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c. 500,000 years ago

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c. 2850 BCE

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c. 1600 BCE

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c. 1500 BCE

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c. 1400 BCE

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c. 1300 BCE

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c. 1050 BCE

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771 BCE

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c. 600 BCE

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c. 550 BCE

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513 BCE

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c. 500 BCE

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c. 400 BCE

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c. 350 BCE

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c. 250 BCE

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221 BCE

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c. 215 BCE

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213 BCE

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206 BCE

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138 BCE

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c. 126 BCE

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c. 125 BCE

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c. 120 BCE

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106 BCE

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c. 100 BCE

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23

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c. 100

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105

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c. 175

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221

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c. 300

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c. 400

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589

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c. 610

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618

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c. 650

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c. 700

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c. 730

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c. 750

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801

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845

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868

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c. 900

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903

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c. 910

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c. 950

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960

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986

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c. 1040

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c. 1050

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1054

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1064

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c. 1100

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c. 1200

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1260

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1264

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1271

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1274

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1275

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1279

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1281

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1294

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1346

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c. 1350

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1356

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1368

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1421

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c. 1425

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1583

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c. 1595

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1614

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1644

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1683

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c. 1690

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1720

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1792
1810

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1814
1817

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1818
1823
1828

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1830

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1839

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1842

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1850

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1853

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1856

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1858

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Go to Vladivostok (Primorye Territory/Russia) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1860

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1863

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1864

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1884

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1887
1891

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1894

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1895

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1898

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1900
1905

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Go to Portsmouth, Treaty of (1905) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1906

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1910

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1911

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1912

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1914

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1920

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1921

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1924

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1927

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1928

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1931

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1932

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1933

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1934

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1935

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1937

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Go to Nanjing, Rape of in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1941

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1942

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1943
1949

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Go to Zhou Enlai (b. 1898) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1950

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1951

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1957

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1958

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1959

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1962

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1964

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1966

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1969

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1970

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1971

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1973

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1974

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1976

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1981

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1982

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1988

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1989

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1991

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1993

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1997

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1998
1999

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2000

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2003

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2006

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2007

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2008

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Go to Spitz, Mark Andrew (1950– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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