Modern and contemporary history

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Magna Carta signed
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1215

the beginning of Renaissance
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1300s

Magellan circumnavigates the globe
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1522

Newton's theory of universal gravitation
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1644

the beginning of the Industrial Revolution
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1760

first anaesthetic
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1842

Watt patents the first steam engine
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Watt brevete primul motor cu aburi

first symphony of Mozart
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1764

the beginning of World War I
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1914

the Bolshevik Revolution (led by Lenin)
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1917

U.S. Declaration of Independence
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1776

the discoveri of penicilin (by Fleming)
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1928

the beginning of Cold War
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1946

Darwin's "On the Origin of Species"
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1859

the beginning of World War II
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1939

first symphony of Beethoven
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1808

U.S. Constitution signed
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1787

first telephone (by Bell)
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1876

Battle of Waterloo
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1815

the colonization of Africa
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1880s

Mao Zedong victory in China
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1949

breakup of Soviet Union
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1991

Columbus reaches the New World
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1492

Lumiere brothers introduce motion pictures
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1895

first satellite Sputnik I launched
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1957

beginning of the French Revolution
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1789

atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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1945

Armstrong and Aldrin walk on the moon
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1969

The importance of history

History is always repeating, as it is said, that is why it is so important to know and understand the main past events. This lesson is a fun and effective way to remind and remember the main dates from the past 2 centuries.

World history

This lesson relates to global history and events from the modern and contemporary eras, including the first and second World Wars. It is a good recap for those interested in the area, as well as pupils and students.

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