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LITERATURE

First form of poetry - Ancient Greece

8000 Bc

First form of written word

3000 Bc

Provencall literature

1200 - 1400

Sicilian school

1400 - 1500

Life span of John Donne - Metaphysical poet

1572 - 1631

Life span of Robert Herrick - Metaphysical poet

1591 - 1674

Publication of Donne's Holy Sonnets

1609 - 1610

First publication of Donne's "The Flea"

1633

First publication of Herrick's "upon thu Julia's breasts"

1648

First publication of Herrick's "Delight in disorder

1648

Elizabethan and Shakesperiann eras

1700 - 1800

Life span of William Wordsworth - Romantic poet

1770 - 1850

Life span of Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Romantic Poet

1772 - 1834

Life span of John Keats - Romantic poet

1795 - 1821

Coleridge wrote "Frost at midnight"

1798

First period of romantic poetry

1798

Start of Metaphysical era

1800

Second period of romantic poetry

1806

"First publication of Wordsworth's "I wandered lonely as a cloud"

1807

First publication of Wordsworth's "the solitary reaper"

1807

Life span of Edgar Allan Poe - Victorian poet

1809 - 1849

Life span of Lewis Carrol - Victorian poet

1832 - 1898

Victorian era

1837 - 1901

First publication of Poe's "The Raven"

1845

First publication of Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1865

First publication of Carroll's "Jabberwocky"

1872

The Beat movement

1948 - 1963

POLITICAL

Egytian kingdomestablished under Pharoah Menes

3100 Bc

First Roman Civil war

49 Bc

Emperor Claudius extends Roman empire to Britain

43 Ad

Rise of of Japanese empire

400 Ad

Edgar of Wessex crowned first king of England

973 Ad

Saint Stephen crowned fisrt king of Hungary with "Holy Crown"

1001 Ad

Anglo-French Hundred Year War begins

1337 - 1453

As Edward III claims French throne

Henry V of England defeats French at Agincourt

1415

US constitution signed

1787

New Zealand became first country to give women the right to vote

1893

George Washington becomes first president of USA

1893

1899-1902 Boer war Britain defeats Dutch settlers

1899 - 1902

1910 Union of South Africa established

1910

1912 The great Titanic tragedy

1912

Statue of Wesminster defines dominion status with British Commonwealth

1931

Adolf Hitler becomes German chancellor and establishes Nazi dictatorship

1933

Japanese attacks Pearl Harbor. USA enter WW II

1941

African National Congress Youth League established

1944

First Atomic bomb drop: on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1945

Start of apartheid

1948

Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka became first female prime minister

1960

Helsinki Pact: 35 nations agree to respect national frontiers and human rights

1975

Release of Nelso Mandela

1990

End of apartheid. New democratic Republic of South Africa formed

1994

9/11 Twin Tower disaster

2001

TECHNOLOGICAL

First submarine invented

1620 Ad

First use of modern weaponry, Bayonets

1650

First steam engine, capable of rotating a shaft, built

1779

The dynamo, the transformer and the direct-current runner invented by Faraday

1831

Charles Babbage draws up the first plans for a programmable digital computer

1834

Samuel Morse invents Morse code

1838

World's first airship flight took place

1852

World's first wireless telephone discovered

1880

First petrol-driven car took the road

1885

Panhard and Levassor were the first to put the engine at the front af a car

1891

Henri Baquerel discovers radioactivity

1896

Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium

1897

Wright brothers made the world's first powered, controlled and sustained flight

1903

Einstein publishes Theory of Relativity mass can be converted into energy

1905

First public radio broadcast

1910

Farnsworth's Image Dissector camera transmitted the first image

1927

First fully electronic computer built

1945

First successful stored program computer operated

1948

First form of electronics inserted in cars to make them safer to drive

1960

DEVELOPMENT OF DRAMA

The Shakesperian Globe was built

1599

Drama was introduced in Africa

1800 Ad

First motion picture ever made - "Horse iin Motion"

1878

The First Copyrighted Movie Ever Made - Fred Ott's Sneeze

1893

First Film Projected for an Audience - Berlin Wintergarten Novelty Program

1895

First Academy Awards

1929

Emil Jannings - the first person to recieve an Academy Award

1929

First airing of "Painted Dreams" - first soap opera

1930

Brecht introduced Epic Theathre

1930

Absurd theatre found by Martin Esslin

1961