The Birth of A Modern World

Events

1492 - Discovery of the Americas

1492

Founded by Christopher Columbus

North America

1492

Jamestown, Virginia

1607

1607 - First American Colonies

1607

Jamestown, Virginia

1752 - Discoveries about electicity

1752

Philadelphia

1752

Lancashire, England

1764

1764 - Spinning Jenny Made

1764

Made by James Hargreaves

1770 - Australia Discovered

1770

Botany Bay

1770

1776 - North America

1776

Warwick, England

1776

1776 - America Declares Independence

1776

1776 - Steam Engine Created

1776

Port Jackson, NSW, Aus

1788

1788 - Penal Colony Established in Port Jackson

1788

1833 - Slave Trade Abolished

1833

British Empire

1833

1850-1890 Long Boom

1850 - 1890

Australia

1850 - 1890

Across The World

1914 - 1918

1914-1918 World War I

1914 - 1918

Who

Christopher Columbus

1492

English Settlers

1607

Benjamin Franklin

1752

James Hargreaves

1767

Cpt. James Cook

1770

Continental Congress

1776

James Watt

1776

Joseph Banks

1788

British Parliament

1833

Australian Employers

1850 - 1890

Various Nations

1914 - 1918