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2nd Millennium
The SECOND MILLENNIUM was a period of time that began on January 1, 1001 and ended on December 31, 2000 of the Gregorian calendar . It was the second period of one thousand years in the Anno Domini or Common Era . It encompassed the High and Late Middle Ages , the Mongol Empire , the Renaissance , the Baroque era , the early Modern Age , the age of Enlightenment , the age of colonialism , industrialization , the rise of nation states , and the 19th and 20th century with the impact of science , widespread education , and universal health care and vaccinations in many nations
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New World
The NEW WORLD is one of the names used for the majority of Earth 's Western Hemisphere , specifically the Americas (including nearby islands such as those of the Caribbean and Bermuda ). The term originated in the early 16th century after Europeans made landfall in what would later be called the Americas in the age of discovery , expanding the geographical horizon of classical geographers , who had thought of the world as consisting of Africa , Europe , and Asia , collectively now referred to as the Old World (a.k.a. Afro-Eurasia ). The term was coined by Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci . The Americas were also referred to as the "fourth part of the world"
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American Revolution
The AMERICAN REVOLUTION was a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies won independence from Great Britain, becoming the United States of America . In alliance with France and others it defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War . Starting with the Stamp Act Congress in 1765, members of American colonial society , arguing the position "No taxation without representation ", rejected the authority of the British Parliament to tax them because they lacked representation in Parliament. Protests steadily escalated to the Boston Tea Party in 1773, during which patriots destroyed a consignment of taxed tea
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French Revolution
The FRENCH REVOLUTION (French : _Révolution française_ ) was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire . The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, experienced violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon that rapidly brought many of its principles to Western Europe and beyond. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history , triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and liberal democracies . Through the Revolutionary Wars , it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East
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Black Death
The BLACK DEATH was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history , resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia
Eurasia
and peaking in Europe
Europe
in the years 1346–1353. Although there were several competing theories as to the cause of the Black Death, analyses of DNA
DNA
from people in northern and southern Europe
Europe
published in 2010 and 2011 indicate that the pathogen responsible was the _ Yersinia pestis
Yersinia pestis
_ bacterium , resulting in several forms of plague , including the bubonic plague . The Black Death
Black Death
is thought to have originated in the arid plains of Central Asia
Central Asia
, where it then travelled along the Silk Road , reaching Crimea
Crimea
by 1343
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Napoleon Bonaparte
NAPOLéON BONAPARTE (/nəˈpoʊliən ˈboʊnəpɑːrt/ ; French: ; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars
French Revolutionary Wars
. As NAPOLEON I, he was Emperor of the French
Emperor of the French
from 1804 until 1814, and again briefly in 1815 (during the Hundred Days
Hundred Days
). Napoleon
Napoleon
dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France
France
against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars . He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815
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Telephone
A TELEPHONE, or PHONE, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly. A telephone converts sound , typically and most efficiently the human voice , into electronic signals suitable for transmission via cables or other transmission media over long distances, and replays such signals simultaneously in audible form to its user. In 1876, Scottish emigrant Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
was the first to be granted a United States patent for a device that produced clearly intelligible replication of the human voice. This instrument was further developed by many others. The telephone was the first device in history that enabled people to talk directly with each other across large distances. Telephones rapidly became indispensable to businesses, government, and households, and are today some of the most widely used small appliances
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Aeroplane
An AIRPLANE or AEROPLANE (informally PLANE) is a powered , fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine or propeller . Airplanes come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and wing configurations . The broad spectrum of uses for airplanes includes recreation , transportation of goods and people, military , and research. Commercial aviation is a massive industry involving the flying of tens of thousands of passengers daily on airliners . Most airplanes are flown by a pilot on board the aircraft, but some are designed to be remotely or computer-controlled . The Wright brothers invented and flew the first airplane in 1903, recognized as "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight". They built on the works of George Cayley dating from 1799, when he set forth the concept of the modern airplane (and later built and flew models and successful passenger-carrying gliders )
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Moon Landing
Luna programme (USSR) Chang\'e 3 (China) Surveyor program (USA) Apollo program (USA) Dates are landing dates in UTC . Except for the Apollo program, all soft landings were unmanned. * Luna 2 was the first man-made object to reach the surface of the Moon (bottom-left). * Still frame from a video transmission, taken moments before Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon, at 02:56 UTC on 21 July 1969. An estimated 500 million people worldwide watched this event, the largest television audience for a live broadcast at that time. A MOON LANDING is the arrival of a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon . This includes both manned and unmanned (robotic) missions. The first human-made object to reach the surface of the Moon was the Soviet Union 's Luna 2 mission, on 13 September 1959
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Atomic Bomb
A NUCLEAR WEAPON is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions , either fission (fission bomb ) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb ). Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first test of a fission ("atomic") bomb released an amount of energy approximately equal to 20,000 tons of TNT (84 TJ ). The first thermonuclear ("hydrogen") bomb test released energy approximately equal to 10 million tons of TNT (42 PJ). A thermonuclear weapon weighing little more than 2,400 pounds (1,100 kg) can release energy equal to more than 1.2 million tons of TNT (5.0 PJ). A nuclear device no larger than traditional bombs can devastate an entire city by blast, fire, and radiation . Since they are weapons of mass destruction , the proliferation of nuclear weapons is a focus of international relations policy
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Light Bulb
An ELECTRIC LIGHT is a device that produces visible light by the flow of electric current . It is the most common form of artificial lighting and is essential to modern society, providing interior lighting for buildings and exterior light for evening and nighttime activities. In technical usage, a replaceable component that produces light from electricity is called a LAMP. Compact lamps are commonly called LIGHT BULBS; for example, the incandescent light bulb . Lamps usually have a base made of ceramic, metal, glass or plastic, which secures the lamp in the socket of a light fixture . The electrical connection to the socket may be made with a screw-thread base, two metal pins, two metal caps or a bayonet cap
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Gutenberg Bible
The GUTENBERG BIBLE (also known as the 42-LINE BIBLE, the MAZARIN BIBLE or the B42) was the first major book printed using mass-produced movable metal type in Europe. It marked the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution " and the age of the printed book in the West. Widely praised for its high aesthetic and artistic qualities, the book has an iconic status. Written in Latin, the Catholic Gutenberg Bible
Gutenberg Bible
is an edition of the Vulgate
Vulgate
, printed by Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
, in Mainz
Mainz
, in present-day Germany
Germany
, in the 1450s. Since its publication, 49 copies (or substantial portions of copies) have survived, and they are considered to be among the most valuable books in the world even though no complete copy has been sold since 1978
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1492
Year 1492
1492
(MCDXCII ) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
. The year 1492
1492
is considered to be a significant year in the history of the West , Europe
Europe
, Christianity
Christianity
, Spain
Spain
, and the New World
New World
, among others, because of the number of significant events to have taken place during it. Some of the events which propelled the year into Western consciousness, also listed below, include the completion of the Reconquista
Reconquista
of Spain, the discovery of the New World
New World
, and the Expulsion of Jews from Spain
Spain

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Italians
C. 135 MILLION Italian citizens: C. 55 MILLION Italian ancestry: C. 80 MILLION REGIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT POPULATIONS Italy c
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Christopher Columbus
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (Italian : _Cristoforo Colombo_; c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa
Genoa
, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain
Spain
he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island of Hispaniola
Hispaniola
initiated the permanent European colonization of the New World . At a time when European kingdoms were beginning to establish new trade routes and colonies, motivated by imperialism and economic competition , Columbus proposed to reach the East Indies
East Indies
(South and Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
) by sailing westward. This eventually received the support of the Spanish Crown, which saw a chance to enter the spice trade with Asia
Asia
through this new route
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World War Ii
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations * Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War (more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIES AXIS