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

Prime Ministers of Australia 1901 – Present

Prime Ministers of Australia - Scott Morrison

A Timeline of Prime Ministers of Australia from 1901 to present day

In 1788 British ships arrived in Sydney, New South Wales and a penal colony was established. Over the next hundred years more colonies were established, each ruled by a Governor responsible to the British Parliament. Each colony had its own laws and travelling from one colony to another meant passing through border controls. At the end of the nineteenth century, after several years of campaigning, the six colonies decided to come together as the Federation of Australia. A constitution was drawn up and approved by the British Parliament and Queen Victoria. The Federation of Australia came into effect on 1st January 1901.

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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

Boris Johnson 1964 – Present

Born – 19th June 1964 Father – Stanley Johnson (1940 – ) Mother – Charlotte Fawcett (1942 – ) Partners – 1. Allegra Mostyn-Owen (m. 1987), 2. Marina Wheeler (m. 1993), 3. Carrie Symonds (m. 2021) Children – by Marina Wheeler – Lara Lettice (b. 1993), Milo Arthur (b. 1995), Cassia Peaches (b. 1997); by … Read more

Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826

Born – 2nd April 1743 Died – 4th July 1826 Father – Peter Jefferson (1708 – 1757) Mother – Jane Randolph (1720 – 1776) Spouse – m. 1772 – Martha Wayles Skelton (1748 – 1782) Children – Martha (Patsy) (1772 – 1836), Jane (1774 – 1775), unnamed son (1777), Mary (Polly) (1778 – 1804), Lucy … Read more

Joseph Kennedy Sr 1888 – 1969

Born – 6th September 1888 Died – 18th November 1969 Father – Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858 – 1929) Mother – Mary Augusta Hickey (1857 – 1923) Spouse – m. 1914 – Rose Fitzgerald (1890 – 1995) Children – Joseph Jr (1915 – 1944), John (1917 – 1963), Rosemary (1918 – 2005), Kathleen (1920 – 1948), … Read more

Democratic Party Presidential Tickets (Nominees) 1828 – Present

This timeline details Democratic Party Presidential Tickets (Nominees) See also: Republican Party Presidential Tickets 1828 Presidential Nominee: Andrew Jackson Vice Presidential Nominee: John C Calhoun Won the election 1832 Presidential Nominee: Andrew Jackson Vice Presidential Nominee: Martin Van Buren Won the election 1836 Presidential Nominee: Martin Van Buren Vice Presidential Nominee: Richard Mentor Johnson Won … Read more

Republican Party Presidential Tickets (Nominees) 1856 – Present

This timeline details Republican Party Presidential Tickets (Nominees) See also: Democratic Party Presidential Tickets 1856 Presidential Nominee: John C Fremont Vice Presidential Nominee: William L Dayton Lost election to James Buchanan 1860 Presidential Nominee: Abraham Lincoln Vice Presidential Nominee: Hannibal Hamlin Won the election 1864 Presidential Nominee: Abraham Lincoln Vice Presidential Nominee: Andrew Johnson Won … 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

Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland 1919 – Present

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 … 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

Nikolai Bukharin 1888 – 1938

Born – 27th September 1888 Died – 15th March 1938 – executed Father – Ivan Gavrilovich Bukharin Mother – Liubov Ivanovna Bukharin Spouses – Esfir Gurvich; m. 1934 – Anna Larina (1914 – 1996) Children –  by Esfir – Svetlana (1922 -2003); by Anna Larina – Yuri Larin (b. 1936)  Known to History – Bolshevik revolutionary … Read more

Leon Trotsky 1879 – 1940

Born – 7th November 1879 Died – 21st August 1940 Father – David Leontyevich Bronstein (1847-1922) Mother – Anna Lvovna (1850-1910) Spouses – m. 1899 div. 1902 – Aleksandra Sokolovskaya (1872 – 1938); m. 1903 – Natalia Sedova (1882 – 1962) Children – by Aleksandra – Zinaida Volkova (1901 – 1933), Nina Nevelson (1902 – … Read more

Joseph Stalin 1878 – 1953

Born – 18th December 1878 Died – 5th March 1953 Father – Besarion Jurghashvili (1850 – 1909) Mother – Ekaterine Geladze (1858 – 1937) Spouses – m. 1906 – Ekaterine Svanidze (1885 – 1907), m. 1919 – Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901 – 1932) Children – by Ekaterine – Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907 – 1943),  by Nadezhda – … Read more

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1945

This timeline details the main events in Weimar and Nazi Germany from 1918 – 1945 Weimar Republic 1918 (9th November) Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated and Germany was declared a Republic. A provisional coalition government was formed. It was made up of SPD (German Social Democratic Party) and USPD (Independent German Social Democratic Party) members under the … 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