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Good news for humankind Q1 2024 * $15 million land purchase to protect 8,000 acres of "America’s Amazon" in south Alabama: By Bz3rk - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44569989 * Gabriel Attal becomes France's first gay

Good news for humankind

Q1 2024

Q4 2023

  • Canada’s first First Nations provincial premier elected in Manitoba: By Dwight Williams - Source; original upload to Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=89092911
  • Detroit becomes first city in the U.S. to install wireless-charging roadway: Photo courtesy of Michigan Central
  • Harvard University inaugurates Claudine Gay as school’s first Black president: Photo courtesy of Marina Qu, The Harvard Crimson
  • Indonesia opens Southern Hemisphere's first high-speed train: Image courtesy of Gunawan Kartapranata (CC BY-SA 4.0 license)
  • China's JAC Motors rolls out world's first commercial lithium-free EV: Photo courtesy of JAC Motors
  • The Kenya Nut Company to become world's first farm to produce fossil-free fertilizer on site: Photo courtesy of Talus Renewables
  • National Museum of Scotland returns stolen totem pole to Nisga'a people after 100 years: Photo courtesy of Duncan McGlynn
  • Remote Caribbean island of Redonda transformed into huge nature reserve: By Addshore - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=131368113
  • World's first commercial-scale ocean thermal energy generator to be built off the coast of São Tomé and Príncipe: Image courtesy of Global OTEC

Q3 2023

  • Chinese researchers grow world's first human organ inside a non-human animal: Image courtesy of Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health
  • Global EV sales growing faster than forecasted, oil demand likely peaked in 2019: Image courtesy of Rocky Mountain Institute
  • H2Fly's twin-fuselage aircraft makes world-first liquid hydrogen flight: Photo courtesy of H2FLY
  • Japanese Supreme Court rules in favor of trans employee in landmark bathroom case: By Wiiii - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10991821

Q2 2023

  • China completes and activates massive solar farm in the Gobi Desert: Photo courtesy of China News Service
  • Germany hands back centuries-old masks to Colombia: Photo courtesy of SPK / Photo Xander Heinl/photothek.de
  • Germany opens its first solar bike path: Image courtesy of Badenova AG & Co. KG
  • Indigenous communities take ownership of what is now Ethiopia’s largest community conservation area: "Cattle Camp Breakfast (in explore)" flickr photo by Rod Waddington https://flickr.com/photos/rod_waddington/41529773220 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • The Philippines' first electric light trucks officially go on sale: Photo courtesy of Foton
  • Seth Marnin makes history as U.S.’s first out trans male judge: Photo courtesy of Columbia University
  • Switzerland to install solar panels between railway tracks in world first: Photo courtesy of Sun-Ways
  • World-first space solar demonstration beams power from orbit to Earth: Photo courtesy of CalTech

Q1 2023

Q4 2022

Q3 2022

  • Construction begins on Mammoth, the world’s largest CO2 direct air capture plant: Image courtesy of Climeworks
  • Droupadi Murmu becomes India’s first tribal president: By The Rashtrapati Bhavan (GODL-India), GODL-India, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=121059407
  • Swiss scientists invent system that produces jet fuel from carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight: Photo courtesy of ETH Zurich
  • UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right: By Patrick Gruban, cropped and downsampled by Pine - originally posted to Flickr as UN General Assembly, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4806869
  • World’s biggest carbon capture plant set for Wyoming: Image courtesy of BusinessWire
  • World’s first 100% hydrogen-powered trains begin operations in Germany: Photo courtesy of Alstom

Q2 2022

  • Barbie releases first-ever transgender doll modeled after actress Laverne Cox: Photo courtesy of Mattel
  • Brilliant Planet advances carbon capture technology with world’s largest algae growth pond: Image courtesy of Brilliant Planet
  • China builds world-first full-function space solar verification tower: Photo courtesy of Xidian University
  • Colombia elects first Black woman vice president, Francia Marquez: By Berriatb, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=119304817
  • Energy Dome launches world's first CO2 battery energy storage facility in Sardinia: Photo courtesy of Energy Dome
  • First COVID-19 breath test authorized for use in U.S.: Photo courtesy of InspectIR
  • The Flipflopi Project empowers local communities in Kenya to upcycle plastic waste into boats: Photo courtesy of The Flipflopi Project
  • Germany returns stolen colonial treasures to Namibia: Photo courtesy of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s Ethnologisches Museum
  • Japan successfully tests giant turbine that generates renewable energy using deep ocean currents: Photo courtesy of IHI Corporation
  • Kenyan engineer invents method to turn plastic waste into sturdy construction bricks: Photo courtesy of Gjenge Makers
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first Black woman to serve on U.S. Supreme Court: By H2rty - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=114518937
  • New Chinese EV boasts groundbreaking 578-mile range: Photo courtesy of NIO
  • New seed-firing drones are planting 40,000 trees every day to fight deforestation: Photo courtesy of AirSeed Technologies
  • Reswirl creates world’s first zero-waste, fully recyclable toothbrush: Image courtesy of Reswirl
  • Seattle offers utility pole EV chargers to city residents: Photo courtesy of Seattle City Light
  • Woolworths South Africa to shift 70% of its delivery fleet to electric: Photo courtesy of Woolworths South Africa
  • The world’s first hydrogen-powered airplane takes flight: Photo courtesy of ZeroAvia

Q1 2022

  • Enoch Cree model becomes 1st Indigenous woman in Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition: Image courtesy of Ashley Callingbull
  • The first solar canals are about to be tested in the sunny state of California: Photo courtesy of Solar Aquagrid LLC, CC BY-ND
  • Giant floating solar panel flowers replace coal in Korea become a tourist destination: Image courtesy of Republic of Korea Blue House
  • Instead of a wall, a binational park to be built at the border of Texas and Mexico: Image courtesy of Overland Partners
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes the first Black woman nominated for the U.S. top court: By File:020820 Overseers 0040.jpg: Rose Lincoln, Harvard Universityderivative work: Innisfree987 - This file was derived from: 020820 Overseers 0040.jpg:, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=104701730
  • Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to be on the U.S. quarter: Image courtesy of U.S. Mint
  • New fusion tech set to unlock near-limitless ultra-deep geothermal energy: Image courtesy of Quaise
  • Sion solar electric car begins pre-production validation and certification: Image courtesy of Sono Motors
  • World’s biggest tropical crop bank opens in Colombia: Photo courtesy of Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Q4 2021

  • All-electric shuttle service commences operations at Zimbabwe international airport: Image courtesy of Kwaku Dzvukamanja
  • American Psychological Association apologizes for role in promoting, perpetuating, and failing to challenge racism in U.S.: Autorstwa Oakstreetstudio - Digital camera., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21331532
  • Brian Michael Smith is the first trans man to be named one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive: By UWS246 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70567942
  • China breaks ground on massive 100-gigawatt renewable energy project: Photo courtesy of NASA
  • Conservationists bring the Saharan gazelle back from the brink of extinction: By Ji-Elle - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1630194
  • MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy: Photo courtesy of Gretchen Ertl, CFS/MIT-PSFC, 2021
  • New ATM helps Kenyans switch from charcoal to eco-friendly fuel: Photo courtesy of Koko Networks
  • New iron-based batteries offer an upgrade to storing renewable energy: Photo courtesy of ESS
  • Senate confirms Beth Robinson, the first out lesbian U.S. circuit court judge: Photo courtesy of Glenn Russell/VTDigger
  • Volvo builds a world-first vehicle using fossil-free steel: Photo courtesy of AB Volvo

Q3 2021

  • Australian's northern hairy-nosed wombats are back from the brink of extinction: Australian's northern hairy-nosed wombats are back from the brink of extinction
  • Bryan Ruby becomes the first active professional baseball player to come out as gay: Photo courtesy of Mavericks Independent League
  • Kuwait is transforming massive ‘tire graveyard’ into a new smart city: Image courtesy of YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP and Korea Land and Housing Corp.
  • Michelin’s airless passenger car tires get their first public outing: Photo courtesy of Michelin
  • U.S. to return Gilgamesh tablet and 17,000 other looted artifacts to Iraq: "Epic of Gilgamesh Flood Tablet in Akkadian Cuneiform - Nate Loper" flickr photo by Nate Loper • #ArizonaGuide ️ https://flickr.com/photos/genesisscience/28654513207 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The world’s first all-electric tugboat to sail in 2023: Image courtesy of Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Tunisia's president appoints woman as prime minister in first for Arab world: Algerie Presse Service (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Najla_Bouden.png), „Najla Bouden“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
  • Two women become the first gay couple in the Mexican state of Jalisco to officially adopt: Photo courtesy of Facebook/Guadalajara Pride
  • World’s first battery-powered freight train unveiled in Pittsburgh: Photo courtesy of Office of the Allegheny County Executive
  • World's largest direct air capture plant starts absorbing CO2 in Iceland: Photo courtesy of Climeworks

Q2 2021

  • Germany to return 19th century looted art to Nigeria: By Joyofmuseums - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76489624
  • Lisbon orders 10 electric ferries: Photo courtesy of Astilleros Gondán
  • Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant: Photo courtesy of Kyoto University Hospital
  • New York doctors complete first-ever successful trachea transplant: Photo courtesy of NPR
  • NopeaRide is launching SolarHub EV charging stations in Kenya: Photo courtesy of NopeaRide
  • St. Louis elects Tishaura Jones as first Black female mayor: Photo courtesy of NBC News.
  • Samoa elects Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, its first woman prime minister: By Rachel Park, NZDF Photographer - https://mfatimages.smugmug.com/CompleteLibrary/Approved-Images/i-nvCr5Pq, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91838813
  • Tokyo to build massive green neighborhood: Image courtesy of DBOX for Mori Building Co.
  • U.S. Senate confirms Zahid Quraishi as country's first Muslim American federal judge: Photo courtesy of Bay News
  • World’s first hydrogen-powered cargo vessel to set sail this year: Image courtesy of Flagships
  • World's first lab-grown-meat factory opens in Israel: Photo courtesy of Future Meat Technologies

Q1 2021

  • Arke Technologies opens up an EV conversion school and workshop in Ghana: Photo courtesy of Arke Technologies
  • Africa’s Great Green Wall effort gets $14 billion cash injection: Optimus daily
  • Boston is building the world’s largest Passive House-certified office building: Handel Architects
  • China will open its huge FAST telescope to scientists globally: Xinhua/Liu Xu via Getty Images
  • Coca-Cola to test fully recyclable paper bottle in Hungary: Photo courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company
  • Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory: Image courtesy of Delaware River Basin Commission
  • Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire begin history-making COVID vaccination drives: Photo courtesy of UNICEF
  • Hydrogen projects worth $300 billion are quickly dropping prices for the green fuel: Image courtesy of Hydrogen Council
  • Indian startup turns polluted air into climate-friendly tiles: Carbon Craft Design
  • Italy’s electric car market tripled in 2020: www.opportunityenergy.org
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries is building the world's first zero-emissions tanker: Photo courtesy of e5 Lab Inc.
  • Paris is turning dark underground parking lots into organic mushrooms farms: Photo courtesy of Cycloponics
  • Pete Buttigieg becomes America’s first out Cabinet member: "Pete Buttigieg" flickr photo by Gage Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/48012595782 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Robert Saleh to become NFL's first Muslim head coach: All-Pro Reels from District of Columbia, USA, 49ers at Redskins 2019, Robert Saleh (48936893478) (cropped), Cropping by Peter Schulte, CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Sweetgreen to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2027: By Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA - Sweetgreen Storefront, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80273299
  • World’s first 3D-printed school planned for Madagascar: Image courtesy of Studio Mortazavi

Q4 2020

Q3 2020

  • 3D-printed terracotta coral tiles deployed around Hong Kong: Christian J. Lange HKU
  • Anchorage Assembly passes ban on conversion therapy: By Frank K. from Anchorage, Alaska, USA - Anchorage looking nice on an April evening, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4020827
  • Argonne National Lab breakthrough catalyst turns carbon dioxide into ethanol: Argonne National Laboratory
  • Doris Burke will become first woman to call NBA Finals: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
  • Greenery-covered high-rise will have more trees than a nearby park: Source: Binyan Studios
  • Hormel Foods to provide free college education to children of all its 16,000 employees: By René Sinn - Own work, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1399331
  • Mississippi to remove state flag, the last in the United States to display the Confederate battle emblem: "The Mississippi state flag (right) has caused considerable controversy and spoked a number of protests in the state and around the country" flickr photo by Former UN Special Rapporteur on assembly & associa https://flickr.com/photos/mainakiai/28581040416 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Oscars introduce new best picture guidelines to improve diversity: Alan Light (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1988_Academy_Awards.JPG), „1988 Academy Awards“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode
  • Pentagon issues de facto ban on Confederate flag at U.S. military bases: David B. Gleason from Chicago, IL (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Pentagon_January_2008.jpg), „The Pentagon January 2008“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode
  • Portuguese youth activists sue 33 countries over the climate crisis: Alfredovic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:European_Court_of_Human_Rights,_2010.jpg), „European Court of Human Rights, 2010“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
  • Thousands protest in Poland demanding release of LGBT activist: Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
  • Universal Hydrogen and Magnix building world's largest hydrogen plane: Online-Redaktion, Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Airberlin_Q400_(cropped).jpg), „Airberlin Q400 (cropped)“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • U.S. federal judge suspends Dakota Access pipeline over environmental concerns: "Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (DAPL)" flickr photo by Tony Webster https://flickr.com/photos/diversey/32009578684 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license
  • U.S. Supreme Court says eastern half of Oklahoma is Native American land: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53358330
  • Walmart aims for zero emissions by 2040 without buying offsets: Walmart Corporate from Bentonville, USA (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Walmart_store_exterior_5266815680.jpg), „Walmart store exterior 5266815680“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
  • The world’s biggest rooftop urban farm is now bearing fruit: Photograph: Magali Delporte/The Guardian
  • World’s largest solar plant goes online in China: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd

Q2 2020

Q2 2020

Q4 2019

Q3 2019

Q2 2019

Q1 2019

  • Abundance Investment secures £7 million to build world's most powerful tidal stream turbine: Photo courtesy of Orbital Marine Power
  • Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman ever to win prestigious Abel Prize for mathematics: Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study
  • Researcher invents biodegradable Mardi Gras beads made of algae: By Infrogmation of New Orleans – photo by Infrogmation (talk), CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6037496
  • Costa Rica launches formal ‘National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050’ to completely decarbonize: “Independence Day in Costa Rica – Flag March 1” flickr photo by thombo2 https://flickr.com/photos/brucethomson/246925742 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Ben & Jerry’s to phase out all single-use plastic utensils in all of its 600 stores worldwide: “Ben & Jerry’s, Hazed and Confused, Ice Cream” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/15107694358 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Colorado’s Jared Polis officially sworn in as first openly gay U.S. governor: “Jared Polis” flickr photo by Jeffrey Beall https://flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/2602508676 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Drax begins capturing carbon in 'world first' pilot: Photo courtesy of Drax
  • Scientists found a new way to make fusion reactors more efficient: “Z machine tests” flickr photo by SandiaLabs https://flickr.com/photos/sandialabs/10614635616 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

Q4 2018

Q3 2018

Q2 2018

Q1 2018

  • A record majority of Norway’s new cars are now electric or hybrid: “bergen winter sunset” flickr photo by mariusz kluzniak https://flickr.com/photos/39997856@N03/7000843761 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Daniela Vega makes Oscars history as first openly transgender presenter: By Maximilian Bühn - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63027550
  • UK bans plastic microbeads in effort to protect marine life: “microbeads-witheraser” flickr photo by MN Pollution Control Agency https://flickr.com/photos/mpcaphotos/15517449890 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license
  • Walmart boosts minimum wage to $11, hands out bonuses up to $1,000 for hourly workers: “Walmart” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/14895330005 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • World’s first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer: Image courtesy of Port Liner

Q4 2017

  • 38% of Fortune 50 companies now publicly support the Sustainable Development Goals: "Johnson and Johnson logo" By Kityvankova - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9041488
  • Belgium appoints world’s first-ever female ambassador to Saudi Arabia: fdecomite (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Frayed_Belgian_Flag_(6032138651).jpg), „Old Frayed Belgian Flag (6032138651)“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
  • Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse: Photo courtesy of Doug Stroud / daniceforstatesenate.com
  • Donors make initial pledges of $857 million to fund UN refugee agency’s work in 2018: “17-03-10 05 Refugees” flickr photo by Felton Davis https://flickr.com/photos/felton-nyc/33124704990 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Exxon agrees to disclose climate risks under pressure from investors: “Exxon” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/14932958035 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Brett Ratner has been kicked off the next Wonder Woman film: “Wonder Woman Deflecting Bullets” flickr photo by earldan https://flickr.com/photos/im_earl/28383665850 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Cards Against Humanity buys land on Mexican border to stump Trump’s wall plan: “Cards Against Humanity” flickr photo by Brett Jordan https://flickr.com/photos/x1brett/15608587025 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • EU reaches deal to overhaul world’s largest emissions market: “EU Flag” flickr photo by EU Naval Force Media and Public Information Office https://flickr.com/photos/eunavfor/8250009574 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Frontline workers push Guinea worm disease to the brink of eradication: “Guinea Worm case containment center” flickr photo by UNICEF Ethiopia https://flickr.com/photos/unicefethiopia/14740517732 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Garrison Keillor, founder of ‘A Prairie Home Companion,’ fired after allegations of improper behavior: “Garrison Keillor Poetry Reading” flickr photo by Ryan Somma https://flickr.com/photos/ideonexus/6190507095 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users: “be not afraid, scott richard 2012” flickr photo by torbakhopper https://flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/26241477411 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Virginia Politics Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse: “Downtown Minneapolis” flickr photo by m01229 https://flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/7816199456 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt in racial profiling case: “Joe Arpaio” flickr photo by Gage Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5483730779 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Australian state of Victoria to ban single use plastic bags: “bags” flickr photo by velkr0 https://flickr.com/photos/velkr0/428681674 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • BNP Paribas plans to stop working with shale oil players and shift to renewable investments: “Oklahoma Sunset, Oil Well 2” flickr photo by Clinton Steeds https://flickr.com/photos/cwsteeds/81193940 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • California becomes first state to legally recognize a third gender: “2013 Rally for Transgender Equality 21175” flickr photo by tedeytan https://flickr.com/photos/taedc/8603714005 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license, cropping by Peter Schulte
  • California DISCLOSE Act signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown to combat dark money: “jerry brown” flickr photo by Neon Tommy https://flickr.com/photos/neontommy/5444743964 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • California passes first cleaning product chemical disclosure law in U.S.: “Tide Laundry Detergent” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/13943961247 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Cambridge University to accept transgender students at women-only college: “be not afraid, scott richard 2012” flickr photo by torbakhopper https://flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/26241477411 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • EU launches tool to embed circularity, sustainability into built environment: “EU Flag” flickr photo by EU Naval Force Media and Public Information Office https://flickr.com/photos/eunavfor/8250009574 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • George Soros transfers $18 billion to Open Society Foundations: “George Soros” flickr photo by boellstiftung https://flickr.com/photos/boellstiftung/13307444495 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Oxford aims for world’s first zero emissions zone with petrol car ban: “Oxford Rooftops” flickr photo by Doolallyally https://flickr.com/photos/levettday/33704155553 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Scientists have successfully reversed advanced heart failure in mice: “Everything is alright ;)” flickr photo by insane gal https://flickr.com/photos/insane_gal/4454919928 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Uruguay’s 1st transgender senator seated, vows protections: “Uruguay” flickr photo by Vince Alongi https://flickr.com/photos/vincealongi/250031970 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

Q3 2017

  • Africa’s economic giants, Nigeria & South Africa, exit recession: "South African Notes and Coins (2005-2012)." By NJR ZA at wts wikivoyage, CC BY-SA 3.0,
  • Alan Turing – prosecuted for gay acts in 1952 – to be the new face of the U.K.’s £50 banknote: "Alan Turing" photo from Pride.com
  • A world first fusion reactor just created its first plasma: "An internal view of the Joint European Torus vessel with a complete metallic wall of beryllium and tungsten" By EUROfusion - https://www.euro-fusion.org/media-library/fusion-experiments/, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=100220782
  • Bernie Sanders to introduce single-payer bill with major support in Senate: “Bernie & Jane Sanders” flickr photo by Gage
  • Cambodia and Laos wipe out trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness: “IMG_6413” flickr photo by Pan American Health Organization PAHO https://flickr.com/photos/pahowho/14176342451 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Duke to increase employee minimum wage to $15 by 2019: “Duke University” flickr photo by ilysewhitney https://flickr.com/photos/134348486@N05/35365922032 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Harvard pays students to host ‘brave spaces’ for social justice: “Harvard” flickr photo by angela n. https://flickr.com/photos/aon/6273971705 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s massive share sales will support prison reform and other progressive causes: “Alcatraz Prison” flickr photo by Alexander C. Kafka https://flickr.com/photos/alexanderkafka/14929841472 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Minnesota’s clean energy jobs grew 3.8 times faster than overall job growth: “Downtown Minneapolis” flickr photo by m01229
  • New blockchain-based ‘carbon currency’ aims to make carbon pricing mainstream: “Bitcoin Chain IMG_9179” flickr photo by btckeychain https://flickr.com/photos/btckeychain/14861107819 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032: “Edinburgh Prince’s Street” flickr photo by ddh Photos https://flickr.com/photos/16190595@N05/32312365752 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Somalia gets first forensic center to deliver justice in sexual assault cases: By Gaasle - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63654585
  • UC Irvine aims to transform public health with record-breaking $200-million donation: “Love those Anteaters” flickr photo by cogdogblog https://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/10014174454 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • A “world first” fusion reactor just created its first plasma: “Nuclear Fusion Reactor” flickr photo by jurvetson https://flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/4844626925 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • 46 Republicans buck party to help Democrats take down anti-climate military action amendment: “U.S. Capitol Building detail” flickr photo by Kevin Burkett https://flickr.com/photos/kevinwburkett/3415364650 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Cameroon fights pollution by turning used plastic into jobs: “Plastics” flickr photo by EdinburghGreens https://flickr.com/photos/edinburghgreens/5326907987 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Court finds that approval of Dakota Access Pipeline violated the law: “Standing Rock 4” flickr photo by unitedchurchofchrist https://flickr.com/photos/7724093@N05/30205885184 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Court rules its reasonable consumers wouldn’t consider glyphosate-containing Nature Valley Granola Bars ‘natural’: “Chafer -43” flickr photo by Chafer Machinery https://flickr.com/photos/chafermachinery/15412945324 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Human Rights Campaign announces largest grassroots expansion in its history: “Human Rights Campaign 2791” flickr photo by tedeytan https://flickr.com/photos/taedc/5824691944 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Kenya is first in Africa to get latest generic AIDS drug: “kenya” flickr photo by kevinzim https://flickr.com/photos/86624586@N00/112509725 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Microsoft and Puget Sound Energy get OK for clean-energy deal to help power software giant’s campus: “Microsoft” flickr photo by bfishadow https://flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/4405446485 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Scientists report a rare case of H.I.V. remission: “Virus” flickr photo by Dominic’s pics https://flickr.com/photos/dominicspics/5425951169 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license, cropping by Peter Schulte
  • Target tackles “branded trash” with new recycling initiatives: “At Target again!” flickr photo by cote https://flickr.com/photos/cote/4902896335 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Washington State will now alert survivors when domestic abusers try to buy a gun: “handgun” flickr photo by robertnelson https://flickr.com/photos/robertnelson/439618310 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • World’s first malaria vaccine will be given to thousands of babies in Africa: “Mosquito” flickr photo by turkletom https://flickr.com/photos/turkletom/4584117897 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

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Archive of Human Genius

Prehistory (250,000 - 10,000 B.C.E.)

Agricultural revolution (10,000 - 3,000 B.C.E.)

Ancient civilizations (3,000 B.C. - 500 C.E.)

  • Ancient Andeans build first city in the Americas, Caral, in modern-day Peru: Percy Meza (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PiramidesdeCaral.JPG), „PiramidesdeCaral“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
  • Ancient Egyptians begin using papyrus as a writing surface: "Papyrus" flickr photo by Muninn https://flickr.com/photos/muninn/163300754 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • The ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha is founded in modern-day Belize: By Denis Barthel - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42600588
  • The ancient Mayan city of Caracol is founded in modern-day Belize: By Pgbk87 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8295444
  • The Assyrians build the world's first long-distance canal systems: Image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum
  • The astrolabe is invented, perhaps by the Appolonius of Perga in Greece: Jacopo Koushan (User:Jacopo188) Photograph by Masoud Safarniya (User:M.safarniya) (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iranian_Astrolabe_14.jpg), „Iranian Astrolabe 14“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • Babylonian astronomers create cuneiform star catalogues: By Anagoria - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23144261
  • The Baejke kingdom thrives in modern-day Korea: By Historiographer at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6606985
  • The Bosporan Kingdom thrives in modern-day Russia and Ukraine: By File:Bosporan Kingdom growth map-pt.svg: Sémhur (talk · contribs)derivative work: Morningstar1814 (talk · contribs) - File:Bosporan Kingdom growth map-pt.svg, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68226551
  • Buni culture flourishes in West Java in modern-day Indonesia: By Gunawan Kartapranata - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53248480
  • The Catacomb culture flourishes in modern-day Ukraine and southern Russia: By EvgenyGenkin - Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3449979
  • Çatalhöyük, a large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in modern-day Turkey, flourishes: By Murat Özsoy 1958 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91011948
  • The Chola dynasty comes to power in modern-day India: By Nipuna Weerasinghe - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=123016237
  • The city of Djenné-Djenno thrives in modern-day Mali: The original uploader was Euronaut at German Wikipedia. Later versions were uploaded by Zahnstein at de.wikipedia. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Djenné_Moschee.jpg), „Djenné Moschee“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • The city of Sakarkand is founded in modern-day Uzbekistan: By Ekrem Canli - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30581520
  • Compass invented in China: "L'Empereur Jaune _DDC7500" flickr photo by Abode of Chaos https://flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/3928480465 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Construction begins on the Library of Alexandria, perhaps the largest and most significant library of the ancient world: Wikimedia, Library of Alexandria (sepia), CC BY-SA 4.0
  • Corded Ware cultures thrives in Europe: By File:Corded Ware culture.png : User:Dbachmann (2005)File:Europe laea location map.svg : User:Alexrk2derivative work : User:Sir Henry - File:Corded Ware culture.pngFile:Europe laea location map.svg, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26206705
  • Cyrus the Great founds the Achamenid Persian Empire: "soldiers" flickr photo by Kiavash https://flickr.com/photos/shot/240074935 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Early humans discover and settle Micronesia: By TUBS - Own workThis W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Adobe Illustrator.This file was uploaded with Commonist.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this: Indonesia on the globe (Southeast Asia centered).svg (by TUBS).This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this: Australia in Oceania (Ashmore and Cartier Islands special) (small islands magnified) (-mini map -rivers).svg (by TUBS)., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15318996
  • The First Babylonian dynasty comes to power in ancient Mesopotamia: By Near_East_topographic_map-blank.svg: Sémhurderivative work: Zunkir (talk) - Near_East_topographic_map-blank.svg, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11633183
  • The first city-states in modern-day Myanmar emerge: By Hybernator - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17324638
  • The first Scythian kingdom comes to power in Central Eurasia: By Antiquistik - Own work based on:Barnett, R. D. (1991) "Urartu" in The Cambridge Ancient History, 3.1, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 314–371 ISBN: 978-1-139-05428-7.Batty, Roger (2007) Rome and the Nomads: The Pontic-Danubian Realm in Antiquity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 204−214 ISBN: 978-0-198-14936-1.Brinkman (1991) "Babylonia in the Shadow of Assyria" in The Cambridge Ancient History, 3.2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1−70 ISBN: 978-1-139-05429-4.Diakonoff, I. M. (1985) "Media" in Gershevitch, Ilya , ed. The Cambridge History of Iran: Volume, 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978-0-521-20091-2.Grayson, A. K. (1991) "Assyria: Sennacherib and Esarhaddon" in The Cambridge Ancient History, 3.2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 103–141 ISBN: 978-1-139-05429-4.Grousset, René (1970) The Empire of the Steppes, Rutgers University Press ISBN: 0-8135-1304-9.Harmatta, János (1996) "The Scythians" in History of Humanity: From the seventh century B.C. to the seventh century A.D., 3, UNESCO, pp. 181–182 ISBN: 923102812X.Hawkins, J. D. (1991) "The Neo-Hittite States in Syria and Anatolia" in The Cambridge Ancient History, 3, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 372−441 ISBN: 978-1-139-05428-7.Ivantchik, Askold (1993) (in French) Les Cimmériens au Proche-Orient, Fribourg, Switzerland; Göttingen, Germany: Editions Universitaires (Switzerland); Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (Germany) ISBN: 978-3-727-80876-0.Ivantchik, Askold (2018). Scythians. Encyclopædia Iranica.Olbrycht, Marek Jan (2000) "Remarks on the Presence of Iranian Peoples in Europe and Their Asiatic Relations" in Collectanea Celto-Asiatica Cracoviensia, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 101–140 ISBN: 978-8-371-88337-8.Olbrycht, Marek Jan (2000) "The Cimmerian Problem Re-Examined: the Evidence of the Classical Sources" in Collectanea Celto-Asiatica Cracoviensia, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 71−99 ISBN: 978-8-371-88337-8.Phillips, E. D. (1972). "The Scythian Domination in Western Asia: Its Record in History, Scripture and Archaeology". World Archaeology 4 (2): 129–138. DOI:10.1080/00438243.1972.9979527.Spalinger, Anthony J. (1978). "The Date of the Death of Gyges and Its Historical Implications". Journal of the American Oriental Society 98 (4): 400–409. DOI:10.2307/599752.Spalinger, Anthony (1978). "Psammetichus, King of Egypt: II". Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 15: 49–57. DOI:10.2307/40000130."The Scythians" in (1991) The Cambridge Ancient History, 3.2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 547–590 ISBN: 978-1-139-05429-4.Tokhtas’ev, Sergei R. (1991). Cimmerians. Encyclopædia Iranica.Vaggione, Richard P. (1973). "Over All Asia? The Extent of the Scythian Domination in Herodotus". Journal of Biblical Literature 92 (4): 523-530. DOI:10.2307/3263121.Young, T. Cuyler (1988) "The early history of the Medes and the Persians and the Achaemenid empire to the death of Cambyses" in The Cambridge Ancient History, 4, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1–52 ISBN: 978-0-521-22804-6.Background from [1], CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=122424291
  • The first settlement at Baalbek is founded in modern-day Lebanon: "Baalbek, Lebanon" flickr photo by Francisco Antunes https://flickr.com/photos/vilavelosa/6539477089 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The Great Migrations sweeps across Europe: By User:MapMaster - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1234669
  • Hammurabi establishes his code of conduct, one of the first known examples of law and order: "Hammurabi" flickr photo by Gabriele Barni https://flickr.com/photos/scruch/4245370037 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Hanno the Navigator of Carthage explores the coasts of West Africa: By Bourrichon - An English translation of Bourrichon's French map on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62895740
  • The Hippocratic Oath is used for the first time: By https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/0d/0e/e9d3d979e732af7f22a1b41d1110.jpgGallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/L0034090.html, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36062899
  • Hittites in modern-day Turkey develop iron smelting process, launching the Iron Age: "like a volcano" flickr photo by hans s https://flickr.com/photos/archeon/5084160441 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Homer composes epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey: By Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg) - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=105002189
  • The Hồng Bàng dynasty flourishes in modern-day Vietnam: CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3841488
  • Humans from the Adronovo culture of the central Eurasian steppe invent the chariot (~2,000 B.C. ???): "Chariot at Rest" flickr photo by mikecogh https://flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/5918127181 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Humans in ancient China invent lacquer: By This file was donated to Wikimedia Commons as part of a project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the Image and Data Resources Open Access Policy, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58752728
  • Humans of ancient Britain construct Avebury: By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33014322
  • Humans of ancient Greece invent the crane: By Qualle - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=129600
  • Humans of ancient Sumer invent belt wrestling: By Mohsen1248 - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30201906
  • Humans of the Dorset culture settle on modern-day Greenland: By Noahedits - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87251021
  • The Hunnic Empire rises to power in Eastern Europe: By Slovenski Volk - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17966815
  • Jainism emerges in the Indian sub-continent: By Original: Mpanchratan Vector: Chainwit. - This file was derived from: Jain Prateek Chihna.jpg:, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19023584
  • Jade culture thrives in modern-day Philippines: By Chaoborus - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38939711
  • Jin City, known now as Beijing, is established as a city: By Pixelflake - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19989908
  • “Kesh Temple Hymn” - oldest known text - is written in Sumeria: "Cuneiform" flickr photo by Kurt Thomas Hunt https://flickr.com/photos/watertownsurfer/3448552280 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Kalina culture emerges in South America: By --Kimdime69 17:38, 4 December 2006 (UTC) - Data: CarteI Ethnies Amérindiennes de la grande Amazonie (L.Vemt) [1] map: Image:South america.svg from CIA World Factbook translated in french by Moyogo, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1431651
  • Kerma culture flourishes in modern-day Sudan: By Lassi - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3152640
  • K’inich Yax K’uk Mo founds Copán dynasty: By Adalberto Hernandez Vega from Copan Ruinas, Honduras - Copan Ruinas, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9644073
  • Kombucha, known as “the Tea of Immortality” is invented, perhaps in modern-day China: John Alan Elson (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kombuchacultsm.jpg), „Kombuchacultsm“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
  • Kubaba of Sumeria becomes humanity's first female ruler: "KUBABA" flickr photo by Nurettin Mert Aydın https://flickr.com/photos/nurettin/4652567163 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Laozi writes the Tao Te Ching: "L'Empereur Jaune _DDC7500" flickr photo by Abode of Chaos https://flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/3928480465 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The Licchavi Kingdom flourishes in modern-day Nepal: By Clemensmarabu - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9023848
  • Longshan culture emerges in modern-day China: Kanguole (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Longshan_map.svg), „Longshan map“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
  • Liu Beng founds the Han Dynasty in China: By SY - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60814987
  • Lucius Sextius Lateranus becomes the first plebeian consul of Rome: By Ssolbergj - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2992630
  • Lusatian culture thrives in modern-day Poland and central Europe: By Palkin - Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2164980
  • Masinissa founds the kingdom of Numidia: By Cattette - Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=102614031
  • The Medes people of ancient Iran come together to form the Median Kingdom: By Cattette - Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=123308592
  • The Mehrgarh Culture flourishes in modern-day Pakistan: mhtoori (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Well_at_Mehrgarh_Archaeological_site_Dhadar.jpg), „Well at Mehrgarh Archaeological site Dhadar“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
  • Minoan culture begins in Crete: By Jebulon - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=99294843
  • The Moche civilization flourishes in modern-day Peru: By QQuantum - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67353927
  • Modu Chanyu founds the Xiongnu Empire in modern-day Mongolia: By Map created from DEMIS Mapserver, which are public domain. Koba-chan - This file has been extracted from another file, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=113601569
  • The Nazca people begin construction of the Nazca Lines in Peru: By Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42787825
  • Nok culture flourishes in modern-day Nigeria: By NordNordWest - Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Heidelberg, Heft Juli 2008, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4757677
  • Oldest known song, "Hurrian Hymn No. 6", composed in Ancient Sumeria: "Le Jour ni l’Heure 4604 : Paestum, Campanie, musée, tombe du Plongeur, c. 480 av. J.-C., paroi latérale, le musicien à l’œuf, vendredi 4 mars 2016, 17:30:36" flickr photo by Renaud Camus https://flickr.com/photos/renaud-camus/28227009026 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The Olmec civilization begins to flourish in modern-day Mexico: By Maribel Ponce Ixba (frida27ponce) - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1724256
  • The Pandya dynasty begins in South India: By Pandya territories.png: Venu62India rivers and lakes map-es.svg: Rowanwindwhistlerderivative work: Rowanwindwhistler (talk) - Pandya territories.pngIndia rivers and lakes map-es.svg, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46392821
  • People of the Shang Dynasty begin using oracle bones for divination: By User Herr Klugbeisser on de.wikipediaGeschossen von im Shanghai-Museum, Januar 2004Created and published under the GFDL by User Herr KlugbeisserOriginally from de.wikipedia; description page is (was) here18:41, 2. Mai 2004 Herr Klugbeisser 800 x 800 (91585 Byte) (Orakelknochen), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38023
  • The Phoenicians found the city of Carthage in modern-day Tunisia: By damian entwistle - originally posted to Flickr as tunis carthage museum representation of city, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9049084
  • Plato publishes The Republic, a remarkable meditation on justice and the just society: "The Republic of Plato" flickr photo by chefranden https://flickr.com/photos/chefranden/4403149046 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Ptolemy publishes Geography, revolutionizing cartography: "Ptolemy World Map" flickr photo by TAKA@P.P.R.S https://flickr.com/photos/takapprs_flickr/4759921520 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • The Qin Dynasty unites China for the first time: By Zossolino - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48964317
  • Sargon the Great forms the world's first empire in Mesopotamia, the Akkadian Empire: By ALFGRN - This file has been extracted from another file, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90062589
  • The Saka peoples thrive in the Eurasian Steppe: By A.Davey - This file has been extracted from another file: Xerxes detail three types of Sakas.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73736002
  • The Sami People emerge in modern-day Norway: By Jeltz - Based on demisions and colours from https://www.samediggi.no/artikkel.asp?AId=166, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=491498
  • The Sasanian Empire flourishes in modern-day Iran: By Original file by Ro4444, edited by me - Based on several sources, including the Middle Persian geographical text Šahrestānīhā ī Ērānšahr, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=94837349
  • Skara Brae settlement flourishes in Scotland: By John Burka, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=513393
  • The Slab Grave culture flourishes in modern-day Mongolia: By Khiruge - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36344901
  • Stone architecture arises in the Copán River valley in modern-day Honduras for the first time: By Madman2001 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3630979
  • Sun Tzu writes the Art of War: By vlasta2, bluefootedbooby on flickr.com - , CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1616393
  • The Taruma Kingdom is established in West Java in modern-day Indonesia: By Gunawan Kartapranata - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19049623
  • The Temple of Artemis as Ephesus is completed: By Ronan Reinart - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22524400
  • The Thamud civilization emerges on the Arabian peninsula: By MWahaiibii - Own work, based onArabia and the Arabs: From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam By Robert G. Hoyland, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91835737
  • Thule culture emerges in the Arctic: By Timkal - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19171183
  • Ubaid culture thrives in ancient Mesopotamia: By Jolle - This file was derived from: Jarmo to Ubaid 7000-4500.jpg, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78287238
  • Urnfield culture begins to thrive in central Europe: "Bronze cuirasses from Marmesse in France, 9th century BC." By No machine-readable author provided. Calame assumed (based on copyright claims). - Musée d'Archéologie Nationale de France, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=353310
  • The Yajurveda, one of the four Vedas of the Hindu tradition, is completed: By Ms Sarah Welch - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73840606
  • The Vanga Kingdom comes to power in modern-day India and Bangladesh: By Avantiputra7 - Own work by Avantiputra7; see references section for used material, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33202411
  • Virgil composes epic poem The Aeneid: "Laocoon" flickr photo by Bradley N. Weber https://flickr.com/photos/41294655@N00/36343931132 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Zapotec culture flourishes in modern-day Mexico: Mauriciosalinasmoreno (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zona_Arqueológica_Mitla_10.JPG), „Zona Arqueológica Mitla 10“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
  • Zhang Heng invents the seisometer: en:user: Kowloonese (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EastHanSeismograph.JPG), „EastHanSeismograph“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • The Zhou Dynasty rises to power in China: By Philg88 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12118321
  • Zoroastrianism -perhaps the world's first monotheistic religion - emerges in modern-day Iran: The original uploader was Ploxhoi at English Wikipedia. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Faravahar.svg), „Faravahar“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

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