History and interesting stuff

By dol0001
  • Second voyage of James Cook

    Captain James Cook takes possession of South Georgia for the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • US navy forms

  • US congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain

  • NY City becomes 1st capital of US

  • Bastille Day

    French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille
  • Allesandro Volta produces electricity

  • British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated

    John Bellingham assassinates British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the British House of Commons.
  • US declares war on the United Kingdom

    War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the U.S. Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
  • First passenger carrying steam train service starts

  • First Telegraph sent

    First telegraph message sent using dots & dashes
  • Australia's first university was established

    The University of Sydney was founded as Australia's first university.
  • First traffic lights installed

  • Australia becomes a federation

  • The first Women's Social and Political Union formed in the UK

  • Henry Ford produces his first model T automobile

  • Universal Studios is founded

    Carl Laemmle founds Universal Studios as the Universal Film and Manufacturing Company in the United States.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

    Sparks world war 1
  • Spanish Flu becomes pandemic