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Positive Events in World History

History tends to focus largely on negative events - wars, assassination, natural disasters, etc. Sometimes it's a good thing to look around and realize all of the good things that have happened, too.
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Man's Mastery of Fire
Man's Mastery of Fire
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Indoor Plumbing, Mesopotamia - 6000BC
Indoor Plumbing, Mesopotamia - 6000BC
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Invention of the Wheel - 4500BC-3300BC
Invention of the Wheel - 4500BC-3300BC
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Discovery of Electricity - 600 BC
Discovery of Electricity - 600 BC
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Pax Dei - 989AD
Pax Dei - 989AD
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Signing of the Magna Carta - 1215
Signing of the Magna Carta - 1215
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Eyeglasses Invented, Italy - 1286
Eyeglasses Invented, Italy - 1286
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The Renaissance - 1300s to 1500s
The Renaissance - 1300s to 1500s
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Invention of the Printing Press - 1440
Invention of the Printing Press - 1440
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First Successful Caesarean Section Birth - 1500
First Successful Caesarean Section Birth - 1500
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European Reformation 1517-1648
European Reformation 1517-1648
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Establishment of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Spiritual Leader - 1538
Establishment of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Spiritual Leader - 1538
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First Book on Sign Language Published, Italy - 1620
First Book on Sign Language Published, Italy - 1620
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First Public Education Funded by Taxes, Scotland - 1633
First Public Education Funded by Taxes, Scotland - 1633
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CPR Developed, Paris, France - 1740
CPR Developed, Paris, France - 1740
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Invention of Refrigeration - 1755
Invention of Refrigeration - 1755
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Discovery of Nutrition Science - 1770
Discovery of Nutrition Science - 1770
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Industrial Revolution - 1760-1840
Industrial Revolution - 1760-1840
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American Revolution - 1765-1783
American Revolution - 1765-1783
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Discovery of Vaccines - 1796
Discovery of Vaccines - 1796
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Canned Goods Invented, France - 1809
Canned Goods Invented, France - 1809
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Florence Nightingale, Founder of Modern Nursing, UK - 1820-1910
Florence Nightingale, Founder of Modern Nursing, UK - 1820-1910
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Braille Created, France - 1820s
Braille Created, France - 1820s
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Bravery and Work of Harriet Tubman, USA - 1822-1913
Bravery and Work of Harriet Tubman, USA - 1822-1913
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Slavery Abolition Act - 1833
Slavery Abolition Act - 1833
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Moral Management in Mental Health Treatment - 1836
Moral Management in Mental Health Treatment - 1836
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Invention of Surgical Anesthetic - 1846
Invention of Surgical Anesthetic - 1846
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Promotion of Public Sanitation - Mid-1800s
Promotion of Public Sanitation - Mid-1800s
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Invention of the Telephone - Mid-1800s
Invention of the Telephone - Mid-1800s
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - 1863
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - 1863
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Invention of the Internal Combustion Engine - 1872
Invention of the Internal Combustion Engine - 1872
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Invention of the Light Bulb - 1879
Invention of the Light Bulb - 1879
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Discovery of Germ Theory of Disease - 1881
Discovery of Germ Theory of Disease - 1881
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American Red Cross Founded Clara Barton, Washington DC - 1881
American Red Cross Founded Clara Barton, Washington DC - 1881
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Invention of Radiologic Imaging - 1895
Invention of Radiologic Imaging - 1895
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Women's Suffrage Movement Victory - 1900s
Women's Suffrage Movement Victory - 1900s
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First Electric Hearing Aid Invented, USA - Early 1900s
First Electric Hearing Aid Invented, USA - Early 1900s
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Iodized Salt to Prevent Iodine Deficiency
Iodized Salt to Prevent Iodine Deficiency
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Andrew Carnegie's Philanthropy - 1901
Andrew Carnegie's Philanthropy - 1901
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Invention of Radio/Transatlantic Communication (1901)
Invention of Radio/Transatlantic Communication (1901)
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