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

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

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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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

John Adams 1735 – 1826

John Adams Timeline

Father – John Adams Sr
Mother – Susanna Boylston
Spouse – Abigail Smith
Children – Abigail, John Quincy, Charles, Thomas
President of the United States – 1797 – 1801
Predecessor – George Washington – 1789 – 1797
Successor – Thomas Jefferson – 1801 – 1809

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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

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 Robert (Bobby) Kennedy 1925 – 1968

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 Martin Luther King 1929 – 1968

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

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

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 Space Travel and Exploration 1926 – Present Day

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 International Relations: The Cold War 1945 – 1991

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 Peace and War: International Relations 1900 – 1939

Lyndon Baines Johnson 1908 – 1973

Lyndon B JohnsonFather – Samuel Ealy Johnson
Mother – Rebekah Baines
Spouse – Claudia Thompson (Bird)
Children – Lynda, Luci
President of the United States – 1963 – 1969
Predecessor – John F Kennedy – 1961 – 1963
Successor – Richard Nixon – 1969 – 1974

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JFK, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917 – 1963

JFK, President John KennedyFather – Joseph Kennedy
Mother – Rose Fitzgerald
Spouse – Jacqueline Bouvier
Children – Arabella, Caroline, John, Patrick
President of the United States – 1961 – 1963
Predecessor – Dwight Eisenhower – 1953 – 1961
Successor – Lyndon Baines Johnson – 1963 – 1969

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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 United States/ US Presidents 1789 – Present Day

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 World War One Causes 1878 – 1914

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 Vietnam War Causes and Events 1887 – 1978

Donald John Trump 1946 –

Donald TrumpFather – Fred Trump
Mother – Mary MacLeod Trump
Spouse – Ivana Zelnickova, Marla Maples, Melania Knauss
Children – by Ivana -Donald, Ivanka, Eric; by Marla – Tiffany; by Melania – Barron
President of the United States – 2017 – Present
Predecessor – Barack Obama – 2009 – 2017

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