Famous Dates in (Western) History

Some of the most famous dates in Western history are below. Dates are primarily Western or European history (Ancient Greek and Roman, through medieval and up to recent American history). Mostly battles, deaths and important scientific achievements. Keep your answer simple to ensure you get the response to populate. Dates used for events typically meet the general consensus of the date of the event.
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Last updated: May 2, 2017
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August 11, 480 (BCE)
Battle of Thermopylae
June 10, 323 (BCE)
Death of Alexander the Great
May 15, 44 (BCE)
Ides of March
August 24, 410
Sack of Rome
December 25, 800
Charlemagne crowned Emperor
October 14, 1066
Battle of Hastings
June 15, 1215
Magna Carta signed
October 25, 1415
Battle of Agincourt
May 30, 1431
Death of Joan of Arc
May 29, 1453
Sack of Constantinople
August 3, 1492
Columbus sets sail across the Atlantic
October 31, 1517
Protestant reformation begins
January 7, 1610
Galileo discovers moons of Jupiter
July 5, 1687
Newton published Principia Mathematica
July 14, 1789
Storming of the Bastille
October 16, 1793
Marie Antoinette is executed
October 21, 1805
Battle of Trafalgar
June 18, 1815
Battle of Waterloo
December 27, 1831
Darwin sets sail on the Beagle
January 1, 1863
Emancipation Proclamation
December 17, 1903
Wright Brothers' first flight
November 11, 1918
Signing of WWI armistice
June 6, 1944
Invasion of Normandy
August 6, 1945
Bombing of Hiroshima
July 20, 1969
Moon landing
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