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World History For Dummies

Trying to grasp the history of the world may seem more than a bit daunting — all those names! all those dates! That’s when a timeline with the most significant names and dates included comes in really handy.

A Timeline of World History

The history of the world isn’t easily condensed, but the timeline here does a good job of hitting the high notes and most significant events of roughly 4,000 years from the beginnings of Hinduism to the freeing of Nelson Mandela.

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After Columbus sailed and Constantinople fell, Europeans continued to search out trading routes and thinkers and doers around the globe made history in their various ways.

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