Events between 1750-1918

  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party (referred to in its time simply as "the destruction of the tea" or by other informal names and so named until half a century later). After officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.
  • Efficient Steam Engine

    Efficient Steam Engine
    James Watt designs a more efficient Steam Engine. Steam Engines were used to pump water out of mines. In order to make the engine practical, the cylinder had to be kept as hot as the steam which entered it.
  • American Declaration of Independence

    American Declaration of Independence
    The Americain Declaration of Independence announces the American colonies' independence from Great Britain. The committee that drafted the Americain of Independence: Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R Livingston and John Adams.
  • The First Fleet in Australia

    The First Fleet in Australia
    The First Fleet arrives in Botany Bay, beginning British settlement in Australia. The First Fleet is the name given to the eleven ships that left Great Britain, bound for Australia, on 13 May 1787.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    Outbreak of the French Revolution as a consequence of high bread prices and dissatisfaction with the ruling aristocrats who levied high taxes to support extravagant lifestyles.
  • First battery

    First battery
    Alessandro Volta invents a battery to store electrical current; the unit of eletric potential, volt, is named after him. This has effected today's world as we use batteries everywhere.
  • Textile workers smash machinery

    Textile workers smash machinery
    Textile workers smash machinery in factories and mills in the midlands and north of England. Machine-wreckers attack machinery in a textile factory because they think it will take their jobs away from them.
  • Thames tunnel

    Thames tunnel
    Ishambard Brunel starts building a tunnel under the Thames River in London, work is completed in 1842. It is 396 metres long, 11 metres wide and 6 metres high. It was the first tunnel known successfully to have been constructed underneath a navigable river.
  • First passenger railway

    First passenger railway
    George Stephenson builds the first passenger railway between Liverpool and Manchester. A 5¾ mile line running from Canterbury to the small port and fishing town of Whitstable, approximately 55 miles east of London.
  • Gold rush

    Gold rush
    Edward Hargraves discovers gold near Bathurst, New Sotuh Wales, triggering several gold rushes around Australia. While some found their fortune, those who did not often remained in the colonies and took advantage of extremely liberal land laws to take up farming.
  • Internal Combustion engine

    Internal Combustion engine
    The internal combustion engine was invnented by Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir. Lenoir made the first internal combustion engine that provides a reliable and continuous source of power, which was the gas engine using coal gas, in France.
  • first pratical light bulb

    first pratical light bulb
    Edison did not invent the first electric light bulb, but instead invented the first commercially practical incandescent light. After many experiments with platinum and other metal filaments, Edison returned to a carbon filament.[inconsistent] The first successful test was on October 22, 1879, the light bulb it lasted 13.5 hours.
  • First telephone

    First telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invents the first telephone. The telephone was the first device in human history that enabled people to talk directly with each other across large distances. It rapidly became popular to businesses, government, and households.
  • Boer War

    Boer War
    The Boer Wars, there were two wars fought during 1880–1881 and 1899–1902 by the British Empire against the Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic. They are sometimes referred to as "the South African War" since the black population of South Africa was also involved in the conflicts.
  • First skyscraper

    First skyscraper
    The term "skyscraper" was first applied to buildings of steel framed construction of at least 10 storeys. The first ten-storey skyscraper was buil in Chicago and is known as the Home Insurance building. (originally 10 storeys with a height of 42 m or 138 ft).
  • Federation of Australia

    Federation of Australia
    Federation of Australia- the six colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, Sotuh Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia form one nation.
  • First Aeroplane

    First Aeroplane
    Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright achieve the first controlled, powered, man-carrying flight. This was a major cotribution to the industrial revolution.
  • First automobile

    First automobile
    Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile. He developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry.
  • Titanic

    People claimed it to be un-sinkable but the world's then largest passenger steamship, the Titanic, hits an iceberg in the north-west Atlantic ocean and sinks; 1517 people die.
  • World War 1 starts

    World War 1 starts
    In 1914, the assanation of the Austrian Emporerer's son Frainz Ferdland by Serbian Gavrilo Princip which leads to Austria-Hungry declaring war on Serbia, then Russia declared war on Austria, Germany declare war on Russia, France declare war on Germany,Germany had to go through Belgium to attack France. Britain then declared war on Germany, Later Turkey, USA, Australia and up to 20 countries involved. Over 10 million died and 20 million wounded. It later ends in 1918 with the defeat of Germany.