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

Harry Gordon (Mr) Selfridge 1858 – 1947

Born – 11th January 1858 Died – 8th May 1947 Father – Robert Oliver Selfridge Mother – Lois Selfridge Spouse –  m. 1890 – Rosalie Buckingham Children – Chandler (1891), Rosalie (1893 – 1977), Violette (1897 – 1996), Harry (Gordon) (1900 – 1976), Beatrice (1901 – 1990) Known to History – Founder of Selfridges department … Read more

Presidents of the United States/ US Presidents 1789 – Present Day

This timeline details all US Presidents from 1789 to 2013 See also: Republican Presidential Tickets (Nominees) Democratic Presidential Tickets (Nominees) George Washington No Political Party 30th April 1789 – 4th March 1797 George Washington was unanimously elected first US President following the American War of Independence.  John Adams Federalist 4th March 1797 – 4th March … Read more

Donald John Trump 1946 –

Born – 14th June 1946 Father – Fred Trump (1905 – 1993) Mother – Mary MacLeod Trump (1912 – 2000) Spouses – m. 1977, div. 1992 – Ivana Zelnickova (b. 1949); m. 1993, div. 1999 – Marla Maples (b. 1963); m. 2005 – Melania Knauss (b. 1970) Children – by Ivana -Donald (b. 1977), Ivanka (b. … 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

UK Prime Ministers 1721 to Present Day

This timeline details all UK Prime Ministers from 1721 to present day Sir Robert Walpole 1st Earl of Orford Whig Party 4th April 1721 – 16th February 1742   The term ‘Prime Minister’ was first used to describe Walpole as the most important man in government and the term has been used ever since. He … Read more

Historical Time Periods

This timeline gives a chronological listing of all historical time periods from prehistory to present day Prehistory – 6 million years ago – 3600 BCE Stone Age All regions 3.4 million years ago – 2000 BCE Ancient Mesopotamia Area from Persian Gulf to Mediterranean Sea 4000 BCE – 2600 BCE Ancient History – 3600 BCE … 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

King Aethelred the Unready of England 966 – 1016

Born – 966 Died – 23rd April 1016 Father – King Edgar (943 – 975) Mother – Aelfthryth (945 – 1002) Spouses – m. 985 – Aelfgifu of York (970 – 1002); m. 1002 – Emma of Normandy (985 – 1052) Children – by Aelfthryth – Aethelstan (985 – 1014), Ecgbert (d. 1005), King Edmund Ironside … Read more

Adolf Hitler 1889 – 1945

Born – 20th April 1889 Died – 30th April 1945 Father – Alois Hitler (1837 – 1903) Mother – Klara Pölzl (1860 – 1907) Spouse – m.1945 – Eva Braun (1912 – 1945) Children – No children Chancellor of Germany – 1933 – 1945 Preceded by – Kurt von Schleicher – 1932 – 1933 Succeeded … 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

Amendments to the United States Constitution 1791 – Present

United States Constitution

 This timeline details the 27 Amendments to the United States Constitution

Following the American War of Independence, George Washington stressed the importance of a Constitution to set out the terms of government. The document, which consists of seven articles, was ratified in 1788 and came into effect on 4th March 1789. It established the mechanics of the new government. To date there have been twenty-seven amendments to the Constitution. The first ten amendments, which became law in 1791, are also known as the Bill of Rights.

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Prime Ministers of Australia 1901 – Present

Prime Ministers of Australia - Scott Morrison

A Timeline of Prime Ministers of Australia from 1901 to present day

In 1788 British ships arrived in Sydney, New South Wales and a penal colony was established. Over the next hundred years more colonies were established, each ruled by a Governor responsible to the British Parliament. Each colony had its own laws and travelling from one colony to another meant passing through border controls. At the end of the nineteenth century, after several years of campaigning, the six colonies decided to come together as the Federation of Australia. A constitution was drawn up and approved by the British Parliament and Queen Victoria. The Federation of Australia came into effect on 1st January 1901.

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Kings and Queens of England and Britain 827 – Present Day

Kings and Queens of ScotlandThis timeline details all Kings and Queens of England and Britain from 827 to present day

From 1327 England and Wales have shared Kings and Queens

From 1603 England, Wales and Scotland have shared Kings and Queens 

The Kings and Queens of England also ruled Ireland from 1254 to 1936 when the Republic of Ireland broke from the monarchy, Northern Ireland, as part of the United Kingdom retained the monarchy.

See also Royal Consorts of England and Britain 940 – Present Day
Kings and Queens of Scotland 843 – Present Day

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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

John Adams 1735 – 1826

Born – 30th October 1735 Died – 4th July 1826 Father – John Adams Sr (1691 – 1761) Mother – Susanna Boylston (1708 – 1797) Spouse – m. 1764 – Abigail Smith (1744 – 1818) Children – Abigail (1765 – 1813), John Quincy (1767 – 1848), Susannah (1768 – 1769), Charles (1770 – 1800), Thomas … 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

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

Robert (Bobby) Kennedy 1925 – 1968

Born – 20th November 1925 Died – 6th June 1968 Father – Joseph Kennedy (1888 – 1969) Mother – Rose Fitzgerald (1890 – 1995) Spouse – m. 1950 – Ethel Skakel (b. 1928) Children – Kathleen (b. 1951), Joseph (b. 1952), Robert Jr (b. 1954), David (1955 – 1984), Courtney (b. 1956), Michael (1958 – … Read more

Martin Luther King 1929 – 1968

Born – 15th January 1929 Died – 4th April 1968 – assassinated Father – Rev Michael King (1899 – 1984) Mother – Alberta Williams (1904 – 1974) Spouse – m. 1953 – Coretta Scott (1927 – 2006) Children – Yolanda (1955 – 2007), Martin (b. 1957), Dexter (b. 1961), Bernice (b. 1963) Known to History … 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

Ernest Shackleton 1874 – 1922

Born – 15th February 1874 Died – 5th January 1922 Father – Henry Shackleton Mother – Henrietta Letitia Sophia Gavan Spouse – Emily Dorman (1868 – 1936) Children – Raymond (1905  – 1960), Cecily (1906 – 1957), Edward (1911 – 1994) Known to History – Antarctic Explorer 1874 (15th February) Ernest Shackleton was born in … Read more

Cosimo de Medici 1389 – 1464

Born – 27th September 1389 Died – 1st August 1464 Father – Giovanni di Bicci de Medici (1360 – 1429) Mother – Piccarda Bueri (1368-1433) Spouse – Contessina de Bardi (1390 – 1473) Children – by Contessina – Piero (1416 – 1469), Giovanni (1421 – 1463), illegitimate – Carlo (1430 – 1492) Lord of Florence … Read more

Kings of France 843 – 1870

This timeline details all Kings of France from 843 to 1848

Kings of France

The Kingdom of France began in 843 when Charles II, Carolingian King of the Franks took control of West Francia.
There were only Kings in France because the country was subject to Salic law meaning that women could have no place in the succession.

See also: Presidents of France

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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

Leaders of the Soviet Union 1922 – 1991

A Timeline of Leaders of the Soviet Union from 1922 – 1991 See also: Tsars/ Emperors and Empresses of Russia 1547 – 1917 Presidents of Russia 1991 – Present Vladimir Lenin 30th December 1922 – 21st January 1924 Leader of the Bolshevik Party during the Russian Revolution, Lenin became leader of the Union of Soviet … Read more