History Timelines

Scroll down to find timelines on civilizations and nations of historical significance

Scroll down to find timelines on civilizations and nations of historical significance


American West Timeline

American West Timeline This America West Timeline lists the critical years of the Western American territory's discovery, colonization, and settlement.   Date Summary Event 6th April 1830 Mormons founded Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion. Smith claimed that, after seeing a vision of an angel called Moroni, he discovered some…

Historical Terms – Chronology

The word 'chronology' is made from two Greek words - 'chrono' meaning time and 'logos' meaning discourse or reasoning (working out). The word 'chronology' therefore means the working out of time. But how do we work out time?                                                       Since ancient times man has used a…

Chronology – Lesson Plan

Learning Outcome: To understand the meaning of the historical term - Chronology To understand that the word Chronology derives from the Greek words 'chrono' and 'logos'. To be able to put times and dates into chronological order. To see that a timeline is a chronology of dates and events. To…

British Monarchy – William the Conqueror Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information Oct 1066 William took treasury Following the defeat of Harold at the Battle of Hastings, William made it his first priority to gain control of the English treasury. He then marched to London to crush English resistance which was gathering around Edgar Atheling, grandson of Edmund…

Olympic Games Timeline

Olympic Games Timeline  Date Place Summary Detailed Information 776BCE Athens, Greece First Olympics First recorded evidence of the ancient Olympic games. The games were held at Olympia. There was only one event - the men's 200m sprint. 490BCE Greece First Marathon The messenger Pheidippedes ran 42km from Sparta to Athens…

Holocaust Timeline

The Holocaust Date Summary Detailed Information 30th January 1933 Hitler Chancellor of Germany Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany 22nd March 1933 First concentration camp opened The first concentration camp was opened at Dachau in Germany 1st April 1933 Jewish shops boycotted Germans were told not to buy from…

world war 2 timeline

World War Two Timeline

The following is a concise World War 2 timeline. For other timelines of specific events in the war, we recommend a timeline of D-Day, and a timeline of the emergence of Nazi Germany. World War Two Timeline Date Summary Detailed Information 1938 German Anschluss with Austria? Hitler went ahead with…

Nazi Germany Timeline

Date Event 9th November 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated. Weimar Republic declared. 28th June 1919 Treaty of Versailles signed. 5th January 1919 German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) DAP formed by Anton Drexler, Gottfried Feder, Dietrich Eckart and Karl Harrer 12th September 1919 Adolf Hitler, who had been sent by the German…

World War One Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information 28 June 1914 Assassination of Franz Ferdinand The Balkan states of Bosnia and Herzegovina, had been annexed from Turkey and taken into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This was strongly resented by many Serbs and Croats and a nationalist group, The Black Hand, was formed. Archduke Franz Ferdinand…

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