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The Years In History


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From pre-history to the modern age. An overview of selected years throughout history and interesting events that happened in each, from the arts to politics to the strange. Enjoy the journey!

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The Years In History

  1. 1. What Happened In Different Years In History?
  2. 2. From Pre-History through modern times. An array of years and the events that shaped us. Links to each year follow. Cool Gus says: “Enjoy the ride!” (click on image on each slide to go to that year)
  3. 3. Claudius marries Plautia Urgulanilla (he’d later, much later, have a book and a BBC series on his life, who’d have thought? And check out the hair on that guy on the left!) What Happened in 9 A.D.?
  4. 4. What Happened in 1973?
  5. 5. BP stands for Before Present, dating back from 1 January 1950 because after that date the proportion of carbon isotopes in the atmosphere from nuclear testing makes carbon dating unreliable. What Happened in 32,415 Before Present (BP)?
  6. 6. What Happened in 1980?
  7. 7. What Happened in 44 B.C? Pharaoh Cleopatra VII is outside of Rome, staying at one of Caesar’s Villas.
  8. 8. What Happened in 452 A.D.? Pope Leo confronts Attila.
  9. 9. What Happened in 1998?
  10. 10. The World’s population is 100 million. What Happened in 478 B.C.?
  11. 11. The world’s population is roughly 100 million, soon to be minus 300 Spartans and a bunch of Persians. What Happened in 480 B.C?
  12. 12. What Happened in 493 A.D? The World’s Population is roughly 190 million. Saint Patrick, who would become the patron saint of Ireland, dies.
  13. 13. What Happened in 1944 A.D.?
  14. 14. What Happened in 999 A.D.? aka Y1K
  15. 15. What Happened in 1972?
  16. 16. What Happened in 1929? All Quiet on the Western Front is Published.
  17. 17. The 54th Massachusetts leaves for the front What Happened in 1863 A.D.?
  18. 18. Dred Scott vs. Sandford rules that Negroes are not citizens and slaves cannot sue for freedom. What Happened in 1857 A.D.?
  19. 19. Former West Point cadet Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart is published. What Happened in 1843 A.D.?
  20. 20. What Happened in 1826 A.D.? New York City is the most populous city in the country, packed with almost 150,000 people
  21. 21. What Happened in 1783? The World’s Population is roughly 900 million. Only 3.6 million are part of the fledgling United States.
  22. 22. What Happened in 1776 A.D.? The Liberty Bell rings (and it doesn’t crack)
  23. 23. What Happened in 1946? It’s A Wonderful Life premieres
  24. 24. What Happened in 1976? The Muppets Premieres
  25. 25. What Happened in 1618? The Thirty Years’ War, one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European History, begins when two Catholic Lord Regents are thrown out of a window in Prague; they land unharmed.
  26. 26. What Happened in 1493? The World’s Population is roughly 425 million. It was 450 million 150 years earlier, but the Black Death wiped out an estimated 75 million people.
  27. 27. What Happened in 1779? John Paul Jones says he has not yet begun to fight, then fights harder and captures the HMS Serapis while his own ship, the Bonhomme Richard, sinks
  28. 28. What Happened in 1945? Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in for a fourth term as President.
  29. 29. What Happened in 1969?
  30. 30. What Happened In 1917? Mata Hari is arrested for spying on 13 February.
  31. 31. What Happened in 2001? The World Changed.
  32. 32. 32,415 PH 44 BC 478 BC 480 BC 9 AD 452 AD 493 AD 999 AD 1493 AD 1618 AD 1776 AD 1779 AD 1783 AD 1826 AD 1969 AD 1972 AD 1973 AD 1976 AD 1980 AD 1998 AD 2001 AD 1843 AD 1857 AD 1863 AD 1917 AD 1929 AD 1944 AD 1945 AD 1946 AD OVERVIEW OF YEARS Entire Time Patrol Series Overview Slideshare
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  34. 34. Bob Mayer is a New York Times bestselling author, a graduate of West Point, a former Green Beret, and the feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over seventy books published, including the #1 bestselling series Time Patrol, Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world (usually not the tourist spots), he now lives peacefully with his wife and labs. Sort of.