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A timeline of the most relevant events in human history as part of a collaborative activity for the "Didactics of Social Science" course at UNAD - Colombia.
31 Oct 2017
Last common ancestor of all apes, including humans.
Bipedalism appears suddenly in the fossil record.
Genetic Eve (or "mitochondrial Eve")
Modern humans appear (Homo sapiens sapiens) 150.000 - 60.000 years ago.
Great Pyramid of Cheops
Roman Republic foundation.
Battle of Thermopylae.
Gautama Buddha died.
Eratosthenes measures the Earth's circumference.
Great Wall of China Building
Mount Vesuvius Erupted
Battle of Chalons
Western Roman Empire ended
Muhammad experiences his first revelations from Allah
The Arabs started attacking the Byzantine Empire.
Invention of Gunpowder (China 1100 - 1110)
The Fourth Crusade
Founding of Tenochtitlan the capital of the Aztecs
Incas founded their civilization.
Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America.
Leonardo da Vinci begins painting the Mona Lisa
The United States Declaration of Independence
First steam locomotive
The first manned mission to the Moon.
September 11 attacks in New York.
Devastating earthquake (2017 - 2060)
Global population is reaching crisis point
The first definitive evidence of life beyond Earth (2030 - 2045)
The first Christian crusade (1096 - 1099)
The cacao bean was introduced to Spain
French Revolution (1789 - 1799)
The Colombian government signs a peace deal with FARC
World War I
World War II
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