The Pocket Guide to World History


Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd. 1916. World’s first airline, Britain. [Read more ...]

Airy, George Biddell. 1801-92. English astronomer: Greenwich Observatory. [Read more ...]

Aix-la-Chapelle, Congress. 1818. Restored King of France. Congress System. [Read more ...]

Aix-la-Chapelle, Treaty. 1668. Ended War of Devolution between France, Spain. 1748. Ended War of Austrian Succession. Hapsburgs weakened, Prussian power recognized. [Read more ...]

Aizen Myo-o. 6-armed Japanese Buddhist diety. [Read more ...]

Ajax. Greek hero of Trojan Wars. [Read more ...]

Akhenaton (Amenhotep IV). -1362BC. Founded sun (Aton) cult in Egypt. Reigned 1379-. Amarna age. [Read more ...]

Akkad. Ancient region in modern Iraq, north of Sumer. c24C BC; center of Sargon’s Semitic Empire. [Read more ...]

Akkerman, Convention. 1826. Russia-Turkey. Serbia autonomous. Russian shipping rights in Turkey. [Read more ...]

Al-Hakim. 985-1021. 6th Fatimid Caliph. Druze. [Read more ...]

Alabama Claims. 1872. US claim damages caused by British built warships in Civil War. $15M=£3.25M awarded by arbitration. [Read more ...]

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