World War One Causes 1878 – 1914

This timeline details World War One Causes including long term, short term and trigger events See also Events and battles of World War One  Long Term Causes of World War One 1878 (3rd March) Treaty of San Stefano This was a peace treaty that was forced on Turkey by Russia following Turkish defeat in the … Read more

Ancient Egypt 3500 – 332 BCE

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the Periods, dynasties, rulers and significant events in Ancient Egyptian history Please note: all dates are BC (BCE) Predynastic 3500 – 3150 0 Dynasty – 3500 – 3150 Rulers Iry Hor Ka Events Early people settled in the Nile Valley Farming began in the Nile region Early Dynastic … Read more

Norman Conquest 1064 – 1077

This timeline details the main events of the Norman Conquest of England from 1064 – 1077 1064 (during) Harold Godwinson had departed England on a ship from Bosham. It is thought that he may have been sailing to Normandy to negotiate the release of his brother Wulfnoth and nephew Hakon who were being held prisoner … Read more

Vietnam War Causes and Events 1887 – 1978

This timeline details the main events of the conflict between the USA and Vietnam known as the Vietnam War and those events that are considered long term and short term causes of the war. Long Term Events 1887 (17th October) France took control of  Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, collectively known as Indochina at the time. … Read more

English Civil War Causes and Events 1625 – 1649

This timeline details the main causes and events of the seventeenth century conflict known as the English Civil War or the English Revolution 1625 – 1649 See also: King Charles I  Oliver Cromwell Background Causes of the English Civil War 1625 (13th June) King Charles I married Henrietta Maria, the daughter of Henry IV of … Read more

The Titanic 1907 – 1912

This timeline details the main events in the life of the ill fated liner Titanic 1907 (30th April) J Bruce Ismay and William James Pirrie decide to build a class of three liners, Titanic, Olympic and Britannic, that would compete in both speed and luxury with the Cunard Line for transatlantic passengers. 1908 (29th July) … Read more

Whitechapel Murders (Jack the Ripper) 1888 – 1891

This timeline is a chronology of the Whitechapel murders 1888 – 1891 and includes those murders attributed to Jack the Ripper PLEASE NOTE: this timeline contains graphic descriptions which some readers may find upsetting *Canonical victims – those believed to have been murdered by Jack the Ripper Whitechapel 1888 (around) Whitechapel inhabitants Whitechapel was a … Read more

The Holocaust 1933 – 1946

This timeline details the main events of the Holocaust that happened between 1933 and 1946 in German occupied European countries. 1933 (30th January ) Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi Party, was elected Chancellor of Germany. 1933 (22nd March) The first concentration camp was opened at Dachau in Germany. 1933 (24th March) The Enabling Act … Read more

UK Miners’ Strike 1984 – 1985

This timeline details the main political events of the UK Miners’ Strike 1984 – 1985 Background to the UK Miners’ Strike 1925 (April) Chancellor Winston Churchill presented his first Budget. On the advice of the Bank of England, Churchill restored the British currency to the gold standard. As predicted by economists, this led to deflation … Read more

Britain 1930 – 1997

This timeline details the main political events in British History 1920 – 1997 – and is linked to the OCR A-Level topic Britain 1930 – 1997 and the Edexcel A-Level topic Britain 1918 – 1997 1920s 1920 (March) Irish War of Independence Foreign Secretary, Winston Churchill, authorised a force of predominantly ex-soldiers, the Black and … Read more

Battle of Hastings 14th October 1066

This timeline details the background to and events of the Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066 Please note times given for the battle of Hastings are based on known times and sequence of events Background 1042 (8th June) Edward the Confessor, son of Aethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy succeeded his half-brother Harthacnut as … Read more

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

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

World War One/ First World War 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 World War Two 1914 1914 (28th June) The heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated. … Read more

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 which abolished slavery was passed by Congress. It was ratified by the House on 6th December 1865.  However, particularly in the southern states, black Americans were still subject to discrimination by … Read more

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

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. Background 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 … Read more

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

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

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

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

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