English 201 Timeline

Events

John Smith Born

1580

Founding of Jamestown

1607

Cornelius Drebbel's Submarine Invented

1623

John Smith's "A General History of Virginia Published"

1624

John Smith Died

1631

Harvard University Founded

1636

Stephen Daye's First Colonial Printing Press

1639

Joseph Jenks's Fire Engine Invented

1654

Halfway Covenant

1662

Newton's Telescope Invented

1668

French and Indian War

1689

Salem Witch Trials

1692

Benjamin Franklin Born

1706

First Great Awakening

1720

Gabriel Fahrenheit Invents Thermostat

1724

Ben Franklin's "Poor Richards Almanac" Published

1732

Franklin Invents Bifocals

1760

First Magazine "The General"

1761

Battle of Lexington and Concord

1775

Declaration Signed

1776

Constitution Signed

1787

Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin Invented

1790

Benjamin Franklin Died

1790

Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason" Published

1794

Ralph Waldo Emerson Born

1803

Napolean crowns himself Emperor of France

1804

US declares war on Great Britain

1812

Beethoven's Symphony #9 is Released

1824

1st English Dictionary Published

1828

Indian Removal Act

1830

Michael Faraday's First Electric Motor Invented

1831

Ann Plato becomes first published African American

1841

Ralph Waldo Emerson Died

1882