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Greg&Alexis' Timeline

  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare writes Hamlet. Othello, King Lear and Macbeth are also completed around this time.
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    Last 400 Years

  • Jamestown

    JamestownEngland plants 105 colonists in Virginia at a new settlement called Jamestown. Within the first decade, the colony simply struggled to survive. Later, howerver, tobacco was known to be able to be grown in Virginia, turning it into a "gold rush" of tobacco, earning huge profits for England.
    (US History)
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    Galileo discovered four of Jupiter's satellites. He also discovered that the Milky Way was made up of millions of stars.
  • Michael Drayton

    Michael Drayton
    Michael Drayton begins his most ambitious work: The 30,000-line geographical history poem Poly-Olbion. Completed in 1622
  • John Webster

    John Webster
    John Webster's dark tragedy, The Dutchess of Malfi, is first performed. This play is regarded as the paramount 17th-century English Tragedy apart from those of Shakespeare.
  • Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes
    His book "Meditations of First Philosophy" was considered the text book of philosophy. Descartes met Isaac Beekman who encouraged him to take up science as a profession.
  • Thomas Middleton

    Thomas Middleton
    Middleton writes one of his two tragic masterpieces: The Changeling. He wrote this with the help of William Rowley.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    He was a English philosopher and was influential to enlightment thinkers.He is important to the social contract theory.HIs conceopt of theory of mind is often cited as the origin of modern concepts of identity and the self.He died in october of 1704.
  • Pierre Fermat

    Pierre Fermat
    Pierre Fermat was a lawyer by day and a mathematician by night. He had a hand in inventing calculus along with Sir Isaac Newton.
  • Margaret Cavendish

    Margaret Cavendish
    One of Cavendish's many eclectic poetry collections, Poems and Fancies, is published. She was a philospher, eassayist, and playwright.
  • Sir Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton
    Newton discovered calculus between 1665 and 1667 after his university was closed down. He did not publish any of his discoveries at the time.
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    Adam Smith was baptized June 5, 1723. He was a Scottish philosopher and economist who was known as the author of an inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nationalists.. In his last years in Edinburg, where spent as a government official-the commisioner of customs, Adam Smith died in 1790
  • Benajmin Franklin

    Benajmin Franklin
    Franklin was the first to document electrical properties as negative and postives. He published his first book in 1733.
  • The American Revolution.

    The American Revolution.
    Beginning in 1775, the American Revolution was a war between Great Britian and their colonies in the United States. The war ended with the United States being independant from Great Britian
    (US History)
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The United States Constitution was created for the newly Independant US Colonies. Created laws and rules without exceeding the revolutionary principle.
    (US History)
  • Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss

    Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
    More information on GaussGauss was considered one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. He discovered many thereoms and laws at the young age of 15.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was a purchase of a massive chunk of land to the west of the United States between the US and France. This purchase allowed colonists to move further west across the country in search for new land to settle.
    (US History)
  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday
    More information on FaradayFaraday worked as Chemical Assistant at the Royal Institution. He bagan his research under Humphry Davy and made many discoveries in the field of science.
  • Stockton & Darlington Railway

    Stockton & Darlington Railway
    World's first railway opens in England. Railroads allow cheaper transport of bulk goods and animates resource frontiers around the world.
    (Enviromental Science)
  • Augustin Louis Cauchy

    Augustin Louis Cauchy
    More information on CauchyCauchy came second to Euler in his terms of productivity. He filled 27 books with his discoveries.
  • Dmitri Mendeleev

    Dmitri Mendeleev
    He made the first concept of the periodic table, and using this table he predicted the properties of elements yet to be discovered.
  • British Settles in New Zealand

    British Settles in New Zealand
    This systematic British settlement led to the decline of the Maori population. They also introduced many alien flora and fauna to the islands.
    (Enviromental Science)
  • Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)

    Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)
    More information on Lord KelvinKelvin began a university at the age of ten and began taking college courses at the age of 14. he applied math to a heat scale and eventually had a temperature scale named after him.
  • Auk Extinction

    Auk Extinction
    The Great Auk, a flightless bird, is drove to extinction in its home in Iceland. This bird is a useful source of food to many sailors.
    (Enviromental Science)
  • Sheep Run Loose

    Sheep Run Loose
    First major sheep runs open in New Zealand's South Island. This causes major changes in vegatation and land use.
    (Environmental Science)
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    California Gold Rush was a time when people from all over the country came to California in search of gold. This period lasted from 1848-1855. Many people came but only a few acutally found gold.
    (US History)
  • Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce
    Pierce proclaimed an era of peace and prosperity at home. He purchased the area now comprising southern Arizona and part of southern New Mexico for $10,000,000.
    (U.S Government)
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    In 1858, Darwin and Alferd Russel Wallace discovered simialr theories. They raced to publish their books, and Darwin came out on top by selling his first book November 22, 1859.
  • Rinderpest

    Rinderpest, a lethal cattle disease breaks out in Ethiopia and spreads throughout East and South Africa. The disease kills 95 percent of all cattle.
    (Environmental Science)
  • Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin Harrison
    Harrison was elected president in 1889. He established the Pan American Union.
    (U.S Government)
  • Marie Curie

    Marie Curie
    Curie recieved a Nobel Prize for her research in radiation. In 1911, she received her second Nobel Prize for chemistry for the discovery of radium and polonium.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein was best known for his Theory of Relativity. He wrote a paper in 1905 titled "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies"
  • Jean-Paul Sartre

    Jean-Paul Sartre
    He was a French philosopher, playwrighter, novalist, political activist, and lots more. He was a leading figure in Marxism.He was awarded the nobel peace prize in 1964.
  • Warren Buffet

    Warren Buffet
    Warren Buffet was born Aug. 30, 1930. He is successful in the area of business, investor,financier, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in the world. According to Forbes Magazine he is the third richest person in the world, having a networth of a little over $50 billion.
  • The Scottsboro Trial

    The Scottsboro Trial
    On March 25, 1931, 9 black boys were charged with the rape of two white females. The trial lasted for two decades.
  • Carlos Slim

    Carlos Slim
    Born January 28th, 1940, Slim is the world's wealthiest man, with a staggering worth of $74,000,000,000, Slim was raised in Mexico City, Mexico, and has 6 children.
  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump
    Donald John Trump was born June 14th, 1946 to Fred Trump and Mary Trump. He's worth as of 2011 $2.7 Billion. He has many businesses as well as a TV Show, The Apprentice, which airs on NBC.
  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey
    She was born on January 19, 1954. She was success in the business of television. She had her own talk show called Oprah. At one point she was the richest women in the world and she is very influential. She has the president of the United States by his ear
  • Bill Gates

    Bill Gates
    Born October 28, 1955, Bill Gates is named one of the wealthiest people in the world. Co-founder of Mircosoft, a multi-billion dollar company, Gates is no longer an executive chairman but still works at Mircosoft.
  • George H. W. Bush

    George H. W. Bush
    Bush pledged a "moment rich with promise." In 1992, he lost his Presidential Re-election to Bill Clinton.
  • Casey Anthony Trial

    Casey Anthony Trial
    In 2008, Anthony was charged witht he murder of her daughter, Caylee. The trial began in 2011, and she was released to go back to her Florida home without probation.
    (U.S Government)
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States and is currently the president, He changed the way some people look at the government by being the first black president of the United States of America.
  • Niccolo Machiavelli

    Niccolo Machiavelli
    He was the father of modern political theory. He wrote a book called 'The Prince'. He was a high level statesman in Florence.
  • Congress Women Gabriella Giffords

    Congress Women Gabriella Giffords
    She represents the state of Arizona. She She was campaigning one day and was shot in the head by a person in the crowd.After she recovered she came back to the house and voted in an election. She was then welcomed back with a astanding ovation.
  • Peter Singer

    Peter Singer
    Peter Singer was an Australian ethical and political philosopher known for his works in bioethics and his role as one of the intellectual founders of the modern animal rights movement. He is still alive today.