- … Kemsley
|Marriage||… Smith - View family|
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.Copyright Act.Potato Failure in Europe, starvation in Ireland. Corn Laws (which had kept up the price of grain) repealed.
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)
|Birth of a daughter|
| between April 1869 and June 1869|
Headcorn, Kent, England
daughter - Lilly Kate Smith
Note: Suez Canal opened.
Note: Union Pacific Railway completed in U.S.
Note: Forster's Elementary Education Act establishes School Boards.Franco-Prussian War.
Note: Trade unions legalised.Newcastle engineers strike for a nine-hour day.Germany unified.
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).
Note: Spanish Civil War.
|History|| 7 July 1937|
Note: The Japanese invasion of China (the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War).
Note: Chamberlain cedes Czech territory to Hitler at Munich.
|History|| 1 September 1939|
Note: The German invasion of Poland.
|History|| 3 September 1939|
Note: France and Britain declared war on Germany .
|History|| 10 June 1940|
Note: Italy declares war on Britain and France.
|History|| 22 June 1941|
Note: German attack on the USSR.
|History|| 7 December 1941|
Note: Japan attacks America without any declaration of war (Pearl Harbour).
|History|| 8 December 1941|
Note: America declares war on Japan.
|History|| 11 December 1941|
Note: Germany and Italy declare war on America.
|History|| 8 September 1943|
Note: Italy surrenders.
|History|| 13 October 1943|
Note: Italy declares war on Germany.
|Death of a daughter|| 1945|
Ashford, Kent, England
daughter - Lilly Kate Smith
|History|| 19 April 1945|
Note: German forces in Italy surrender.
|History|| 8 May 1945|
Note: Germany surrenders (VE Day, Victory in Europe Day).
|History|| 2 September 1945|
Note: Japan surrenders (VJ Day, Victory over Japan Day).