Sugar Changed The World Timeline

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  • 100

    Wild sugar cane is first planted on the island of New Guinea.

    This important event signifies the beginning of sugar's future. This took place within the time period of 8000-7000 B.C.
  • 500

    Doctors and scholars were brought together within the college at Jundi Shapur.

    At the Jundi Shapur college, the guests shared information on how to care for, plant, and grow sugar, and even how to make it into a medicine. This important occurance took place in the year of 500 A.D.
  • Mar 14, 1100

    Cane stalks were brought to Hawaii on the inhabitant's long journey across the Pacific Ocean.

    This began the growth of sugar cane within Hawaii. Therefore, sugar canes were already growing by the time Europeans explored the islands.
  • Aug 3, 1565

    A wedding occured in which a Portuguese princess was wed to an Italian nobleman in Brussels.

    This event signifies that the rich took the slave's hard work of growing and harvesting the sugar for granted because almost every figurine was carved out of sugar. The wedding had many lavish sugar sculptures that were being used as decorations.
  • About 53,100 slaves were being shipped from Africa by the British.

    This was the increased number of slaves since the year of 1753, when an average of 34,250 slaves were being shipped.
  • The commanders from the richest plantations of sugar came together and met in the Alligater Woods.

    During their gathering, they disscussed a plan which involved revolting against their white owners and destroying anything that involved sugar.
  • A colored man by the name of Charles Deslondes head what was said to be the largest slave revolt in the history of the U.S.

    Slaves attacked fields and plantations. However, many slaves were killed and the revolt unfortuneately failed.
  • England abolished slavery.

    This was made possible by the devotion and dedication of the abolitionists Clarkson, Wilberforce, and others.
  • Many workers were shipped from India to Demerara.

    Crossing the oceans, what was then referred to as "crossing the black water," to the Indian workers, was risky and was even looked down on because if you left, you were forbidden to return unless you went through a special ceremony.
  • Mohandas K. Gandhi made a speech to his fellow Indians.

    Within his speech, Gandhi talked about the Satyagraha, which is sometimes called "love-force". This word overall means "truth with force". Also, each individual was to make an oath to him or herself therefore peacefully resisting discriminatory laws.