making of the 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

Australia colonised by the British

1788

The first ship of the first fleet arrived at Sydney cove

1791

The world population reaches 1

1804

Discovery of Antarctica

1820

England's population has doubled in the last 50 years = population explosion

1860

telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell

1876

Thomas Edison invented the electric light blub

1879

Adolf Hitler was born

1889

wireless radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi

1899

Wright brothers make first powered flight

1903

The Titanic Sinks

1912

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

28th june 1914

World War One begins

4th August 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

28th June 1919