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4.4 M.Y.A.
Earliest evidence of pre-human hominids
100,000 B.C. Neanderthal Man
100,000+ B.C.
Homo sapiens, or 7700 B.C.  Humans settle in  the area between and near the Tigris and Euphrates 
5000 B.C.
Domestication of corn in Mexico 
3500 B.C.
Dawn of Sumerian Civilization
3400 B.C.
First Dynasty (Egypt)
2350 B.C.
Akkadian empire (Mesopotamia)
2205 B.C.
 Xiao dynasty  (China) 
1600 B.C.
Minoan civilization 
1380 B.C.
First canal built uniting the Nile and the Red Sea 
900 B.C.
Etruscans establish Italian towns
814 B.C.
Carthage founded (North Africa)
658 B.C.
City of Byzantium founded 
600 B.C.
Invention of coinage by Lydians 
597 B.C.
Peak of Babylonian society
509 B.C.
Rome becomes a republic 
246 B.C.
Great Wall of China built. 
27 B.C.
Roman Empire
 Roman Empire is joined East and West 
Chichen Itza founded by the Mayans 
Sharia legal system recognized. 
Erik the Red settles in Greenland 
The Atlas of Early Man -- Jacquetta Hawkes, Jaquetta Hawkes; Paperback

Genesis, Creation and Early Man
by Seraphim Father Rose, et al (Paperback)

The Last Neanderthal : The Rise, Success, and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives
by Ian Tattersall (Hardcover - December 1999)

Changing Watercourses in Babylonia : Towards a Reconstruction of the Ancient Environment in Lower Mesopotamia (Mesopotamian History and Environment. s
by Hermann Gasche (Editor), Michel Tanret (Editor) (Paperback - July 1998)

Heroes of History : A Brief History of the World from Ancient Times to the Dawn of Modern Age
by Will Durant (Hardcover - November 2001)

The Encyclopedia of World History
by Peter N. Stearns (Editor), William L. Langer (Compiler) (Hardcover)

A History of Britain : At the Edge of the World, 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D
by Simon Schama (Hardcover - October 2000)

Tales of Emperor Qin Shihuang
by Yuan Yang, Xiao Ding (Paperback)

Minoan-Mycenaean Religion, and Its Survival in Greek Religion -- Martin P. Nilsson; Paperback

Minoan-Mycenaean Religion, and Its Survival in Greek Religion
by Martin P. Nilsson (Paperback - June 1950)

Etruscan Civilization : A Cultural History
by Sybille Haynes (Hardcover - December 2000)

Carthage : A History
by Serge Lancel, Antonia Nevill (Translator)

The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and His Reign : A Study of Tenth-Century Byzantium (Cambridge Paperback Library)
by Steven Runciman, Sir Steven Runciman (Paperback - December 1988)

Coinage and History of the Roman Empire
by David Vagi (Editor) (Hardcover - March 2001)

Greek Coins (Classical Bookshelf (Austin, Texas).)
by Ian Carradice (Paperback - November 1995)

The Oxford History of the Classical World
by Oswyn Murray (Editor), et al (Hardcover - July 1986)

The Great Wall of China
by Roland Michaud (Photographer), et al (Hardcover - September 2001)

The Great Wall of China
by Daniel Schwartz (Hardcover - September 2001)

In the Museum of Maya Culture : Touring Chichen Itza -- by Quetzil E. Castaneda, Quetzil E. Castaaneda; Hardcover

A Forest of Kings : The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
by Linda Schele, David Freidel (Contributor) (Paperback - January 1992)

Islamic Sharia and the Muslims -- M.S. Siddiqui; Paperback

Vikings : The North Atlantic Saga
by William W. Fitzhugh (Editor), et al (Paperback)

Cultural Atlas of the Viking World
by Colleen E. Batey, et al (Hardcover - October 1994)

The Big Book of Dates: A Chronology of the Most Important People, Events, and Achievements of All Time
by Laurie, Phd Rozakis, Laurie E. Rozakis (Paperback)

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Signing of the Magna Carta
Italian Renaissance
Ming Dynasty (China) 
Warriors of God : Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade
by James, Jr. Reston (Hardcover - May 2001)

History of Italian Renaissance Art : Painting, Sculpture, Architecture -- by Frederick Hartt, David G. Wilkins (Editor); Hardcover

The Glory and Fall of the Ming Dynasty -- by Albert, S. J. Chan; Hardcover

Chronology of Medieval Europe


Jamestown, Virginia, first American colony 
Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts 
 Ming Dynasty  Manchus (China) 
Parliament restores the British monarchy 
Our Strange New Land : Elizabeth's Diary, Jamestown, Virginia, 1609 (My America)
by Patricia Hermes (Hardcover - June 2000)

On Plymouth Rock
by Samuel Adams Drake (Paperback - June 2001)

Plymouth Rock & the Pilgrims
by Mark Twain, Charles Neider (Editor) (Paperback - October 2000)

The Manchus (The Peoples of Asia)
by Pamela Kyle Crossley (Hardcover - February 1997)

The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England
by Antonia Fraser (Editor) (Hardcover - November 1998)

Early American Colonies

Ming China

The British Monarchy


U.S. Declaration of Independence signed in Philadelphia 
Parlement in France gives Louis XVI their grievances 
 Bill of Rights ratified in the U.S. 
US negotiates Louisiana Purchase from French 
1867 Austria-Hungary monarchy is established 
 Kaiser Wilhelm  declares a German Empire
Give Me Liberty : The Story of the Declaration of Independence -- by Russell Freedman (Illustrator); Hardcover

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
by Webster (Library Binding - August 2000)

The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette
by Marie-France Boyer, Francois Halard (Photographer) (Hardcover - July 1996)

The Complete Bill of Rights : The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins
by Neil H. Cogan (Editor) (Hardcover - October 1997)

Acadian to Cajun : Transformation of a People, 1803-1877
by Carl A. Brasseaux (Paperback - November 1992)

The Habsburg Monarchy, 1809-1918 : A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary
by Alan John Percivale Taylor (Paperback - December 1983)

Germany in the Age of Kaiser Wilhelm II (Studies in European History)
by James Retallack (Paperback - June 1996)

The Kaiser and His Court: Wilhelm II and the Government of Germany
by John C. G. Rohl, Terence F. Cole (Translator) (Hardcover - January 1995)

Declaration of Independance

The US Bill of Rights

Acadian and Cajun Genealogy and History

Imperial Germany


Qing Dynasty
Armistice in Europe 
McCarthy's Communist witch hunt begins in the United States 
Treaty of Versailles levies huge reparations against Germany and its allies 
Stock Markets crash, signaling the start of the
Great Depression in the United States and world-wide.
United Nations is formed
Mao Tse Tung declares the Communist People's Republic (China) 
Segregation in U.S. schools made illegal
US astronauts land  on the Moon
Star Wars is released
Space Shuttle Challenger explosion
Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Fall of the Berlin Wall
World Trade Center is destroyed by Terrorists
Desire and Fictional Narrative in Late Imperial China (Harvard East Asian Monographs, No 202)
by Martin W. Huang (Hardcover - July 2001)

China to Order : Focusing on the Xixth Century and Surveying Chinese Polychrome Export Porcelain Produced During the Qing Dynasty 1644-1908
by Daniel Nadler (Hardcover - November 2001)

The final betrayal : the Armistice 1918-- and afterwards
by Richard Garrett

Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era
by John McCumber (Hardcover - April 2001)

The Treaty of Versailles : A Reassessment After 75 Years (Publications of the German Historical Institute)
by Manfred F. Boemeke (Editor), et al (Hardcover - September 1998)

The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years -- by Bernard Lewis; Paperback

United Nations Peace Operations : A Collection Of Primary Documents And Readings Governing The Conduct Of Multilateral Peace Operations
by Walter Gary Sharp Sr. (Textbook Binding)

The 7 Levels of Change: The Guide to Innovation in the World's Largest Corporations
by Rolf Smith (Paperback)

From Nothing to Nothing : The Chinese Communist Movement and Hong Kong, 1921-1936
by Chan Lau Kit-Ching, Kit-Ching Chan Lau (Hardcover - October 1999)

The Space Shuttle Disaster (Great Disasters)
by James McCarter

The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan
by Artem Borovik, Artyom Borovik (Paperback)

The Writings on the Wall : Peace at the Berlin Wall
by Terry Tillman (Paperback - October 1990)

Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists
by Benjamin Netanyahu (Paperback - March 1997)

Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York City's World Trade Center -- by Eric Darton; Paperback

Life Millennium : The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past, 1000 Year
by Robert Friedman (Editor), et al (Hardcover - September 1998)

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