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AP World History Dates

AP World History Dates

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Dates to know for AP World History.

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  • 3500 BCE

    Civilization arises in Mesopotamia

  • 3000 BCE

    Hinduism being practiced in India

  • 483 BCE

    Siddhartha Gautama dies

  • 0-34 CE

    Life of Jesus

  • 476 CE

    End of Roman Empire/Start Feudal West Europe

  • 632

    Death of Muhammad

  • 750

    Fall of Umayyad Dynasty and Rise of Abbasid Islamic Empire

  • 900

    Ghana kings convert to Islam in West Africa

  • 1054

    Great Schism in Byzantium

  • 1095

    First Crusade: Europeans go to West Asia to re-conquer Holy Lands

  • 1250-1350

    Mongol Empire: 4 Khanates – Russia, Persia, Central Asia, China

  • 1300-1500

    Italian Renaissance

  • 1324

    Mali King (Mansa Musa) makes pilgrimage to Mecca

  • 1405-1433

    Voyages of Admiral Zheng He on Indian Ocean

  • 1453

    Fall of Constantinople to Ottoman Turks

  • 1492

    Spain Unifies, Columbus, Start of Columbian Exchange, Moors driven out

  • 1519

    Arrival of Conquistadors in Mexico

  • 1600

    British East India Company trading in India

  • 1644

    Rise of Qing Dynasty in China

  • 1765

    James Watt perfects the steam Engine

  • 1776

    American Revolution/Adam Smith publishes Wealth of Nations

  • 1807

    Slave trade abolished in Britain (1808 = U.S., 1814 = France)

  • 1833

    Slavery abolished in Britain (1848 = France, 1865 = U.S.)

  • 1843

    Treaty of Nanjing ends the Opium Wars between Britain and China

  • 1848

    Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx (Early years of German industry)

  • 1857

    Start of direct British rule in India, after the Sepoy Mutiny

  • 1868

    Meiji Restoration in Japan

  • 1844-1845

    Berlin Conference to decide rules for dividing Africa

  • 1914-1918

    WWI

  • 1917

    The Russian Revolution

  • 1939-1945

    WWII

  • 1947

    Indian Independence

  • 1948

    Creation of State of Israel (Britain pulls out of Middle East)/Start of apartheid

  • 1949

    Communist Revolution in China

  • 1950

    Start of Korea War

  • 1960

    “The Year of Africa” when many African nations gain independence

  • 1961

    Construction of Berlin Wall

  • 1979

    The Iranian Revolution

  • 1990

    Fall of Communism in Russia and East Europe

  • 1994

    End of apartheid/Nelson Mandela elected as President of South Africa