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Can you determine whether the following events occurred before (B) or after (A) AD 1000?

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Event(B)efore or (A)fter
Bede the Venerable dies
University of Bologna (oldest in Europe) founded
Henry II of England invades Ireland
Dante completes the Divine Comedy
Charlemagne dies
Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes first shogun of Japan
Hugh Capet begins Capetian dynasty in France
Duchy of Normandy founded in modern-day France
Genghis Khan establishes Mongol Empire
First recorded use of movable type for printing
Founding of Hanseatic League
Otto the Great becomes Holy Roman Emperor
Founding of Knights Templar
Eric the Red begins colonizing Greenland
Pope Urban begins First Crusade
Event(B)efore or (A)fter
Invention of gunpowder
Vikings begin attacks on England
The prophet Muhammad is born
The Great Schism splits Christianity into two branches
Iceland settled by the Norse
Ottoman Empire founded
Signing of the Magna Carta
William the Conqueror becomes King of England
Construction begins on Notre-Dame de Paris
Arabs attempt first siege of Constantinople
Alfred the Great unites most of England
Rome is sacked by Alaric of the Visigoths
Construction begins on the Tower of London
Song dynasty begins rule of China
England's last pagan king dies

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