Isaac Newton

  • Birth

    Isaac Newton was born on the Christmas of 1642. Newton was born in a wealthy family thta lived in Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire, England. He was very small and weak unlike his brothers and sisters but surpassed all odds and lived into childhood and adulthood. Many people and doctors were certain he wouldn't live but against all odds, he lived a long life with many accomplishments (Gale 10).
  • Collasp of the Ming Dynasty

    Collasp of the Ming Dynasty
    The end of the Ming Dynasty was a significant event in the Chinese history. While the dynasty was active, they were one of the most successful communities in the world. Their scientific advances were forefront of the rest of the world. The people of the Ming Dynasty wrote documents that were precious for today's study in ancient technology and their military technology was very advanced. Now that it was gone, China could no longer thrive as a country ("Ming Dynasty")
  • End of the Thirty Years' War

    End of the Thirty Years' War
    After the Treaty of Westphalia was signed, the Thrity Years' War ended between the Eurpoean nations. The Netherlands gained independance from Spain, Sweden gained control of the Baltic and France became a major power in Europe. The end of this war allowed Europe to restart as a powerful country in the world and allowed certain Eurpean countries to thrive (Thirty Years war Ends)
  • Dutch Settle in Cape Town

    Dutch Settle in Cape Town
    In 1652, the Dutch settled in the South African coast of Cape Town. The outpost was intended to supply ships on their way to Asia with fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and to allow sailors to recuperate and refresh themselves after a long journey at sea. This was a major success for the Dutch and became a major trading post, improving their economy greatly (The Dutch Settlement).
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    On May 18, 1652, Rhode Island passed the first law in the American colonies restricting slavery, making it illegal for more than ten years. This was the start of freedom for the enslaved and was a sign of hope of a better future. This would also help eventually lead America to illegalizing slavery for good (America's Best History).
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    Miracle Years

    The years 1665-1666 were Isaac Newton's "Miracle Years". This is because he discovered many tings during this time, including the principle of gravity after watching an apple fall from a tree at the university he attended. This principle is still used today in science and physics since it is such an important discovery (Anderson 32)
  • Telescope

    Isaac Newton built his own telescope in 1667. He built it after ebcoming fascinated by light, color, and reflections. It allowed him to study the planets and orbits with more detail and helped him prove his ideas to others by having them look in the telescope for themselves. It was such a huge success, even King Charles II was impressed. This major event led Isaac to be invited into the Royal Society which was a place for only the most talented people (Anderson 49).
  • Royal Society

    Royal Society
    In 1672, Isaac Newton became a member of the Royal Society of London. Becoming a member is a huge honor since the most talented and gifted scientists and mathmeticians are allowed to join. Even Robert Hooke was part of the Roayl Society. Becoming a member gave Isaac Newton the chance to become widely famous and share his major discoveries with the rest of the world (Anderson 50).
  • Pennsylvania

    In 1683, the colony of Pennsylvania is established when William Penn signed a treaty with the Delaware Indians and pays for Pennsylvania lands. This was a big step to enlarging America to size it is today. It helped its economy and expanded America, making it a more powerful and stable country (America's Best History).
  • Proof of the Orbits

    Proof of the Orbits
    In 1684, Isaac Newton was the first person to successfully prove the orbits of the planets. No one for hundreds of years could figure out how the planets moved around the sun, but finally Newton discovered their paths. Oddly, he didn't bother telling anyone about it, he just moved on to the next thing and burried his mind in his work (Anderson 68)
  • Principia

    Isaac Newton published his book "Principia" in 1687. It contained the proof how gravity works with the planets, comets, moons and tides and proved his theories correct. It also contained the three laws of motion he discovered which are still used today. If hadn't published this book, we would never known all the great things he discovered and we may not know as much as we do about the world around us (Anderson 73)
  • Votes and Election

    Votes and Election
    Isaac Newton was elected in 1689 to represent his university in Parliament. This great honor allowed him to vote for William and Mary to rule England, the Bill of Rights to give more power to the people, and pass the Toleration Act to grant more religious freedom to the English. He played a major role in changing Egland for the better. Though he rarely spoke in conferences, he was a very important part in the new changes brought to England (Anderson 82)
  • Peter the Great becomes Czar of Russia

    Peter the Great becomes Czar of Russia
    In 1689, Peter the Great became the Czar of Russia. This was a huge change for Russia since he attempted to Westernize Russia like the rest of Europe. He strengthened Russia's military power allowing to become one of the world's strongest and powerful countries. Peter the Great made major improvements to Russia, making Russia a far more modern and feared country (Infoplease)
  • Royal Mint

    Royal Mint
    Isaac Newton became the Warden of the Royal Mint in 1696. Through this promotion, He dramatically decreased the chance of future counterfeiting in England by chinging the shape of the coins that were made. He did such a great job of helping the economy of England, he was the first Warden to become Master of the Mint and remained in that position until death (Rosinky)
  • Knighted

    In 1700, Isaac Newton was rewarded for his accomplishments by being knighted by Queen Anne. From then on he was known as "Sir Isaac Newton". This was a huge honor, especially from the Queen, and gave him more rights and importance in society now that he was a knight of England (Anderson 94).
  • Death

    Isaac Newton died on March 20, 1727 in London, France. He lived a long life up until age 84 in his sleep likey from abdomin troubles. People were so thankful and amazed by his accomplishments in science and math, they built a huge monument in his memory in front of tbe university he attended (Anderson 97).