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World history timeline

  • Gunpowder plot

    Gunpowder plot
    Guy Fawkes and his catholic group planned to blow up the parliament with gunpowder, but he was caught and executed.
  • Enlightenment: Birth of John Locke

    Enlightenment: Birth of John Locke
    John Locke was a philosopher and physical who was widely know as the father of liberalism. He also influence a lot of governments around the world. He believed in natural rights that a human being should have liberty, property, and to life.
  • Execution of Charles I

    Execution of Charles I
    He did not listen to the parliament so there was war between him and Parliament he lost so he was executed and he was the first king to ever be executed in front the citizens of England and Oliver Cromwell was workin with the parliament to stop King Charles
  • Death of Oliver Cromwell

    Death of Oliver Cromwell
    His death was due to complications relating to a form of malaria, and kidney stone disease. It was all because of normal causes and he was not executed or killed. He was also hanged after he died because people did not like his rules when he was alive.
  • Great fire of London

    Great fire of London
    The great fire was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of London from Sunday, 2 September to Thursday, 6 September 1666. The fire gutted the medieval city of London is side the old Roman city wall.
  • Palace of Versailles

    Palace of Versailles
    The palace of Versailles became the official residence of the court and government of France on May 6, 1682. The palace was brought to life by “the sun king” and it was finished and people could live there on this certain day. The palace was beautiful and it was made of mostly gold or plated in gold, but people of France admired it and they still admire it today.
  • Birth of John Newton

    Birth of John Newton
    John Newton was born on August 4, 1725 in wrapping, United Kingdom. He later on became an English Anglican cleric, a captain of slave ships who later became an investor in the slave trade but subsequently became an abolitionist. He served as a sailor in the Royal Navy for a period after forced recruitment. He even wrote Amazing Grace the song; although he was also blind.
  • Birth of Edward Jenner

    Birth of Edward Jenner
    Edward Jenner was a British physician and scientist who pioneered the concept of vaccines including creating the smallpox vaccine, the world's first ever vaccine. As most people know he created the first ever vaccine and for one of the most widespread disease at the time small pox. He figured that if you caught cowpox then you wouldn’t catch smallpox which seemed to work very well.
  • Birth of Samuel Slater

    Birth of Samuel Slater
    Samuel is known as the “Father of American Industry” Samuel Slater was an American Industrialist. He brought the Industrial Revolution to the United States from Great Britain. It was illegal to export textile technology such as parts, designs, sketches; he memorized the construction plans for the Arkwright factory. He made a big change to the American industry.
  • Death of James Hargreaves

    Death of James Hargreaves
    James Hargreaves was an English weaver, carpenter and inventor who lived and worked in Lancashire, England. He was one of three men responsible for the mechanisation of spinning: Hargreaves is credited with inventing the spinning jenny in 1764. Although He died, he made making clothing products easier for people.
  • Death of Jean-Jacques Rosseau

    Death of Jean-Jacques Rosseau
    Rosseau was a Genevan Philosopher, writer, and composer who believed in direct democracy. Also his political philosophy influence the enlightenment throughout Europe.
  • Meeting of estates general

    Meeting of estates general
    This was a meeting where the three estates had to meet to discuss the financial crisis. Although this led to the Tennis Court Oath where they could not leave the tennis court until they gave them a constitution. In the end, the king did he ended up giving them a constitution.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    When the news of using military force agents the National Assembly reached on July 14, 1789 people stormed the bastille. The Bastille was a prison, but the time it wasn’t used as a prison anymore; it was used to store gunpowder. French citizens attacked it and got gunpowder to defend themselves. Many died and a lot of them were injured. On this day French people celebrate bastille day.
  • Bread March

    Bread March
    A spontaneous demonstration of Parisian women for bread turned into a March on the palace of Versailles where the king was. Although the palace Gautama were overwhelmed. The king and his family were forced to go back to Paris.
  • Death of Adam Smith

    Death of Adam Smith
    Adam was a Scottish economist who has been called the father of Capitalism and he also wrote the wealth of nations. He believed in taxing property, profits, business transactions, and wages. The had to be as low as possible to meet the public needs of the country.
  • Birth of Samuel Morse

    Birth of Samuel Morse
    Samuel Morse was an American inventor and painter. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraph. That invention was the Morse code. This helped and played an important role during the industrial revolution. It helped send messages quicker and it made it easier for people to send messages.
  • King Louis XVI guillotined

    King Louis XVI guillotined
    Louis XVI was the king of France after XIV and was the husband of Marie Antoinette. Although I really don’t think he made any contribution to France, but some people liked him as their king and did not want him to be guillotined. He was the father of a daughter and a son and the son soon died in prison, but the girl was set free.
  • Death of Olaudeh Equiano

    Death of Olaudeh Equiano
    Olaudah Equiano, known for most of his life as Gustavus Vassa, was a writer and abolitionist from, according to his memoir, the Eboe region of the Kingdom of Benin. Enslaved as a child in Africa, he was taken to the Caribbean and sold as a slave to a Royal Navy officer. He later bought his freedom and went on to free other slaves in Sierra Leone.
  • Napoleon as first consul

    Napoleon as first consul
    With the government in disarray, Napoleon launched a successful coup d etat on November 9, 1799. He then proclaimed himself a first consul and did away with the elected assembly. Later in 1802 he made himself fist consul for life. Years later he proclaimed himself the emperor of France
  • Emperor Napoleon I

    Emperor Napoleon I
    December 2, 1804 Napoleon is crowned Emperor of France by the pope with his empress Josephine. Although some people that ought Napoleon actually crowned himself as the emperor of France. Napoleon came to be a great emperor that influence France and Europe a lot.
  • The birth of Queen Victoria

    The birth of Queen Victoria
    Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death in 1901. Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than any previous British monarch. She influenced the traditions of funerals and weddings by wearing black for funerals and white for her wedding which was widespread because the queen was doing it.
  • Death of James Watt

    Death of James Watt
    James Watt was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world. It was a great upgrade to the trains they invented at the time.
  • Death of Napoleon

    Death of Napoleon
    Napoleon died of stomach cancer or stomach ulcer in St. Helena in 1821. Although he did die he influenced a whole country in some good and bad ways. He changed France in someways that we know of today especially the school system, that was unfair before he claimed the throne. Napoleon brought change to France as country and Europe.
  • Death of Eli Whitney

    Death of Eli Whitney
    Eli Whitney was an American inventor, widely known for inventing the cotton gin, one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution that shaped the economy of the South. He also the inventor of interchangeable parts. Although he died he played an important role in the industrial revolution.
  • The day Victoria and Albert got married

    The day Victoria and Albert got married
    Both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert got married on this day and their love was great. This was the day that Queen Victoria wore a white dress which was abnormal because people at a the time never wore white for their white and this influenced a lot of people during that time and we still wear white for weddings for the bride.
  • Birth of Thomas Edison

    Birth of Thomas Edison
    Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. What he was mostly known for was the fist ever to invent the first ever light bulb which helped people have light in their houses instead of using candles they could use electricity.
  • Birth of Cecil Rhodes

    Birth of Cecil Rhodes
    Cecil John Rhodes was a British mining magnate and politician in southern Africa who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. He believed if British built railways it would bring benefits of civilization to all Africans and a country was named after him as Rhodesia which is Zambia and Zimbabwe today.
  • Sepoy Mutiny

    Sepoy Mutiny
    East Indian company used sepoy which were Indian soldiers. A problem occurred as the soldiers were used to the lee-e field rifle. Soldiers had to bite the tip off the cartridges, which were supposedly dipped in animal fat either cow or pig and they believed cows were sacred and didn’t life eating pigs so they rebelled and their rebellion was put down and Great Britain took over from the East Indian Company
  • Death of Prince Albert

    Death of Prince Albert
    Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the consort of Queen Victoria from their marriage on 10 February 1840 until his death in 1861. Although he was her cousin, it didn’t matter they still got married and his death is what made Victoria start wearing all black for his funeral which influence a lot of Victorians.
  • Death of Dr. David Livingstone

    Death of Dr. David Livingstone
    David Livingstone was a Scottish missionary, abolitionist and physician known for his explorations of Africa, having crossed the continent during the mid-19th century. He was lost in Africa and a guy named Stanley was sent to look for him.
  • The Berlin Conference

    The Berlin Conference
    European nations weee so letting aggressively for territory. It was also an effort to prevent conflict between European nations. This Confrence stable shed the rules for conquest for Africa.nThe thing was they didn’t invite any African leaders and there was no attention to boundaries in dividing Africa. The main concern was size and water access. The great thing theYY agreed on was stoping slavery and slave trading.
  • The first car

    The first car
    On this particular day, Karl Benz officially invented the first ever car to be made. Although they were expensive, they were a new world transportation and they were mostly owned by the richer society because when they first came out they were expensive and not anyone could buy one if they needed or wanted one. This influence the way people got to places and influence others to keep improving transportation through cars.
  • Death of John Deere

    Death of John Deere
    John Deere was an American blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, one of the largest and leading agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers in the world. Born in Rutland, Vermont, Deere moved to Illinois and invented the first commercially successful steel plow in 1837. This invention made farming much more easier for farmers.
  • First rabies vaccine used

    First rabies vaccine used
    On this day, the vaccine for rabies was used to treat a human bite. Although rabies is very lethal and dangerous Louis Pasteur finally did it; he invented or discovered the first vaccine for rabies. Although rabies vaccines are not used that much today, it was a great discovery at the time.
  • The Boer War

    The Boer War
    Boers who were Dutch settles lived in South Africa. Gold is discovered there in late 1800s. They refuse to grant political rights to foreigners including British. In 1899 war broke and they were outnumbered by the British and they were defeated by the British in 1902.
  • Death of Sir Henry Stanley

    Death of Sir Henry Stanley
    He was a Welsh journalist and explorer. He famously found Dr. Livingstone while exploring central Africa and there was a quote which to be believed that he said it p, but it’s not accurately true. “Dr. Livingstone, I presume”.
  • WW1 assassination of Ferdinand

    WW1 assassination of Ferdinand
    Austral-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie Chotek, were assassinated by Bosnia Serb nationalists Gavrilo Princip. Austria suspects Serbia is responsible which in the main reason WWI started; its the reason for this war.
  • Start of WWI

    Start of WWI
    WWI was one of and the first of of the WWs that ever happened in history. This war was started by Germany. This mainly happened because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand who was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip and it was blamed on Serbia
  • Battle of the Marne

    Battle of the Marne
    First Battle of the Marne begins. The Germans had advanced to within 30 miles of Paris, but over the next two days, the French are reinforced by 6,000 infantrymen who are transported to the front by hundreds of taxis. The Germans dig in north of the Aisne River, and the trench warfare that is to typify the Western Front for the next four years begins.
  • WW1 Zimmerman telegraph

    WW1 Zimmerman telegraph
    British intelligences intercepts the Zimmerman Telegram, a secret communication from Germany proposing alliance with Mexico. The had the United States thinking to themselves should we the United Sates join the WWI.
  • Start of Russian revolution

    Start of Russian revolution
    Russian Revolution of 1917, Revolution that overthrew the imperial government and placed the Bolsheviks in power. Increasing governmental corruption, the reactionary policies of Tsar Nicholas II, and catastrophic Russian losses in World War I contributed to widespread dissatisfaction and economic hardship.
  • Treat of Brest-litovsk

    Treat of Brest-litovsk
    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a separate peace treaty signed on March 3, 1918, between the new Bolshevik government of Russia and the Central Powers, that ended Russia's participation in World War I. The treaty was signed at German-controlled Brest-Litovsk, after two months of negotiations.
  • Death of Anastasia

    Death of Anastasia
    Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. She mainly became famous when she came out and was supposedly not dead which made her famous because she was the only member of the family left
  • Death of Czar Nicholas II

    Death of Czar Nicholas II
    Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia's role in World War I led to his abdication and execution. He was the father of Anastasia and Alexie and some other kids in the family.
  • Death of Lenin

    Death of Lenin
    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924.
  • Death of Stalin

    Death of Stalin
    From 1928 until his death in 1953, Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union as a dictator, transforming the country from an agrarian peasant society into a global superpower. The cost was tremendous, however: Stalin was responsible for the deaths of millions of Soviet citizens.