First World War 1914-18

The First World War, also referred to as the Great War, lasted from 1914-1918. It was supposed to be “The War to End All Wars.”

Victoria Becomes Queen, 1837

She became England’s longest reigning monarch, her offspring governed Europe, she gave her name to an era, but she was only a teenager when she ascended the throne of the world’s mightiest empire.

The Beginning of the French Revolution

The Estates began their meeting at Versailles on May 5, 1789 and quickly entered into a power struggle. The Third Estate soon declared itself a “National Assembly” that was representative of the people.

Christopher Columbus Discovers America

Americans get a day off work on October 10 to celebrate Columbus Day.

  • It’s an annual holiday that commemorates the day on October 12, 1492, when the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus officially set foot in the Americas, and claimed the land for Spain.
  • It has been a national holiday in the United States since 1937.

When did the Vikings invade Britain?

The Vikings first invaded Britain in AD 793 and last invaded in 1066 when William the Conqueror became King of England after the Battle of Hastings.

Invasion of Britain 55 BC

In late August of 55 BC, with the VII and X legions approximating 10,000 men, Caesar set sail from Portus Itius (modern Boulogne) reaching the British coast off of Dover overnight.

Birth of Ramses ii

Ramesses II was the third Egyptian pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty. He lived from the 1300s BC to 1213 BC and was pharaoh from 1279 BC to 1213 BC.