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Diocletian Persecute Christians, Tatar Warriors Break Great Wall, Gupta Dynasty, The Battle Of Adrianople, Persian Repel Arabs, Constantine The Great, Capital At Byzantium, Constantine Dies, Battle At Mursa, Battle Of Argentoratum, Ostrogoths Subjected By The Huns, Valens Killed by Visigoths, Theodosius Dies Empire Split, Roman Empire

91 - 88 BC The Social War- The Social War broke out when Italians who were not citizens of the Roman Empire revolted. While parts of the revolt were settled only on the battlefield, it was not until all Italians were offered citizenship in Rome that the rebellion finally ended.
89 - 84 BC The Mithridatic War - The Mithridatic war broke out between Rome and the Anatolian Kingdom of Pontus. The war was precipitated by the seizure of Roman protectorates by Mithridates IV. The Anatolians gained control of the sea and formed alliances with Athens and other Greek city-states. The Romans appointed Consul Sulla to fight the Anatolians. The Romans retook Athens and then defeated the Mithridates at the Battles of Chaerona and Orchomenus, in central Greece. Finally, the Roman navy defeated the Mithridates' navy.
The war ended with the Treaty of Dardanus in 84 B.C., under whose terms the Mithridates gave up all the captured territories and paid a fine to Rome.
82 BC Consul Sulla Enters Rome- In 82 B.C., Consul Sulla returned to Rome after subduing opponents of Roman rule. Sulla was elected dictator of Rome. He then brutally repressed all opponents to his regime. He restored the power of the aristocracy and destroyed the power of the tribunes.
73 BC Third Servile War -The most famous slave revolt, which became known as the Third Servile War, was led by Spartacus, a gladiator. Spartacus and his men seized Mount Vesuvius, and thousands of slaves flocked to his side. Spartacus defeated a number of Romans armies. He was eventually defeated by a Roman army led by Praetor Crassus and was killed in 71 B.C.
65 BC Pompey's Conquest- Roman forces under the command of Pompey defeated Mithridates VI, king of Pontus. Pompey forced Mithridates to flee to the eastern Black Sea regions and then to Armenia. Finally, Mithridates committed suicide thus ending the war and giving Pompey a total victory.
63 BC Pompey Captures Jerusalem -Pompey was invited to settle a dispute between Hyrcanus II and his brother, Aristobulus II, and took this as an opportunity to conquer Judea. After a three-month siege, Pompey captured Jerusalem. Pompey killed 12,000 of Jerusalem's Jews.
60 BC Pompey, Crassus & Julius Caesar Form Triumvirate- Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompey and Marcus Crassus formed the first triumvirate to rule Rome. Each had successfully commanded Roman armies in the field. They worked together to advance each other's needs. The alliance was cemented when Caesar's daughter Julia married Pompey.
58 BC Caesar Defeats Celtic Hevetii (Switzerland)- In the Battle at Issus, Macedonian forces under Alexander, met a Persian army, numbering nearly 500,000 men, under the command of Darius lll. Alexander attacked the Persian infantry in the center of the lines and achieved an overwhelming victory, decimating the Persian forces.
57 BC Caesar Defeats Celtics Belgae Tribes- Julius Caesar defeated the Celtic Helvetica tribes from what is modern-day Switzerland. The battle took place at Bibracate in the present-day France. The Rhine become the frontier as most of Eastern France was occupied by the Romans.
55 BC Caesar Invades Britain- Caesar led Roman troops across the Straits of Dover for a short reconnaissance mission and then returned to Gaul. He came to England the next year with a larger force, defeated the Catuvellauni and established Roman sovereignty over parts of England.
50 BC Kingdoms Of Korea Founded- The Kingdoms of Korea were founded around 50 B.C. There were the Koguryo in the north, Silla in the southeast and Pakche in the southwest.

World 200 BCE

Great leaders have made their mark. Their conquests have reshaped the maps of huge areas of the world, and left a lasting legacy of political and cultural change.

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World history in 200 BCE - great empires emerge

This period of world history is one which sees large states emerge to dominate the ancient civilizations of the Eastern Hemisphere. In so doing, they consolidate the cultural achievements of the past centuries, and expand the reach of these civilizations.

East Asia

Within the past few years China has been united under the Han dynasty. This is a moment of great importance for the future of China, as it marks the arrival of the first of a series of great imperial dynasties which will, on and off, rule China right up to the 20th century. It is also important for the history of the wider world as this succession of Chinese dynasties will develop systems of organized government which, influencing Western practices many centuries from now, will be key to the rise of the modern state.

Central Asia and developments in warfare

The unification of China has been paralleled by the rise of the first steppe “empire” in world history. This is a culmination of a long process for the nomadic tribes of central Asia, who have posed an ever-increasing threat to the Chinese – a threat such that the Chinese have built a long series of defensive walls separating their agricultural homeland from the steppes.

On the western steppes, the Scythians continue their domination, but their power is being challenged on their eastern flank by the rise of new Iranian peoples, the Parthians and Sarmatians. This development may well be linked to the rise of heavy cavalry. Larger, stronger horses were now being bred on the Iranian tablelands, and these could support a mounted warrior clad in chain mail. Indeed, the animals themselves were being given an armored coat.

This new heavy cavalry was used, not just for mounted archery, but for charging the enemy and breaking up infantry formations with long spikes. Cavalry-on-cavalry engagements also became frequent. In due course, heavy cavalry would come to dominate the battlefield, and be the basis for the rise of the military aristocracies of the Middle Ages. That, however, is long in the future. For now, the military power of the states of the Mediterranean and Middle East rested on large, highly-organized formations of infantry. Alexander the Great’s phalanxes had proved their worth on the battlefield, but now the Roman army was the most effective exponent of this type of warfare. For sheer numerical superiority at this date, however, one has to look to China.

South Asia

In the Indian subcontinent, the Maurya empire has given unity to the Aryan states and spread their culture far down into the Indian peninsula. Unlike the Han empire of China, however, which has 400 years of history ahead of it, the power of the Mauryan empire is already unravelling.

The Middle East and the Mediterranean region

In western Asia, although the empire of Alexander the Great barely outlasted his death in 323 BCE, his conquests have reshaped the map of the Middle East. This is now divided amongst large kingdoms ruled by the descendants of Alexander’s generals. Within their borders, Greek-speaking elites now rule, and Greek civilization (or “Hellenistic” civilization, which modern scholars call the mixed Graeco-Asian culture of this period), has been spread via the hundreds of new cities founded by Alexander and his successors.

To the west, the city of Rome is on the rise. After two long, grim wars with the north African city of Carthage, the Romans now dominate the western Mediterranean, and this will act as a springboard for many further conquests.

Europe

The Celts, or Gauls, as the Romans call them, have been expanding over the past few centuries, into Italy, Spain, Britain, the Balkans, and even as far as Asia Minor.

Africa

In Africa, the Bantu peoples, with their iron-using farming culture, are spreading across the central grasslands from their homeland in western Africa. As they go they displace or absorb the hunter-gatherer peoples they encounter.

South East Asia and Oceania

Indian traders are pioneering maritime trade routes between India and South East Asia. As a result, Indian civilization is beginning to spread amongst the peoples of Burma, the Malayan peninsula and the islands of Indonesia.

In the Pacific, Polynesian culture is taking shape as the islanders adapt their way of life to local conditions.

The Americas

In the western Hemisphere, the Olmec civilization has now vanished, succeeded by a number of regional cultures. One of these will develop into the highly creative Mayan civilization.

Most of North America remains home to hunter-gatherer societies, but the early farming cultures of the Mogollon and Hopewell flourish in very different environments.

In South America, the Chavin civilization is fragmenting into more localized cultures. Elsewhere, farming societies are spreading through the Amazon basin.

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World 30 BCE

In Asia and Europe, this is an age of empire. It is also the first great age of international trade. Ideas, innovations and art forms spread from one civilization to another.

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World history in 30 BCE - an age of empire

This is an era of the ancient world when all the major centers of civilization see huge empires at various stages of development.

China

The Han dynasty has given almost two centuries of peace and stability to China – one of the more enduring periods of peace in global history for a significant portion of the world’s population. For the Chinese, it has been a time of prosperity and expansion.

Commercial expansion

The Hun confederacy has been defeated by the Han, and vast territories have come under Chinese rule. This has allowed the Silk Road – the historical highway between east and west – to emerge as a major trade route.

The commerce between east and west is further fostered by the fact that two large states lie between the Roman and Chinese empires, those of the Parthians, who rule much of the Middle East, and the Scythians, who rule a huge territory stretching from central Asia into northern India. These give a large measure of peace to large regions of the world, and with peace comes economic growth.

This period of world history is indeed a time of commercial expansion over a large part of the Eastern Hemisphere. Another trade route between east and west has opened up across the Indian Ocean. By now, the Monsoon-driven Indian Ocean trade between Arabia and the west on the one hand, and the Indian sub-continent on the other, is well established. This links to the sea routes connecting India to South East Asia. This in turn links up with routes to China.

The growing Indian Ocean trade is bringing southern India into the mainstream of Indian history as the civilization which emerged centuries before amongst the Aryans of northern India is now reaching down into the south.

The rise of Rome

There has been no such tranquility further west. The power of Rome has grown to take in the entire Mediterranean region, a process accompanied by brutal wars of conquest, and by bitter civil wars and fierce political in-fighting. However, the young politician, Octavian, has just defeated his rivals, Antony and Cleopatra, at the battle of Actium. This victory makes Octavian the sole master of the Roman world and brings to a close the civil wars. He will soon take the title “Augustus”, and rule as the first of the Roman emperors.

The steppes of Asia

On the western steppes, the Sarmatians, an Iranian people, are now rising in power. They are expanding westward, replacing the Scythians as the dominant people to the north of the Black Sea.

In central Asia, one group of nomads, the Yuehzi, have been driven from their homelands on the eastern steppes by the Huns, and have moved westward, establishing a new homeland east of the Caspian Sea. They will soon play a major role in Indian history.

Africa

In Africa, the Iron Age Bantu peoples are moving southward through the Congo basin.

Oceania

In the Pacific, the Polynesians have now settled even further afield, in Tahiti and the Society Island.

The Americas

Several urban civilizations are emerging in central America, including the Mayan civilization.

InSouth America, this is the period when the famous Nazca lines are being laid out.

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World 2500 BCE

The rise of civilization here has been astonishing. By this date, some of the most spectacular structures in all world history have been built - the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

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World history in 2500 BCE - ancient civilizations thrive

In 2500 BCE much of the world is still populated by hunter-gatherers. But farming and pastoral populations are continuing to encroach on their lands, and in many parts of the world the rise of civilization is astonishing.

The Middle East and Egypt

In the Middle East of the early Bronze Age the two great civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt are flourishing. They have sophisticated writing systems, bronze technologies and highly developed public administrations. The first literatures are flowering, and already some of the most spectacular structures in all world history, the Great Pyramids, have been built in the Nile valley.

South Asia

An urban civilization has also appeared on the Indian sub-continent, in the Indus valley. This shows advanced features such as town planning and effective drainage systems.

East Asia

In the river valleys of China, villages are growing in number and size, and their technologies are advancing. Soon one of the world’s great civilizations will emerge here.

South East Asia and Oceania

On the islands and coasts of southern China the ancestors of the Malays and Polynesians are starting their great migration down into South East Asian waters. From here, in the course of their history they will travel over a vast area of the globe: eastwards as far as Hawaii and Easter Island, and westwards as far as Madagascar.

Europe and Central Asia

Another group who, in the course of history will come to cover a large part of he globe, are spreading outwards from the steppes north of the Black Sea. These are horse-breeding peoples who have been moving both eastwards across central Asia, and westwards into Europe. They take their ancestral Indo-European language with them. By this time, they have harnessed horses to the first wheeled vehicles. The first of these are heavy carts, but it will not be long before they evolve into light, two-wheeled chariots.

The Americas

In North America, arctic hunters, ancestors of the present-day Inuit, are beginning to spread over the far north. In South America, farming is expanding over a wide area, and large, permanent villages are appearing in Peru. The majority of the continent, however, remains home to hunter-gatherers.

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Birth of Jesus Christ in 1 AD. Roman Emperor Octavian (Augustus) dies on August 19, 14 AD, and is succeeded by Tiberius. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest takes place in 9 AD. Germanicus' campaign against the Germans 15-19 AD. The Red Eyebrow Rebellion results in downfall of Chinese Emperor Wang Mang in 23 AD. Pontius Pilate becomes the Procurator of Judea in 26 AD. Jesus Christ is crucified in 30 AD. Caligula succeeds Tiberius as Roman Emperor after his death on March 16, 37 AD. Assassination of Caligula on January 24, 41 AD. The Roman conquest of Britain takes place from 43 to 44 AD.

Buddhism spreads to China about 50-60 AD. Roman Emperor Claudius is murdered, probably by his fourth wife Agrippina by poison on October 13, 54 AD. Nero succeeds Claudius as Roman Emperor on October 13, 54 AD. Nero orders assassination of his mother Agrippina in 59 AD. Christians are blamed for the Great Fire of Rome erupting on July 18-19, 64 AD. Roman philosopher Seneca is forced to commit suicide in 65 AD. Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide on June 9, 68 AD. The Year of the Four Emperors - Galba, Otho, Vitellius and Vespasian in 69 AD. Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Titus in September 70 AD. Composition of the New Testament after 70 AD. Mass suicide at Masada in 73 AD. Establishment of the Kushan Empire ca. 80 AD. Titus succeeds Vespasian as Roman Emperor on June 24, 79 AD. Completion of the Colosseum in 80 AD. Construction of Limes Germanicus starts in 83 AD. Roman Emperor Domitianus is assassinated on September 18, 96 AD. Trajan becomes Roman Emperor on January 27, 98 AD.

100 - 149 AD

Jewish historian Josephus (Flavius) dies ca. 100 AD. Chinese eunuch Cai Lun invents paper in 105 AD. Dacia becomes Roman province in 106 AD. Nabatean kingdom is annexed by the Roman Empire becoming province of Arabia in 106 AD. Roman historian Tacitus dies ca. 115 AD. Hadrian succeeds Trajan as Roman Emperor on August 11, 117 AD. Construction of Hadrian's Wall between 122-136 AD. Greek historian Plutarch dies about 125 AD. Bar Kokhba revolt 132-136 AD. Antoninus Pius succeeds Hadrian as Roman Emperor on July 10, 138 AD. Construction of Antonine Wall between 142-143 AD.

150 - 199 AD

Nok Culture flourishes in Nigeria about 150 AD. The Roman-Parthian War 161-166 AD. First Marcomannic War 166-174 AD. Marcus Aurelius make his son Commodus co-emperor on November 23, 176 AD. Second Marcomannic War 177-180 AD. Marcus Aurelius dies from plague on March 17, 180 AD. Commodus is assassinated by praetorian prefect Quintus Aemilius Laetus on August 31, 193 AD. Galen, a Roman physician of Greek origin dies in 199 AD.

200 - 249 AD

Caracalla orders assassination of his brother Geta and becomes sole Emperor late in December 211 AD. Roman Emperor Caracalla is murdered on April 8, 217 AD. End of the Han Dynasty in 220 AD. Foundation of the Sassanid Empire by Ardashir I in 224 AD. Limes Germanicus is abandoned in 233/234 AD. Maximinus I (Thrax) becomes the first of the so-called barrack emperors on March 20, 235 AD. The Crisis of the Third Century 235-284 AD. Invasions of the Germanic peoples after 240 AD. Decian Persecution of the Christians 249-251 AD.


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History of the world in 100 seconds, according to Wikipedia

As you know, the world wasn’t always how you know it today. Land was discovered, people migrated, and significant events in history played out to shape what society is like now. For a glimpse in this sort of evolution of the world, Gareth Lloyd scraped all geotagged Wikipedia articles with time attached to them, providing a total of 14,238 events. Then he mapped them over time.

Your history lesson begins in 499 BC, when most of the documented events appear in Europe. Around the middle mark, you see some activity in Asia. Finally, around 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, got lost, and thought he was in India, there’s a burst of activity worldwide. Fast forward to present day, and you’ve got an image that resembles a modern map.

Can you do something more with the data? Lloyd put all geotagged Wikipedia articles in a Google Fusion Table as well as the subset that has time attached.

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interesting to see how he makes points persist over time in order to show anything coherent at any one time. also presumably, much like images that are geotagged, some are just tagged ‘China’ with a big dot in the middle of it, whereas others are accurate to a few metres!

It seems very biased towards the northern hemisphere.
Did only 50 things happened in the southern hemisphere? Really?
Great graphics though. I like that the points keep there faded to give the regions their shape.

@Karl, this shows, as mentioned in the Comments, “documented” events. So in this manner, it’s a fair portrayal and explains all the Eurocentric focus.


Contents

For context, the land area of the Earth, excluding the continent of Antarctica, is 134,740,000 km 2 (52,023,000 sq mi). [7]

Empires at their greatest extent

Empire size in this list is defined as the dry land area it controlled at the time, which may differ considerably from the area it claimed. For example: in the year 1800, European powers collectively claimed approximately 20% of the Earth's land surface that they did not effectively control. [8] Where estimates vary, entries are sorted by the lowest estimate.

  1. ^ Its successor state the USSR and its successor in turn, Russia, reached maximum extents of 22.3 million km 2 in 1945 and 17.1 million km 2 in 1991, respectively. [9]
  2. ^ Its successor state the Republic of China (1912–1949) and its successor in turn, the People's Republic of China (since 1949), reached maximum extents of 7.7 million km 2 in 1912 and 9.7 million km 2 in 1950, respectively. [9]
  3. ^ ab The reason the Empire of Brazil is listed as having a larger area in 1889 than the Portuguese Empire had in 1820, despite Brazil having been a Portuguese colony, is that the Portuguese settlers only had effective control over approximately half of Brazil at the time of Brazilian independence in 1822. [9]
  4. ^ More recent reassessment of the historical evidence, both archaeological and textual, has led modern scholars to question previous notions of the extent of the realm of the Medes and even its existence as a unified state. [20]

Timeline of largest empires to date

The earliest empire which can with certainty be stated to have been larger than all previous empires was that of Upper and Lower Egypt, which covered ten times the area of the previous largest civilisation around the year 3000 BC. [32]

  1. ^ More recent reassessment of the historical evidence, both archaeological and textual, has led modern scholars to question previous notions of the extent of the realm of the Medes and even its existence as a unified state. [20] If the Median Empire never surpassed the size of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, the latter remained the largest empire the world had seen until the Achaemenid Empire surpassed it. [23][11]

Timeline of largest empires at the time

  1. ^ More recent reassessment of the historical evidence, both archaeological and textual, has led modern scholars to question previous notions of the extent of the realm of the Medes and even its existence as a unified state. [20] If the largest empire in the year 600 BC was not the Median Empire, it was Late Egypt with an area of 0.55 million km 2 . [27]

Because of the trend of increasing world population over time, absolute population figures are less relevant for comparison between different empires than their respective shares of the world population at the time. [33]


55 Comments

This ranking of 100 most influential people in history is fair and transparent without any prejudice and racist as you can see the author is not a muslim. he made a wondeful job, kudos to him

Not trying to be rude but Muhammad and Newton do not deserve to be above Jesus. From a historical point of view and looking at the legacy he left, there’s no doubt he’s the most influential person of all time.

I must read this book, because being a Non muslim the auther given 1st rank to prophet mohammed pbuh why i don’t know. i must read perfect seerah of prophet.

How it’s not Jesus in #1? Jesus is easisy the most famous and influential person of humanity. There is more books, films, paintings, music about him than any other, he’s the central figure of the greatest religion of world, 2000 years of history, 2 billions Christians, 32% of world population, the global calendar, greatest instituition is Catholic Church, how is he behind Newton that lived only in the last 300 years? of even Muhammad? Come on.

Newton bigger than jesus? That is weird. Simon Bolivar only 48? and what about San Martin?


The 50 key dates of world history

Important Dates of World History

3000
Building of the Great Pyramid.

776
First Olympiad in Greece.

753
Foundation of Rome.

490
Greeks defeated the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.

360
The period of Aristotle and Plato.

332
Egypt conquered by Alexander.

323
Alexander dies at Babylon.

214
Work on the Great Wall of China begins.

55
Julius Ceasar attacks Great Britain.

4
Birth of Jesus Christ.

29
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

375
Huns' invasion of Europe.

570
Prophet Mohammed born at Mecca.

622
Flight of Mohammed from Mecca to Madina.

632
Death of Mohammed Beginning of Hijiri Era.

711
Arabs invade Spain.

1066
Norman invasion of England Victory of William the Conquerer over the English King Harold II at Hastings.

1280
Roger Bacon invents gunpowder.

1338
The Hundred years War broke out.

1348
English faces Black Death Plague.

1453
Turks captured Constantinople Renaissance in Europe.

1492
Discovery of America by Columbus.

1498
Sea-route to India discovered by Vasco-de-Gama.

1588
Spanish Armada defeated.

1600
British East India Company established in India.

1649
Execution of Charles I.

1660
Monarchy restored in England.

1665
The Great Plague of England.

1668
Glorious Revolution in England.

1704
Battle of Blenheim.

1707
Union of England and Scotland.

1776
Declaration of American Independence.

1789
French Revolution George Washington elected the first President of America.

1805
Battle of Trafalagar and Nelson's death.

1815
Battle of Waterloo Napolean exiled to St. Helena.

1821
Death of Napolean.

1832
Reforms Bill passed in England.

1837
Queen Victoria's accession to the throne of England.

1861
Beginning of the American Civil War.

1863
Slavery abolished in USA

1865
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

1869
Opening of the Suez Canal for traffic.

1895
Roentgen discovered X-Rays.

1896
Marconi invented wireless.

1904
Russiao-Japan war.

1905
Japan defeated Russia Discovery of the theory of Relativity by Einstein.

1911
Chinese Revolution.

1912
Republic of China established.

1914
Beginning of World War I.

1917
Russian Revolution.

1918
End of World War I.

1919
Treaty of Versailles signed.

1920
Formation of the League of Nations.

1923
Turkey declared Republic.

1933
Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany.

1936
Beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

1939
World War II begins.

1941
Russia invaded by Hitler Pearl Harbour invaded by Japan.

1945
Establishment of UNO End of World War II Hiroshima and Nagasaki experience the first dropping of the Atom Bomb Death of President Roosevelt.

1946
Civil War in China.

1948
Burma and Ceylon get independence.

1949
Indonesia gets independence The Communists capture power in China.

1952
General Eisenhower elected as the American President.

1953
Death of Stalin Mt. Everest conquered for the first time.

1954
Military Aid Pact between China and Pakistan Chou En-lai visits India.

1955
Austria gets independence Bandung Conference.

1956
Suez Canal nationalised by President Nasser Egypt attacked by the forces of Britain France and Israel.

1957
First artificial satellite launched by Russia.

1958
Egypt and Syria united and renamed United Arab Republic (UAR)

1959
Chinese capture Tibet Dalai Lama flees to India Sputnik launched by Russia.

1960
Explosion of an atom bomb device by France Election of John F. Kennedy as President of USA

1961
Yuri Gagarin of USSR becomes the first spaceman.

1963
Partial Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty signed Malaysia established John F. Kennedy assassinated.

1965
Death of Sir Winston Churchill Singapore becomes the sovereign independent nation outbreak of Indo-Pak war.

1966
Tashkent Pact A Russian aircraft lands on moon.

1967
Chinese explode hydrogen bomb Arab-Israel War Suez Canal closed.

1971
Outbreak of Indo-Pak war Birth of Bangladesh Surrender of 93,000 Pakistani troops Khruschev died Z.A. Bhutto new President of Pakistan.

1972
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman freed from Pakistani Jail and assumed the office of P.M. Bangladesh Nixon of USA visited China King Mahendra of Nepal died USA and the USSR sign Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty.

1973
Outbreak of fourth Arab-Israeli war Fourth non-aligned summit in Algiers.

1975
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, President of Bangladesh assassinated King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, assassinated Suez Canal reopened Red Cross force Cambodia Government to Surrender.

1976
Chou-En Lai, P.M. of China, died Seychelles gets independence Viking I lands on Mars Mao Tse-tung died Jimmy Carter elected President of USA

1978
Agreement between Israel and Egypt Vietnam attacked Cambodia Z.A. Bhutto, former P.M. of Pakistan, sentenced to death Bloody coup in Afghanistan Mohammed Daoud assassinated World's first test-tube baby born.

1979
Chinese aggression in Vietnam Cambodian rebels grab power in Pnom Penh Mr. Z.A. Bhutto hanged Mrs. Margaret Thatcher is the first woman P.M. of Britain.

1980
War starts between Iran and Iraq Ronald Reagon elected USA President.

1982
Falklands, captured by Argentina Israel attacks South Lebanon Argentina forces surrender to British P.L.O. Chief Yesser Arafat leaves Beirut Bashir Gemyel, the President elect of Lebanon, assassinated Soviet President breathes his last.

1983
US attacks Grenada USA withdraws from UNESCO.

1985
India gets Presidentship of UN Security Council Soviet President, Mr. Konstantin Chernenko, dies Vietnam withdraws troops from Kampuchia.

1986
American air attack on Libya.

1987
Nuclear tests by USSR Fresh proposal by Gorbachev Group 77 meet at Havana Unsuccessful military coup in Philippines, Prime Minister of Lebanon killed.

1988
WHO observes 7th of April as no smoking day, French President re-elected, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq killed in plane crash, Quake kills about 1,000 people in Bihar (India), George Bush elected President of USA, Arafat declares on independent state of Palestine, Nearly 1,00,000 people killed in earthquake in Armenia.

1989
The UN Peace keeping force starts implementation of UN Resolution 435 for the independence of Namibia.

1990
The Panamanian President surrenders to the United States. South Africa lifts lean on African National Congress. Lithuania declares independence from the Soviet Union. Namibia becomes a free nation.
Iraq overruns Kuwait. East and West Germanys unite.

1991
War breaks out in the Gulf, With the defeat of Iraq and freedom of Kuwait, Gulf war ends.

1993
5 new members of security council START II treaty between Russian & US Presidents, Security Council resolution on Angola, Emergency in Zambia, Elections in Australia.

1994
South Africa emerged from aparted regime with Nelson Mandela as its president. GATT treaty signed to create World Trade Organisation (WTO).

1995
WTO comes into existence. Nuclear test by France. Balkan peace accord signed.

1996
Kofi Annan new UN Secretary General. Clinton re-elected US President. India refuses to sign CTBT. Shekh Hasina Wajed new PM of Bangladesh. Taliban capture Kabul and execute former communist
President Najibullah.

1997
Tony Blair back in power in UK. Mohd. Khatami elected president of Iran. Hong Kong goes back to China after 99 year British rule.

1998
Indonesian President Suharto resigns. Pakistan test fires `Gauri' missile. US President Clinton faces impeachment.

1999
G-15 Summit ends. Yugoslavia accepts a peace plan for Kosovo.

2000
Thai commandor rescue 700 hostages from a capital Ratchabuh. India-China sign agreement on Information Technology, World Aids Day observed.

2001
Goerge W. Bush, was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Heritage destroy of Bamiyan Buddha in Afghanistan by Taliban. Massacred of Nepal Royal family. Terrorist attacks on America by Taliban Supremo Osama bin Laden.

2002
`Euro' becomes the official currency of 12 European countries. A new nation East Timor came into existence. Switzerland and East Timor becomes the 190th & 191th member of the UN.

2003
Germany, Spain, Pakistan, Chile and Angola take rotating two-year seats on the UN Security Council Iraq and the UN sign a 10-point agreement to facilitate the work of disarmament monitors India-born American astronaut Kalpana Chawla and six other crew of the STS-107 space shuttle mission were killed as the US space shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas name of Yugoslavia has been changed, it became Serbia and Montenegro Australia win ICC World Cup by defeating India, war between US and Iraq International criminal court was launched. WTO ministerial conference held in Cancun. India and ASEAN signed three accord. Over 20,000 people are killed as a major earthquake
destroys the Iranian Fort city Bam.

2004
India-Pakistan air links resume, the 12th SAARC Summit concludes in Islamabad after the signing of historic Agreement on Free Trade, Additional Protocol on Terrorism and Social Charter. NASA announced that it would name the spot where the robot probe Spirit landed successfully, in the memory of seven astronauts of the space shuttle Columbia. The US declares Mr. Saddam Hussein a prisoner of war. Pakistan has been readjusted to the common wealth. United States hand over political authority to Iraq. The 28th Olympics start in Athens. Russian Parliament ratifics the Kyoto Protocol, Yasser Arafat dies in Paris. Taslima Nasreen awarded UNESCO tolerance and non-violence Prize.

2005
India and Pakistan agree to allow travel by bus across the Line of Control between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, Microsoft founder, The U.S. Senate approves Michael d. Griffin as NASA chief, Kuwaiti Parliament grants women the right to vote and run in elections, Latvia ratifies E.U. Constitution, The sixth book by J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, hits the stands worldwide, Junichiro Koizumi is reelected Japanese Premier by the new House of Representatives at a special session in Tokyo, The Dhaka Declaration decides to set up a SAARC poverty Alleviation Fund and to declare 2006-2015 the SAARC Decade of Poverty Alleviation, The Kyoto protocol on limiting pollution becomes fully operational, Evo Morales wins Bolivian presidential polls, The Galileo navigational telescope is launched from Kazakhstan.

2006
SAFTA comes into effect. Sirleaf sworn in as Liberian president. Chile elected socialist Michelle Bachelet to be its first woman president. 18th CWG held in Melbourne (Australia). UNO passed a resolution for new Human Rights Council. UN General Assembly has approved Ban-Ki-Moon as the new Secretary General. North Korea conducted an underground Nuclear test. 15th Asian Games were held in Doha (Qatar) in December 2006.

2007
Bangladesh declares a state of emergency. Nepal's Parliament unanimously approves the interim Constitution. 14th SAARC Summit held in New Delhi (India). Australia won the World Cup Cricket tournament, 2007. G-8 Summit held in Heilligendamm, Berlin (Germany). Viktor Zubkov has been appointed as a new Prime Minister of Russia. Yasuo Fukuda was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Japan. India won the Twenty-20 World Cup Cricket Championship over Pakistan in South Africa. Nobel
Prize 2007 has ben announced.


Let’s solve world history trivia questions and answers!

1. How many 5 star generals are there in American history?

Five Army and four Navy officers received five stars (George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Henry H. Arnold, Omar Bradley, William D.

2. Who was the only US president to serve in both world wars?

3. What President number is Trump?

4. What is Donald Trump’s favorite food?

5. How many wars has America lost?

Since 1945, the United States has very rarely achieved meaningful victory. The United States has fought five major wars — Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan — and only the Gulf War in 1991 can really be classified as a clear success.

6. Who won the One Hundred Years War?

7. Which country won the most wars?

8. What war killed the most humans?

9. Homo sapiens, the first modern humans, evolved from their early hominid predecessors between how many years ago?

200,000 and 300,000 years ago

10. When were Adam and Eve born?

Adam lived between 120,000 and 156,000 years ago. A comparative analysis of the same men’s mtDNA sequences suggested that Eve lived between 99,000 and 148,000 years ago

11. What color was the first human?

12. When did humans first appear on Earth?

13. Which is the first country on earth?

14. The capacity for language was originated how many years ago?

15. What is the oldest religion?

16. Who ruled the world first?

King Sargon of Akkad—who legend says was destined to rule—established the world’s first empire more than 4,000 years ago in Mesopotamia.

17. The first modern humans began moving outside of Africa starting about how many years ago?

18. On which continent the human was origined from?

19. How many human races are there?

20. What are the 7 races?

The first root race (Polarian)
The second root race (Hyperborean)
The third root race (Lemurian)
The fourth root race (Atlantean)
The fifth root race (Aryan)
The sixth root race.
The seventh root race.

21. Which country has the richest history?

21. Who were the first humans on Earth?

Homo habilis, which evolved around 2.8 million years ago

22. Which country culture is the best in the world?

23. Which culture is the oldest in the world?

24. What country has never fought a war?

25. Which country has the oldest population?

26. When did Islam start in the world?

27. Who is the first known king?

Enmebaragesi of Kish, c. 2600 BC

28. Who was the 1st king of England?

29. Who was the first queen ever?

30. What was the bloodiest day of ww2?

April 1, 1945 (The Battle of Okinawa)

31. Which is the oldest language in the world?

32. Which is the first human civilization?

Sumer, appeared around 3000 BCE.

33. What is the greatest civilization in history?

34. What’s the most peaceful religion?

35. What was the first language of Adam and Eve?

36. What country started in civilization?

Mesopotamia (what is now Iraq)

37. When was the world start?

38. Who was the most advanced civilization?

Maya (southern Mexico and Central America)

39. How many died on D Day?

40. Where was the first human body found?

41. What was the first animal on earth?

42. What animal kills the most humans per year?

43. Nobel Prizes, started in 1901, rewards winners with

an 18-karat gold medal and a check of nearly $1 million

44. Who is the first Nobel Prize winner?

Henry Dunant (1901 Peace Prize)

45. Who has won 3 Nobel Prizes?

46. Who has refused the Nobel Prize?

47. Who was the first female Nobel Prize winner?

48. Which country has the most Nobel Prize winners?

49. Which school has the most Nobel Prize winners?

50. Has anyone won a Nobel Prize twice?

Frederick Sanger, Linus Pauling, John Bardeen, and Marie Curie

51. What is the highest music award in the world?

52. The greatest fully authenticated age to which any human has ever lived is 122 years 164 days by

Jeanne Louise Calment (France)

53. Who has the 11 days of the world record for the longest time without sleep?

54. Why are the Olympics every 4 years?

To respect the ancient origins of the Olympic Games, which were held every four years at Olympia.

55. Who has the 11 PGA Tour Wins in a Row record?

56. Who holds the record 4,256 career hits in MLB record?

57. From 1955 to 1960, which team went on a rampage, destroying teams en route to their five consecutive European Cups Football?

58. Who holds the 1,549 Career Receptions in NFL records?

59. Who has the Eight Consecutive NBA Titles?

60. The record for most 1217 appearances over a career is held by

61. Who has the 56 Game Hit Streak records in

62. The records of 2,632 Consecutive Games Played belongs to whom?

63. Who has the most run in cricket in career?

64. What is the highest score in 50 over cricket?

65. Who was Bangladesh’s first player to score 100 runs in cricket?

66. Who has the records of the most Goals by a Goalkeeper in football?

67. Wilhelm Schickard invented the Automatic Calculator in which year?

68. Elevator was invented in 1852 by whom?

69. What is the Oldest Dated Dinosaur?

Found in Tanzania, Nyasasaurus parringtoni is believed to be the oldest dinosaur discovered so far at over 240 million years old

70. What is the oldest city in the world?

71. Which country has the oldest tree?

Sweden (10,000 years ago, Old Tjikko tree)

72. Diesel Engine was invented in 1892 by whom?

73. Willis Carrier invented the Air Conditioner in which year?

74. Electric Fan was invented in 1882 by whom?

75. What is the Oldest Stone Tools?

Stone tools uncovered at the Lomekwi 3 archaeological site in West Turkana, Kenya are estimated to be about 3.3 million years old

76. What’s the oldest river in the United States?

77. Cine Camera was invented in 1889 by whom?

78. What is the oldest settlement in the world?

79. Emile Reynaud invented the Animation in which year?

80. What is the Oldest Vertebrate?

Haikouichthys, 530 million years old and represent the earliest known fossil fish.

81. What was the worst natural disaster in history?

82. Which was the first language on earth that is still in use?

83. Chloroform was invented in 1831 by whom?

84. Julius Robert Oppenheimer invented the Atom Bomb in which year?

85. What is the oldest living tree in history?

86. What is the Oldest Continuous Ice Core?

It’s about 740,000 years old. The ice core came from Dome C in Antarctica and was studied by the ten-nation EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in the Antarctic

87. The gramophone was invented in 1878 by whom?

88. Dr. Felix Hoffman invented the Aspirin in which year?

89. What is the oldest university in the world?

University of al-Qarawinyyin (Fez, Morocco, founded in 859)

90. Celluloid was invented in 1861 by whom?

91. Richard G. Drew invented the Adhesive tape in which year?

92. The helicopter was invented in 1939 by whom?

93. What are the largest earthquakes ever recorded?

Valdivia, Chile, 22 May 1960 (9.5)

94. What is the Oldest Fragment of Earth?

Tiny pieces of zircon found in the Jack Hills of Western Australia are believed to be about 4.374 billion years old

95. What is the oldest mountain range in the world?

Barberton Greenstone Belt (South Africa)

96. Fountain Pen was invented in 1884 by whom?

97. Benjamin Franklin invented the Bifocal Lens in which year?

98. What is the oldest mountain range in Canada?

Laurentian Mountain range

99. Karl Landsteiner invented the Blood Group in which year?


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