Making of the Modern World

Events

Jethro Tull's Horse-Drawn Seed Drill

1700

Thomas Newcomen Built the First Steam Engine

1712

Rotherham Triangle Plough Patented by Joseph Foljambe

1730

U.S. Postal Service Established

1755

First Cotton Spinning Factory

1771

Australia Colonised by British

1788

Edward Jenner Creates First Smallpox Vaccine

1796

First Use of the White House

1800

UK Abolished Slave Trade

1806

Rubber Band Invented

1845

Big Ben Finished

1858

England's Population Doubled in Past 50 Years

1860

First Traffic Light

1868

Telephone Invented

1876

First Modern Olympic Games

1896

Wireless Radio Invented

1899

Commonwealth of Australia Established

1901

Wright Brothers First Powered Flight

1903

WW1 Begins

1914

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

1914

Gallipoli Landings

1915

First Conscription Referendum in Australia

1916

Royal Air Force Founded

1918

Armistice Signed and WW1 Effectively Ends

1918

Peace Treaty Signed in Versailles - War Officially Ends

1919