Buddhist eventsBuddhism = Light Green Christianity = Dark Red Confucianism = Light Blue Hinduism = Black Indigenous Religions = Purple Islam = Dark Green
Judaism = Light Red Sikhism = Dark Blue

Two per person per religion (4 each per person). Must be unique for each individual. Put in order from oldest to newest.

Example -- 30000 BC - One sentence or brief statement (MS) . Put initials in ( ) at end.

1200-900 BCE- Earliest Vedas are compilied.(LG)
480 BCE- Birth of the Buddha in Kapilavastu.(LR)405 BCE-Death of the Buddha. (LR)
563BC - Siddhartha Gautma born
563 B.C.E. Queen Mahamaya siddharthas mother dies (WS)
550BC-The Bible is composed(TW)
551BC - Confucius, the founder of the religion, was born. (EP)
478 BC - Shrine in Qufu, China dedicated to Confucius is built. (WJ)
213 BC - Emperor Shi Huang Di of the Qin Dynasty ordered all Confucian books, except the I Ching, to be burned (WJ)
136BC - Confucianism was made the official state philosophy under the Han Dynasty. (EP)
930AD-Soloman builds a temple in Jerusalum for the Jews (TW)
8th century AD- most of the Shinto books are written.(LG)
6AD- Jesus Christ is born (SF)
70AD- Fall of Jerusalem (MG)
75AD- Judea, Galilea and Samaria are renamed "Palaestina" by the Romans (TW)
380AD- Christianity made official religion of Roman Empire (MG)
500-1500 CE- An ancient non-vedic hindu scripture containing mythological accounts of ancients times are compiled.(LG)
570AD- Muhammad is born (ZB)
622AD- Muhammad flees to Medina (ZB)
632AD - Muhammad Dies ( BH)
1882-1952 - Egypt Occupied by british (BH)
710-1185 AD Confusianism influences Shinto.(LG)
1095 AD- Crusades enter israel and killing begins (ZB)
1441AD- Jews exodus of egypt ZB
1500AD - The first Sikh teacher, Guru Nanak, began preaching. (EP)
1507AD - Guru Nanak Was recognized as the first guru of Sikhism.(S.S.)
1517AD- Martin Luther recites his 95 Theses (SF)
1521-1522 AD - The first Gurdwara, place where Sikhs come to worship, was built by Guru Nanak (WJ)
1581AD - Arjan Dev Bbecomes the 5th Guru in Sikhism.(S.S.)
1619 AD - Diwali, "Festival of Light," is created to celebrate the release of Guru Hargobind from prison. (WJ)
April 13, 1699- khalsa established (WS)
1666- birth of guru gobind singh (WS)
1644AD- Theravada Buddhism established in Burma
1662AD- Prospero Intorcetta translates all of Confucius's works into latin so european countries learn of Confucianism. (S.S.)
1699AD - Guru Govind Singh introduced features now universally associated with Sikhism. (EP)
1850s- Non-Muslim ottoman citizens granted equality with muslims.
1907AD- Buddhist Society of Great Britain founded
1995 AD- The Supreme Court of India highlighted the formation of hinduism's defining features.
1949- Buddhism suppresed by chinese community government.( MG)
2001- Destruction of standing Buddha statues at Bamiyan by Taliban regime.
2001- Muslims extremists attack the United States. (MG)
1895- Vedanta Society founded by Vivekananda. Promotes Hinduism as a world religion and India as a single nation.(LR)
1915- Gandhi joins the nationalist movement. (LR)


550 BC. Lao-Tzu founded Taoism. (SJ)
226-249 B.C.- Wang-Bi introduces taoism and confucian learning.
618-626 BC.- Emperor Gaozu builds a temple at Lao-tzu's birthplace.

570 AD- Muhammad was born (SJ)
610 AD- Muhammad has his first vision in the caves.
622AD- Muhammad and followers flee to medina.
632AD- Muhammad dies.

528 BCE- Siddhartha Gautama, meditating under a tree at Buddha Gaya in northwestern India, achieved enlightenment.(AC)
528 BCE- The 4 noble truths were revealed by Siddhartha Gautama in his first sermon after his enlightenment.(AC)
710- indigenous religion that grew out of the ancient animistic and tribal mythology of Japan.(AC)
618-626 BC.- Emperor Gaozu builds a temple at Lao-tzu's birthplace.(AC)
1492 - jews expelled from spain (BH)
1497 - jews expelled from portugal (BH)




For more information:
Christianity This website shows an almost fully up to date timeline for the Christianity religion. From major happenings to some minor happenings. (MG)
Important People in Christian Religion- This website gives you information about the key people in the religion of Christianity. (SF)
Believe This website talks about aspects of Shinto.(LG)
One Spirit Tribe This website talks about special dates in Hinduism.(LG)
taoism This website gives you better information on the taoism religion. (SJ)
islam This websites also gives you more information on the islam religion. (SJ)
Buddhist events site shows all the major events in buddhism history (DF)