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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 327 BCE - 2008  

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Alexander marries Roxana after subduing the territories of her father, a Bactrian chief in the modern region of Afghanistan
Africa

Africa: c. 15 million years ago - 2011  

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A primate of this period, at ease both in the trees and on the ground, is probably the common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans
Alexandria

Alexandria: 332 BCE - 1957  

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While in Egypt, Alexander founds Alexandria – the best known of the many towns he establishes to spread Greek culture
Argentina

Argentina: 1776 - 2007  

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Buenos Aires rather than Asunción is chosen to be capital of the new Spanish viceroyalty of La Plata
Asia

Asia: c. 500,000 years ago - 2011  

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Peking man shelters in caves south of modern Beijing, leaving many scraps of evidence of his way of life
Assyria and Babylon

Assyria and Babylon: 2000 BCE - c. 750  

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The god Ashur is worshipped at a shrine on the Tigris known by his name (the origin of the word Assyria)
Australia

Australia: c. 50 million years ago - 2007  

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Australia becomes a separate land mass, isolating its living creatures. They evolve into many species unique to the area
Australia and Oceania

Australia and Oceania: c. 50 million years ago - 2007  

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Australia becomes a separate land mass, isolating its living creatures. They evolve into many species unique to the area
Austria

Austria: c. 25,000 years ago - 1975  

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A Stone Age sculptor shapes a timeless image of female fecundity in the famous Willendorf Venus
Belgium

Belgium: c. 20 BCE - 1978  

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The Netherlands, or 'low countries' around the Rhine delta, enter history as the Roman province of Germania Inferior

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