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The Seven Dates in History You Must Know

 
In college, I read a book called, 1066 and All That, that made reference to "the seven dates in history you must know."  The idea intrigued me enough that I try to keep my expectations to memorize dates to a minimum.
 
Here are the Seven Dates in History You Must Know!
 
  • 476 The Fall of Rome
  • 732 The Battle of Tours
  • 800 Charlemagne Becomes Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings
  • 1321 The Dante's Inferno
  • 1347 The Black Death
  • 1455 The Gutenberg Bible
  • 1492 Columbus Discovers America
  • 1517 The 95 Theses
  • 1543 The Scientific Revolution
 
Are there more than seven?  Sshh!  Don't tell!