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Mongols conquer Jin Dynasty (China)

1258

Hulegu (Mongol leader) sacks Baghdad

1271

Marco Polo sails from Venice to Asia

1320

Black Death begins in China

1405

Zheng He first voyage

1453

Ottoman armies conquer Constantinople

1512

Michelangelo finishes the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Rome

1520

Suileman the Magnificent begins his reign (ottoman empire)

1521

Martin Luther is excommunicated by the pope

1522

Magellan circumnavigates the world

1522

Cortez conquers the Aztecs

1526

Babur conquers Delhi

1571

The Wanli empower begins his reign in Ming China

1571

Spain conquers Manila and establishes global trade network

1600

Expansion of Atlantic Slave Trade

1643

Louis XIV begins to rule France

1644

Ming China falls and is replaced by the Qing dynasty

1670

Dutch establish control of the Moluccas (spice islands/ modern day Indonesia)

1683

Ottoman siege of Vienna fails

1687

Newton publishes Principia Mathematica

1703

Tsar Peter the Great of Russia founds St. Petersburg

1763

Seven Years War ends

1772

Diderot's Encyclopedia is completed

1773

Collapse of Safavid Empire

1789

French Revolution

1803

Heyday of Wahhabism

1807

Abolition of slave trade in the British Empire

1811

Defeat of Tenskwatawa

1811

Defeat of Tenskwatawa

1821

Mexican Independence

1811

Defeat of Tenskwatawa

1821

Mexican Independence

1830

First railway in England

1842

China defeated in Opium Wars

1842

China defeated in Opium Wars

1848

Marx and Engels, the Communist Manifesto

1842

China defeated in Opium Wars

1848

Marx and Engels, the Communist Manifesto

1857

Indian rebellion/ Anglo-Indian war

1868

Meiji Era begins in Japan

1871

Unification of Germany

1884

Berlin conference divides up Africa

1893

Women get the vote in New Zealand

1898

Spanish-American War

1899

Boxer Rebellion in China

1910

Japan annexes Korea

1911

Revolution brings an end to the Qing dynasty in China

1914

Start of WWI

1917

Russian Revolution

1918

End of First World War

1928

Muslim Brotherhood established

1933

Hitler comes to power in Germany

1937

Japan invaded China (start of World War II?)

1945

End of World War II

1947

India receives independence from Britain

1949

Communist Victory in Chinese Civil War

1953

End of Korean War

1954

President Arbenz of Guatemala overthrown in CIA coup

1958

Great Leap Forward, China

1962

Algeria receives independence from France

1966

Cultural Revolution begins in China

1967

Six Day War between Israel and her neighbors

1972

Iraq nationalizes her oil industry

1975

End of Vietnam War/ American war

1979

Iranian Revolution

1981

AIDS first detected

1991

Dissolution of the Soviet Union