War on Terror 2001 – Present Day

This timeline details the main events in the War on Terror from 2001 – present day 2001 (11th September) 9/11 Attack Four aeroplanes were hijacked by members of Al Qaeda. Two were crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York, one was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington and the … Read more War on Terror 2001 – Present Day

September 11th Terror Attacks 2001 (9/11)

This timeline details the events of September 11th 2001 (9/11) which saw four planes hijacked by members of the terrorist Al-Quaeda group. Three were deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon, while the fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Around 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks.  Please note: … Read more September 11th Terror Attacks 2001 (9/11)

Pearl Harbor, Causes and Main Events 1919 – 1941

This timeline details the main causes and events of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 1941 Please note: times shown are local times, where applicable Hawaii time has also been given. Causes 1919 (4th May) Paris Peace Conference The Paris Peace Conference held at the end of World War One, had given German rights in … Read more Pearl Harbor, Causes and Main Events 1919 – 1941

World War One 1914 – 1918

This timeline details the main events of World War One also known as the Great War, WWI and the First World War from 1914 to 1918 see also Causes of World War One 1914 1914 (28th June) The heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated. The couple were … Read more World War One 1914 – 1918

French Revolution 1789 – 1799 Causes and Events

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and events of the French Revolution. NB – The Storming of the Bastille on 14th July 1789 has been given as the start of the events of the revolution. However, some historians give the meeting of the Estates General on 5th May as the start of the … Read more French Revolution 1789 – 1799 Causes and Events

The American Dream – United States of America 1915 – 1988

This timeline details the main events in twentieth century United States of America History and is linked to the A-Level topic In Search of the American Dream: The USA c.1917 – 1996 1915 (during) The United States of America was 126 years old. Its system of government was well established and its policies gave rise … Read more The American Dream – United States of America 1915 – 1988

The Peasant’s Revolt Causes and Events 1348 – 1381

This timeline is a chronology of  the causes and events of the Peasant’s Revolt Causes 1348 (June) The Black Death This deadly form of plague reached England.   1349 (during) Ordinance of Labourers The Black Death had killed around a third of the population. This meant that there were food shortages as there was a … Read more The Peasant’s Revolt Causes and Events 1348 – 1381

The Irish Rebellion of 1798 Causes and Events

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and events of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Causes of the Irish Rebellion 1695 – 1728 Penal Laws These were a series of laws that placed restrictions on Catholics in Ireland. Catholics were not allowed to: buy land; carry weapons; vote in elections; serve as members of … Read more The Irish Rebellion of 1798 Causes and Events

Prohibition in America, Causes and Events 1789 – 1933

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and events of Prohibition in America Causes 1789 (during) A group of farmers formed a Temperance association. They had been influenced by ‘The Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits upon the Human Body and Mind’ which had been published in 1784 by the physician Benjamin Rush. … Read more Prohibition in America, Causes and Events 1789 – 1933

The California Gold Rush 1842 – 1884

This timeline details the events of the California Gold Rush 1842 – 1884 1842 (9th March) Francisco Lopez found gold in Santa Clarita, California. California was part of Mexico at the time. 1843 (during) Francisco Lopez found more gold in San Feliciano Canyon, California. The find was not publicised. 1846 (during) Francisco Lopez and other … Read more The California Gold Rush 1842 – 1884

1917 Russian Revolution Causes and Events

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and main events of the 1917 Russian Revolution. NB. The dates used are those of the Julian Calendar, which was in use in Russia at the time of the Russian Revolution. See also: Tsarist Russia 1855 – 1922 Vladimir Lenin 1870 – 1924 Causes 1905 (16th January) … Read more 1917 Russian Revolution Causes and Events

Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

 This timeline details the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 Causes 1956 (2nd December) They were attacked by Batista and fled to the Cuban hills where they formed a rebel opposition movement. 1958 (29th July) Battle of Las Mercedes This was a ten-day battle planned by Batista to wipe out the rebels. He sent … Read more Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

Bay of Pigs Invasion 1961 Causes and Events

 This timeline details the Causes and Events of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba Long Term Causes 1868 (10th October) Ten Years’ War Cuba had been under control of Spain since it was discovered by the Spanish in 1492. Rich in sugar plantations, the land was exploited by the Spanish. Cuban nationals now demanded … Read more Bay of Pigs Invasion 1961 Causes and Events

American Civil Rights Movement 1865 – 1968

 This timeline details the main events of the American Civil Rights Movement 1865 (31st January) 13th Amendment This amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery. However, particularly in the southern states, black Americans were still subject to discrimination by white supremacists and state laws known as Black Codes. These codes were enacted by individual … Read more American Civil Rights Movement 1865 – 1968

American War of Independence Causes and Events 1763 – 1784

 This timeline details the main causes and events of the American War of Independence also known as the American Revolutionary War Main Causes 1763 (15th February) Seven Years War The war ended with the British and their allies victorious. 1763 (late February) The British Prime Minister, John Stuart, Earl of Bute, decided that it would … Read more American War of Independence Causes and Events 1763 – 1784

Pilgrimage of Grace 1536 – 1537

This timeline is a chronology of the main events of the protest against religious changes and the closure of the monasteries known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. 1534 (Summer) The small order of Friars Observant in London was closed and their seven houses acquired by the crown. Father Forrest from the Greenwich Friars Observant was sent … Read more Pilgrimage of Grace 1536 – 1537

The Falklands War 1982

 This timeline details the main events of the Falklands War of 1982 Causes 1976 (29th March) General Jorge Rafael Videla became President of Argentina. Videla was head of the military that removed Isabel Martinez Peron, second wife of Juan Peron, from the position. 1981 (during) The Falkland Islanders voted in a referendum to remain a … Read more The Falklands War 1982

Hungarian Revolution 1956

 This timeline details the main events of the Hungarian Revolution, also known as the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 See Also: International Relations: The Cold War 1945 – 1991 Long Term Causes 1940 (20th November) Tripartite Pact Hungary signed this Pact and joined the Axis Powers in World War Two. 1944 (early) Hungarian Prime Minister, Miklos … Read more Hungarian Revolution 1956

Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603

It is estimated that around 85,000 people were executed during the reigns of the Tudor Monarchs. This timeline details the most notable Tudor executions. See also: The Tudor Period 1485 – 1603 Tudor executions during the reign of King Henry VII 1485 – 1509 1485 (25th August) William Catesby aged about 35 years William Catesby … Read more Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603

Reading and Leeds Festival Headline Acts 1961 – Present Day

This timeline is a chronology of headline acts at Reading and Leeds festival held over August Bank Holiday weekend from 1961 to Present Day 1961 National Jazz Festival – Richmond Saturday 26th August – Alvin Roy’s Saratoga Jazz Band Sunday 27th August – Alex Welsh and His Band 1962 National Jazz Festival – Richmond Saturday … Read more Reading and Leeds Festival Headline Acts 1961 – Present Day

Field of the Cloth of Gold 1520

This timeline is a chronology of  the main events of the summit meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I known as the Field of the Cloth of Gold. 1518 (3rd October) The Treaty of London On the advice of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, King Henry VIII of England had agreed to make peace with King Francis … Read more Field of the Cloth of Gold 1520

Eurovision Song Contest Winners 1956 – Present Day

This timeline details the date, host city, winning country, artist and song of the yearly Eurovision Song Contest from 1956 to present day. 24th May 1956 Host City- Lugano, Switzerland Eurovision Winner – Switzerland Lys Assia singing ‘Refrain’ 3rd March 1957 Host City – Frankfurt, Germany Winner – Netherlands Corry Brokken singing ‘Net Als Toen’ … Read more Eurovision Song Contest Winners 1956 – Present Day

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 1970 – Present Day

This timeline is a chronology of the Chernobyl Power Plant from construction to the disaster to present day. 1970 (March) Work began constructing a new nuclear power plant at Chernobyl. A new town, Pripyat, to house workers at the plant, was also constructed. 1972 (during) It was decided that a RBMK (boiling water reactor) would … Read more Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 1970 – Present Day

Panama Canal 1513 – Present Day

This timeline shows a chronology of the construction and expansion of the Panama Canal 1513 (during) The explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first person to cross Panama. 1524 (during) Charles V of Spain, Holy Roman Emperor, wanted to find a route through Central America that would offer a direct route for ships travelling … Read more Panama Canal 1513 – Present Day

1905 Russian Revolution Causes and Events 1861 – 1906

This timeline is a chronology of the causes and main events of the 1905 Revolution in Russia. See also: 1917 Russian Revolution Tsarist Russia 1855 – 1922 Tsar Nicholas II 1868 – 1918 Long Term Causes 1861 (3rd March) Serfdom was abolished when Tsar Alexander II signed the Emancipation of the Serfs Decree bringing serfdom … Read more 1905 Russian Revolution Causes and Events 1861 – 1906

The Jacobite Movement 1668 – 1788

This timeline details the main events of The Jacobite Movement – the cause of the supporters of the Catholic heirs of King James II from 1668 to 1788 to reclaim the British throne following the Glorious Revolution 1668 (around) Prince James, brother to Charles II and heir to the throne, converted to Catholicism. His conversion … Read more The Jacobite Movement 1668 – 1788

Brexit Key Events 2013 –

This timeline shows the key events in Brexit – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. 2013 (23rd January) Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech promising the people of the United Kingdom a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union if his Conservative Party won the next General Election. 2015 … Read more Brexit Key Events 2013 –

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1945

This timeline details the main events in Weimar and Nazi Germany from 1918 – 1945 Weimar Republic 1918 (9th November) Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated and Germany was declared a Republic. A provisional coalition government was formed. It was made up of SPD (German Social Democratic Party) and USPD (Independent German Social Democratic Party) members under the … Read more Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1945

Pilgrim Fathers 1607 – 1621

This timeline details the main events of the Pilgrim Fathers from their departure from England to the Netherlands in 1607 to the celebration of the first harvest in 1621. 1607 (during) Members of William Bradford’s congregation in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, began to be persecuted for their Separatist belief. They attempted to leave England for the Netherlands … Read more Pilgrim Fathers 1607 – 1621