Historical Events

Whose OUV is directly/significantly derived from a single event of historical importance. Event and date must be named, including a link to the OUV text.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Auschwitz Birkenau "deliberate genocide of the Jews by the German Nazi regime and ... the deaths of countless others", 1940-1945
Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" is believed to be the location where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist
Bethlehem Birthplace of Jesus
Bikini Atoll First test of a practicable Hydrogen Bomb Mar 1 1957
Funerary and memory sites of the First World War "All along the Western Front of the First World War, (...) a series of 139 funerary and memorial sites bear witness to the common desire of the various parties involved in the conflict to honour their children who fell in battle." (Official description)
Genbaku Dome 1945 nuclear bomb blast
Independence Hall Signing of United States of America’s Declaration of Independence (1776) and Constitution (1787)
Lumbini birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Luther Memorials on 31 October 1517, Luther posted his famous '95 Theses' here
Mahabodhi Temple Complex "direct association with the life of the Lord Buddha, being the place where He attained the supreme and perfect insight"
Masada " symbol of the ancient Jewish Kingdom of Israel, of its violent destruction in the later 1st century CE"
National History Park "On 1 January 1804, after fourteen years of struggle by the island’s black slaves against the colonists, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the principal leader of the revolution, proclaimed the independent Republic of Haiti. The “Emperor” Dessalines immediately entrusted to one of his generals, Henri Christophe, the task of constructing an immense fortress on the Pic Laferrière, to protect the young republic."
Northern Martinique Criterion (viii): Earth's history and geological features 'The 1902-1905 eruption is considered a key event for the history of volcanology. - AB Evaluation
Olympia "celebration of the Olympic Games from 776 BC to 393 AD"
Pompei eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79
Robben Island
Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius Place of birth and death of Confucius
Tr’ondëk-Klondike Crit iv: "Tr’ondëk-Klondike stands out as a very rare occurrence and provides remarkable evidence of growing colonial influence within a concentrated timeframe – from the construction of the first commercial fur-trading post at Fort Reliance in 1874, to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-1898, and, ultimately, the consolidation of colonial authority by 1908."


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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
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