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

peak of the little ice age

1750

The Plague Riot in Moscow.

1771

First cotton spinning factory was built

1771

James Cook becomes the first European to land on the Hawaiian Islands.

1778

The city of Los Angeles is founded by Spanish settlers

1781

Australia colonised by the British

1788

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

1860

Telephone invented

1876

Wireless radio invented

1899

Wright brothers make the first powered flight

1903

(June 28) Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

1914

(August 4) World War One begins

1914

Gallipoli landings

1915

First conscription referendum in Australia

1916

(November 11) Armistice signed and WWI effectively ends

1918

(June 28) Peace treaty signed in Versailles – the war officially ends

1919