World and Literary Events

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The First ever printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg

1450

The invention of the car

1769

End of slavery in the US

1787

The First Fleet

1788

French Revolution

1848

Woman get the votes in Australia

1861

Federation of Australia

1901

The Wright Brothers first flew

1903

World War I

1914 - 1918

Russian Revolution

1917

US President says that America has 'nothing to fear but fear itself'

1933

World War II

1939 - 1945

The Vietnam War

1954 - 1975

Martin Luther King was assasinated

1968

The first man on the Moon

1969

Literary Events

The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

1400

The King James Bible is written

1611

Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice

1813

Beowolf

1815

Death of Lord Byron

1824

Charles Dickens writes Oliver Twist

1847

Emily Bronte's Death

1848

Birth of Henry Lawson

1867

J R R Tolkien publishes The Hobbit

1937

Dylan Thomas' Death

1953

To Kill A Mockingbird

1962

Patrick White wins First Nobel Prize for Australia in Literature

1973

Death of Samuel Becket

1989

The idea for harry Potter emerges in J.K. Rowling mind

1990

Euripides ' Medea

1999

The Worst book of all time is published (Twilight)

2005

Hunger Games comes out

2005