A Timeline of Australia

By Tim Lambert c. 40,000 BC Indigenous Australians arrive in Australia 1642 Abel Tasman discovers Tasmania 1688 William Dampier sails to Western Australia 1770 Captain Cook claims New South Wales for Britain 1787 A fleet of 11 ships sets sail from Portsmouth to Australia 1788 The first colony is founded in Australia 1790 A second… Continue reading A Timeline of Australia

A Timeline of Argentina

By Tim Lambert Early Argentina 1516 Juan de Solis reaches the River Plate 1526 Sebastian Cabot reaches the same area 1580 Buenos Aires is founded 1776 A Viceroy of the River Plate is founded with Buenos Aires as its capital 1806 The British capture Buenos Aires but soon withdraw 1810 The Viceroy is deposed and… Continue reading A Timeline of Argentina

A Timeline of Jamaica

By Tim Lambert Early Jamaica 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… Continue reading A Timeline of Jamaica

A Timeline of Melbourne

By Tim Lambert 19th Century Melbourne 1835 The city of Melbourne is founded 1837 Williamstown is laid out 1842 St James Cathedral is built. Melbourne is incorporated. 1848 Melbourne Royal Hospital is founded 1851 Melbourne has a population of 29,000 1853 Melbourne University is founded 1854 A railway is built between Melbourne and Port Melbourne… Continue reading A Timeline of Melbourne

A Timeline of Spain

Ancient Spain 900 BC The Phoenicians trade with Spain 227 BC The Carthaginians from North Africa found Cartagena 218 BC The Romans send an army to Spain and they gradually drive out the Carthaginians 197 BC The Romans divide the Iberian Peninsula into 2 areas, Hispania Citerior and Hispania Ulterior 171-73 AD People from North… Continue reading A Timeline of Spain

A Timeline of Bulgaria

By Tim Lambert Early Bulgaria 400 BC The Thracians live in parts of Bulgaria 100 AD The Romans rule Bulgaria 395 Bulgaria becomes part of the Eastern Roman Empire when the empire splits in two c. 500 The Slavs settle in Bulgaria 680 The Bulgars invade Bulgaria 813 The Bulgars besiege Constantinople 846 The Bulgars… Continue reading A Timeline of Bulgaria

A Timeline of Zambia

By Tim Lambert Early Zambia 1st Century AD Bushmen live in Zambia 4th Century AD Bantu speaking immigrants arrive in Zambia 12 Century The Iron Age Luanga culture exists in Zambia 1500 Organised kingdoms arise in Zambia 1851 David Livingstone is the first European to reach Zambia 1889 Cecil Rhodes sets up the South African… Continue reading A Timeline of Zambia

A Timeline of Houses

By Tim Lambert Ancient Houses 20,000 BC People live in caves or in tents made of mammoth skins 6,000 BC People in Catal Huyuk in Turkey live in houses made of mud brick. Walls are plastered and sometimes painted. 2,000 BC Rich people in Iraq live two story houses arranged around a courtyard. Poor people… Continue reading A Timeline of Houses

A Timeline of Latvia

By Tim Lambert 9000 BC Hunter-gatherers live in Latvia 2000 BC The ancestors of modern Latvians arrive 1201 AD German crusaders arrive in Latvia. They found Riga. 1282 Riga joins the Hanseatic League 1365 Valmiera joins the Hanseatic League 1521 The Reformation reaches Latvia 1558 The Russians invade Latvia 1561 The Poles take Southeast Latvia… Continue reading A Timeline of Latvia