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Human History Timeline
Didactis of Social Science
⟶ Updated 28 Oct 2017 ⟶
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Persia becomes Iran
Dictatorships begin in Brazil and Bolivia.
Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
The Neutron is discovered.
Floods in China kill up to 2.5 million people.
Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
Wall Street crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression.
Discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming
Joseph Stalin becomes leader of the Soviet Union.
Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan.
Benito Mussolini gains dictatorial powers in Italy.
Death of Vladimir Lenin triggers power struggle between Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin.
Irish Civil War ends
Ottoman Sultanate abolished by the Turkish Grand National Assembly
Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of the Nazi Party
Mexican Revolution ends
Treaty of Versailles redraws European borders
Battle of Amiens.
Russian Revolution ends the Russian Empire;
The implementation of daylight saving time
Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
Gavrilo Princip assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, triggering the start of World War I.
The Federal Reserve System is created.
End of the Chinese Empire
New Delhi becomes the capital of British India
Beginning of the Mexican Revolution
United States troops leave Cuba.
First commercial radio transmissions.
Herero and Namaqua Genocide ends
The US began the Second Occupation of Cuba.
Russo-Japanese War ends
Entente cordiale signed between Britain and France.
First controlled heavier-than-air flight of the Wright Brothers.
Philippine–American War ends.
First Nobel Prizes awarded
Hawaii becomes an official U.S. territory.
Second Boer War begins.
The Boxer Rebellion in China is suppressed by an Eight-Nation Alliance.
Bram Stoker writes Dracula.
Olympic Games revived in Athens.
Trial of Oscar Wilde and premiere of his play The Importance of Being Earnest.
First gramophone record.
New Zealand becomes the first country to enact women's suffrage.
John Froelich develops and constructs the first gasoline/petrol-powered tractor.
1891 Chilean Civil War.
First use of the electric chair as a method of execution.
Vincent van Gogh paints Starry Night.
Jack the Ripper murders occur in Whitechapel, London.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle publishes his first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet.
Construction of the Statue of Liberty;
Britain establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland
Mark Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is published.
The British invasion and subsequent occupation of Egypt
Tsar Alexander II is assassinated.
the First Boer War
26 million Indians perish in India due to famine.
The Franco-Prussian War results in the unifications of Germany and Italy
Gregor Mendel formulates his laws of inheritance.
Giuseppe Garibaldi launches the Expedition of the Thousand.
Cocaine is isolated by Friedrich Gaedcke.
The Little Ice Age ends around this time.
First Anglo-Sikh War.
The word "dinosaur" is coined by Richard Owen
The Texas Revolution in Mexico resulted in the short-lived Republic of Texas.
July Revolution in France.
Independence of Bolivia.
Napoleon escapes exile and begins the Hundred Days before finally being defeated at the Battle of Waterloo and exiled to St Helena.
The Grito de Dolores begins the Mexican War of Independence.
Napoleon decisively defeats an Austrian-Russian army at the Battle of Austerlitz.
Giuseppe Piazzi discovers the dwarf planet Ceres. – Italy
Qujr dynasty founded in Iran after replacing the Zand dynasty
Illuminati founded by Ada, Weishaupt
James Cook explores and mas New Zealand
French and Indian War
Pope Benedict XIV issues Inmensa Pastorum principis against slavery
UK and Spain fight the war of jenkins
The treaty of Constantinople
First Javanese war of succesion
The Netherlands and Spain agree to a twelve years truce in the eighty years war
First reported African slaves in the new world
Late postclassical era in Central America
Second bulgarian empire
Crusades in Europe
Holy roman empire
Urbanization in Europe
Heian period in Japan
Wooland period in North America
Muslim conquest Asia
Romulus August abdicated
Romans are expelled from Britain
Constantinople is officially named
Three kingdoms period begins in China
Destruction of Pompeii by the volcano Vesuvius
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Roman civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey the great
Paper is invented in China
Democracy instituted at Athens
Rise of Persina empire
Rise of greek city states
Use of iron spreads
Evidence of a fully developed chinese writing system
Alphabet writing emerges
Oldest known surviving literature
First known use of papyrus by Egyptians
Writing is invented in Sumer
Civilizations developed in the messopotomia regio
Invention of the wheel
The quaternary extinction event
First colonizations of North America
Oldest pottery storage from China
Rock paintings tradition begins in Blimbetka rock shelters
Extinction of Homo neanderthalensis
Earliest sewing needle found
Earliest example of abstract art
Humans are wearing clothings
First appearance of homo sapiens in Africa
The James Webb Space Telescope launch in October
Copa América held in Brazil
The Jeddah Tower is expected to be completed and will become the world's tallest building
Total Solar Eclipse
Donald Trump is elected President of the United States
Liquid water is found on Mars
The worst Ebola virus epidemic
Deaths of Hugo Chavez, Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela
Conflict begin in the Central African Republic
Iraq war ends
The largest oil spill in US history occurs in the Gulf of Mexico
Gaza war ends
Barack Obama is elected President of the United States
Introduction of Iphone
Execution of Saddam Hussein
IRA end military campaign in Northern Ireland
Facebook formed by Mark Zuckerberg
The human genome project is completed
Guantanamo Bay detention camp is established
War on Terror declared
Vladimir Putin becomes President of Russia
World population reaches 6 billion
Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Diana Princess of Wales is killed in a car accident in Paris
Dolly the sheep becomes the first successful cloned mammal
Establishment of the world trade organization
End of apartheid in South Africa and election of Nelson Mandela
World Trade Center bombing
Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States
Dissoluton of the Soviet Union
Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web
Fall of the Berlin Wall
End of the dictatorship of Pinochet
World population reaches 5 billion
Challenger and Chernobyl disasters
End of military leadership in Brazil
Assassination of Indira Gandhi
End of dictatorship in Argentina
First execution by Lethal injection takes place in Texas.
Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer.
Murder of John Lennon.
Iranian Revolution and Iran hostage crisis
Invention of artificial insulin.
Introduction of the first mass-produced personal computers.
First outbreak of the Ebola virus.
Cambodian Civil War ends with victory for the Khmer Rouge.
Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia is overthrown in a military coup.
Death of Pablo Picasso.
Munich massacre occurs at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
Invention of the microchip.
Ratification of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
The first manned mission to the Moon.
Assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy during the Poor People's Campaign
Six Day War.
China's Cultural Revolution begins
Deaths of Winston Churchill and Malcolm X. Congo
First close-up images of Mars
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers "I Have a Dream" at the March on Washington.
Second Vatican Council is opened by Pope John XXIII.
Construction of the Berlin Wall.
First manned descent to the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench.
Invention of the optical disc and the cassette tape.
First prescription of the combined oral contraceptive pill.
Antimatter first produced. Formation of the Central Treaty Organization.
The Soviet Union generates first electricity by nuclear power
Discovery of the three-dimensional structure of DNA
European Defence Community formed.
Colombo Plan comes into effect.
Beginning of the Korean War.
Creation of NATO
United Nations establishes Israeli Independence and the formation of the official State of Israe
Independence of India and Pakistan and beginning of First Indo-Pakistani War.
First images of the Earth taken from space.
Battle of Berlin.
Liberation of Paris.
Green Revolution begins.
Manhattan Project begins.
Operation Reinhard commences the main phase of The Holocaust.
Nazis invade France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway.
End of Spanish Civil War;
Time Magazine declares Adolf Hitler as Man of the Year.
the beginning of World War II in the Far East
Beginning of the Spanish Civil War
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