Important Years in World History

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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 England 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 disaster, nuclear accident occurred in USSR1986
World Wide Web invented, Reunification of Germany1990
Dissolution of USSR and creation of Russia and other countries which declared independence from USSR.1991
End of apartheid in South Africa1994
9/11 attack on World Trade Center2001
Tsunami in Indian Ocean2004
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster2011

Important Dates in U.S. History

04 July 1776Declaration of independence of the United States of America.
30 April 1789George Washington became the first President of the United States of America.
08 January 1815Major General Andrew Jackson led US army to victory against the British at the Battle of New Orleans.
12 April 1861Beginning of the American Civil War with the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.
19 November 1863President Abraham Lincoln delivers the famous speech now remembered as the Gettysburg Address. (The famous phrase "democracy of the people, by the people and for the people" was a part of the speech.
09 April 1865End of American Civil War with General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, surrendering to General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
15 April 1865President Abraham Lincoln died after being shot at the previous night while watching a play.
18 December 1865Slavery is Abolished with the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
29 January 1886Carl Benz applied for a patent for his vehicle powered by a gas engine, which may be regarded as the birth of the first car.
08 September 1900 The Galveston hurricane, one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history, struck Texas.
17 December 1903 First flight by Wright Brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with Orville at the controls.
06 April 1917 The United States enters World War I by declaring war on Germany
04 June 1919 The United States Congress passes the 19th Amendment granting voting rights to women.
18 August 1920Women in United States get voting rights after the 19th Amendment is ratified.
29 October 1929 Black Tuesday, the stock market crashes, signaling the start of the Great Depression.
07 December 1941 The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor prompts the US entry into World War II.
06 and 09 August 1945 The US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leading to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II.
17 May 1954 The Supreme Court's Brown v Board of Education decision rules against racial segregation in schools.
31 January 1958Explorer 1 became the first successfully launched satellite by the United States when it was sent to space.
28 August 1963 Martin Luther King Jr delivers his iconic I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington.
22 November 1963President John F. Kennedy shot dead while riding in a Presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
20 July 1969 Apollo 11 successfully lands astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on the Moon.
09 August 1974 President Richard Nixon resigns due to the Watergate scandal; Vice President Gerald Ford becomes president
17 January 1991Operation Desert Storm to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi occupation launched by US and allied forces.
11 September 2001 Terrorists carry out attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, leading to the War on Terror
07 October 2001 United States invades Afghanistan launching the military operation named Enduring Freedom
01 February 2003 Space shuttle Columbia disintegrates on re-entry killing all astronauts on board.
04 February 2004Social networking service Facebook is launched by Mark Zukerburg.
14 February 2005Video sharing site Youtube is launched by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim.
29 August 2005Hurricane Katrina kills over 1800 people and causes damages worth $108 billion becoming the costliest hurricane in US history.
15 September 2008 Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy, triggering the global financial crisis
23 March 2010 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is signed into law

Quiz on Important Years in World History

Select the right answer

1. In which year did the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster take place?

2. Which year marked the dissolution of USSR and formation of Russia and other countries?

3. In which year did the Great Depression, which affected most of the countries begin?

4. In which year did Apollo-11 first land on moon marking the most important year in world space history?

5. Which year witnessed a terrorist attack on World Trade Center in New York?

6. In which year did tsunami strike in Indian Ocean destroying life and property in several countries?

7. In which year did the Russian Revolution begin?

8. In which year the United States of America declare its Independence?

9. Which year saw the beginning of World War I?

10. In which year were East Germany and West Germany reunited?

Quiz on Important Dates in USA History

Select the right answer

1. On which date did the American Civil War begin?

2. Which date is known as the Black Tuesday?

3. Which date in 1963 is associated with Martin Luther King Jr's address "I have a Dream"?

4. The atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on which date in 1945?

5. On which date Japan carry out attacks on Pearl Harbour?

6. In which year did George Washington become the first President of United States of America?

7. First flight by Wright Brothers was carried out in which year?

8. 31 January 1958 is associated with which of the following?

9. The death of President Lincoln happened on which date?

10. On which date did Apollo 11 land on the moon?