Winston Churchill Timeline- Jasmine Puslednik

  • Birth

    Winston Churchill was born on 30 November 1874, in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. He came from a wealthy English family.
  • Graduated High School

    Graduated High School
    After graduating elementary school in Brighton Winston Churchill went enrolled at Harrow School RMC Sandhurst. He had poor entrance exam scores but he excelled in the subjects he loved most, English and History. He also showed great athletic ability when winning the Public Schools Fencing Championships. Winston Churchill graduated Harrow School in 1892.
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    Served as a Soldier for Britain

    Winston enlisted in the British Armed Services to serve in British India, the Anglo-Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. On the 20th of March 1899 he set sail back to his homeland to start a career in politics.
  • 'The River War'

    'The River War'
    'The River War' is a story of the conquest of Sudan between 1896 and 1899 by Anglo-Egyptian forces under the leadership of Lord Kitchener. The River War was Churchill's second published book, released in 1899.
  • Enters Parliament for the United Kingdom

    Enters Parliament for the United Kingdom
    In 1900 Winston ran for a seat in parliament and won narrowly. He became a member of parliament at the age of 25.
  • WW2 Starts

    WW2 Starts
    Hitler's attack on Poland in September 1939 led Britain and France to declare war on Germany, ushering in World War II.
  • Becomes Prime Minister

    Becomes Prime Minister
    On May 10, Hitler attacked the Netherlands (Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) and France. On the same day, Chamberlain formally lost the trust of the House of Commons.
    Churchill was appointed British Prime Minister in his place. He formed an all-party coalition and quickly won British support. On May 13, Churchill declared in his first speech since his appointment as prime minister: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat”.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbour- Hawaii

    Attack on Pearl Harbour- Hawaii
    Following the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, British Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong the day before, the Winston Churchill and UK government declared war on the Japanese Empire on December 8, 1941.
  • VE Day (Victory Europe Day)

    VE Day (Victory Europe Day)
    VE Day marked the end of end of WW2 on May 8th 1945. Victory in Europe Day, also known as VE Day in Australia, Great Britain and North America, celebrates the surrender of German armed forces.
  • 'Iron curtain' Speech

    'Iron curtain' Speech
    Churchill presented his famous 'Iron Curtain' speech in Fulton, Missouri on March 5, 1946. He stressed the need for the United States and Britain to act as countries of peace and stability against the threat of Soviet communism, which had drawn an "iron curtain" on Europe.
  • Re-elected as Prime Minister

    Re-elected as Prime Minister
    After losing the 1945 general election for prime minister to Clement Attlee, Winston Churchill became opposition leader for 4 years. In 1950 Churchill ran for prime minister again. He won the election by a landslide (he rounded up nearly twice as many votes as the opposition). He became prime minister for a second term.
  • Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

    Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
    Winston Churchill became, Sir Winston Churchill once he was knighted by the queen because of his great leadership.
  • Wins Nobel Literature Prize

    Wins Nobel Literature Prize
    The Nobel Prize in Literature 1953 was awarded to Sir Winston Churchill "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values."
  • Retires

    After his stroke, Churchill continued until 1954, when he retired as Prime Minister in April 1955, knowing that he was declining both physically and mentally.
  • Heath Problems

    Heath Problems
    From 1951 Winston Churchill started developing high frequency hearing loss. Once Churchill lost the 1945 election he developed depression and a drinking addiction. Churchill started having strokes every few years since 27 years old this was found to be linked with his progressive mild dementia.
  • Death

    Sir Winston Churchill died on the morning of Sunday, January 24,1965 in his home at 28 Hyde Park Gate, London. He was ninety years old and had suffered several strokes, and it had been clear for a while that his life was coming to an end.
  • Winston Churchill Day

    Winston Churchill Day
    Winston Churchill Day commemorates/honours the life of him every year on April 9th. The way u celebrate is by reading his book and learning about his life.