1000 A.D. -- 1100 A.D. The events of the first 100 years! dadadadasdadadasddssdewwettrgwet
THE SECOND MILLENIA
AD 1000 -- AD 2000

1000 A.D. -- 1100 A.D.

Early 1000's
A series of roads is built by Native Americans to connect towns in and around what is now Chaco Canyon, NM. Built by clearing rubble, the roads sometimes have paved surfaces and curbs. Some are 30 feet wide and often completely straight, sometimes scaling cliff faces with stairways cut into the rock.

A Statue on Easter Island
1000 A.D.
Inhabitants of Easter Island begin erecting stones.
Heroic poem "Beowulf" is written in Old English.
Christianity reaches Iceland and Greenland
Spiritual center of Judaism switches from Mesopotamia to Spain
Maya civilization in Yucatan Peninsula is at its climax.
Leif Ericson, son of Eric the Red, reportedly discovers America (Nova Scotia)
Indian mathematician, Sridhara recognizes the importance of the zero.
Chinese perfect gunpowder invention, made of charcoal, sulfur, and potassium nitrate.
"Click here for the story of Little Lizard" (1021)
1050
Stormy lakes of East Africa inspire fisherman around Lake Victoria (the largest lake in Africa) to develop double-ended canoes with no prow or stern powered by up to 20 seated paddlers.

"Click HERE for the story of Benedict IX -- The Boy Pope" (1047)
1000 -- 1050
In the era of Song China, where women's work was needed less than in the countryside, foot-binding (the wrapping of young girl's feet with cloth bandages to keep them small) is introduced..
1004
Japanese scribe Murasaki Shikibu pens "The Tale of Genji" -- the First Novel.
1006 -- 1007
The most spectacular example of funerary towers popular in Iran during the 11th and 12th Centuries is the 167 foot high Gubad -i-Qabus in northeastern Iran, built of brick in a star-shaped design.
1027
                                William the Conqueror is born.                        
1040
Duncan of Scotland is murdered by MacBeth, who becomes King.
1041 -- 1048
Bi Sheng devises earliest movable type for printing in China. The clay characters are reusable, but the effort is painstaking.
1042
Pope Urban II, whose call for a Christian war to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims sets off the FIRST of the Crusades, in 1095, was born.
1046
                                     Reform Papacy begins.                                 
1050
Arabs bring the Decimal System to Spain. (System we still use in America.)
1050's
Cahokia, with a population of about 10,000, is the largest of the towns in the Mississippi Valley, in central North America. In the southwest, Chaco Canyon pueblos reach their peak before declining in the mid-12th Century.
1054
Beginning of split between the Roman and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
1057
MacBeth is murdered by Malcolm. (What comes around goes around.)
1066
Duke William of Normandy, with only a few thousand troops behnd him, crosses the English Channel to eventually conquer England, and become King. This was the last time England was conquered by a foreign force.
Appearance of a comet, later named Halley's Comet was first observed.
1086
Chinese scientist Shen Kua gives account of magnetic compass for navigation.
1094
The first record of gondolas in Venice. These are still in use. (No, not the same ones!)
Click here for the story of the First Crusade (1094--1095).
1095
The marching off to war by Christians to the Holy Land -- The First Crusade begins.


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