the making of a modern world

Events

Farming methods revolutionised by Jethro Tull’s horse-drawn seed drill

1700

Thomas Newcomen built the first steam engine

1712

Rotherham triangular plough patented by Joseph Foljambe

1730

First cotton spinning factory was built

1771

American declaration of independence is signed

July 4 1776

Australia colonised by the British

1788

end of the french revoloution

1799

end of the industrial revoloution

1820

Western Australia was claimed by England

1826

Captain cook travels up the cost

1826

Myall creek massacre

1838

gold discovered in Victoria, Australia

1851

England’s population has doubled in the last 50 year = population explosion

1860

Telephone invented

1876

unveiling of the Statue of Liberty

28 November 1886

Eiffel Tower erected

1889

Wireless radio invented

1899

Wright brothers make the first powered flight

1903

Titanic sinking

1912

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

June 28 1914

World War One begins

August 4 1914

Gallipoli landings

1915

First conscription referendum in Australia

1916

Armistice signed and WWI effectively ends

November 11 1918

Peace treaty signed in Versailles – the war officially ends

June 28 1919