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

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

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

UK No 1 Albums 2020

This timeline details the weekly No 1 albums in the UK for 2020 See also – UK No 1 Singles 2020 2020 (3rd January) Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent – Lewis Capaldi 2020 (10th January) Heavy is the Head – Stormzy 2020 (17th January) Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent – Lewis Capaldi 2020 … Read more

UK Storms 2019 – 2020

This timeline details all UK Storms for the Winter 2019 – 2020 Storm Atiyah December 8th – 9th Areas Most Affected: Ireland, Wales, Southern England Storm Brendan January 14th – 16th Areas Most Affected: Southern Ireland, Wales, Southern England Storm Ciara February 8th – 9th Areas Most Affected: Ireland and the United Kingdom Storm Dennis … Read more

Booker Prize Winners 1969 – Present

Booker Prize Winners 2019This timeline details the yearly Booker Prize Winners for works of Fiction written in English and published in the United Kingdom. It was known as the Booker-McConnell Prize from 1969 – 2001 (after the company that sponsored the event). It is now officially called the Man Booker Prize but is generally referred to as the Booker Prize.

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Nobel Prize Winners 1901 – Present

Nobel Prize Winners

This timeline details the yearly Nobel Prize Winners for Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics (from 1969) and Peace. The Nobel Prize winners are announced in October of each year and the awards are presented in Stockholm on 10th December.

The Nobel Prizes were directed to be set up by the terms of Alfred Nobel’s will. Nobel was a Swedish scientist who wanted to recognise international achievement in the Sciences.

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King Sweyn Estridsson of Denmark 1019 – 1076

King Sweyn Estridsson of Denmark

Father – Ulf Thorgilsson
Mother – Estrid Svendsdatter
Spouses – 1. Gyda of Sweden 2. Gunnhildr Sweinsdottir 3. Tora Torbergsdatter
Children – by Gunnhildr – Svend Svendsen
King of Denmark – 1047 – 1076
Predecessor – Magnus the Good – 1042 – 1047
Successor – Harald III 1076 – 1080

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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

Taylor Swift 1989 – Present Day

Born – 13th December 1989 Father – Scott Kingsley Swift Mother – Andrea Gardner Finlay Spouse – none Children – none 1989 (13th December) Taylor Swift was born Taylor Alison Swift to Scott Kingsley Swift and Andrea Gardner Swift nee Finlay in Reading, Pennsylvania. Taylor was named after James Taylor. 1992 (11th March) Taylor’s brother, … Read more

Emmy Award Winners 1949 – Present

This timeline details the yearly Primetime Emmy Award Winners 25th January 1949  Hollywood Athletic Club, Los Angeles Host – Walter O’Keefe Emmy Award Winners: Most Popular TV Programme – Pantomime Quiz Best TV Film – The Necklace Outstanding TV Personality – Shirley Dinsdale 27th January 1950 Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles Host – Bill Welsh Award … 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

Atlantic Hurricanes and Storms 2019

This timeline details all Atlantic Hurricanes and Storms for 2019 Subtropical Storm Andrea May 20th to 21st Areas Affected: Bermuda Category 1 Hurricane Barry July 11th to 15th Areas Affected: Eastern United States Tropical Storm Chantal August 21st – 24th Areas Affected: East Coast United States Category 5 Hurricane Dorian August 24th to September 7th … 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