Year 5 Timeline

  • Grimm's Fairy Tales published

    Grimm's Fairy Tales published
    Grimms' Fairy Tales, originally known as the Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder und Hausmärchen, is a German collection of fairy tales by the Grimm brothers or "Brothers Grimm", Jacob and Wilhelm, first published on 20 December 1812. This first edition contained 86 stories, and by the seventh edition in 1857, it had 210 unique fairy tales.
  • The Victorian Era begins

    The Victorian Era begins
    Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent begins her reign of 63 years and seven months as Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Oliver Twist is published

    Oliver Twist is published
    Charles Dickens publishes Oliver Twist in full.
    The novel highlights 19th Century child labour, domestic violence, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children.
    The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of working as a child labourer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dickens's own experiences as a youth contributed as well.
  • Haseltine was constructed

    Haseltine was constructed
    Haseltine Primary School opened as a school for boys and girls.
  • Joseph Lewis is convicted of stealing

    Joseph Lewis is convicted of stealing
    11 year old Joseph Lewis from Rotherhithe is convicted in Greenwich of stealing 12lb's of iron - weighing a little more than a medium dog. He is sentenced to 1 month of hard labour.
  • Tchaikovsky publishes "The Seasons"

    Tchaikovsky publishes "The Seasons"
    Russian composer gradually publishes "The Seasons". Each month, the next piece was published in the magazine "Nouvellist".
    This included "October" with the accompanying verse:
    Autumn, our poor garden is all falling down,
    the yellowed leaves are flying in the wind.
  • The Victorian Era ends

    The Victorian Era ends
    Queen Victoria dies at the age of 81, ending (at the time) the longest reign of any British monarch: 63 years. This would only be surpassed by her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned from 1952-1922: 70 years.
    Upon Victoria's death, the Victorian Era ends and the Edwardian Era begins as her eldest son, Edward VII, is crowned King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India.
  • Yuri Gagarin - first human in Space

    Yuri Gagarin - first human in Space
    On April 12, 1961, aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into space. During the flight, the 27-year-old test pilot also became the first man to orbit the planet, a feat accomplished by his space capsule in 89 minutes.
  • Robert H. Lawrence joins the MOL

    Robert H. Lawrence joins the MOL
    Two years after earning a PhD in physical chemistry, Robert H. Lawrence is selected to join the MOL (Manned Orbital Laboratory) programme, becoming the first black astronaut. "It's another one of those things that we look forward to in civil rights — normal progression." Lawrence unfortunately dies in a plane crash later that year, preventing him from actually travelling into space for the MOL. Robert H. Lawrence Jr. (2.10.1935 – 8.12.1967) USA pilot and astronaut.
  • Apollo 11 program lands first humans on the Moon

    Apollo 11 program lands first humans on the Moon
    Apollo 11 was the American spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon.
    Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17, and Armstrong became the first person to step onto the Moon's surface six hours and 39 minutes later. Armstrong and Aldrin spent about two and a quarter hours together exploring the site they had named Tranquility Base upon landing. They spent a total of 21 hours on the surface of the moon.
  • Voyager 1 launched

    Voyager 1 launched
    Voyage 1 - a space probe - is launched by NASA to study the outer Solar System and interstellar space beyond the Sun's heliosphere (the area of space influenced by the Sun). Voyager 1 - launched 05/09/1977
  • Voyager 1 photographs "Pale Blue Dot"

    Voyager 1 photographs "Pale Blue Dot"
    Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers as it started to leave the Sun's heliosphere. Pale Blue Dot - photograph of Earth (14/02/1990)
  • UN CRC comes into force in the UK

    UN CRC comes into force in the UK
    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history. All UN member states except for the United States have ratified the Convention.
  • Mae Jemison orbits the Earth

    Mae Jemison orbits the Earth
    Mae Jemison becomes the first black woman to travel into space when she serves as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Jemison joined NASA's astronaut corps in 1987 and was selected to serve for the STS-47 mission, during which she orbited the Earth for nearly eight days on September 12–20, 1992. Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut.
  • Street Child is published

    Street Child is published
    Berlie Doherty publishes her novel "Street Child", imagining the life of the real Victorian child, Jim Jarvis and his eventual meeting with Dr Barnardo.
  • Carl Sagan publishes "Pale Blue Dot" book

    Carl Sagan publishes "Pale Blue Dot" book
    "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space" is a 1994 book by the astronomer Carl Sagan. The book, inspired by the famous 1990 Pale Blue Dot photograph, Sagan mixes philosophy about the human place in the universe with a description of the current knowledge about the Solar System. He also details a human vision for the future. Carl Sagan - American astronomer, scientist and author (born 09/11/1934)
  • 2010 Equality Act comes into law in the UK

    2010 Equality Act comes into law in the UK
    UK Government passes The Equality Act 2010, which makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of any of these "protected characteristics": age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.
  • Year 5 begins!

    Year 5 begins!
    Year 5 begin the school year!
  • Queen Elizabeth II dies

    Queen Elizabeth II dies
    Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96 at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days is the longest of any British monarch and the longest recorded of any female head of state in world history.
    Her son becomes king: Charles III.