buy from them  forever
43 brands will fix or replace anything you buy from them forever2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Canadian province to give every citizen $1,320 income boost to overcome poverty
Canadian province to give every citizen $1,320 income boost to overcome poverty2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ecanadapoverty
Georgia elects first openly gay man to state legislature
Georgia elects first openly gay man to state legislature2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-elgbtq
Maine passes ranked-choice voting
Maine passes ranked-choice voting2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-stateselections
The first Latina senator ever is coming to Washington
The first Latina senator ever is coming to Washington2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Photo by Roberto Valdivia on Unsplash
Californians vote to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Photo by Cassie Gallegos on Unsplash
Colorado voters approve minimum wage increase to $12 an hour2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesminimum-wage
Gun-safety initiative heads to big win in Washington
Gun-safety initiative heads to big win in Washington2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Oregon elects the nation's first openly bisexual governor
Oregon elects the nation’s first openly bisexual governor2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-stateslgbtq
Voters approve minimum wage increase to $13.50 in Washington state
Voters approve minimum wage increase to $13.50 in Washington state2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-stateseconomic-inequality minimum-wage
Germany is building the world's first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries
Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-egermanyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
President Obama commutes sentences of 98 people
President Obama commutes sentences of 98 people2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eracial-justice
Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt in racial profiling case
Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt in racial profiling case2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eracial-justice
Renewables now exceed all other forms of new power generation
Renewables now exceed all other forms of new power generation2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-echinaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Women in Iceland protest country's 14 percent pay gap by leaving work 14 percent early
Women in Iceland protest country’s 14 percent pay gap by leaving work 14 percent early2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ewomens-rights
Photo by Roberto Valdivia on Unsplash
Cannabis tax revenue is overwhelming Oregon’s tax office2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Saudi Arabia's religious police ordered to be "gentle and kind"
Saudi Arabia’s religious police ordered to be “gentle and kind”2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-esaudi-arabia
Scotland is set to be 100% zero-carbon by 2020
Scotland is set to be 100% zero-carbon by 20202016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-escotland united-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Scientists accidentally discover efficient process to turn CO2 into ethanol
Scientists accidentally discover efficient process to turn CO2 into ethanol2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eclimate-crisis
Nations, fighting powerful refrigerant that warms planet, reach landmark deal
Nations, fighting powerful refrigerant that warms planet, reach landmark deal2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Largest McDonald's operator in Latin America to source exclusively cage-free eggs
Largest McDonald’s operator in Latin America to source exclusively cage-free eggs2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Obama signs the sexual assault Survivors' Bill of Rights into law
Obama signs the sexual assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights into law2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Poland unveils glow-in-the-dark bicycle path that is charged by the Sun
Poland unveils glow-in-the-dark bicycle path that is charged by the Sun2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
German lawmakers vote to ban the internal combustion engine
German lawmakers vote to ban the internal combustion engine2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-egermanyclimate-crisis transportation
Global life expectancy and health improving
Global life expectancy and health improving2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-epublic-health
Pakistan adopts new law to tackle 'honour killings'
Pakistan adopts new law to tackle ‘honour killings’2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-epakistangender womens-rights
Denver permanently approves Indigenous Peoples' Day on Columbus Day
Denver permanently approves Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Columbus Day2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesindigenous-rights
Duke University launches program for men to consider their toxic masculinities
Duke University launches program for men to consider their toxic masculinities2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-stateswomens-rights
Solar road tiles get their first public test
Solar road tiles get their first public test2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
The cost of solar power has fallen 25% in only 5 months
The cost of solar power has fallen 25% in only 5 months2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
The income gap began to narrow under Obama
The income gap began to narrow under Obama2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-stateseconomic-inequality
Obama sets aside 10 million acres in California for renewable energy and conservation
Obama sets aside 10 million acres in California for renewable energy and conservation2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Germany unveils world's first zero emissions hydrogen-powered passenger train
Germany unveils world’s first zero emissions hydrogen-powered passenger train2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-egermany
Photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash
France becomes first country to ban plastic plates, cutlery2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-efranceclimate-crisis plastic-pollution
Senate approves $270 million in funding for Flint water crisis
Senate approves $270 million in funding for Flint water crisis2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eracial-justice
Photo by Егор Камелев on Unsplash
Dozens of countries poised to drive out malaria by 20202016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-edisease public-health
The Giant Panda is no longer listed as endangered
The Giant Panda is no longer listed as endangered2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-echinaconservation flora-fauna
Florida votes overwhelmingly to remove property tax on solar equipment
Florida votes overwhelmingly to remove property tax on solar equipment2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
California lawmakers approve mandatory sentencing for rape
California lawmakers approve mandatory sentencing for rape2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ewomens-rights
Egypt cracks down on female genital mutilation
Egypt cracks down on female genital mutilation2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eegyptwomens-rights
Obama to quadruple Hawaii monument, creating world's largest protected marine area
Obama to quadruple Hawaii monument, creating world’s largest protected marine area2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesocean-health
Learning gap between rich and poor kids in the U.S. narrows
Learning gap between rich and poor kids in the U.S. narrows2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
U.S. Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons
U.S. Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesprison-justice
Massachusetts passes groundbreaking equal pay law
Massachusetts passes groundbreaking equal pay law2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Hillary Clinton becomes the first-ever woman nominated by a major party for the United States presidency
Hillary Clinton becomes the first-ever woman nominated by a major party for the United States presidency2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-stateswomens-rights
Bernie Sanders pushes democratic socialism into the mainstream of American politics
Bernie Sanders pushes democratic socialism into the mainstream of American politics2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Dubai is building the world's largest concentrated solar power plant
Dubai is building the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Photo by izayah ramos on Unsplash
In Los Angeles, progress in getting vets into housing2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows
A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
175 nations sign historic Paris climate deal on Earth Day
175 nations sign historic Paris climate deal on Earth Day2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
For the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers are growing
For the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers are growing2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Berkeley
Berkeley passer worker cooperative resolution2016 C.E., 2016 C.E., 2016 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
U.S. sets staggering record with 191% growth in solar power installations in 2016
U.S. sets staggering record with 191% growth in solar power installations in 20162015 C.E., 2015 C.E., 2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Seattle schools enact historic scheduling change allowing students more sleep
Seattle schools enact historic scheduling change allowing students more sleep2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Photo by Roman Nguyen on Unsplash
World poverty rate to fall below 10% for the first time2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-epoverty
World leaders adopt Sustainable Development Goals
World leaders adopt Sustainable Development Goals2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-einternational-cooperation poverty sdgs united-nations
Oakland passes resolution in support of worker cooperatives
Oakland passes resolution in support of worker cooperatives2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Photo by Roberto Valdivia on Unsplash
U.S. National Cancer Institute acknowledges that cannabis kills cancer cells2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesdisease
NYC's big businesses now have to compost food waste
NYC’s big businesses now have to compost food waste2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statescircular-economy-and-zero-waste
UN resolves to develop marine biodiversity treaty for the high seas
UN resolves to develop marine biodiversity treaty for the high seas2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-einternational-cooperation ocean-health united-nations
France says new roofs must be covered in plants or solar panels
France says new roofs must be covered in plants or solar panels2015 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-efranceclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Stockholm's Royal Institute of Technology create's the first ever garment made entirely of recycled cotton
Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology create’s the first ever garment made entirely of recycled cotton2014 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-esweden
Voyager 1 becomes first human-made object to leave solar system
Voyager 1 becomes first human-made object to leave solar system2013 C.E., 2013 C.E., 2013 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesastronomy-space-exploration
San Francisco bans sale of plastic water bottles on city property
San Francisco bans sale of plastic water bottles on city property2013 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eclimate-crisis
Cuba ends foreign travel permits for its citizens
Cuba ends foreign travel permits for its citizens2012 C.E., 2012 C.E., 2012 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ecubagovernment human-rights
Agreement entitles river in New Zealand to legal identity for first time
Agreement entitles river in New Zealand to legal identity for first time2012 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-enew-zealand
Iranians launch Persian Spring protests
Iranians launch Persian Spring protests2009 C.E., 2009 C.E., 2009 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eiranactivism-protests elections
Barack Obama elected as United States' first black president
Barack Obama elected as United States’ first black president2008 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesracial-justice
Nepal abolishes its monarchy and declares itself a federal republic
Nepal abolishes its monarchy and declares itself a federal republic2008 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-enepaldemocracy government nations
Apple's iPhone is released
Apple’s iPhone is released2007 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statescommunication technology
Bhutan convenes its first democratic elections
Bhutan convenes its first democratic elections2007 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ebhutandemocracy elections government
The Human Genome Project is completed
The Human Genome Project is completed2003 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-escience-research
Banksy creates "Girl with Balloon" mural in London
Banksy creates “Girl with Balloon” mural in London2002 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesart-entertainment
South Africa adopts a new constitution, abolishing apartheid (1994 C.E.)
South Africa adopts a new constitution, abolishing apartheid (1994 C.E.)1994 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-esouth-africaracial-justice
Nelson Mandela, first black president of South Africa, is inaugurated
Nelson Mandela, first black president of South Africa, is inaugurated1994 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-esouth-africa
The people of Malawi voted overwhelmingly in favor of multi-party democracy
The people of Malawi voted overwhelmingly in favor of multi-party democracy1993 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-emalawidemocracy nations
Paraguay formalizes a new constitution establishing a democratic system of government
Paraguay formalizes a new constitution establishing a democratic system of government1992 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eparaguaydemocracy government nations
Flag of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani voters approve the Declaration of Independence adopted by the Supreme Council1991 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eazerbaijan russianations
Ukraine becomes independent state after collapse of the Soviet Union
Ukraine becomes independent state after collapse of the Soviet Union1991 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eukrainenations
Ukraine becomes independent state after collapse of the Soviet Union
Ukraine becomes independent state after collapse of the Soviet Union1991 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eukrainenations
Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union
Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union1991 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-euzbekistannations
The World Wide Web is released to the general public
The World Wide Web is released to the general public1991 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
"The Simpsons" debuts
“The Simpsons” debuts1989 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesart-entertainment
Activists bring down the Berlin Wall
Activists bring down the Berlin Wall1989 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-egermany russiaactivism-protests revolution
Flag of Poland
The Third Polish Republic is founded, transitioning the country to democracy1989 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-epolanddemocracy government nations
Stephen Hawking publishes A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking publishes A Brief History of Time1988 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-kingdomastronomy-space-exploration
The June Democracy Movement emerges in South Korea
The June Democracy Movement emerges in South Korea1987 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-esouth-koreaactivism-protests democracy government
The Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen in Germany begins research leading to invention of the MP3
The Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen in Germany begins research leading to invention of the MP31987 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-egermanymusic technology
Micronesia signs a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. marking its emergence from trusteeship to independence
Micronesia signs a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. marking its emergence from trusteeship to independence1987 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-emicronesia united-statesnations
USSR launches Mir Space Station
USSR launches Mir Space Station1986 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-erussiaastronomy-space-exploration technology
Brazil flag
The Sixth Brazilian Republic begins after a 21-year military regime1985 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ebrazildemocracy government
Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika began the end of the Cold War
Mikhail Gorbachev’s policies of glasnost and perestroika began the end of the Cold War1985 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-erussiapeace
Steve Jobs introduces the first Macintosh computer
Steve Jobs introduces the first Macintosh computer1984 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statestechnology
Chuck Hull invents stereolithography
Chuck Hull invents stereolithography1984 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statestechnology
The United Democratic Front emerges in South Africa
The United Democratic Front emerges in South Africa1983 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-esouth-africaactivism-protests racial-justice
Michael Jackson releases "Thriller", one of the highest selling albums of all time
Michael Jackson releases “Thriller”, one of the highest selling albums of all time1982 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesmusic
Flag of Belize
Belize officially gains independence1981 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ebelizenations
IBM releases Microsoft's MS-DOS
IBM releases Microsoft’s MS-DOS1981 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statestechnology
Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap ratify the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia
Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap ratify the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia1979 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-emicronesiagovernment nations
George Lucas' iconic film Star Wars debuts in theaters around the world
George Lucas’ iconic film Star Wars debuts in theaters around the world1977 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eart-entertainment
Spain begins transition to democracy
Spain begins transition to democracy1975 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-espaindemocracy government
Sweden replaces its Instrument of Government making it a crowned republic
Sweden replaces its Instrument of Government making it a crowned republic1975 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eswedengovernment
The Altair 8800 sparks the microcomputer revolution
The Altair 8800 sparks the microcomputer revolution1975 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statestechnology
Five feminists create the first women's owned-and-operated record label, Olivia Records
Five feminists create the first women’s owned-and-operated record label, Olivia Records1973 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-stateswomens-rights
Construction begins on the Very Large Array in New Mexico
Construction begins on the Very Large Array in New Mexico1973 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesastronomy-space-exploration science-research technology
The British House of Lords votes to give The Bahamas its independence
The British House of Lords votes to give The Bahamas its independence1973 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ethe-bahamas united-kingdomnations
Motorola employee Martin Cooper makes the world's first cell phone call
Motorola employee Martin Cooper makes the world’s first cell phone call1973 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statescommunication technology
Bill Bowerman invents the Waffle Trainer
Bill Bowerman invents the Waffle Trainer1973 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesclothing technology
Sweden goes first to ban aerosol sprays
Sweden goes first to ban aerosol sprays1973 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eswedenclimate-crisis
Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game
Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game1972 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statestechnology
The Republic of Sri Lanka is officially formed
The Republic of Sri Lanka is officially formed1972 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-esri-lankagovernment nations
John Lennon releases his seminal ode for humanity, "Imagine"
John Lennon releases his seminal ode for humanity, “Imagine”1971 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
Ray Tomlinson sends the world's first ever email, to himself
Ray Tomlinson sends the world’s first ever email, to himself1971 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statescommunication technology
U.S. NASA's Mariner 9 becomes the first articial satellite of Mars
U.S. NASA’s Mariner 9 becomes the first articial satellite of Mars1971 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesastronomy-space-exploration government technology
The pocket calculator is invented in Japan
The pocket calculator is invented in Japan1970 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ejapantechnology
By ARPANET - The Computer History Museum ([1]), en:File:Arpnet-map-march-1977.png, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9990864
ARPANET is first deployed via UCLA, SRI, UCSB, and The University of Utah1969 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statescommunication technology
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the moon1969 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesastronomy-space-exploration discovery-exploration science-research
Sir Wally Herbert of the United Kingdom becomes the first human to walk to the North Pole
Sir Wally Herbert of the United Kingdom becomes the first human to walk to the North Pole1969 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ediscovery-exploration
James T. Russell invents precursor to laser discs
James T. Russell invents precursor to laser discs1966 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-states
Nicholas Clinch of the United States becomes the first to summit Vinson Massif
Nicholas Clinch of the United States becomes the first to summit Vinson Massif1966 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesathletics-sport discovery-exploration
The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show
The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show1964 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-kingdom united-statesmusic news-media
Robert Moog invents the world's first commercial musical synthesizer
Robert Moog invents the world’s first commercial musical synthesizer1964 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesmusic technology
The Malaysia Agreement creates the modern nation of Malaysia
The Malaysia Agreement creates the modern nation of Malaysia1963 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-emalaysia united-kingdomnations
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers "I have a dream" speech
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers “I have a dream” speech1963 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eracial-justice
Nick Holonyak, Jr. invents the first practical visible LED
Nick Holonyak, Jr. invents the first practical visible LED1962 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statestechnology
Rachel Carson publishes Silent Spring, helping launch the environmental movement
Rachel Carson publishes Silent Spring, helping launch the environmental movement1962 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-econservation
By SKopp - Drawn by SKopp, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=343657
Mali declares independence1960 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-emalinations
Benin achieves independence from France and becomes a republic
Benin achieves independence from France and becomes a republic1960 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ebeninnations
Madagascar declares independence from France
Madagascar declares independence from France1960 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-emadagascarnations
Theodore Maiman invents the laser
Theodore Maiman invents the laser1960 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesscience-research technology
Photo by Farzanah Rosli on Unsplash
Nils Bolhin of Volvo invents the three-point seatbelt1959 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eswedentransportation
Flag of Mali Federation
Senegal and the French Sudan merge to form the Mali Federation, gaining independence from France1959 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-emali senegalnations
Flag of Iraq under the Qassem regime, 1959-1963.
The Iraqi Republic is established1958 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eiraqdemocracy government nations
The Soviet Union launches the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I
The Soviet Union launches the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I1957 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-erussiaastronomy-space-exploration technology
Ghana declares independence from the United Kingdom and establishes its new nation
Ghana declares independence from the United Kingdom and establishes its new nation1957 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eghananations
Tunisia achieves independence from France
Tunisia achieves independence from France1956 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-etunisianations
The Austrian State Treaty reestablishes Austria as a sovereign state
The Austrian State Treaty reestablishes Austria as a sovereign state1955 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eaustriainternational-cooperation nations
Jonas Salk develops vaccine for deadly Polio virus
Jonas Salk develops vaccine for deadly Polio virus1955 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-escience-research
Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson at Bell Labs invent the silicon photovoltaic cell, a major breakthrough for solar power
Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson at Bell Labs invent the silicon photovoltaic cell, a major breakthrough for solar power1954 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesclean-renewable-energy technology
Civil rights movement begins in the United States
Civil rights movement begins in the United States~1954 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eunited-statesracial-justice
Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal become first humans to summit Mt. Everest
Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal become first humans to summit Mt. Everest1953 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-enepal new-zealandathletics-sport discovery-exploration
The Republic of Indonesia emerges as a unitary state
The Republic of Indonesia emerges as a unitary state1950 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eindonesianations
The Republic of Indonesia emerges as a unitary state
The Republic of Indonesia emerges as a unitary state1950 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eindonesianations
The Constitution of India becomes the supreme law of India
The Constitution of India becomes the supreme law of India1950 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eindiagovernment
Mao Zedong reintroduces Traditional Chinese Medicine into Chinese health care system
Mao Zedong reintroduces Traditional Chinese Medicine into Chinese health care system1949 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-echinagovernment medicine public-health
The world's nations adopt the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
The world’s nations adopt the Universal Declaration on Human Rights1948 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ehuman-rights international-cooperation united-nations
The Faroe Islands become a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark
The Faroe Islands become a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark1948 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-e
India and Pakistan win independence
India and Pakistan win independence1947 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eindia pakistan united-kingdom
B.F. Goodrich Co. announces development of tubeless tire
B.F. Goodrich Co. announces development of tubeless tire1947 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-escience-research
Malawi gains independence from Britain
Malawi gains independence from Britain1946 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-emalawi united-kingdomnations
Flag of the Philippines
The Treaty of Manila formally grants independence to the Philippines1946 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-ethe-philippinesnations
Vietnam declares independence from France
Vietnam declares independence from France1945 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-efrance vietnamnations
Vietnam declares independence from France
Vietnam declares independence from France1945 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-efrance vietnamnations
Indonesia declares independence
Indonesia declares independence1945 C.E.post-modernity-1945-2016-c-eindonesiaactivism-protests nations
Lebanon declares independence from France
Lebanon declares independence from France1947 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-elebanonnations
DuPont invents nylon, the world's first commercially viable synthetic textile
DuPont invents nylon, the world’s first commercially viable synthetic textile1935 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statestechnology
Ibn Saud officially proclaims the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud officially proclaims the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia1932 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-esaudi-arabianations
Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin, launching the age of antiobiotics
Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin, launching the age of antiobiotics1928 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdompublic-health
After decades of protect, American women win the right vote
After decades of protect, American women win the right vote1920 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesdemocracy elections womens-rights
The Panama Canal officially opens
The Panama Canal officially opens1914 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-epanama united-statesarchitecture government technology
Blaise Diagne
Blaise Diagne becomes first black African elected to the French Chamber of Deputies1914 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-efrance senegalgovernment racial-justice
Mongolia, led by Bogd Khan, declares independence from China
Mongolia, led by Bogd Khan, declares independence from China1911 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-emongoliagovernment
By Olav Bjaaland (1873–1961) - Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation: De Aarde en haar Volken, Jaargang 1913. HAARLEM, H. D. TJEENK WILLINK & ZOON., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1411326
Roald Amundsen leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole1911 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-enorwaydiscovery-exploration
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
Cape Colony, the Natal Colony, the Transvaal, and the Orange River Colony unite to form the Union of South Africa1910 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-esouth-africanations
Tango becomes a global sensation
Tango becomes a global sensation~1910 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eargentinaart-entertainment
New Culture Movement promoting progressive values emerges in China
New Culture Movement promoting progressive values emerges in China~1910 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-echinarevolution womens-rights
Emperor Gojong proclaims the Korea Empire
Emperor Gojong proclaims the Korea Empire1910 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-enorth-korea south-koreakingdoms-empire
Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch invent the Haber-Bosch Process allowing for mass-scale production of ammonia-based fertilizer (1909 - 1910 C.E.)
Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch invent the Haber-Bosch Process allowing for mass-scale production of ammonia-based fertilizer (1909 – 1910 C.E.)1909 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-egermanyagriculture science-research technology
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded to advance racial justice  in the United States
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded to advance racial justice in the United States1909 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesracial-justice
The Ford Company invents the Model T, the first car affordable to the masses
The Ford Company invents the Model T, the first car affordable to the masses1908 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statestransportation
By John Claude White - British Library, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4305532
Ugyen Wangchuck becomes the first king of Bhutan1907 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ebhutankingdoms-empire
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen becomes first to traverse the Arctic's Northwest Passage
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen becomes first to traverse the Arctic’s Northwest Passage1906 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ecanada norway unceded-indigenous-territories-of-canadadiscovery-exploration
Einstein publishes his special theory of relativity, proposing new concepts of space and time
Einstein publishes his special theory of relativity, proposing new concepts of space and time1905 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-escience-research
Wright Brothers invent first successful airplane
Wright Brothers invent first successful airplane1903 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statestransportation
Marie Curie, for her pioneering work on radioactivity, becomes first woman to win Nobel Prize
Marie Curie, for her pioneering work on radioactivity, becomes first woman to win Nobel Prize1903 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-egender science-research womens-rights
The 12-minute-long silent film, The Great Train Robbery becomes the first narrative movie ever
The 12-minute-long silent film, The Great Train Robbery becomes the first narrative movie ever1903 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesart-entertainment technology
The automobile is invented in France and Germany
The automobile is invented in France and Germany~1890 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-efrancetransportation
Faroese becomes a standardized written language
Faroese becomes a standardized written language1890 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-edenmark norwaylanguage
Vincent Van Gogh paints "The Starry Night"
Vincent Van Gogh paints “The Starry Night”1889 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-efrance the-netherlandsart-entertainment
The Dominion of Canada is officially established as a self-governing entity within the British Empire
The Dominion of Canada is officially established as a self-governing entity within the British Empire1867 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ecanada unceded-indigenous-territories-of-canadanations
Fyodor Dostoevsky publishes Crime & Punishment
Fyodor Dostoevsky publishes Crime & Punishment1866 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-erussialiterature
Transcaucasus Railway map
The Transcaucasus Railway is completed1865 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eazerbaijan georgiatechnology trade transportation
By James.folsom at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Liftarn using CommonsHelper., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11947716
Louis Pasteur invents pasteurization, killing bacteria in milks and revolutionizing health practices1864 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-epublic-health science-research
The world's first underground railway, the London Underground, opens
The world’s first underground railway, the London Underground, opens1863 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomtechnology transportation
Abraham Lincoln delivers Emancipation Proclamation, freeing American slaves
Abraham Lincoln delivers Emancipation Proclamation, freeing American slaves1862 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesracial-justice
Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species, outlining theory of evolution and natural selection
Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species, outlining theory of evolution and natural selection1859 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-escience-research
Gaston Planté invents the lead acid battery, the first rechargeable battery
Gaston Planté invents the lead acid battery, the first rechargeable battery1859 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-egermanytechnology
British Parliament passes the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 to grant settlers self-governance
British Parliament passes the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 to grant settlers self-governance1852 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-enew-zealandnations
Hermann Melville publishes Moby-Dick
Hermann Melville publishes Moby-Dick1851 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesliterature
Cowboy boots become popular in the United States
Cowboy boots become popular in the United States~1850 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesclothing
Antonio Torres of Spain invents the modern classic guitar
Antonio Torres of Spain invents the modern classic guitar~1850 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-espainart-entertainment music technology
Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto1848 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eeconomic-inequality
Frederick Douglass publishes his memoir Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Frederick Douglass publishes his memoir Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave1845 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesliterature racial-justice
The Dominican Republic adopts its first constitution
The Dominican Republic adopts its first constitution1844 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-edominican-republicgovernment nations
John Deere invents the first commercially successful steel plow
John Deere invents the first commercially successful steel plow1837 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesagriculture technology
Samuel Morse invents Morse code
Samuel Morse invents Morse code1836 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statescommunication technology
William Sturgeon invents the electromagnet
William Sturgeon invents the electromagnet1824 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomscience-research technology
Painting of Brazilian Independence in 1822
Brazil declares independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves1822 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ebrazil portugalnations
Honduras declares indedendence from Spain
Honduras declares indedendence from Spain1821 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ehondurasnations
Panama declares independence from Spain
Panama declares independence from Spain1821 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-epanamanations
The Treaty of Córdoba makes Mexico legally independent
The Treaty of Córdoba makes Mexico legally independent1821 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-emexiconations
By Juan Lepiani (1864-1933) - Imagen fotografiada y subida por Discjockey, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1755564
The Act of Independence of Peru is signed1821 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eperugovernment
Russian explorers Bellingshausen and Lazarev are first confirmed to sight Antarctica
Russian explorers Bellingshausen and Lazarev are first confirmed to sight Antarctica1820 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-erussiadiscovery-exploration
Battle of Lake Maracaibo painting
The Congress of Angostura declares independence for Gran Colombia1819 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ecolombia ecuador panama venezuelanations
German inventor Karl von Drais invents the bicycle
German inventor Karl von Drais invents the bicycle1817 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-egermanytransportation
By Juan Lepiani (1864-1933) - Imagen fotografiada y subida por Discjockey, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1755564
The Congress of Tucumán declares Argentina’s independence1816 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eargentinanations
Norway adopts its Constitution
Norway adopts its Constitution1814 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-enorwaygovernment
Paraguay declares independence from Spain
Paraguay declares independence from Spain1811 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eparaguaynations
Three Italians invent early iterations of the typewriter
Three Italians invent early iterations of the typewriter~1810 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-e
Modern football, or soccer, begins to become officially codified for the first time
Modern football, or soccer, begins to become officially codified for the first time~1810 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomathletics-sport
Bolivia declares independence from Spain
Bolivia declares independence from Spain1809 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ebolivianations
By https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/49/d0/402109cb6bf2c4cf565d7db23a7c.jpgGallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/L0033032.html, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36059310
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck publishes Philosophie Zoologique, the first truly cohesive theory of biological evolution1809 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-efrancescience-research
Nicolas Appert invents canning, revolutionizing food storage
Nicolas Appert invents canning, revolutionizing food storage1809 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-efrancefood-diet public-health science-research technology
The British Empires abolishes the slave trade
The British Empires abolishes the slave trade1807 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomgovernment human-rights racial-justice
Hanaoka Seishū creates tsūsensan, the first modern general anesthetic
Hanaoka Seishū creates tsūsensan, the first modern general anesthetic1804 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ejapanpublic-health technology
The Holy Roman Emperor Francis II founds the Austrian Empire
The Holy Roman Emperor Francis II founds the Austrian Empire1804 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eaustria germany hungarykingdoms-empire
Alessandro Volta invents the voltaic pile, the world's first battery
Alessandro Volta invents the voltaic pile, the world’s first battery1800 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eclean-renewable-energy science-research
Samuel Bentham invents plywood
Samuel Bentham invents plywood1797 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomtechnology
The Japanese surgeon Hanaoka Seishū is the first to use general anaesthesia
The Japanese surgeon Hanaoka Seishū is the first to use general anaesthesia1796 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ejapanpublic-health science-research technology
Joseph Bramah invents the hydraulic press
Joseph Bramah invents the hydraulic press1795 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomtechnology
Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin, revolutionizing the production of cotton
Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin, revolutionizing the production of cotton1794 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-states
Mozart begins works on his famous "Requiem"
Mozart begins works on his famous “Requiem”1791 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eaustriamusic
Thomas Paine publishes Rights of Man
Thomas Paine publishes Rights of Man1791 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-stateshuman-rights literature revolution
Cao Xueqin's Dream of the Red Chamber, perhaps China's greatest novel, is published
Cao Xueqin’s Dream of the Red Chamber, perhaps China’s greatest novel, is published1791 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-echinaliterature
Thomas Saint invents the sewing machine
Thomas Saint invents the sewing machine1790 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomtechnology
Photo by Anthony Garand on Unsplash
The United States Constitution is ratified1788 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-statesdemocracy government
Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia, marking new era of democracy
Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia, marking new era of democracy1787 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-states
Adam Smith publishes "The Wealth of Nations" driving the rise of capitalism
Adam Smith publishes “The Wealth of Nations” driving the rise of capitalism1776 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-e
By Lemuel Francis Abbott - 1. www.gtj.org.uk2. Art UK, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2593498
John Wilkinson invents a boring machine that becomes perhaps humanity’s first machine tool1774 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomtechnology
The Qianlong Emperor orders the creation of the Siku Quanshu
The Qianlong Emperor orders the creation of the Siku Quanshu1772 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-echinaliterature
Territory of the Kingdom of Nepal in 1808 map
King Prithvi Narayan Shah founds the Kindgom of Nepal1768 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-enepalkingdoms-empire
James Watts invents the steam engine
James Watts invents the steam engine1765 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomscience-research
William Cullen invents the first artificial refrigeration machine
William Cullen invents the first artificial refrigeration machine1755 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomfood-diet public-health technology
The Emirate of Diriyah, the first Saudi state, is founded
The Emirate of Diriyah, the first Saudi state, is founded1744 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-esaudi-arabianations
Pu Songling completes Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, one of the great pieces of Chinese literature
Pu Songling completes Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, one of the great pieces of Chinese literature1740 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-echinaliterature
United Kingdom formally comes together as a unified sovereign state
United Kingdom formally comes together as a unified sovereign state1707 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-escotland united-kingdom
Edmond Halley predicts the return of the world's most famous comet
Edmond Halley predicts the return of the world’s most famous comet1705 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomastronomy-space-exploration
Bartolomeo Cristofori invents the piano
Bartolomeo Cristofori invents the piano~1700 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eitalymusic technology
Isaac Newton publishes Principia Mathematica, sparking a new epoch in our understanding of physics
Isaac Newton publishes Principia Mathematica, sparking a new epoch in our understanding of physics1687 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-escience-research
Ole Rømer demonstrates that the speed of light is finite, for the first time
Ole Rømer demonstrates that the speed of light is finite, for the first time1676 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-edenmarkscience-research
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek observes microorganisms, perhaps for the first time in history
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek observes microorganisms, perhaps for the first time in history1675 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-escience-research
British noblemen found Charles Town, to be come Nassau, in the Bahamas
British noblemen found Charles Town, to be come Nassau, in the Bahamas1670 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ethe-bahamascities migration-settlement
By Himasaram - Data from FOTWThis W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Inkscape., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1049568
The Ashanti Empire emerges in modern-day Ghana1670 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eghanakingdoms-empire
Robert Hooke discovers cells
Robert Hooke discovers cells1665 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomscience-research
Shah Jahan completes construction of the Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan completes construction of the Taj Mahal1653 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eindiaarchitecture
Hobbes publishes Leviathan, a seminal philosophical text
Hobbes publishes Leviathan, a seminal philosophical text1651 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomgovernment philosophy
Abel Tasman becomes first European to explore New Zealand
Abel Tasman becomes first European to explore New Zealand1642 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-enew-zealand the-netherlandsdiscovery-exploration
Belize City street
English lumber harvesters found Belize Town1638 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ebelizecities
Galileo Galilei makes key observations of physics and astronomy, laying the foundation for modern science
Galileo Galilei makes key observations of physics and astronomy, laying the foundation for modern science1630 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eitalyastronomy-space-exploration physics science-research
Johannes Kepler publishes his three laws of planetary motion (1619 - 1629 C.E.)
Johannes Kepler publishes his three laws of planetary motion (1619 – 1629 C.E.)1619 - 1629 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-egermanyastronomy-space-exploration science-research
Wilhelm Schickard invents the mechanical calculator
Wilhelm Schickard invents the mechanical calculator1623 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-egermanynumbers-math technology
The compound microscope is invented in Europe
The compound microscope is invented in Europe~1620 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-escience-research technology
Miguel de Cervantes publishes Don Quixote, the first modern novel
Miguel de Cervantes publishes Don Quixote, the first modern novel1615 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-espainliterature
John Napier publicly propounds the method of logarithms
John Napier publicly propounds the method of logarithms1614 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-escotlandnumbers-math
The Thiên Mụ Pagoda (or Pagoda of the Celestial Lady) is built in Huế, Vietnam
The Thiên Mụ Pagoda (or Pagoda of the Celestial Lady) is built in Huế, Vietnam1601 C.E., 1601 C.E., 1601 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-evietnamarchitecture
The Kingdom of Dahomey flourishes in modern-day Benin
The Kingdom of Dahomey flourishes in modern-day Benin1600 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ebeninkingdoms-empire
San Marino officially adopts world's first constitution
San Marino officially adopts world’s first constitution1600 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-e
Shakespeare writes Hamlet, one of the most influential pieces of literature in history
Shakespeare writes Hamlet, one of the most influential pieces of literature in history~1600 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eunited-kingdomliterature
By Bernard Gagnon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3686601
The Betsileo kingdoms emerge in Madagascar~1600 C.E. ???modernity-1500-1945-c-emadagascarkingdoms-empire
Zacharias and Hans Jansen invent the compound microscope
Zacharias and Hans Jansen invent the compound microscope1595 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ethe-netherlandsscience-research
Spanish settlers found Tegucigalpa, now the capital and largest city of Honduras
Spanish settlers found Tegucigalpa, now the capital and largest city of Honduras1578 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ehondurascities migration-settlement
By The original uploader was Technopilgrim at English Wikipedia. - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2526989
The town of Punakha is founded in modern-day Bhutan1577 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ebhutancities
Flag of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
The Union of Lublin formally establishes the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth1569 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-elithuania polandkingdoms-empire nations
Flag of Caracas
Diego de Losada founds Caracas1567 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-evenezuelacities
Escorial Biblioteca
The Spanish Golden Age begins1556 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-espainarts culture
Cunhambebe, as portrayed by André Thevet
Indigenous peoples of modern-day Brazil form the Tamoyo Confederation1554 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ebrazilkingdoms-empire military
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first European to travel to Iguazú Falls
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first European to travel to Iguazú Falls1541 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eargentina brazildiscovery-exploration
Universidad de Santo Tomás de Aquino, the first university in the New World, is founded
Universidad de Santo Tomás de Aquino, the first university in the New World, is founded1538 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-edominican-republiceducation
The Portuguese become the first Europeans to visit modern-day Micronesia
The Portuguese become the first Europeans to visit modern-day Micronesia1525 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-emicronesiadiscovery-exploration
Johannes Schöner becomes the first person to include Terra Australis on their globe
Johannes Schöner becomes the first person to include Terra Australis on their globe1523 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-egermanydiscovery-exploration
The reign of Gustav I marks the beginnings of the modern Swedish state
The reign of Gustav I marks the beginnings of the modern Swedish state1523 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eswedenkingdoms-empire
Martin Luther composes his "95 Theses" disrupting dogma and domination of the Catholic Church
Martin Luther composes his “95 Theses” disrupting dogma and domination of the Catholic Church1517 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-e
The Safavid dynasty flourishes in modern-day Iran
The Safavid dynasty flourishes in modern-day Iran~1515 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eirankingdoms-empire
Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founds the city of Havana
Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founds the city of Havana1514 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ecubacities migration-settlement
Copernicus discovers that Earth orbits the Sun
Copernicus discovers that Earth orbits the Sun~1514 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-escience-research
Raphael completes his painting The School of Athens
Raphael completes his painting The School of Athens1511 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eitalyart-entertainment
Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa~1510 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-eitalyart-entertainment
Michelangelo begins painting frescoes on ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo begins painting frescoes on ceiling of the Sistine Chapel1508 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-e
Hieronymus Bosch paints "The Garden of Earthly Delights"
Hieronymus Bosch paints “The Garden of Earthly Delights”1504 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-ethe-netherlandsart-entertainment
Rodrigo de Bastidas becomes the first European to explore the Isthmus of Panama
Rodrigo de Bastidas becomes the first European to explore the Isthmus of Panama1501 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-epanama spaindiscovery-exploration
Construction begins of Incan sacred site Machu Picchu
Construction begins of Incan sacred site Machu Picchu1500 C.E.modernity-1500-1945-c-e
Spanish colonists found the city of Santo Domingo
Spanish colonists found the city of Santo Domingo1496 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-edominican-republiccities
Christopher Columbus arrives in the Americas
Christopher Columbus arrives in the Americas1492 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ediscovery-exploration migration-settlement
Migrating Bantu peoples establish the Maravi Confederacy in modern-day Malawi
Migrating Bantu peoples establish the Maravi Confederacy in modern-day Malawi1480 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emalawikingdoms-empire
Incas construct Macchu Picchu
Incas construct Macchu Picchu~1450 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eperucivilization
The Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca peoples form the Iroquois Confederation
The Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca peoples form the Iroquois Confederation~1450 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ecanada unceded-indigenous-territories-of-canada united-statesinternational-cooperation nations
By metalslick - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63996191
Sejong the Great creates the Korean alphabet1443 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-enorth-korea south-koreacommunication language
Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press
Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press1440 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-egermanytechnology
Under the leadership of Manco Cápac, the Inca form the small city-state Kingdom of Cusco
Under the leadership of Manco Cápac, the Inca form the small city-state Kingdom of Cusco1438 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eperucivilization kingdoms-empire
The Songhai Empire rises to power in the western Sahel
The Songhai Empire rises to power in the western Sahel1430 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emali nigerkingdoms-empire
Photo by Dave Monte on Unsplash
Three city-states combine to form Aztec Triple Alliance, consolidating power in Mesoamerica1428 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-e
Gersonides invents the Jacob's staff
Gersonides invents the Jacob's staff1400 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-efrancetechnology
Population of the Bahamas grows to nearly 40,000
Population of the Bahamas grows to nearly 40,000~1400 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ethe-bahamasmigration-settlement
Dakar satellite view
The Lebou people settle what is now Dakar in modern-day Senegal~1400 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-esenegalcities
Jagellonica dynasty map
The Jagiellonian dynasty comes to power in central Europe1386 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eczech-republic hungary lithuania polandkingdoms-empire
Ibn Khaldun publishes Muqaddimah, laying critical foundations for history, sociology, economics, and more
Ibn Khaldun publishes Muqaddimah, laying critical foundations for history, sociology, economics, and more~1375 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ereligion
Muhammad Shah establishes the Sultanate of Brunei
Muhammad Shah establishes the Sultanate of Brunei1363 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ebruneikingdoms-empire
The Maori people emerge in modern day New Zealand
The Maori people emerge in modern day New Zealand~1350 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-enew-zealandculture
Celtic mythology compiled in The Mabinogion
Celtic mythology compiled in The Mabinogion~1350 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eireland united-kingdom walesliterature mythology-folklore
Jolof Empire map
The Jolof Empire comes to power in modern-day Senegal1350 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-esenegalkingdoms-empire
The Majapahit Empire flourishes on Java
The Majapahit Empire flourishes on Java~1300 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eindonesiakingdoms-empire
Humans discover the islands currently known as New Zealand
Humans discover the islands currently known as New Zealand~1300 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-enew-zealanddiscovery-exploration
Humans of Holland invent wooden clogs
Humans of Holland invent wooden clogs~1300 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-ethe-netherlandsclothing
The Ottoman Empire begins in modern-day Turkey
The Ottoman Empire begins in modern-day Turkey1299 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eturkeycivilization
Marco Polo publishes his tales of his journey to China
Marco Polo publishes his tales of his journey to China1298 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echina italydiscovery-exploration literature
Scottish army, led by William Wallace, defeats the English at the Battle of Sterling Bridge
Scottish army, led by William Wallace, defeats the English at the Battle of Sterling Bridge1297 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-escotland united-kingdomrevolution
The Taíno people settle Cuba
The Taíno people settle Cuba~1250 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-ecubamigration-settlement
Mariche map
Mariche culture thrives in modern-day Venezuela~1250 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-evenezuelaculture
Construction begins at Westminster Abbey
Construction begins at Westminster Abbey1245 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eunited-kingdomarchitecture religion
The Mali Empire comes into power in West Africa
The Mali Empire comes into power in West Africa~1230 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emalicivilization government kingdoms-empire
Piloncitos, a type of gold nugget with Baybayin Ma characters which could be a symbol for the nation of Ma-i
The Nation of Ma-i flourishes in modern-day Philippines~1225 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ethe-philippineskingdoms-empire
An unknown author completes Færeyinga Saga
An unknown author completes Færeyinga Saga~1210 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-edenmark iceland norwayliterature
The University of Cambridge is founded
The University of Cambridge is founded1209 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eunited-kingdomeducation
Ismail al-Jazari publishes The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices
Ismail al-Jazari publishes The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices1206 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-esyria turkeyliterature technology
Genghis Khan establishes the Mongol code of ethics, the Yassa
Genghis Khan establishes the Mongol code of ethics, the Yassa~1206 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-e
Genghis Khan unites the Mongols, creating the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan unites the Mongols, creating the Mongol Empire1206 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emongoliakingdoms-empire
The Kingdom of Benin flourishes in modern-day Benin
The Kingdom of Benin flourishes in modern-day Benin~1200 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ebeninkingdoms-empire
The Arawak people arrive on and settle the island of Hispaniola
The Arawak people arrive on and settle the island of Hispaniola~1200 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-edominican-republic haitimigration-settlement
Samurai warriors rise to power in Japan
Samurai warriors rise to power in Japan~1185 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ejapanculture
Construction begins at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Construction begins at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris1160 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-efrancearchitecture
The Hanseatic League is formed, marking a new period of trade and economic development in Europe
The Hanseatic League is formed, marking a new period of trade and economic development in Europe1158 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-etrade
The Chinese of the Song Dynasty invent the fishing reel
The Chinese of the Song Dynasty invent the fishing reel~1150 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-echinafood-diet technology
Timbuktu in modern-day Mali becomes a permanent settlement
Timbuktu in modern-day Mali becomes a permanent settlement~1125 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emalicities
The University of Oxford, oldest in the English-speaking world, is founded
The University of Oxford, oldest in the English-speaking world, is founded~1117 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eunited-kingdomeducation
Construction of Angkor Wat, massive Hindu temple in modern-day Cambodia, begins
Construction of Angkor Wat, massive Hindu temple in modern-day Cambodia, begins~1110 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ereligion
Aja migrants found the Great Ardra kingdom in modern-day Benin
Aja migrants found the Great Ardra kingdom in modern-day Benin1100 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ebeninkingdoms-empire
Dagomba culture emerges in modern-day northern Ghana
Dagomba culture emerges in modern-day northern Ghana~1100 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-eghanaculture
By Laura SA, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2182725
The Kingdom of Mapungubwe thrives in modern-day South Africa1100 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-esouth-africakingdoms-empire
The Vazimba kingdoms emerge in the central highlands of Madagascar
The Vazimba kingdoms emerge in the central highlands of Madagascar~1100 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-emadagascarkingdoms-empire
Merchant guilds begin to form across Europe
Merchant guilds begin to form across Europe~1075 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-e
The Chinese of the Song Dynasty invent the fire lance
The Chinese of the Song Dynasty invent the fire lance~1050 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinamilitary technology
The Chinese of the Song Dynasty invent dry docks
The Chinese of the Song Dynasty invent dry docks~1050 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-echinatechnology transportation
Early versions of the Bessemer process for producing steel are invented in East Asia
Early versions of the Bessemer process for producing steel are invented in East Asia~1050 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-echinatechnology
Inuit culture emerges in the Arctic
Inuit culture emerges in the Arctic~1050 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-ecanada greenland unceded-indigenous-territories-of-canada united-statesculture
The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa flourishes in modern-day Sri Lanka
The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa flourishes in modern-day Sri Lanka~1050 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-esri-lankakingdoms-empire
Construction begins at the Grand Ball Court of Chichen Itza
Construction begins at the Grand Ball Court of Chichen Itza~1050 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emexicoarchitecture athletics-sport
Bi Sheng of China's Song Dynasty invents movable type
Bi Sheng of China's Song Dynasty invents movable type1040 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinacommunication technology
Seljuk Empire map
Tughril Beg and Chaghri Beg found the Seljuk Empire1037 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eafghanistan armenia azerbaijan iran iraq israel jordan kazakhstan kuwait lebanon syria turkey turkmenistan uzbekistankingdoms-empire
Photo by David Dvořáček on Unsplash
The Faroe Islands become a part of the Kingdom of Norway1035 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-edenmark norwaykingdoms-empire
Ibn Sina publishes The Canon of Medicine
Ibn Sina publishes The Canon of Medicine1025 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eiranliterature medicine public-health
The Lý dynasty flourishes in modern-day Vietnam
The Lý dynasty flourishes in modern-day Vietnam1009 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-evietnamkingdoms-empire
The settlers of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) create hundreds of moia, their famous stone statues
The settlers of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) create hundreds of moia, their famous stone statues~1000 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-e
Ibn al-Haytham writes Book of Optics
Ibn al-Haytham writes Book of Optics~1005 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eegyptliterature science-research
Deeds of the Princes of the Poles
The Piast dynasty comes to power in modern-day Poland960 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-epolandkingdoms-empire
The Peace and Truce of God movement to contain violent feuding emerges in Europe
The Peace and Truce of God movement to contain violent feuding emerges in Europe989 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-epeace religion
Photo by Darrell Chaddock on Unsplash
The city of Bukhara in modern-day Uzbekistan becomes a major trade and intellectual center of the Muslim world~850 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-euzbekistaneducation trade
The ancient Chinese of the Tang Dynasty invent fireworks
The ancient Chinese of the Tang Dynasty invent fireworks~850 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinaart-entertainment technology
Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor800 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ecivilization military
Photo by Victor B. on Unsplash
The Viking Age begins in Scandinavia793 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-edenmark finland norway swedenculture
The Song Dynasty begins in modern-day China
The Song Dynasty begins in modern-day China960 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinacivilization
The Goryeo Kingdom unites much of the Korean Peninsula
The Goryeo Kingdom unites much of the Korean Peninsula936 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-e
The Norse settle Greenland
The Norse settle Greenland~925 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-egreenlandcivilization discovery-exploration
The Moors complete the Alhambra in Granada, Spain
The Moors complete the Alhambra in Granada, Spain889 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-espainarchitecture
Vikings discover Iceland
Vikings discover Iceland~874 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-eicelanddiscovery-exploration
By Anderson sady - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40603758
The University of Al-Karaouine, founded by a Muslim woman, becomes the world’s first university859 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emoroccoeducation
The University of Al-Karaouine, founded by a Muslim woman, becomes the world's first university
The University of Al-Karaouine, founded by a Muslim woman, becomes the world's first university859 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emoroccoeducation
Islet construction begins at Nan Madol in modern-day Micronesia
Islet construction begins at Nan Madol in modern-day Micronesia~850 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-emicronesiaarchitecture cities
Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash
The Pagan Kingdom rises to power in modern-day Myanmar850 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emyanmarkingdoms-empire
Gunpowder is invented in China
Gunpowder is invented in China~850 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echina
Humans of the Sailendra Dynasty in modern-day Indonesia complete Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple
Humans of the Sailendra Dynasty in modern-day Indonesia complete Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple~850 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eindonesiaarchitecture religion
Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī publishes The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing
Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī publishes The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing~820 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eiraqnumbers-math
Xunantunich pyramic
The Maya civilization thrives in modern-day Belize~800 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ebelizekingdoms-empire
Ceramics from National Museum of Brazil
Marajoara culture flourishes at the mouth of the Amazon800 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ebrazilculture
Padmasambhava composes the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Padmasambhava composes the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead~800 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eliterature religion
The Plains Indians begin their purification ceremonies held in sweat lodges
The Plains Indians begin their purification ceremonies held in sweat lodges~800 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-eunited-statesindigenous-rights
Photo by Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash
Mayans begin construction of pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich’en Itza in modern-day Mexico~800 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emexicoarchitecture civilization culture
The Heian period begins in modern-day Japan
The Heian period begins in modern-day Japan794 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ejapanart-entertainment culture literature
Sinjar, Iraq
Caliph Al-Mansur commissions the construction of Baghdad762 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eiraqcities government
Flag of The Imamate of Oman
Ibadi Muslims establish an imamate in modern-day Oman751 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eomankingdoms-empire religion
The Abbasid Caliphate begins in the Islamic world
The Abbasid Caliphate begins in the Islamic world750 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eiraqcivilization
Kaiyuan Za Bao, perhaps the world's first magazine is published for the first time in China
Kaiyuan Za Bao, perhaps the world's first magazine is published for the first time in China~750 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-echinaliterature
Ummayad Caliphate expands to the Maghreb and Iberia
Ummayad Caliphate expands to the Maghreb and Iberia~720 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ealgeria libya morocco tunisiakingdoms-empire
The Ummayad caliphate spreads to the Iberian peninsula
The Ummayad caliphate spreads to the Iberian peninsula711 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-espainkingdoms-empire military
The Dunhuang Star map -  the world's oldest complete preserved star map - is created
The Dunhuang Star map – the world's oldest complete preserved star map – is created~700 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinaastronomy-space-exploration
Wu Zetian becomes first female emperor of China
Wu Zetian becomes first female emperor of China690 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinagovernment kingdoms-empire womens-rights
The First Bulgarian Empire comes to power
The First Bulgarian Empire comes to power681 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ebulgariacivilization
The Kalingga Kingdom flourishes in central Java
The Kalingga Kingdom flourishes in central Java675 C.E., 675 C.E., 675 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eindonesiakingdoms-empire
Photo by Najua Romanova on Unsplash
The settlement of Vijayapura flourishes on Borneo~650 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-ebrunei malaysiakingdoms-empire
The Chinese of the Tang Dynasty invent the banknote
The Chinese of the Tang Dynasty invent the banknote~650 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinafinance trade
The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda of modern-day Xian, China is completed
The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda of modern-day Xian, China is completed652 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinaarchitecture
The city-state of Xochicalco is founded in modern-day Mexico
The city-state of Xochicalco is founded in modern-day Mexico~650 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emexicocivilization
Bianji compiles Great Tang Records on the Western Regions
Bianji compiles Great Tang Records on the Western Regions646 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinaliterature science-research
First version of the Quran is written
First version of the Quran is written671 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ereligion
Brahmagupta writes the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta, a seminal work of mathematical astronomy
Brahmagupta writes the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta, a seminal work of mathematical astronomy628 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eindiaastronomy-space-exploration numbers-math
Initial construction of Grand Canal in China is completed
Initial construction of Grand Canal in China is completed~605 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinaarchitecture transportation
The Qieyun, a historic Chinese rime dictionary, is written and published by Lu Fayan
The Qieyun, a historic Chinese rime dictionary, is written and published by Lu Fayan601 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinaliterature
The Lucayans of the Taino people becomes the first inhabitants of the Bahamas
The Lucayans of the Taino people becomes the first inhabitants of the Bahamas~600 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-ethe-bahamasmigration-settlement
The panemone windmill is invented, perhaps in Persia
The panemone windmill is invented, perhaps in Persia~600 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-eirantechnology
The Wari culture flourishes in modern-day Peru
The Wari culture flourishes in modern-day Peru~600 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-eperucivilization
By Morgan Phoenix - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11703943
Muhammad is born in Mecca in modern-day Saudi Arabia570 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-esaudi-arabiareligion
The Sui Dynasty begins in China
The Sui Dynasty begins in China581 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinacivilization culture
Irish monks discover the Faroe Islands
Irish monks discover the Faroe Islands~550 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-edenmarkdiscovery-exploration
Handroller cotton gins invented in modern-day India
Handroller cotton gins invented in modern-day India~550 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-eindiaagriculture technology
The ancient Chinese invent sulfur matches
The ancient Chinese invent sulfur matches~550 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-echinatechnology
The medieval Chinese of the Song dynasty invent toilet paper
The medieval Chinese of the Song dynasty invent toilet paper~550 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-echinapublic-health technology
Photo by Angel Silva on Unsplash
The Cueva people form in modern-day Panama~500 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-epanamaculture migration-settlement
By AshLin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19050931
The Mongpa people build a kingdom in modern-day Bhutan500 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-ebhutankingdoms-empire
Guaraní culture emerges in modern-day Paraguay
Guaraní culture emerges in modern-day Paraguay~500 C.E. ???post-classical-500-1500-c-eparaguayculture
The town of Kyiv is founded in modern-day Ukraine
The town of Kyiv is founded in modern-day Ukraine482 C.E., 482 C.E., 482 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eukrainecities
Teotihuacan reaches the peak of its power
Teotihuacan reaches the peak of its power~450 C.E.post-classical-500-1500-c-emexicokingdoms-empire
K’inich Yax K’uk Mo founds Copán dynasty
K’inich Yax K’uk Mo founds Copán dynasty426 C.E., 426 C.E., 426 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-ehonduraskingdoms-empire
By Clemensmarabu - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9023848
The Licchavi Kingdom flourishes in modern-day Nepal425 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-enepalkingdoms-empire
The Great Migration sweeps across Europe
The Great Migration sweeps across Europe~400 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-emigration-settlement military
Gunawan Kartapranata (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vishnu_Cibuaya_Tarumanagara.JPG), „Vishnu Cibuaya Tarumanagara“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
The Taruma Kingdom is established in West Java in modern-day Indonesia358 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eindonesiakingdoms-empire
Humans first settle the island of Madagascar
Humans first settle the island of Madagascar350 C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-emadagascarmigration-settlement
Depiction of a pre-colonial noble Filipino couple in the Boxer Codex
Barangay city-states thrive in modern-day Philippines~300 C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-ethe-philippinescities culture
The Sasanian Empire flourishes in modern-day Iran
The Sasanian Empire flourishes in modern-day Iran225 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eirankingdoms-empire
Hafit period tomb
The Hafit period begins in modern-day Oman and United Arab Emirates~3200 B.C.E.agriculture-10000-3000-b-c-eoman united-arab-emiratesculture
Ptolemy publishes Geography, revolutionizing cartography
Ptolemy publishes Geography, revolutionizing cartography~170 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
Zhang Heng invents the seisometer
Zhang Heng invents the seisometer132 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinatechnology
Ancient Romans begin construction of Hadrian's Wall in Britain
Ancient Romans begin construction of Hadrian's Wall in Britain122 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eunited-kingdomarchitecture military
The Chinese of the Han Dynasty invent the wheelbarrow
The Chinese of the Han Dynasty invent the wheelbarrow~100 C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinatechnology
The Moche civilization flourishes in modern-day Peru
The Moche civilization flourishes in modern-day Peru100 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eperucivilization
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Coastal cities on Borneo establish trading posts with outside world50 C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eindonesia malaysiatrade
The original Ise Grand Shrine, most important Shinto shrine, is erected in Japan
The original Ise Grand Shrine, most important Shinto shrine, is erected in Japan4 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-ereligion
Jesus of Nazareth is born
Jesus of Nazareth is born~0 C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-ereligion
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The Baejke kingdom thrives in modern-day Korea15 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-enorth-korea south-koreakingdoms-empire
Virgil composes epic poem The Aeneid
Virgil composes epic poem The Aeneid~20 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eliterature
First emperor of Japan, perhaps Jimmu, comes into power
First emperor of Japan, perhaps Jimmu, comes into power~100 B.C.E. ?civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
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The first city-states in modern-day Myanmar emerge~150 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-emyanmarcities
Humans invent glassblowing, perhaps in modern-day Iran
Humans invent glassblowing, perhaps in modern-day Iran~150 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eirantechnology
The ancient Chinese invent the multi-tube seed drill
The ancient Chinese invent the multi-tube seed drill~150 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinaagriculture food-diet technology
Paper is invented in modern-day China
Paper is invented in modern-day China~200 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinacommunication technology
Humans of Han Dynasty in modern-day China transform calligraphy into art
Humans of Han Dynasty in modern-day China transform calligraphy into art~200 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinaart-entertainment communication
The astrolabe is invented, perhaps by the Appolonius of Perga in Greece
The astrolabe is invented, perhaps by the Appolonius of Perga in Greece~200 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreeceastronomy-space-exploration technology
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Thule culture emerges in the Arctic~200 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-ecanada unceded-indigenous-territories-of-canadaculture
Masinissa founds the kingdom of Numidia
Masinissa founds the kingdom of Numidia202 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-ealgeria libya morocco tunisiakingdoms-empire
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The Silk Road is formally established – connecting China, the Middle East, and other ancient civilizations207 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinatrade
Modu Chanyu founds the Xiongnu Empire in modern-day Mongolia
Modu Chanyu founds the Xiongnu Empire in modern-day Mongolia~210 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-emongoliacivilization culture
Compass invented in China
Compass invented in China~220 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echina
Hannibal, one of history's greatest military tacticians, marches elephants over the Alps
Hannibal, one of history’s greatest military tacticians, marches elephants over the Alps~210 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
Construction begins on the Great Wall of China
Construction begins on the Great Wall of China~221 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinatechnology
The Qin Dynasty unites China for the first time
The Qin Dynasty unites China for the first time221 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echina
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The Kirati people settled in the Kathmandu valley~250 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-enepalmigration-settlement
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The city of Djenné-Djenno thrives in modern-day Mali~250 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-emalicities
Buni culture flourishes in West Java in modern-day Indonesia
Buni culture flourishes in West Java in modern-day Indonesia~300 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eindonesiacivilization culture
Construction begins on the Library of Alexandria, perhaps the largest and most significant library of the ancient world
Construction begins on the Library of Alexandria, perhaps the largest and most significant library of the ancient world~300 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
Humans of Mesoamerica settle the site of Teotihuacan
Humans of Mesoamerica settle the site of Teotihuacan~300 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-emexicomigration-settlement
The Chola dynasty comes to power in modern-day India
The Chola dynasty comes to power in modern-day India~300 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eindiacivilization government
Construction begins on the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
Construction begins on the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world305 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eegyptarchitecture
Alexander the Great through conquest of Egypt, Persia, and India launches Hellenistic Age
Alexander the Great through conquest of Egypt, Persia, and India launches Hellenistic Age~320 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eegypt india
The Vikings invent the longship
The Vikings invent the longship~350 B.C.E ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-enorwaytechnology transportation
Aristotle speculates about the existence of the South Pole, becoming perhaps the first to do so
Aristotle speculates about the existence of the South Pole, becoming perhaps the first to do so~330 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreecephilosophy
Lucius Sextius Lateranus becomes the first plebeian consul of Rome
Lucius Sextius Lateranus becomes the first plebeian consul of Rome366 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eitalydemocracy economic-inequality
Plato publishes The Republic, a remarkable meditation on justice and the just society
Plato publishes The Republic, a remarkable meditation on justice and the just society383 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
Early Sri Lankans compile the Dipavamsa
Early Sri Lankans compile the Dipavamsa~400 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-esri-lankaliterature
Saloum Delta
First human settlements thrive in modern-day Senegal~400 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-esenegalculture migration-settlement
Laozi writes the Tao Te Ching
Laozi writes the Tao Te Ching~400 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinareligion
Sophocles completes the Oedipus trilogy of tragic plays
Sophocles completes the Oedipus trilogy of tragic plays401 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreeceart-entertainment
The Hippocratic Oath is used for the first time
The Hippocratic Oath is used for the first time~400 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreeceethics public-health
Zapotec culture flourishes in modern-day Mexico
Zapotec culture flourishes in modern-day Mexico~400 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-emexicocivilization culture
Humanity creates democracy in Ancient Greece
Humanity creates democracy in Ancient Greece~430 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreece
Humans of the Zhou dynasty in modern-day China invent the gear
Humans of the Zhou dynasty in modern-day China invent the gear~450 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinatechnology
Buddhism emerges in the Indian subcontinent
Buddhism emerges in the Indian subcontinent~500 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eindiareligion
Dorset culture emerges in modern-day Canada and Alaska
Dorset culture emerges in modern-day Canada and Alaska~500 B.C.E ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-ecanada unceded-indigenous-territories-of-canada united-statesculture migration-settlement
Humans of ancient China invent cuju, perhaps the earliest precursor to soccer/football
Humans of ancient China invent cuju, perhaps the earliest precursor to soccer/football~500 B.C.E ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinaathletics-sport
The ancient Chinese, perhaps of the Zhou Dynasty, invent the trip hammer
The ancient Chinese, perhaps of the Zhou Dynasty, invent the trip hammer~500 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinatechnology
The Nazca people begin construction of the Nazca Lines in Peru
The Nazca people begin construction of the Nazca Lines in Peru~500 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eperu
Republic established in ancient Rome
Republic established in ancient Rome509 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
Cyrus the Great founds the Achamenid Persian Empire
Cyrus the Great founds the Achamenid Persian Empire~550 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
Humans of ancient Greece invent the crane
Humans of ancient Greece invent the crane~550 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreecearchitecture technology
Sun Tzu writes the Art of War
Sun Tzu writes the Art of War~550 B.C.E ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinaliterature military
The Temple of Artemis as Ephesus is completed
The Temple of Artemis as Ephesus is completed~550 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eturkeyarchitecture religion
Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher, is born
Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher, is born551 B.C.Ecivilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-echinaphilosophy
Thales of Miletus becomes first human to predict a solar eclipse
Thales of Miletus becomes first human to predict a solar eclipse585 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreeceastronomy-space-exploration science-research
Lydia's King Alyattes mints the first official currency
Lydia’s King Alyattes mints the first official currency~600 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eturkeyfinance trade
Hanno the Navigator of Carthage explores the coasts of West Africa
Hanno the Navigator of Carthage explores the coasts of West Africa~600 B.C.Ecivilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-etunisiadiscovery-exploration
The Agora thrives as public commons space in ancient Athens
The Agora thrives as public commons space in ancient Athens~600 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreececommons democracy
The Greeks build the world's first underground aqueduct, the Tunnel of Eupalinos, on the island of Samos
The Greeks build the world’s first underground aqueduct, the Tunnel of Eupalinos, on the island of Samos~600 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreecearchitecture technology
Vaishali in India becomes world's first republic
Vaishali in India becomes world’s first republic~600 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eindia
The Greeks build the world's first underground aqueduct, the Tunnel of Eupalinos, on the island of Samos
The Greeks build the world's first underground aqueduct, the Tunnel of Eupalinos, on the island of Samos~550 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreecearchitecture technology
Scythia map
The first Scythian kingdom comes to power in Central Eurasia~650 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eazerbaijan georgia kazakhstan russia uzbekistankingdoms-empire
Suśruta of ancient India authors Sushruta Samhita, an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine
Suśruta of ancient India authors Sushruta Samhita, an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine~650 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eindiamedicine public-health science-research
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The city of Sakarkand is founded in modern-day Uzbekistan~700 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-euzbekistancities
The Medes people of ancient Iran come together to form the Median Kingdom
The Medes people of ancient Iran come together to form the Median Kingdom~700 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-eirankingdoms-empire
Homer composes epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey
Homer composes epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey~730 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
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Iranian nomads build irrigation channels in Central Asia750 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-emigration-settlement
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The Thamud civilization emerges on the Arabian peninsula~750 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-esaudi-arabiakingdoms-empire
The Scythian empire flourishes in central Eurasia
The Scythian empire flourishes in central Eurasia750 B.C.E., 750 B.C.E., 750 B.C.E., 750 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-ekazakhstan russia ukrainekingdoms-empire
Rome is founded on the banks of the Tiber
Rome is founded on the banks of the Tiber753 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-e
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The first Olympic games begin in Greece776 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreeceathletics-sport international-cooperation
City-states rise to power in ancient Greece
City-states rise to power in ancient Greece~800 B.C.Ecivilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-egreececivilization
The Phoenicians found the city of Carthage in modern-day Tunisia
The Phoenicians found the city of Carthage in modern-day Tunisia~813 B.C.E.civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-etunisiacivilization
The Assyrians build the world's first long-distance canal systems
The Assyrians build the world’s first long-distance canal systems~850 B.C.E. ???civilization-3000-b-c-e-500-c-earchitecture technology