Significant People & Events | Timeline


Lowry Centre Opened

The Lowry Centre in Salford has the largest collection of Lowry paintings in the world.

LS Lowry Worksheet 2000

World Wide Web Invented

Tim Berners-Lee created the special codes and protocols to allow computers to communicate over great distances.

Tim Berners-Lee Worksheet 1989

First Moon Landing

Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon with Buzz Aldrin on the 20th July 1969. Armstrong said the famous words "This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".

Neil Armstrong Worksheet 1969

Tim Berners-Lee Born

Tim Berners-Lee was born in London in 1955.

Tim Berners-Lee Worksheet 1955

Neil Armstrong Born

Neil Armstrong was born in Ohio in 1930.

Neil Armstrong Worksheet 1930

Edith Cavell Executed

Edith Cavell was executed by German troops on the 12th October 1915.

Nurses Worksheet 1915

First Powered Flight

On December 17th 1903, the Wright Brothers conducted the first successful powered flight on Kitty Hawk beach.

First Flight Worksheet 1903

LS Lowry Born

LS Lowry was born in Stretford, Manchester in 1887.

LS Lowry Worksheet 1887

Edith Cavell Born

Edith Cavell was born in Norfolk in the town of Swardeston in 1865.

Nurses Worksheet 1865

Florence Nightingale travels to Crimea

Florence Nightingale travelled to Crimea in 1854, but was stationed in a hospital in what is now Istanbul, Turkey. It was at this hospital she gained her reputation as the "Lady with the Lamp".

Nurses Worksheet 1854

Florence Nightingale Born

Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy in 1820 to British parents. She moved back to England a year later.

Nurses Worksheet 1820

Mary Seacole Born

Mary Seacole was born in Kingstown, Jamaica in 1805.

Nurses Worksheet 1805

The Great Fire of London

On Sunday 2nd September, the Great Fire of London began in Thomas Farriner's bakery on Pudding Lane.

Great Fire of London Worksheet 1666

The Great Plague

The Great Plague of London was the last large outbreak of bubonic plague in England.

The Great Plague Worksheet 1665-66

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Born

Pieter Bruegel was born in Breda in Holland, 1525.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Worksheet ~1525

Columbus Discovers the Americas

On the morning of 12th October 1492, one of Columbus' crew sighted land, what we now know to be an island in the Bahamas.

Christopher Columbus Worksheet 1492

First English Language Book Printed

William Caxton helped produce the first printed English language book in 1473, Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye

William Caxton Worksheet 1473

Christopher Columbus Born

Christopher Columbus was born in 1851 in Genoa, Italy.

Christopher Columbus Worksheet 1451

William Caxton Born

William Caxton was born in Kent around 1422, though the date of his birth is not known for certain.

William Caxton Worksheet 1422

The Black Death

In the 14th century the Black Death swept through Europe and killed between 75-200 million people.

The Great Plague Worksheet 1346-1353

Leif Erikson Discovers America

It is now believed that the Viking Leif Erikon was the first to discover America around 1000AD.

Christopher Columbus Worksheet ~1000