History key dates (Main page)

 

Year

Country

Key event/s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2500 and 600 BC

India 

Vedas drafted 

599 BC or 615 BC

India

Mahavira born

563 BCE to 483 BCE

India

Buddha (ie. Buddha comes AFTER Mahavira)

82 BC to 2936 AD

Israel

Christ Jesus

570-632

Arabia

Mohammad founds Islam

 

 

 

1206-1290 

India 

Slave dynasty

1215 

England

Magna Carta 

1440-1518

India

Kabir - the child of Allah and of Ram. The major part of Kabir's work was collected by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjun Dev, and forms a section of Guru Granth Sahib.

14691539

India

Nanak

1526

India

First Battle of Panipat. Babur defeats the Lodhi sultan.

1530

India

Babur died in 1530 at Agra. Humayun ascends.

1556

India

Humayun dies from a fall down the steps of his library. 13 year old Akbar ascends. Bairam Khan acts on his behalf.

1532-1623

India

Gosvāmī Tulsīdās contemporary of Akbar

1556-1627

India

Rahim one of Akbars Navratnas

1588

UK

Defeat of the Spanish Armada

1600

India

East India Company sends ambassador to Akbar.

1605

India

Akbar dies. Jahangir ascends.

1628

India

Jahangir dies. Shah Jahan ascends

1642-1648

UK

English Civil War

1649

UK

Charles I beheaded

1658

India

Aurangzeb vanquishes brothers and ascends. Confines Shah Jahan till his death in 1666.

1621-1675

India

Teg Bahadur, executed by Aurangzeb

1688

UK

Glorious Revolution

1707

India

Aurangzeb dies.

 1757

India

Battle of Plassey

1770

Australia

James Cook makes landfall at Botany Bay on Endeavour

1776

UK

Adam Smith publishes An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

 1776

USA

July 4. Declaration of Independence

1788

Australia

Landing of the First Fleet

1789

France

French Revolution

1820s

India

Raja Ram Mohun Roys writings

 1854

Australia

Eureka Stockade 

 1857

India

Mutiny

 1861-1865

 USA

American Civil War

 1930

India

Dandi march

 1947

India

Independence

1968

USA

Martin Luther King Jr shot dead