Homo Eractus
Hunter-gather "Out of Africa" migrations 100,000 BCE
Cave paintings Stone Age 10,000 BCE
Pyramids Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt 3,000 BCE
Steppes Earliest Silk Roads 2,000 BCE
Monotheism Founding of Judaism 1,800 BCE
Cuneiform Epic of Gilgamesh 1,750 BCE
Shang Dynasty
Oracle Bones Bronze metallurgy 1766 BCE to 1122 BCE
Veneration Era of Warring States 500 BCE
Satrap The Royal Road 486 BCE to 465 BCE
Alexander the Great
Hellenism Antigonid, Ptolemaic, and Seleucid empires 325 BCE
Christianity Edict of Milan 325 CE
Atila the Hun
Barbarian Germanic invasions 450 CE
Caesaropapism Corpus Juris Civilis 527 CE to 565 CE
Maize Popol Vuh 600 CE
Thomas Aquinas
Scholasticism Medieval Europe 1250 CE
Prince Vladimir
Cyrillic Kievan Rus 989 CE
Tang Taizong
Equal field system Grand Canal 600 CE
Caravan Sultanate of Delhi 1206 CE to 1526 CE
Urban II
Excommunicate Crusades 1095 CE
Investiture Controversy Holy Roman Empire 800 CE
Sharia Abbasid Caliphate 750 CE to 1258 CE
Song Dynasty
South-pointing needle Neoconfucianism 960 CE to 1179 CE
Ming Dynasty
Scholar Bureaucrat Yongle Encyclopedia 1369 CE to 1644 CE
Heian Japan
Seppuku The Tale of Genji 794 CE to 1185 CE
Kinship groups Sub-Saharan migrations 2000 BCE to 1000 CE
Zheng He
Treasure ships Ming Dynasty 1405 CE to 1433 CE
Bartolomeo Dias
Caravel Cape of Good Hope 1488 CE
Vasco de Gama
Volta de mar Europeans Reach India 1498 CE
Martin Luther
Indulgences Protestant Reformation 1517 CE
Chinampas Aztec Empire 1519 CE
Quipu Machu Picchu 1532
Nicholas Copernicus
Heliocentric Scientific Revolution 1543 CE
Ignatius Loyola
Jesuits Council of Trent 1545 CE
Ming Dynasty
Galleons Potosi Silver mines 1565 CE
Shah Jahan
Taj Mahal Mughal Empire 1650 CE
Thomas Hobbes
Divine right of kings The Leviathan 1651 CE
John Locke
Three rights of the people Glorious Revolution 1689 CE
Peter the Great
Westernization "Window on the West" (St. Petersburg) 1689 CE to 1725 CE
Adam Smith
Capitalism The Wealth of Nations 1776
Philosophes "Crush the infamous" 1700s
Gavin Menzies
ahistorical 1421: The Year China Discovered America
Cardinal Richelieu
Mercantilism Triangle Trade 1700's
Tossaint L'ouverture
Gens de coleur Haitian Revolution 1791 CE to 1804 CE
Maximillien Robespierre
Guillotine Reign of Terror 1793 CE
Muhammad Ali
"Sick man of Europe" Egyptian Rebellion against Ottoman Empire 1800's
Napoleon Bonaparte
Coup d'état Waterloo 1815 CE
Simon Bolivar
Gran Colombia Jamaica Letter 1815
Devshirme Tanzimat Reforms 1839 CE to 1876 CE
Karl Marx
Communism The Communist Manifesto 1848 CE
James Watt
Steam Engine Crystal Palace Exhibition 1851 CE
Matthew C. Perry
Samurai Meiji Restoration 1853 CE
Alexander II
Zemstvos Emancipation of the Serfs 1861 CE
Otto Von Bismarck
Realpolitik Franco-Prussian War 1871 CE
Cecil Rhodes
Imperialism Scramble for Africa 1878CE to 1914 CE
Extraterritoriality Boxer Revolution 1898 CE
Nicholas II
Duma Bloody Sunday 1905
Porfirio Diaz
Caudillo Mexican Revolution 1910 CE to 1920 CE
Kaiser William II
"Blank check" WWI 1914 CE to 1918 CE
Joseph Stalin
Collectivization 5 Years Plan 1928 CE
John Maynard Keynes
Deficit Spending Great Depression 1929 CE
Mohandas Gandhi
Satyagraha Salt March 1930 CE
Chiang Kai-Shek
Guomindang Long March 1936
Hideki Tojo
Comfort Women Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere 1937
Harry S. Truman
Containment Marshall Plan 1948 CE
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Muslim League Pakistan 1949 CE
Jawaharlal Nehru
Nonalignment Bandung Conference 1955
Gamal Abdel Nassar
Pan-Arabism Suez Canal Crisis 1956 CE
Nikita Khrushchev
de-Stalinization Sputnik 1957 CE
Fidel Castro
Communism Cuban Missile Crisis 1962
Ayatollah Khomeini
Fundamentalism Iranian Revolution 1979 CE
Osama Bin Laden
Terrorism September 11 attacks 2001 CE