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Time Marches On

History is full of days and years which have special meaning. 1492? Columbus discovered America. 1776? America declared its independence. 1929? The stock market crashed. We all learned about these significant dates in school. However, these are just some of the years in history worth remembering - for better or for worse. Check out the following list for more:

69 A.D.: the year of four emperors by Gwyn Morgan

The year 1000: what life was like at the turn of the first millennium: an Englishman's world by Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger

1066: the year of the conquest by David Howarth; illustrations to chapter headings by Gareth Floyd

1215: the year of Magna Carta by Danny Danziger & John Gillingham

1421: the year China discovered America by Gavin Menzies

1493: uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C. Mann

1603: the death of Queen Elizabeth I, the return of the Black Plague, the rise of Shakespeare, piracy, witchcraft and the birth of the Stuart era by Christopher Lee

1688: a global history by John E. Wills, Jr

1759: the year Britain became master of the world by Frank McLynn

1789: the threshold of the modern age by David Andress

Vienna, 1814: how the conquerors of Napoleon made love, war, and peace at the Congress of Vienna by David King

1816: America rising by C. Edward Skeen

1831, year of eclipse by Louis P. Masur

1848: year of revolution by Mike Rapport

1858: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and the war they failed to see by Bruce Chadwick

1861: the Civil War awakening by Adam Goodheart

1863: the rebirth of a nation by Joseph E. Stevens

1898: the birth of the American century by David Traxel

America, 1908: the dawn of flight, the race to the Pole, the invention of the Model T, and the making of a modern nation by Jim Rasenberger

1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs-- the election that changed the country by James Chace

Paris 1919: six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan

1920: the year of the six presidents by David Pietrusza

1939: countdown to war by Richard Overy

1942: the year that tried men's souls by Winston Groom

1959: the year everything changed by Fred Kaplan

The last innocent year: America in 1964: the beginning of the "sixties" by Jon Margolis

1968: the year that rocked the world by Mark Kurlansky

1969: the year everything changed by Rob Kirkpatrick

1973 nervous breakdown: Watergate, Warhol, and the birth of post-sixties America by Andreas Killen