A Timeline of Brisbane

By Tim Lambert 1823 John Oxley sails to the area and names the River Brisbane after the Governor of New South Wales 1824 A prison colony is founded north of the river 1825 The prison is moved to the site of modern Brisbane 1828 The Old Windmill is built 1842 The region is opened to… Continue reading A Timeline of Brisbane

A Timeline of Philadelphia

By Tim Lambert 1682 William Penn founds the city of Philadelphia 1701 William Penn gives Philadelphia a charter 1723 Benjamin Franklin moved to Philadelphia 1728 Bartram’s Garden is founded 1731 A library is founded in Philadelphia 1751 Pennsylvania hospital is built 1753 Independence Hall is built in Philadelphia 1761 St Peters Church is built 1766 A theater is built in Philadelphia 1774 The first Continental Congress… Continue reading A Timeline of Philadelphia

A Timeline of Los Angeles

By Tim Lambert 1781 A settlement is founded in Los Angeles 1822 The Plaza Catholic Church is built 1848 Gold is discovered in California 1850 Los Angeles is incorporated 1851 Los Angeles gains its first newspaper 1861-62 Los Angeles suffers floods 1870 Los Angeles is a thriving town with a population of 5,614 1874 The… Continue reading A Timeline of Los Angeles

A Timeline of Portugal

By Tim Lambert 30,000 BC Stone Age hunters live in Portugal 5,000 BC Farming is introduced to Portugal 2,000 BC Bronze is introduced into Portugal 700 BC Celts enter Portugal bringing iron with them. Meanwhile, the Phoenicians trade with Portugal. 600 BC The Greeks trade with Portugal 210 BC The Romans invade the Iberian Peninsula… Continue reading A Timeline of Portugal

A Timeline of Jamaica

By Tim Lambert 800 AD A people called the Arawaks lived in Jamaica. They were stone-age farmers. 1494 Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica 1510 The first Spanish settlers arrive in Jamaica 1517 African slaves are imported into Jamaica 1534 The Spanish move to Villa de la Vega 1655 The English invade Jamaica 1660 Spanish resistance… Continue reading A Timeline of Jamaica