1750-1918 Major Events

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    Major Events

  • Boston Tea Party

    The British government placed a stamp tax on American colonies, and they weren't happy about it. American colonists started to complain in 1765, and still the British government refused to remove the stamp tax. Therefore the American colonists dumped a load of tea into the Boston Harbour. This symbolic event was a stepping stone for America to become independent and break away from Britain
  • American war of independence

    13 colonies were upset that the English had control over them. So they started conflict and made alliances together to try and take down the Biritsh government. They eventually succsseeded
  • Declaration of Independence

    This document declared the United States freedom from Great Britian. It also declared that all men are equal, have equal freedom, and rights. It was signed by the orginal 13 American colonies in Philadelphia.
  • First fleet arrives

    In 1788 the English sent over 162,000 convicts to Australia in 806 ships. The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia.
  • French revolution

    The start of the revolution was when the French people wanted to over rule the king at the time. A french mob stormed the Bastille for weapons, explosives and to free 7 prisoners also. Because of this revolt the other countries started to revolt too.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    This prison contained 7 prisoners, and a very large supply of explosives. A lower class French mob revolted against the King Louis XVI. It is still a public holiday in france today, as it reminds us of the day that a stand was taken against the heirachy.
  • King Louis XVI Executed

    He was executed by guillotine after the French citizens revolted against his policy that included executing with the guillotine, also with the monarchy. This execution was a part of a reign of terror and revenge where 16,594 prisoners were executed for opposing the revolution.
  • Gold Rush

    During the severe drought, a group of men were travelling Victoria to try and find water. They came to Bunningyon and gold was discovered. People then came to the Ballarat area to look for gold themsleves
  • Eureka stockade

    An oath was taken by hundreds of gold diggers at Ballarat in 1854. The Eureka rebellion led by Peter Lalor was a short lived revolt against UK colonial authority.
  • American Civil War

    Conflict over issues of how much control the federal government should have over the states, industrialization, trade, and especially slavery had increased tension between Northern and Southern states. Lead to the outbreak of civil war which resulted with the South defeated and ended slavery at a cost of half a million lives
  • Assasintation of Abraham Lincoln

    On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
  • Telephone Invented

    Alexander Graham Bell of England invented the first version of the telephone.
  • Cotton Mills

    Cotton mills was the a place were people could work and would make cloths. This impacted history huge because it allowed cloths to be made so much faster.
  • Conference in Berlin

    .Fourteen countries were represented by ambassadors when the conference opened in Berlin on November 15, 1884. The countries represented at the time included Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, and the United States of America. They discussed which parts of Africa woud go to who, and how much land they got.
  • Airplane invented

    Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the airplane. The Wright brothers made the first successful experiment which was the plane that carried a man by its own power. It also increased speed, and descended without damage.
  • First Mass produced car

    Henry Ford created the Model T in 1908. This vehicle was the first mass produced car. It was easy to operate, maintain, and handle on rough roads.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Franz and his wife Sophie, were killed by Serbian Gavrilo Princip while on a formal visit to Sarajevo. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on 28 June 1914. This set a chain of a series of events that led to the outbreak of war in Europe at the end of July 1914. Ferdinand - and his wife Sophie, were killed by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip while on a formal visit to Sarajevo
  • World War 1

    A group of Serbians set the goal of killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his assasination was a success. The Austro-Hungarians were not happy with this at all. Threats were made and countries made alliances and finally war broke out.
  • World War 1 finshed

    World War I ended with the defeat of Germany, and a huge cost of $35,000,000 for reparations. Over the 4 years there were an estimated 20 million lives lost, including the 12 million civilians