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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Space Travel and Exploration 1926 – Present Day

This timeline details a history of space travel and exploration including details of the Space Race between the USA and the USSR. First Rockets 1926 (16th March) The first liquid fuelled rocket was launched by Robert Goddard. 1929 (17th July) Robbert Goddard launched a rocket carrying a barometer and a camera from Auburn, Massachussetts. 1942 … Read more

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1954 – Present Day

This timeline details the winners of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year from 1954 to present day 1954 Christopher Chataway – Athletics 1955 Gordon Pirie – Athletics 1956 Jim Laker – Cricket 1957 Dai Rees – Golf 1958 Ian Black – Swimming 1959 John Surtees – Motorcycle racing 1960 David Broome – Show jumping … Read more

International Relations: The Cold War 1945 – 1991

This timeline details the main events of the period known as the Cold War and is linked to the GCSE topic International Relations: The Cold War Era 1945 – 1991 See Also: Leaders of the Soviet Union 1922 – 1991 Presidents of the United States 1789 – Present day 1945 (4th – 11th February) Yalta … Read more

Peace and War: International Relations 1900 – 1939

This timeline details the main events covered in the first 40 years of the twentieth century, including World War One and the Inter War Years, and is linked to the GCSE topic Peace and War: International Relations 1900 – 1939 1879 (7th October) The Dual Alliance This was an alliance made between Germany and Austria-Hungary … 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

World War Two/ Second World War 1939 – 1945

This timeline details the main events of World War Two also known as the Second World War and the years immediately preceding the outbreak of war 1931 1931 (18th September) Pacific Japan invaded Manchuria. China appealed to the League of Nations for support but Japan withdrew from the League. 1935 1935 (14th April) Europe Stresa … Read more

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

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 Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos (Indochina) were under French control. 1911 Ho Chi Minh left Vietnam to travel … 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