History

Events

Suleyman I, the last great Ottoman sultan died

1566

John Kay creates the flying shuttle

1733

Robert Clive led East India Company against Indian forces at the Battle of Plassey

1757

James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny

1764

Richard Arkwright invents the water frame

1769

Jose de San Martin

1778 - 1850

He helped liberate Argentina, Chile, and Peru from Spanish rule.

Samuel Crompton combined the spinning jenny and the water frame and produced the spinning mule

1779

Simon Bolivar

1783 - 1830

Edmund Cartwright invented the power loom

1787

Selim III comes to power

1789

Napoleonic Wars

1789 - 1815

Samuel Slater emigrated to the United States...with him he brought the design for a spinning machine

1789

Toussaint Louverture

1791 - 1803

The working class saw little improvement in their lives

1800 - 1850

Richard Trevithick won a bet of several thousand dollars for hauling ten tons of iron over ten miles of track in steam-locomotive

1804

Napoleon creates a blockade

1806

Miguel Hidalgo took the first step toward independence

1810 - 1815

Francis Lowell mechanizes every stage in the manufacturing of cloth

1813

Napoleon surrenders, exiled to Elba

1814

Revolutions erupted across Europe

1815 - 1848

Revolution in Spain

1820 - 1821

Monroe Doctrine forced European powers to abandon hope of colonies in Americas

1820

Liverpool to Manchester Railroad completed

1830

Greece gains independence from Ottoman Empire

1830

Serbia gains self-rule

1833

India, Samyra controlled most of India

1850

Crimean War starts

1853

Sepoys rebelled and captured Delhi

1857

David Livingstone travels into Central Africa

1860

Henry Stanley finds Dr. Livingston

1871

Stanley signed treaties with local chiefs along the Congo River Valley

1879 - 1882

Europe only controller 10% of land in Africa

1880