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

John Cabot 1450 – 1498

Born – c1450 Died – c1498 Father – Giulio Caboto Mother – Unknown Spouse – m. c1470 – Mattea Children – Ludovico, Sebastian (1474 – 1557), Sancto 1450 (around) John Cabot was born Giovanni Caboto to Giulio Caboto and his wife in Italy. His birthplace may have been Gaeta or Castiglione Chiavarese in Genoa. His … 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

East India Company 1600 – 1873

This timeline details the activities of the East India Company from its beginnings in 1600 to its dissolution in 1873 1600 (31st December) The Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies was founded by a Royal Charter signed by Elizabeth I. The charter gave them a monopoly on trade with any country … Read more