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World Historical Events

3000 BC
Building of the Great Pyramid.

776 BC
First Olympiad in Greece.

753 BC
Foundation of Rome.

490 BC
Greeks defeated the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.

360 BC
The period of Aristotle and Plato.

332 BC
Egypt conquered by Alexander.

323 BC
Alexander dies at Babylon.

214 BC
Work on the Great Wall of China begins.

55 BC
Julius Ceasar attacks Great Britain.

4 BC
Birth of Jesus Christ.

29 AD
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

375 AD
Huns' invasion of Europe.

570 AD
Prophet Mohammed born at Mecca.

622 AD
Flight of Mohammed from Mecca to Madina.

632 AD
Death of Mohammed; Beginning of Hijiri Era.

711 AD
Arabs invade Spain.

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

1280 AD
Roger Bacon invents gunpowder.

1338 AD
The Hundred years War broke out.

1348 AD
English faces Black Death Plague.

1453 AD
Turks captured Constantinople; Renaissance in Europe.                                                                     

1492 AD
Discovery of America by Columbus.

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

1588 AD
Spanish Armada defeated.

1600 AD
British East India Company established in India.

1649 AD
Execution of Charles I.

1660 AD
Monarchy restored in England.

1665 AD
The Great Plague of England.

1668 AD
Glorious Revolution in England.

1704 AD
Battle of Blenheim.

1707 AD
Union of England and Scotland.

1776 AD
Declaration of American Independence.

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

1805 AD
Battle of Trafalagar and Nelson's death.

1815 AD
Battle of Waterloo; Napolean exiled to St. Helena.

1821 AD
Death of Napolean.

1832 AD
Reforms Bill passed in England.

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

1861 AD
Beginning of the American Civil War.

1863 AD
Slavery abolished in USA

1865 AD
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

1869 AD
Opening of the Suez Canal for traffic.

1895 AD
Roentgen discovered X-Rays.

1896 AD
Marconi invented wireless.

1904 AD
Russiao-Japan war.

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

1911 AD
Chinese Revolution.

1912 AD
Republic of China established.

1914 AD
Beginning of World War I.

1917 AD
Russian Revolution.

1918 AD
End of World War I.

1919 AD
Treaty of Versailles signed.

1920 AD
Formation of the League of Nations.

1923 AD
Turkey declared Republic.

1933 AD
Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany.

1936 AD
Beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

1939 AD
World War II begins.

1941 AD
Russia invaded by Hitler.
Pearl Harbour invaded by Japan.

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

1946 AD
Civil War in China.

1948 AD
Burma and Ceylon get independence.

1949 AD
Indonesia gets independence.
The Communists capture power in China.

1952 AD
General Eisenhower elected as the American President.

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

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

1955 AD
Austria gets independence; Bandung Conference.

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

1957 AD
First artificial satellite launched by Russia.

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

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

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

1961 AD
Yuri Gagarin of USSR becomes the first spaceman.

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

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

1966 AD
Tashkent Pact; A Russian aircraft lands on moon.

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

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

1972 AD
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 AD
Outbreak of fourth Arab-Israeli war.
Fourth non-aligned summit in Algiers.

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

1976 AD
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 AD
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 AD
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 AD
War starts between Iran and Iraq.
Ronald Reagon elected USA President.                                      

1982 AD
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  died.

1983 AD
US attacks Grenada; USA withdraws from UNESCO.

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

1986 AD
American air attack on Libya.

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

1988 AD
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)
Around 1,00,000 people killed in earthquake in Armenia.
George Bush elected President of USA.
Arafat declares on independent state of Palestine.

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

1990  AD
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 AD
War breaks out in the Gulf, With the defeat of Iraq and freedom of Kuwait, Gulf war ends.

1993 AD
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 AD
GATT treaty signed to create World Trade Organisation (WTO).
South Africa emerged from aparted regime with Nelson Mandela as its president.
1995 AD
WTO comes into existence. Nuclear test by France. Balkan peace accord signed.

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

1997 AD
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 AD
Indonesian President Suharto resigns. Pakistan test fires `Gauri' missile.
US President Clinton faces impeachment.

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

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

2001 AD
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 AD
Euro' becomes the official currency of 12 European countries.
Switzerland and East Timor becomes the 190th & 191th member of the UN.
A new nation East Timor came into existence.

2003 AD
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.
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 AD
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 AD
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 AD
 SAFTA comes into effect.
Chile elected socialist Michelle Bachelet to be its first woman president.
Sirleaf sworn in as Liberian president.
18th CWG held in Melbourne (Australia).
UNO passed a resolution for new Human Rights Council.
UN General Assembly  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 AD
Bangladesh declares a state of emergency.
Nepal's Parliament unanimously approves the interim Constitution.
14th SAARC Summit held in New Delhi (India).
G-8 Summit held in Heilligendamm, Berlin (Germany).
Australia won the World Cup Cricket tournament, 2007.
Viktor Zubkov 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 been announced.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber.

2008 AD
India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
Legalisation of same-sex marriage in California
Thomas Beatie, the world's first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter.
Black Monday in worldwide stock markets
Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.
The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States.
"Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

2009 AD
Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Slovakia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the sixteenth Eurozone country.
The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 it's observed for 10 seconds as the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.

2010 AD
The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance.
Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.

2011 AD
All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.
Gilad Shalit is released.
South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.
NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

2012 AD
Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet.
FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites.
Scientists successfully regenerate Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years.
World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries.
Toyota recalls 700,000 vehicles over safety concerns.
International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect.


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