- George Townsend
- Given names
Note: Napoleon escapes Elba, begins the Hundred Days.
Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon exiled to St. Helena in the South Atlantic.
Corn Laws passed.
Note: Peterloo Massacre of Corn Law protestors.
Note: George IV succeeds George III on his death
Note: Napoleon dies.
Note: Peel establishes the Metropolitan Police.
Note: George IV dies, his brother William IV succeeds.
Manchester - Liverpool Railway (first in England).
Note: First Reform Bill: adds 10 pound/year householders to the voting rolls and reapportions Parliamentary representation much more fairly, doing away with most rotten and pocket boroughs. Adds 217,000 voters to an electorate of 435,000.
Note: Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire.
Note: New Poor Law.
Houses of Parliament burn down.
Note: William IV dies, succeeded by his niece, Victoria.
Note: Regular Atlantic steamship service begins.
Note: Anti-Corn-Law League founded.
Note: Queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert, who becomes Prince Consort.
Penny post started.
S.F.B. Morse invents the telegraph.
Grammar Schools Act.
Note: Chartist Riots.
Potato Failure in Europe, starvation in Ireland. Corn Laws (which had kept up the price of grain) repealed.
|Marriage||Mary Osborne - View family|
22 June 1845
Otford, Kent, England
Note: Gold discovered in California and Australia.
Note: Telegraph cable laid under English Channel.
Note: Great Exhibition (Crystal Palace).
Note: Crimean War.
Note: Livingston discovers Victoria Falls.
Note: The Mutiny (India).
Note: First Atlantic cable laid.
Note: Albert dies, Victoria retires into mourning.
American Civil War.
Note: Bismarck becomes Prussian premier.
Note: Geneva Convention establishes Red Cross.
Note: Telegraph cable laid under the Atlantic.
Second Reform Bill: enfranchises many workingmen, adds 938,000 to an electorate of 1,057,000 in England and Wales. (Disraeli's legislation)
Note: Suez Canal opened.
Note: Union Pacific Railway completed in U.S.
Note: Forster's Elementary Education Act establishes School Boards.
Note: Trade unions legalised.
Newcastle engineers strike for a nine-hour day.
Note: Victoria named Empress of India.
Edison invents the phonograph.
Compulsory school attendance in Great Britain.
Note: Transvaal annexed.
Note: Zulu war.
Note: War with Transvaal.
Note: Married Women's Property Act enables women to buy, own, and sell property, and to keep their own earnings.
Note: Mahdi Rebellion in the Sudan.
Note: Third Reform Act and Redistribution Act extend vote to agricultural workers, electorate tripled.
Note: Fall of Khartoum.
Note: First (Irish) Home Rule bill rejected.
Note: Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
Note: London dock workers and match girls strike for 6d./hour.
Note: Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Note: Spanish-American War.
Note: Boer war.
Note: Victoria dies, Edward Prince of Wales succeeds.
Note: U.S. acquires Canal Zone from Panama.
Note: Entente Cordiale (England and France).
Note: Revolution in Russia.
Note: The Great War (World War I).
Note: Easter Rising in Dublin.
Note: Russian Revolution.
Note: All men over 21 and women over thirty enfranchised.
Note: Irish Free State established.
Note: Equal Franchise Act grants right to vote to women over 21 (as well as men).