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 2021 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

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

 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 … 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

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 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

George Washington 1732 – 1799

Born – 22nd February 1732 Died – 14th December 1799 Father – Augustine Washington (1694 – 1743) Mother – Mary Ball (1709 – 1789) Spouse – m. 1759 – Martha Dandridge Custis (1731 – 1802) Children – None – stepchildren – John (1754 – 1781), Martha (1756 – 1773) President of the United States – … 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

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

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

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

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

Lyndon Baines Johnson LBJ 1908 – 1973

Born – 27th August 1908 Died – 22nd January 1973 Father – Samuel Ealy Johnson (1877 – 1937) Mother – Rebekah Baines (1881 – 1958) Spouse – m. 1934 – Claudia Thompson (Lady Bird) (1912 – 2007) Children – Lynda (b. 1944), Luci (b. 1947) President of the United States – 1963 – 1969 Predecessor … Read more

JFK, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917 – 1963

Born – 29th May 1917 Died – 22nd November 1963 (assassinated) Father – Joseph Kennedy (1888 – 1969) Mother – Rose Fitzgerald (1890 – 1995) Spouse – Jacqueline Bouvier (1929 – 1994) Children – Arabella (1956), Caroline (b. 1957), John (1960 – 1999), Patrick (1963) President of the United States – 1961 – 1963 Predecessor … 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