Most Important Years In Human History

The Top Ten

1600 BC

Beginning of Greek civilization: essential to Western heritage and the root of mathematics, philosophy, political thinking and medicine.

New kingdom period of Ancient Egypt and the formation of Kush at this time. Two jet black African achievements.

If the Greeks never existed, where would we be now? (Only a few of millions of reasons they were the most important)

• they first proposed the idea of a flat earth (Christopher Columbus proving it is a myth)
Take THAT flat earthers

•before the Greeks there was no such thing as science

• scientists such as Archimedes and Artistole discovered the roots of just about everything people study nowadays

• First major civilization (only Egypt, Indus Valley and Mesepotamia existed before but were far less civilized and intelligent)

In 1969, humanity walked the moon. Truly incredible but it couldn’t have been done without the help of the ancient Greeks

I remember that year! that was when I had my first grandson.


The end of the bloc in Eastern Europe, signifying the beginning of the end of the soviet union, (which dissolved in '91)... The fall of the Berlin wall, the indictment of "junk bond" king Michael milken, and the development of a little invention called the internet...

Fall of the Soviet union, ending the hundred year history of social ideologue history that caused the loss of hundreds of millions of lives of human potential.

Collapse of Communist regimes in Europe: marks the end of the long communist experiment; Asian communism is also transformed.

With all the events in this year, I think this would beat out some of the other years ahead of this one.

c.5 BC

Well, to be fair this has definitely had the most effect on mankind EVER. Even if you are a atheist you can not deny that. the moon landing is said to have made mankind eternal, but there is only one who can do that. And he was born this year.

Jesus's birth changed the lives of hundreds of billions of people. It's the most important event in history by far. That's why on our calendar is based on it.

Birth of Jesus Christ, founder of the many branches of Christianity. The exact date is disputed.

This is when Jesus was born for us and that was the most important thing ever.


Humans first set foot on the moon which was the GREATEST achievement in human history. Broadway Joe helps Jets win Superbowl. Amazing Mets win the World Series. Woodstock. Best year ever! And I was there but I don't remember.

Humans walk on another celestial body. This is event marked the beginning of humanity's expansion into the cosmos, and set the stage for later advances in space-faring technology.

The first 12,000 years of civilization were mankind's baby steps. When we first reached the moon, humans became a space-faring species, and that will be our future for the rest of eternity.

Woodstock and cultural explosions abound!


In 10,000 years, only two events on this list will be remembered.
Man walking on the moon in 1969, and the advent of nuclear warfare in 1945.
The rest is nothing more than passing interest to the millenia.
I choose 1945 over 1969, because the major peace treaties and political lines of 1945 are still important to us today, and 1969 can only boast Woodstock as its second-best event.
Also, "maybe, just maybe", 1945 was the first time some non-terrestrial intelligences started paying closer attention to us.

Ushered in a new world order, (UN, Breton Woods,) end of WWII. Set stage for Cold War and beyond. Overall, this where the era we are living in begun

After this year, the Jews really got all the power. Holohoax. They never admit jews were guilty of the Holodomor.

Adolf Hitler commuted suicide and died end of WW 2


Ugh there are other countries outside America. I’m fine with Americans, but not ones that think that their country is the best because it isn’t. NO country is.

After the United States declared their independence, other nations oppressed by kings realized they could rebel. It was the beginning of the end of imperialism

Beginning of the modern world. United States set the precedent for all new world countries as they sought out independence and forever altered the course of history.

Duh. Anyone who thinks otherwise just hates America irrationally. I can't even begin to explain how much the United States has given and helped the rest of the world.


The year of Windows XP release and Mac OS X release, mark a big revolution on computer and internet history.

Anthrax letter attack, start bio-terrorism era

I came into this world on this year.

Because that's when I was born

33 AD

Jesus died this year according to people and scientists because he must have done hail jesus


Started a new era of technology with upcoming corporates like Google Facebook Amazon and more...

Mostly genius people in history are born on this year only

This year belongs to me. I was born in this year.

Marked the end of 2nd millennium


The printing press was a revolutionary invention that allowed for the fast spread of ideas across the world. It Michael Hart claims that Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press, is the 7th most important person to ever live.

First book printed with movable type: Johannes Gutenberg's revolution in printing technology makes mass-market reading possible.

The most important year

The Contenders


Everything changes with the discovery of the New World, and an era of Colonialism begins - which will lead to the establishment of the USA and Canada; Mexico, Argentina and other hispanic nations; Australia and New Zealand; as well as changing the face of Africa and Asia forever, and eventually leading to the globalization that made World Wars and our modern world's culture possible.

The first year almost everyone learns when they are a child. Columbus was not a good man, but his achievement changed the entire world forever.

If there was no America the most powerful country would be Russia, oh crap

Cristoforo Colombo discovers America, launching the Age of Colonization.

Queen Isabela of Castille and King Ferdinand of Aragón enter the Alhambra of Granada, completing the Reconquista.

Rodrigo de Borgia is elected Pope as Alexander VI after the death of Pope Innocent XI.

Christopher Columbus did not discover America, There were many people who were already there before he came there. If you learn the real history of what Christopher Columbus has done, then you would find that 1492 was a bad year for the what is called the new world.


Einstein's theory of special relativity published. It transforms the nature of modern physical knowledge.

Most important year in the human history.
Without this year, there would be no modern world.

This year belongs to Sir Einstein the great.


Not #1 but still pretty momentous. The first millennium passage in history after mankind achieved a level self-consciousness.

I was born. 1999 was last year of millennia (it was technically 2000 but still).I think it was really awesome

The Columbine high school massacre happened that year

I'm big double digits 1999, oh no teen years 2000s.


Not only the Battle of Hastings this year but also the battle of Stamford Bridge a few days earlier and almost as seminal. There is also an argument for 1215 (magna carta) in terms of the way laws and democracy and the freedom from tyranny were to be formed in the western world.

"The Battle of Hastings"; just as much as the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and even more than WW1 and WW2 combined, this battle affected the entire course of western civilization right up to the present day.

Yeah my history teacher said it is the most important year in our history because of the battle of haistigng and a lot more reasons


Can't believe this is not higher! I consider this the most important year in human history, the start of the French Revolution triggered change in Europe that continues to affect the world. For the first time, a major European power was ruled by a republic, completely changing people's views on the role of government and causing revolutions for the next 100 years. From the french revolution came Napoleon who, by conquering most of Europe ended up being the catalyst for the unification of Germany and Italy. Without the formation of Germany disrupting the traditional balance of powers, WW1 would have never happened. WWI causes WWII, WWII causes the Cold War and the Cold War has left us where we are now with unstable dictatorships littered across the third world. The world is as it is today, the foundation of liberal democracies was sown in the French Revolution and the chain of events that ended up causing WWI and WWII can be considered stared by the rise of Napoleon.

Duh! The constitution! Even though Obama gives it no respect

The Very First US Presidential Election happened this year

753 BC

Foundation of Rome: the Roman Empire is a pillar of the modern age, producing ideas on justice, law, engineering and warfare.

2016 2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

Donald Trump changes the way that American Politics is viewed, and the election brings the American people apart further. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom passes its "Brexit" referendum, confirming that it will leave the European Union. The Paris Climate Accord is signed, an extremely important move in the battle against climate change. The Syrian Civil War rages on, and the world becomes more aware of terrorist events in general.

Definitely the worst year in human history!

UK votes for independence.

Donald Trump became US president.


Yuri Gagarin went to space. This should be 1st

Invention of the silicon chip is the major technical invention of the past century, making possible the computer age


Fall of the Roman Empire in the West ends 800 years of Roman hegemony. The creation of modern Europe begins.

Some historians think that the Fall of Roman Empire could be dated in 480 because with the dead of emperor Julius Nepos.


Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, ending 18 years of Conservative rule.

I was born this year and a lot happened in the world

Check shti out

Princess Diana died.


1st of September. Nazi-Germany invades Poland, and Great Britain and France proclaims war against Nazi-Germany. This is the date when the 20 year peace ends and the second World War starts.


Last year of civilisation

I was born that year - naomi

I was also born that year

Facebook was launched


This is the year Jesus was born

There was no year 0.

Praise Jebeebus

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