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The timeline of world history
The history of the world or human history is the history of humanity from the earliest times to the present, in all places on Earth, beginning with the Paleolithic Era. It excludes non-human natural history and geological history, except insofar as the natural world substantially affects human lives...
details recorded events since the creation of writing roughly 5000 years ago (which marks the beginning of history) to the present day.
- For events from ≈3350 BCE to ≈500 CE see: Timeline of ancient history
Timeline of Ancient history is the historical events in time of the documented ancient past from the beginning of recorded history until the Early Middle Ages....
- For events from the ≈400 to 1499, see: Timeline of mediaeval history
- For events from 1500 to 1899, see: Timeline of early modern history
Early modern history comprises the time between the end of the Middle Ages and the contemporary era.*For a timeline of events from 1500 to 1599, see: 16th century*For a timeline of events from 1600 to 1699, see: 17th century...
- For events since 1900, see: Timeline of modern history
This is a timeline of modern history, here defined as comprising the years since 1900.-1900s:*1900: Galveston Hurricane kills 8000 people. Indian famine ends....
- For events dating from before the invention of writing see: Timeline of prehistory
- For future timelines, see: Timeline of the future
*For timelines of predicted near-future events, see:**Timeline of the near future**Timeline of the future in forecasts*For medium-range future events see:**List of centuries**List of millennia*For far future events as predicted by science, see:...