Chronology Events


Events contained by the Chronology app:

Construction of The Terrace of the Lions (Delos Island, Greece)BC 3000
Babylon becomes a power centerBC 1830
Hittites occupy BabylonBC 1531
Construction of Pieta statue (Italy)BC 1499
Murder of TutankhamenBC 1337
The first known strikeBC 1156
Foundation of CarthageBC 814
The beginning of Ancient Greek Olympic GamesBC 776
Foundation of RomeBC 753
Foundation of TarentumBC 706
Taharqa becomes pharaoh of EgyptBC 690
Assyrians destroy BabylonBC 689
Greeks found ChalcedonBC 685
Jimmu Tenno founds dynastyBC 660
Battle of MegiddoBC 608
Psamtik II becomes kingBC 595
Babylonian captivityBC 587
Thales of Miletus predicts a solar eclipseBC 585
Amasis II becomes pharaohBC 570
Foundation of Magadha EmpireBC 543
Scythian campaign of PersiansBC 513
Beginning of Roman RepublicBC 509
Battle of MarathonBC 490
Athens receives democratic constitutionBC 487
Final defeat of BabylonBC 482
Second Persian War beginsBC 480
Construction of Zeus Temple is finishedBC 457
Construction of Parthenon (Greece) completedBC 432
Battle of the AlliaBC 387
Alexander the Great becomes kingBC 336
Campaign of Alexander the Great against PersiaBC 334
Susa weddingsBC 324
Elephant BattleBC 275
Rome becomes great powerBC 237
Construction of the Terracotta Army (China) completedBC 208
Foundation of Han dynastyBC 206
Foundation of AquileiaBC 181
Ptolemy publishes his theory of the Earth-centered universeBC 150
Jews establish their kingdomBC 140
Hipparchos completes the first catalog of the starsBC 129
Construction of Venus de Milo statue completedBC 100
Beginning of Spartacus’ RevoltBC 73
Construction of Colosseum (Italy) completedBC 70
Construction of The Statues Of Mount Nemrut (Turkey)BC 62
The first triumvirate in RomeBC 60
Introduction of Julian calendarBC 46
Herod becomes King of the JewsBC 37
Battle of ActiumBC 31
Construction of Augustus Prima Porta statue (Italy)BC 27
Judea comes under direct Roman ruleBC 6
Red eyebrow rebellion23
Pontius Pilate becomes procurator26
Crucifixion of Jesus33
Nero becomes roman emperor54
Great Fire of Rome64
Eunuch invents paper105
Foundation of Regensburg179
Foundation of Sasanian Empire224
Beginning of first persecution of Christians249
Formation of independent Gallic empire259
Ssu-ma clan unites China265
Constantine the Great becomes emperor306
Milan Grace Order313
The first Hun attack350
Foundation of the first monastery361
Western Goths defeat Emperor Valens378
Sack of Rome by the Visigoths410
Foundation of Vandal Empire429
Attila becomes sole monarch445
Fall of the Western Roman Empire476
Creation of Christian calendar525
Turks appear in history552
Beginning of Byzantine Empire627
Creation of Quran653
The final destruction of Carthage698
Vikings appear in Russia700
Nara becomes capital of Japan710
Pepin the Short becomes sole monarch747
Charlemagne becomes roman emperor800
Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin895
Louis III. becomes Frankish emperor901
Erik the Red discovers Greenland982
Stephen I. dies1038
Creation of Domesday Book1086
Beginning of the Second Crusade1146
Construction of Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy) starts1173
Beginning of the Third Crusade1189
Foundation of Delhi Sultanate1206
Creation of Magna Carta Libertatum1215
Edward I. becomes King of England1272
Pestilence appears in Europe1347
Foundation of Ming dynasty1368
Construction of The Manneken Pis statue (Belgium)1388
Battle of Kosovo1389
Geoffrey Chaucer writes The Canterbury Tales1392
Beijing becomes capital of China1421
Issue of Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges1438
Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press1445
Printing of Chronica Hungarorum1473
Construction of The Moscow Kremlin starts1475
Sandro Botticelli finishes The Birth of Venus1486
Christopher Columbus discovers America1492
Vasco da Gama reaches Calicut, India1498
Amerigo Vespucci explores lands in South America1499
Bartolomeu Dias’ ship sinks1500
Construction of David Statue (Italy)1501
Mail traffic starts1505
Charles I. becomes king of Spain1516
Martin Luther’s 95 Theses1517
Leonardo Da Vinci finishes Mona Lisa1519
Italian Four Years’ War1521
Finishing the first world circumnavigation1522
Soccer appears in Italy as Calcio1530
Girolamo Fracastoro’s epic poem about syphilis1530
Foundation of Montreal1535
Proposal of Copernican heliocentrism1543
William Shakespeare is born1564
Foundation of Rio de Janeiro1565
Pieter Bruegel the Elder paints The Harvesters1565
Foundation of Royal Exchange1570
Foundation of Buenos Aires1580
Publication of the most important Chinese pharmacopoeia1593
Death of Christopher Marlowe1593
Publication of Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)1597
Burning of Giordano Bruno1600
First appearance of forensic medicine1602
Publication of Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)1605
Foundation of Quebec1608
Publication of The Sonnets (William Shakespeare)1609
King James Bible is completed and published1611
Johannes Kepler’s third law1618
The first legislative assembly1619
Foundation of Dutch West Indi Company1621
Publication of The First Folio (William Shakespeare)1623
Construction of the Apollo and Daphne statue (Italy) completed1625
William Harvey discovers the large circle of blood circulation1628
Foundation of Boston1630
Crust of cinchona, the first specific medicine1630
The first obstetrics in Paris1630
First Cotswold Games1634
Publication of Johann Schröder’s pharmacopoeia1641
Vincenzo Viviani discovers air pressure1643
Evangelista Torricelli invents the mercurial barometer1644
Construction of Taj Mahal (India) completed1645
Construction of Ecstasy Of Saint Teresa statue (Italy)1652
Construction of Taj Mahal (India) completed1653
The first injection directly into vein1665
The first blood transfusion1665
Johannes Vermeer paints Girl with a Pearl Earring1665
Great Fire of London1666
Hennig Brand invents phosphorus1669
First recorded boxing match1681
Erhard Weigel invents the elevator1687
Brazilian Gold Rush1693
Voltaire is born1694
Cadillac founds Detroit1701
Saint Petersburg becomes capital of Russia1712
Surgery becomes independent science1718
Publication of Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)1719
First paper money inflation1720
Publication of Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift)1727
Jacques Daviel makes the first cataract surgery1745
First defeating of scurvy1747
French conquest of Corsica1768
Boston Tea Party1773
Joseph Priestley discovers Oxygen1774
European anatomy and medicine appears in Japan1774
James Watt invents the steam engine1776
Law to regulate the biliard game in Paris1777
William Herschel discovers Uranus1781
George Washington becomes the first president of the USA1789
Introduction of Dollar in the USA1792
The unit of length measurement becomes meter1795
T. Beddoes applies oxygen and laughing gas against diseases1799
Alessandro Volta invents electric battery1800
Robert Fulton creates the first submarine1800
Discovery of the ultra violet rays1801
Edgar Allan Poe is born1809
First fight for the world boxing champion title1810
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn invents gymnastics1811
Stephenson starts to construct steam locomotives1813
First book about athletics by Walter Tom1813
Publication of Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus1818
First steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean1819
Walt Whitman is born1819
The first public steam train1825
Anyos Jedlik invents the electric motor1829
Discovery of the magnetic pole1831
Asian cholera appears in Europe1831
Publication of Faust (Goethe)1832
Publication of Eugene Onegin (Alexander Pushkin)1832
Foundation of Chicago1833
Opening of Germany’s first steam-powered railway1835
First proven arsenic poisioning1836
Beginning of transatlantic shipping1838
Samuel Colt invents the revolver1842
The first morse telegraph message1844
First public baseball game in USA1846
Johann Galle is the first person to spot Neptune1846
Ignaz Semmelweis introduces hand disinfection standards1847
Ascanio Sobrero invites nitroglycerine1847
California Gold Rush1848
First medical college for women in USA1848
Publication of David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)1849
Publication of Moby Dick (Herman Melville)1851
William Thomson invents the heat pump1852
Foundation of Dakar1857
Foundation of FC Sheffield as world’s first soccer club1857
Darwin publishes Theory Of Evolution1859
Publication of On the Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)1859
Publicatin of I Hear America Singing (Walt Whitman)1860
Foundation of first german shooter association (DSB)1861
Invention of four-stroke engine1862
Foundation of Football Association1863
Football becomes soccer by the rules of Football Association1863
The first science fiction comic strip: Trip to the Moon1865
Gregor Mendel discovers laws of inheritance1865
Publication of Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)1865
Foundation of first athletic club1866
Publication of Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)1866
Pierre Michaux founds the first bicycle factory1867
Publication of War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)1867
Inauguration of the Suez Canal1869
Construction of Suez Canal competed1869
J. A. Abbott paints the Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 11871
Mandatory vaccination against smallpox in German Empire1874
Claude Monet paints Impression, Sunrise1874
Construction starts of Statue of Liberty (USA)1875
Nikolaus August Otto creates the first four-stroke engine1876
First Wimbledon tennis tournament1877
First commercially successful typewriter in USA1878
Edison invents the carbon-filament lamp1879
Walther Flemming discovers cytogenetics1879
Foundation of National Board of Health in USA1879
First successful gastrectomy1882
Cocaine as local anesthetic1884
Construction of La Sagrada Familia (Spain) starts1884
Foundation of German Swim Federation1886
John Stith Pemberton invents Coca-Cola as patent medicine1886
Carl Benz creates the first gasoline car1886
Vincent van Gogh paints The Starry Night1889
Construction of Eiffel Tower (France) starts1889
Publication of The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)1890
Invention of Diesel engine1893
Establishment of Stanley Cup1893
The world’s first car race in France1894
Foundation of International Olympic Committee1894
Conrad Rontgen discovers X-ray1895
The first international Olympic Games in modern history1896
Publication of Quo Vadis (Henryk Sienkiewicz)1896
The first Nobel Prize Award Ceremony1901
Release of A Trip to the Moon film1902
Construction of The Thinker statue (France)1902
The first flight of Wright brothers1903
The first Tour de France1903
Japan’s Attack on Port Arthur1904
St. Louis Olympic Games1904
Foundation of FIFA1904
Publication of Peter Pan (JM Barrie)1904
‘Bloody Sunday’ in St. Petersburg1905
Radium as medicine for uterine cancer1905
Alfred Einhorn invents Novocain as replacement of Cocaine1905
The first Grand Prix de France1906
Development of bakelite1907
Ford Model T on the market1908
First airplane flight across the English Channel1909
The ‘Lightning Benz’ race car exceeds 200 kph1909
Ernest Rutherford discovers the nucleus1910
Earth passes through the tail of Halley’s Comet1910
First man to the South Pole1911
First international hygiene exhibition1911
Victor Francis Hess discovers the cosmic radiation1911
Stockholm Olympic Games1912
Publication of In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)1913
Unveiling of Little Mermaid statue (Danmark)1913
Formation of Federal Reserve1913
Ford introduces the assembly line1913
Beginning of World War I.1914
Release of five-ringed symbol of the Olympic Games1914
Panama Canal opens1914
Germans use poison gas for the first time1915
Birth of Edith Piaf1915
Construction of Lincon Memorial (Washington DC)1917
Treaty of Versailles1919
Montreal Canadiens wins Stanley Cup for first time1919
Construction of Sacre Coeur (France) completed1919
Canada wins gold medal in ice hockey for first time1920
First appearance of insulin1921
Publication of Ulysses (James Joyce)1922
Construction starts of Christ The Redeemer statue (Brazil)1922
Beer Hall Putsch1923
The first 24 Hours of Le Mans race1923
The first Winter Olympic Games1924
First hemodialysis in humans1924
Publication of The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)1925
The first talking movie1927
Construction of Mount Rushmore National Memorial starts1927
Alexander Flemming discovers penicillin1928
Black Friday on New York Stock Exchange1929
Philip Dinker invents the iron lung1929
Uruguay wins the first FIFA World Cup1930
Construction of Empire State Building starts1930
Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto1930
Karl Jansky detects the first radio waves coming from space1932
Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor1933
British chemists invent polyethylene1933
Opening of Wembley Arena1934
Elvis Presley’s birthdate1935
Birth of Luciano Pavarotti1935
Inauguration of the Hoover Dam1936
Hoover Dam is completed1936
Second Sino-Japanese War1937
Pablo Picasso paints Guernica1937
Construction of Golden Gate Bridge completed1937
Foundation of Volkswagen AG1937
Foundation of Toyota Motor Corporation1937
Beginning of World War II.1939
Release of The Wizard of Oz film (Victor Fleming)1939
Release of Gone With the Wind film (Victor Fleming)1939
Publication of Johnny Got His Gun book (Dalton Trumbo)1939
Foundation of The Hewlett-Packard Company1939
The first commercial television broadcast1939
Grote Reber reports the first radio telescope survey of the sky1940
Attack on Pearl Harbor1941
Release of Citizen Kane film (1941)1941
Birth of Placido Domingo1941
Release of Casablanca film (Michael Curtiz)1942
Albert Hofmann discovers effects of LSD1943
Normandy landings (D-Day)1944
Birth of Diana Ross1944
U.S. fire-bombing raids of Tokyo1945
Burning nearly 30000 books of nazi affiliated texts in Germany1946
Invention of audiometer1947
Breaking the sound barrier by jetfighter1947
Three Bell Labs scientists invent the transistor1947
Foundation of World Health Organisation1948
Foundation of Honda Motor Company, Ltd.1948
The Marshall Plan is enacted1948
Establishment of CMEA1949
Publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)1949
Foundation of Formula 11950
First successful kidney transplantation1950
Explosion of the first hydrogen bomb1952
First test of H-bomb1952
Release of Singin’ in the Rain film (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)1952
Coronation of Elizabeth II1953
Publication of Casino Royale (Ian Fleming)1953
Foundation of UEFA1954
Release of The Seven Samurai film (Akira Kurosawa)1954
Release of On the Waterfront film (Elia Kazan)1954
Publication of The Lord of the Rings book series (JRR Tolkien)1954
Beginning of Vietnam War1955
Chuck Berry’s ‘maybellene’ is released1955
Suez Crisis1956
Soviet Union launches Sputnik I.1957
Boston Celtics wins NBA championship for first time1957
Laika dog in space1957
Appearance of Wankel engine1957
First flying around the Earth without landing1957
Release of 12 Angry Men film (Sidney Lumet)1957
The first Japanese car, a Toyota, is sold in the US1957
Elvis joins the army1958
Bank of America launches the first credit card1958
Release of Some Like It Hot film (Billy Wilder)1959
The Day the Music Died1959
Construction of Sydney Opera House starts1959
Release of Psycho film (Alfred Hitchcock)1960
First man in space1961
Release of Live at the Apollo (James Brown)1962
Formation of Kennedy Space Center1962
The first Walmart opens1962
Assassination of John F. Kennedy1963
The German Football Association founds Bundesliga1963
Edith Piaf dies1963
Equal pay for equal work in the USA1963
Muhammad Ali world boxing champion for first time1964
Establishment of German Cancer Research Center1964
Release of Mary Poppins film (Robert Stevenson)1964
The Beatles appears on Ed Sullivan’s TV show1964
First photograph about fetus inside its amniotic sac1965
Release of Doctor Zhivago film (David Lean)1965
Bob Dylan releases ‘Like a Rolling Stone’1965
Bob Dylan plays the Newport Folk Festival1965
Release of My Generation (The Who)1965
Release of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)1965
Muhammad Ali stripped of his world boxing champion title1967
First successful heart transplantation1967
Release of Bonnie and Clyde film (Arthur Penn)1967
Unveiling of The Motherland Calls statue (Russia)1967
Olympic victory with Fosbury Flop technique1968
Jim Clark dies1968
Introduction of Numerus Clausus at German universities1968
Release of 2001: A Space Odyssey film (Stanley Kubrick)1968
First Woodstock festival1969
Pelé scores his 1000th goal1969
Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin on the Moon1969
First flight of Concorde1969
Jimi Hendrix plays ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock1969
Black Sabbath release their first album1970
Jimi Hendrix dies1970
Janis Joplin dies1970
Formation of Aerosmith1970
Xerox founds its Palo Alto Research Center1970
Launch of Salyut space station1971
Appearance of Liquid Cristal Display1971
Jim Morrison dies1971
Release of Johnny Got His Gun film (Dalton Trumbo)1971
Release of Riders on the Storm (The Doors)1971
Intel invents the single-chip microprocessor1971
Russia launches its first space station Salyut 1 into orbit1971
Massacre during the Summer Olympics in Munich1972
Release of The Godfather film (Francis Ford Coppola)1972
Dream On is released (Aerosmith)1973
Construction of Sydney Opera House completed1973
Federal Express begins operations1973
Creation of Rubik’s Cube1974
Turbocharger in series production1974
Release of The Godfather: Part II film (Francis Ford Coppola)1974
Kraftwerk release ‘Autobahn’1974
End of Vietnam War1975
Foundation of Microsoft Corporation1975
Release of No Woman, No Cry (Bob Marley & the Wailers)1975
Formation of Iron Maiden1975
Foundation of Microsoft Corporation1975
Niki Lauda’s accident at Nurburgring1976
Foundation of Apple Inc.1976
Release of Rocky film (John G. Avildsen)1976
Release of Taxi Driver film (Martin Scorsese)1976
Foundation of Apple Inc.1976
NASA’s Viking 1 and Viking 2 space probes arrive at Mars1976
Elvis Presley dies1977
Release of Star Wars film (George Lucas)1977
Saturday Night Fever premieres and Disco Comes Alive1977
Construction of The Centre Pompidou (France) completed1977
Argentina wins FIFA World Cup for first time1978
First test tube baby born in England1978
Release of The Deer Hunter film (Michael Cimino)1978
Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister1979
Release of Alien film (Ridley Scott)1979
Construction of Tian Tan Buddha statue (Hong Kong)1979
Murder of John Lennon1980
Release of Airplane! film (J. Abrahams, D. Zucker, J. Zucker)1980
Release of The Empire Strikes Back film (Irvin Kershner)1980
Ronald Reagan is elected1980
Discovery of AIDS1981
First appearance of crack in USA1981
First appearance of compact disc on the market1981
First launch of Colombia space shuttle1981
Release of Raiders of the Lost Ark film (Steven Spielberg)1981
The launch of MTV1981
Formation of Metallica1981
Harley-Davidson adopts Japanese management techniques1981
Appearance of magnetic resonance tomography1982
Release of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial film (Steven Spielberg)1982
Release of Thriller (Michael Jackson)1982
The mankind starts to use more plastic than iron1983
Formation of Bon Jovi1983
The first infrared astronomy satellite, IRAS, is launched1983
Los Angeles Olympic Games1984
Michael Jordan drafted by Chicago Bulls1984
Appearance of anti-lock braking system1984
Release of Amadeus film (Milos Forman)1984
Release of Ghostbusters film (Ivan Reitman)1984
Release of Born in the USA (Bruce Springsteen)1984
Michael Jackson performs the ‘moonwalk’ for the first time1984
Garry Kasparov world chess champion1985
Ayrton Senna wins his first Formula 1 race1985
Release of Back to the Future film (Robert Zemeckis)1985
Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’ is released1985
Parental Advisory label is introduced by RIAA1985
The Day the Music Changed the World1985
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster1986
Chernobyl nuclear accident1986
The first surgical application of laser technology1986
The Deep Thought becomes chess grandmaster1988
Release of Die Hard film (John McTiernan)1988
Release of Fuck tha Police (N.W.A)1988
Fall of the Iron Curtain1989
Release of Metallica’s first music video1989
Launch of Hubble Space Telescope1990
The World Wide Web publicly debuts1991
Initial release of Linux1991
Release of Beauty and the Beast film (G. Trousdale, K. Wise)1991
Release of The Silence of the Lambs film (Jonathan Demme)1991
Bill Clinton is elected as President of the US for first time1992
Release of Reservoir Dogs film (Quentin Tarantino)1992
Release of Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)1992
Release of Schindler’s List film (Steven Spielberg)1993
Release of Jurassic Park film (Steven Spielberg)1993
M. Schumacher wins his first Formula 1 World Championship1994
Release of The Shawshank Redemption film (Frank Darabont)1994
Release of Pulp Fiction film (Quentin Tarantino)1994
Release of Forrest Gump film (Robert Zemeckis)1994
Release of The Lion King film (Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff)1994
Kurt Cobain dies1994
Foundation of Inc.1994
Release of Bravehart film (Mel Gibson)1995
Release of Seven film (David Fincher)1995
Release of Toy Story film (John Lasseter)1995
The Spice Girls appears1995
Netscape goes public1995
Tupac Shakur dies1996
Eminem releases his debut album1996
Princess Diana dies in car accident1997
Release of Titanic film (James Cameron)1997
Release of Good Will Hunting film (Gus Van Sant)1997
Publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone1997
Foundation of Google Inc.1998
Release of Saving Private Ryan film (Steven Spielberg)1998
Foundation of PayPal Holdings, Inc.1998
Release of American Beauty film (Sam Mendes)1999
Release of Fight Club film (David Fincher)1999
Release of The Matrix film (Andy and Lana Wachowski)1999
George W. Bush is elected as President of the US for first time2000
Release of Memento film (Christopher Nolan)2000
Release of Gladiator film (Ridley Scott)2000
Foundation of Napster2000
Release of ‘1’ (The Beatles)2000
The World Trade Center attacks2001
Foundation of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)2002
Space Shuttle Columbia disaster2003
Foundation of Tesla Motors, Inc.2003
Hurricane Katrina2005
Release of Pan’s Labyrinth film (Guillermo del Toro)2006
Luciano Pavaotti dies2007
Barack Obama is elected as President of the US for first time2008
Release of Slumdog Millionaire film (Danny Boyle)2008
Release of The Dark Knight film (Christopher Nolan)2008
Construction of Spring Temple Buddha (China)2008
Construction of Shanghai World Financial Center completed2008
Michael Jackson dies2009
Release of Up film (Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)2009
Release of Avatar film (James Cameron)2009
Release of Inception film (Christopher Nolan)2010
The Beatles put their music on iTunes2010
Construction of Burj Khalifa (UAE) completed2010
Osama bin Laden is found and killed2011
The Voice debuts on NBC2011
Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries buys Warner Music Group2011
Spotify arrives in America2011
Release of What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)2012
Release of Baby (Justin Bieber)2012
U.S. Prosecutors shut down MegaUpload, arrest Kim Dotcom2012
Whitney Houston dies at 482012
Tupac gets resurrected via hologram at Coachella2012
Sony/ATV Buys EMI Publishing2012
Universal Music Group Completes Acquisition of EMI2012
Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ video hits a billion YouTube views2012
Beyoncé plays halftime of Super Bowl XLVII2013
Construction of The Statue of Unity (India)2013
David Bowie dies at 692016
Mass shooting in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub2016
Liberty Media buys Formula 12017
Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting2017
Avicii dies by suicide2018
TikTok merges with Musical.ly2018
Apple shuts down iTunes2019