Chris's timeline

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  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
  • 1rst fire

    1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain
  • Pitcairn Island

    Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
  • John Wikes

    John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
  • Gunpowder

    Gunpowder in Brescia Italy church explodes, killing 3,000
  • The Orlov Revolt

    The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
  • Gustav lll

    Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • Gustav lll

    Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government & restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720
  • Contiental Congress

    Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army
  • Lieutenant Colonel

    Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender. 113 Americans are killed.
  • John Adams

    John Adams elected president of the United States of America
  • John Adams

    John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House
  • Congress

    Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
  • Venezuela Achieves home Rule

    Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew
  • Missouri Mompromise Passes

    Missouri Compromise passes, allowing Missouri to join the United States despite slavery still being legal there.
  • Missouri Compromised

    Missouri Compromise passes, allowing Missouri to join the United States despite slavery still being legal there.
  • Alexander Ypsilantis

    Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
  • 1st potatoes

    1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
  • First successful Photo of the moon

    Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon
  • 1st photograph bounced off moon

    1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC
  • Mississippi Becomes

    Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to US after Civil War
  • King george lll

    King George III survives a 2nd assassination attempt
  • 1st Cammercial

    1st commercial hydroelectric power planet begins
  • Togo's Constitution

    Togo's constitution becomes effective