Important Years in World History

EventYear
Birth of Jesus Christ4 B.C.
Death of Jesus Christ29 A.D.
Birth of Prophet Mohammed570
Emigration of Mohammed to Madina, Beginning of Hijri era622
Death of Prophet Mohammed632
Magna Carta, first document limiting the powers of KIng of Enland was signed1215
Black Death, most devastating pandemic in Europe killed over 100 million people1348-50
100 years war between England and France1337-1453
Christopher Columbus discovers the New World1492
Vasco da Gama discovers the sea route from Europe to India1497-98
Defeat of Spanish Armada also known as Invincible Fleet by England1588
Great Plague of London which killed about 1 million people in the city1665-66
Great fire of London which destroyed about 70000 homes in the city1666 (2 - 5 Sep)
7 years war involving the great powers of the time1757-1763
Declaration of independence of United States of America1776
Beginning of the French Revolution1789
Battle of Waterloo in which Napolean was defeated1815
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published1848
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin published1859
Slavery is abolished by the 13th Amendment in the United States of America1865
First modern Olympic Games held at Athens1896
Robert Peary reached the North Pole1909
Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole1911
Republic of China is established, Titanic sinks1912
1st World War1914-1918
Russian Revolution ending the Tsarist autocracy1917
USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) came into existence1922
Beginning of the Great Depression1929
2nd World War1939-1945
Dropping of Atom Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki1945
Launch of Sputnik 1, marking the beginning of space age1957
Landing of Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong on the surface of moon1969
Chernobyl disaster1986
World Wide Web invented1990
Dissolution of USSR1991
End of apartheid in South Africa1994
9/11 attack on World Trade Center2001
Tsunami in Indian Ocean2004
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster2011

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