Millennium Milestones

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years

Reducing the millennium to a laundry list of highlights cannot pretend to be a definitive or accurate exercise. Note that only events judged to have world significance are included. Apologies for the inevitable bias toward Western as well as twentieth century events—we are all prisoners of our own history. For a less whirlwind glance at the last thousand years, see our Millennium Timeline.

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