Dates That Made History
A few decisive events tell the story of the world, courtesy of historian Patrick Boucheron, who guides viewers through the dates that changed history.
S01:E01 - Death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.)
Alexander's death marks the loss of one of the greatest conquerors in history.
S01:E02 - Crucifixion of Jesus (33 A.D.)
The Christian era begins with the birth of Christ but it is the crucifixion that gives its meaning.
S01:E03 - Destruction of Pompeii (August 24, 79 A.D.)
Recent discoveries show that the history of Pompeii is more complex than previously thought.
S01:E04 - The Hegira (September 24, 622 A.D.)
Muhammad's first year in Medina is the beginning of the Muslim era and the birth of a new religion.
S01:E05 - The Black Death (1347 A.D.)
Examining how the plague was spread.
S01:E06 - Fall of the Angkor Empire (1431 A.D.)
The idea of a lost civilization is exciting, but there are no traces among Angkor's ruins.
S01:E07 - The New World (1492 A.D.)
1492 is the year that divides the Middle Ages from Modern times.
S01:E08 - The Birth of the French Republic (June 20, 1789 A.D.)
Examining what happened on June 20, 1789 in Versailles.
S01:E09 - Hiroshima (August 6, 1945 A.D.)
In the US, the Hiroshima operation was regarded as a large-scale scientific experiment.
S01:E10 - Liberation of Nelson Mandela (February 11, 1990 A.D.)
Patrick Boucheron revisits the release of Nelson Mandela on February 11, 1990.
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