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

Pandemics 430 BCE – Present

Black DeathThis timeline details pandemics through history

A pandemic is defined as a disease that spreads across a wide geographical area. Pandemics are generally caused by a new virus, or by a strain of an existing virus that spreads rapidly. They may also be caused by bacteria, though this is rarer nowadays unless it is resistant to antibiotics.

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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

Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland 1919 – Present

Michael Martin

A Timeline of Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland from 1919 to present day

In January 1919, members of Sinn Féin refused to take their seats in Westminster. Instead they formed their own parliament Dáil Éireann and pushed for self-governance. The Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921 granted self-government to 26 counties of Ireland, to be named the Irish Free State, while the other 6 counties in the north remained a part of the United Kingdom. The treaty included a clause which stated that the government of Ireland had to swear allegiance to the British monarch. Members of Sinn Féin, including leader Éamon de Valera refused to take this oath and did not take their seats in government. In 1931 the Statute of Westminster passed full authority to the Irish Free State. Éamon de Valera founded a new party Fianna Fáil and when he was elected he abolished the Oath of Allegiance. In 1937 de Valera changed the constitution and the Irish Free State became Ireland. In 1949 Ireland became the Republic of Ireland.

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World’s Tallest Structures 8000 BCE – Present

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the World’s tallest structures. We have used the definition of a structure to include buildings and towers that can be visited or climbed up. 8000 BCE (during) Tower of Jericho, Palestine 8.5 metres (28 feet) designed by unknown 2650 BCE (during) Step Pyramid, Saqqara, Egypt 62.5 metres (205 … Read more World’s Tallest Structures 8000 BCE – Present

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

David Bowie 1947 – 2016

Born – 8th January 1947 Died – 10th January 2016 Father – Haywood Stenton (John) Jones (1912 – 1969) Mother – Margaret Mary (Peggy) Burns (1913 – 2001) Spouses – m. 1970, div. 1980 – Angie Barnett (b. 1949), m. 1992 – Iman Abdulmajid (b. 1955) Children – by Angie – Duncan Zowie (b. 1971); … Read more David Bowie 1947 – 2016

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 The Falklands War 1982

Robert Falcon Scott 1868 – 1912

Born – 6th June 1868 Died – 29th March 1912 Father – John Edward Scott  Mother – Hannah Cuming Spouse – m. 1908 – Kathleen Bruce (1878 – 1947) Children – Peter (1909 – 1989) Known to History – Polar explorer   1868 (6th June) Robert Falcon Scott was born to John Edward Scott, a … Read more Robert Falcon Scott 1868 – 1912

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 Ernest Shackleton 1874 – 1922