Bridlington History Timeline

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Read all about it! Here is a timeline of noteworthy events in Bridlington’s history since 1113, when Bridlington Priory was founded, and how these compare with world events.

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Year World History Bridlington History
1113 FOUNDATION OF BRIDLINGTON PRIORY
1114 Matilda, daughter of Henry I, marries Holy Roman Emperor
1115 Clairvaux Abbey founded by St Bernard
1116 Modern book of stiched pages invented in China
1117 Earliest use of compass in navigation
1118 Thomas a Becket, future Abp, born
1119 Severe earthquake in Gloucs.  Knights Templar founded
1120 White Ship disaster -Henry I’s heir  William drowned
1121 Peter Abelard, monk and poet, disgraced for love of Heloise Prior Guicheman
1122 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, born
1123 Church orders celibacy of clergy
1124 Crusades:  Tyre (holy Land) falls to crusaders
1125 Crusaders defeat Turks
1126 Alfonso VII crowned King of Castille and Leon
1127 Constantinople becomes largest city in world
1128 City of Bruges founded
1129 Knights Templar approved by Pope
1130 Civil War in Norway
1131 Tintern Abbey founded
1132 Fountains and Rievaulx (Cistercian) Abbeys founded
1133 Durham Cathedral completed
1134 Much of Chartres is destroyed by fire
1135 King Stephen succeeds, ongoing struggle with cousin Mathilda
1136 King Stephen ceded Cumberland to Scots
1137 Ethiopian empire established
1138 David, King of Scotland defeated by English Prior Adelbold
1139 Portugal independent
1140 Peter Abelard condemned as heretic
1141 Civil War in England, Stephen v Mathilda
1142 Peter Abelard
1143 First translation of Koran into Latin
1144 No information
1145 Construction of Notre Dame, Paris, starts
1146 Harvest fails – worst famine of century; St Bernard preaches 2nd crusade
1147 Beginning of 2nd Crusade
1148 2nd Crusade reaches Jerusalem, fails at Damascus
1149 End of 2nd crusade
1150 University of Paris founded
1151 Bolton Abbey (N Yorks) founded
1152 Eleanor of Aquitaine, marries Henry (to be II)
1153 End of Stephen-Matilda civil war; Mathilda’s son Henry heir to throne
1154 Henry succeeds at 21 (Henry II). First and only English pope elected
1155 Pope gives Henry ‘lordship’ over Ireland
1156 City of Moscow founded
1157 Henry grants charter to Lincoln
1158 New sterling silver coinage introduced
1159 Cardinals able to elect Pope Prior Bernard
1160 Exchequer described in handbook
1161 No information Prior Robert the Scribe
1162 Thomas a Becket becomes Archbishop of Canterbury
1163 Notre Dame  – first stones laid
1164 Start of dispute between Henry II and Thomas a Becket
1165 No information
1166 Birth of future King John
1167 Oxford university official – English students must go there, not to Paris
1168 No information
1169 Normans invade Ireland
1170 Murder of Thomas a Becket – on orders of King??
1171
1172 Henry II invades Ireland
1173 Eleanor of Aquitaine rebels agains king
1174 Saladin captures Damascus
1175 High king of Ireland submits to Henry II
1176 Carthusian order founded.  First Welsh Eisteddfod
1177 Byland Abbey founded
1178 Meteor seen at Canterbury
1179 Philip II crowned King of France
1180 Devastating whirlwind damages Kyoto
1181 Chinese and Japanese astronomers observed supernova
1182 Jews expelled from Paris
1183 Description of an early form of cricket
1184 Fire at Glastonbury  Abbey
1185 date of Christmas fixed as Dec 25
1186 No information
1187 Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1188 Newgate Prison built in London
1189 Henry II dies, Richard I (lionheart) succeeds & leaves for 3rd Crusade
1190 Massacre of Jews at York Prior Hugh
1191 Saladin surrenders at Acre; Richard defeats Saladin
1192 Ricahrd Lionheart captured on Crusade
1193 Aztec civilisation begins in Mexico
1194 Richard Lionheart ransomed, returns to England
1195 No information
1196 Pestilence and famine in England
1197 Rain wrecks harvest, terrible famine
1198 No information
1199 Richard I died, John becomes king Prior Helyas

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Year World History Bridlington History
1200 University of Paris gets royal charter.  Priory given right to hold an annual fair
1201 No information
1202 Genghis Khan crushes Tartars
1203 Fourth Crusade
1204 Guernsey and Jersey decide to stay English as king John loses Frenc lands
1205 Pope issues edict against Jews
1206 Sugar first mentioned in English writing
1207 Leeds gets first charter as market town
1208 terrible fire in China 
1209 London Bridge completed.  Cambridge University founded. King excommunicated
1210 Epic poem Tristan written
1211 Franciscan order founded.  Oldest double-entry book-keeping
1212 Fire of London, incl London Bridge.  Children’s Crusade starts
1213 King John submits to Pope
1214 King in dispute with barons
1215 Magna Carta sealed – barons assert power
1216 King John dies.  Succeeded by infant son,Henry III
1217 No information
1218 Fifth Crusade in Egypt Prior Hubert
1219 Windmill introduced in China.  Dominican order established
1220 Trial by ordeal abolished
1221 Mongols advancing through eastern Europe
1222 No information
1223 Louis VIII crowned King of France
1224 Last Muslims expelled from Sicily and Malta.  St Francis receives stigmata
1225 Birth of Thomas Aquinas
1226 Carmelite order  founded
1227 Zen Buddhism introduced into Japan
1228 Francis of Assisi canonised (made a Saint)
1229 Spanish kings fighting Moors
1230 King Ferdinand of Spain unites Spain
1231 No information
1232 No information
1233 Inquisition established
1234 No information
1235 Lancaster Royal Grammar School founded
1236 Tournament at Tickhill turns into North v South battle
1237 England-Scotland border agreed.  Drought – harvest fails, famine
1238 Mongols invade Russia, seize Moscow
1239 Tower of Lincoln Catheddral collapses
1240 Alexander Nevsky defeats Swedes
1241 Mongols reach Hungary and Poland and then retreat
1242 No information
1243 No information
1244 Moors in retreat in Spain
1245 Westminster Abbey being rebuilt
1246 Aristotle’s work translated into latin
1247 Roger Bacon publishes formula for gunpowder
1248 last Cathar ‘heretics’ massacred at Montsegur 
1249 Alexander III crowned King of Scots
1250 great storm alters coastline of Kent.  Moors finally expelled from Portugal Prior John
1251 Earliest manuscript of ‘Proverbs of King Alfred’ written
1252 Stockholm founded; Pope authorises use of torture on heretics
1253 Mongol empire extends to Baghdad, Cairo, Korea
1254 Horses of St Mark installed on basilica, Venice
1255 Hundred Rolls’ – first census since Domesday Book
1256 Pope founds order of Augustinian friars (not Brid priory)
1257 Henry III introduces gold coins 
1258 Gigantic volcano erupts in central/S America upsetting world climate
1259 Oxford Parlt’ Simon de Montfort  forces concessions from Henry III
1260 Chartres Cathedral dedicated.  Dunkeld cathedral started prior geoffrey de Nafferton
1261 No information
1262 Henry III prepares to challenge barons
1263 Balliol College Oxford founded
1264 Civil war, Henry III captured.  Kublai Khan takes Beijing
1265 First English Parliament.  Henry III defeats Simon de Montfort
1266 France mints gold and silver coins
1267 Henry III settles with barons.  Roger Bacon completes his science work
1268 First Venice carnival
1269 jews in France obliged to wear yellow badge
1270 Thomas Aquinas’ ‘Summa Theologica’ written
1271 Marco Polo sets off from Venice to Kublai Khan’s China
1272 Henry III dies, succeeded by Edward I
1273 First recorded mention of cricket
1274 Edward I finally crowned
1275 Parliament passes significant body of law on good governance
1276 Marco Polo visits Xanadu
1277 Edward I defeating Prince Llewellyn in Wales
1278 Credit contracts’ allowed, starting financial industry
1279 Statute of Mortmain – King asserts rights over land
1280 Edward I sets up Court of King’s Bench
1281 No information
1282 Final conquest of Wales by Edward I
1283 Edward I introduces hanging, drawing and quartering re High Treason
1284 Wales incorporated; castles being built (Caernarvon, Conwy, Harlech)
1285 No information
1286 Trouble brewing between England & Scotland, after death of Sc King
1287 Huge storm, kills thousands in Netherlands & England
1288 Oldest bronze gun in China
1289 Francisacan friars beign missionary work in China
1290 All Jews (about 16,000) ordered to leave England
1291 End of last crusade and Christian kingdom of Jerusalem Archbishop of York visits Bridlington
1292 Edward I appoints John Balliol as King of Scotland
1293 Edward I buys Isle of Wight from Countess
1294 Death of Kublai Khan
1295 Scots form ‘Auld Alliance’ with France.  Beaumaris castle started Prior Gerard installed
1296 Edward I attacks and defeats scottish army
1297 Scots defeat English at battle of Stirling Bridge
1298 Edward I defeats Scots at battle of Falkirk
1299 Kingstoune on Hull’ granted city status by Royal Charter

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Year World History Bridlington History
1300 Wenceslas becomes king of Poland
1301 Edward (later Edward II) becomes first Prince of Wales
1302 No information
1303 Earthquake destroys lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt
1304 Edward I takes Stirling Castle
1305 No information
1306 Robert the Bruce becomes King of the Scots
1307 Edward I dies; Edward II becomes king
1308 William Tell shoots apple of his son’s head
1309 Alnwick Castle bought by Percy family
1310 French Knights Templar burned as heretics
1311 Edward II in trouble with barons
1312 Chinese using movable type for printing
1313 Hereford:  mappa mundi being completed
1314 Battle of Bannockburn: Robert the Bruce defeats Edward II
1315 Great Famine (1315-1317) Prior Peter de Wynthorpe installed
1316 No information
1317 Ebd of Great Famine
1318 Disease hits cattle and sheep across Europe
1319 Norway and Ssweden united under boy king
1320 Scots reaffirm independence Prior Robert de Scardeburg installed
1321 Famine in Europe
1322 Robert the Bruce defeats Edward II at Byland
1323 Thomas Aquinas canonised
1324 Witch’ burned at stake
1325 No information
1326 Oxford (Oriel) and Cambridge (Clare) colleges founded
1327 Edward II killed at Berkeley Castle; Edward III succeeds
1328 Scottish independence recognised
1329 Robert the Bruce dies; David II King of Scots
1330 Edward the Black Prince born
1331 No information
1332 No information
1333 Famine in China (6m dead) also in S Europe Prior Peter de Langtoft installed
1334 Black death:  first appearance in China
1335 Slavery abolished in Sweden
1336 English burn Aberdeen
1337 Hundred years war (England/France) begins
1338 No information
1339 Kremlin built in Moscow
1340 Edward III declared King of France
1341 Queens Colleg Oxford founded
1342 No information Prior Peter de Appleby
1343 No information
1344 Several banks in Florence go bust
1345 Solar eclipse.  Black death spreading towards Europe
1346 Battle of Crecy: English defeat French in Northeren France
1347 English take Calais
1348 Black death: arrives in England.  Order of Garter founded
1349 Black death killing thousands in England; Jews blamed
1350 Black death arrives in Scotland
1351 Labour shortage because of Black Death
1352 No information
1353 Bocaccio’s Decameraon is finished
1354 No information
1355 St Scholastica’s Day riot in Oxford (town v gown) 100 died
1356 Battle of Poitiers: English, under Black Prince, defeat French Prior Peter de Coles
1357 First public display of Turin Shroud 
1358 No information
1359 No information
1360 French Raid in Sussex
1361 No information
1362 English replacing French as official language in Parliament Prior John de Thwing
1363 No information
1364 No information
1365 No information
1366 Stella Artois brewery founded in present-day Belgium
1367 First royal library created in France
1368 Work begins on great wall of China
1369 French recapture most of Aquitaine
1370 Steel crossbow introduced
1371 First reference to playing cards (in Spain)
1372 French regain control of English Channel
1373 Julian of Norwich receives ‘Revelations of Divine Love’
1374 Chaucer (civil servant) honoured by king for poetry
1375 English cede most French territory
1376 Black Prince dies
1377 Edward III dies; Richard II king at 10 (son of Black Prince)
1378 John Wycliffe preaches reform
1379 New College Oxford founded
1380 No information
1381 Peasants’ Revolt, Wat Tyler and Jack Straw storm Tower of London
1382 Winchester College founded
1383 Lowenbrau beer first brewed
1384 John Wycliffe, condemned forheresy, dies 
1385 Bodiam Castle, Sussex, built
1386 No information
1387 Battle of Margate: 100 French ships destroyed
1388 Battle of Otterburn – Scots win Bayle built, right to crenellate
1389 Truce in 100 Years War, England/france
1390 No information
1391 Anti-Jewish riots in Spain, many massacred
1392 No information
1393 Toilet paper being produced for Ming Dynasty Court 
1394 Richard II gives Chaucer pension for life for service as diplomat etc
1395 No information
1396 Richard II marries daughter of the King of France
1397 Chaucer produces Canterbury Tales
1398 Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke for 10 years Prior John Qweldryg
1399 Richard II deposed; Henry IV lands at Ravenscar and defeats Richard

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Year World History Bridlington History
1400 Richard II dies at Pontefract Castle – probably murdered
1401 Lollards (followers of Wycliffe) declared heretics – could be burned
1402 Penal laws against the Welsh who were rebelling
1403 Henry IV defeats Hotspur and rebel army
1404 Owain Glendwyr al,lies with French against English
1405 Archbishop of York and barons rebel agains Henry IV
1406 Richard (Dick) Whittington becomes Lord Mayor of London
1407 No information
1408 No information Prior John
1409 Welsh surrender Harlech to English Prior Thomas
1410 Prague: astronomical clock built
1411 University of St Andrew’s founded
1412 Medici made official bankers to Papacy
1413 Henry IV dies; Henry V become king
1414 No information
1415 Battle of Agincourt – archers defeat French knights
1416 No information
1417 Henry V  using English (rather than French); first street lighting in London
1418 Council of Constance ends
1419 Portuguese discover and settle Madeira islands
1420 Prior John de Gisburne
1421 Terrible flood in Netherlands
1422 henry V dies; Henry VI (aged 9 months) succeeds, with regents
1423 Henry VI also ‘King of France’
1424 Doges palace in Venice completed
1425 Beijing largest city in the world
1426 No information
1427 Gypsies (Romany) arriving in Germany
1428 Joan of Arc appeals to French to defest English
1429 Joan of Arc helps to break siege of Orleans, attack English Prior Robert Warde
1430 Joan of Arc captured
1431 Joan of Arc burned at stake
1432 No information
1433 Scots burn Alnwick
1434 Portuguese deliver first cargo of African slaves to Lisbon
1435 Jan van Eyck paints Arnolfini portrait
1436 Brunelleschi’s ome at Florence Cathedral is dedicated
1437 Edinburgh made capital of Scotland
1438 No information
1439 Gutenberg develops prinitng with moveable type
1440 Etoin College founded by Henry VI
1441 Kings College Cambridge founded by Henry VI
1442 No information
1443 No information
1444 Portuguese explorers reach Senegal andn Gambia Prior Robert Willy
1445 Portuguese explorers discover Cape Verde islands
1446 Blarney stone set into tower of Blarney Castle Co Cork
1447 Inquisition revived inSpain
1448 End of long 10 year famine in China
1449 French recapture Rouen fromEnglish Bridlington Priory Choir School founded
1450 Jack Cade’s rebellion: Kentish men rebel against Henry VI
1451 Spectacle lens invented for short sight
1452 Major volcanic eruption in S Pacific cools whole eaerth
1453 Turks capture Constantinople
1454 End of 100 Years War; Gutenberg produces first dated, printed documents
1455 Wars of Roses begins: York v lancaster, Henry VI captured
1456 Haley’s comet appears
1457 Henry Tudor (VII) born  
1458 Turks issue decree to save Acropolis after capturing Athens
1459 York – Lancaster fighting continues
1460 York – Lancaster fighting continues
1461 Yorkists win bloody battle of Towton  Edward IV becomes king
1462 No information Prior Peter Heliard
1463 Bosnia falls to Turks
1464 Yorkists consolidate power
1465 Deposed Henry VI imprisoned in Tower
1466 French king introducces silk weaving
1467 No information
1468 No information
1469 Wars of Roses: Yorkists defeated.  Aragon & Castile linked by marriage
1470 Henry VI released and resptred to throne
1471 Portuguese explorers crossed equator
1472 Leonardo da Vinci at work in Florence Prior Robert de Bristwyk;  Scarborough rectory given to Priory
1473 Caxton prints first book in English (in Bruges)
1474 First modern patent system developed in Venice
1475 Oldest recorded game of chess in Italy  (played from 13C)
1476 Caxton prints Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
1477 No information
1478 Lorenzo de Medici sole ruler of Florence
1479 Christopher Columbus in Portugal planning voyages
1480 Ferdinand (Aragon) and Isabella (Castille) ruling Spain
1481 No information
1482 Present Englsih -Scottish border fixed, with Berwick in England
1483 Princes in Tower Edward V and Richard III Duke of York
1484 Wm Caxton prints Aesop’s Fables, in English
1485 Battle of Bosworth Field- Richard III killed, Henry VII  takes over
1486 Henry VII married Elizabeth of York
1487 Bartholomew Dias leaves Lisbon en route to Cape of Good Hope
1488 Bartholomew Dias rounds Cape of Good Hope, enters Indain Ocean
1489 First ‘gold sovereigns’ produced in England
1490 No information
1491 Comet comes closest ever to earth
1492 Christopher Columbus reaches W Indies.Final defeat of Moors in Spain; 
1493 C Columbus leaves on 2nd voyage
1494 First hurricane observed in W Indies
1495 University of Aberdeen founded
1496 Henry VII sends John Cabot to seek unknown lands 
1497 John Cabot lands in Newfoundland
1498 Vasco da Gama reaches India Prior Robert Danby
1499 Pretender Perkin Warbeck hanged after rebellion

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Year World History Bridlington History
1500 Portuguese discover Brazil
1501 Michelangelo working on statue ‘David’
1502 First African slaves taken to New World
1503 Leonardo da Vinci working on Mona Lisa.  Thomas a Kempis, into English
1504 Michelangelo’s ‘David’unveiled
1505 Martin Luther enters monastery. 
1506 Death of Columbus Prior John Ynglish
1507 New World map shows ‘America’ after Amerigo Vespucci
1508 Michelangelo working on Sistine Chapel ceiling
1509 Henry VII dies, succeeded by Henry VIII (17) who marries Catherine of Aragon
1510 First pocket watch invented
1511 Mary Rose’ (flagship) launched at Portsmouth
1512 Sistine Chapel ceiling shown to public
1513 Spanish explorer reaches US mainland (Florida)
1514 Thomas Wlosey becomes Abp of York
1515 Manchester Grammar School founded
1516 Thomas More publishes ‘Utopia’; Erasmus – new Greek transln of NT
1517 Luther posts his 95 theses – beginning of Reformation
1518 No information
1519 Magellan sets out to circumnavigate world
1520 Field of Cloth of Gold’ Henry VII & Frances I (France) meet in peace 
1521 Luther before Emperor at ‘Diet of Worms’ – excommunicated Prior William Browneflete
1522 Magellan’s ship returns after circumnavigation tho he is dead
1523 Luther translates NT into German
1524 Hampton Court Palace rebuilt by Wolsey; St George’s Windsor finished
1525 William Tyndale translates NT into English
1526 No information
1527 Protestan reformation in Sweden
1528 No information
1529 Thos More replaces Wolsey (fails to resolve Henry’s marriage question)
1530 Flood engulfs Rome
1531 Henry VIII breaks with Rome to get marriage anulled Prior William Wode
1532 Sir T More resigned as Ld Chancellor.  Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’
1533 Henry VIII marries Ann Boleyn & is excomm’d; Elizabeth  born
1534 Act of Supremacy confirms Henry as head of CofE John Leland visited Bridlington Priory
1535 Sir T More executed. Tyndale/Coverdale bible printed. Small monasteries go
1536 Anne Boleyn executed.  Pilgrimage of Grace, Yorkshire
1537 216 leaders of Pilgrimage of Grace imprisoned, executed William Wode in tower, executed York
1538 Dissolution of Monasteries Prior Robert – last Prior.  Priory emptied; manor to Matthew Boynton 
1539 Monasteries all now destroyed, lands seized  Priory tower and eastern half destroyed
1540 Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves (6 months) then Catherine Howard
1541 Gerardus Mercator makes his first globe
1542 Catherine Howard executed
1543 Henry VIII married Catherine Parr.  Copernicus ‘earth goes round sun’
1544 No information
1545 Sinking of Mary Rose in Solent
1546 Trinity Coll Cambridge and Christ Church Oxford founded by King
1547 Henry VIII dies, succeeded by young Edward VI 
1548 Mary Queen of Scots (5) betrothed to King of France
1549 First Book of Common Prayer published -rebellion
1550 Jesuits established by Pope
1551 Sweating sickness breaks out
1552 2nd (Protestant) BCP enforced.  Leeds Grammar school founded 
1553 Edward Vi dies; Lady Jane Grey Q for 10 days; Mary Tudor succeeds
1554 Mary marries Philip of Spain;  RC bishops restored
1555 First Protestants ‘martyrs’ burned at stake
1556 Abp Thos Cranmer declared heretic, burned
1557 Portuguese settle in Macau
1558 Queen Mary dies, succeeded by Q Elizabeth
1559 Elizabeth crowned, C of E re-established
1560 Oldest surviving violin made;  total eclipse of sun
1561 John Knox preaching in Scotland – now Protestant
1562 First English slave trading expedition, Africa to West Indies
1563 Outbreak of bubonic plague in London
1564 Wm Shakespeare born
1565 Mary Q of Scots marries Darnley in Scotland
1566 Completion of Exeter canal, firt in England Q Elizabeth granted Manor of Bridlington to William Wood & others
1567 Mary Q of Scots defeated, imprisoned, forced to abdicate
1568 Mary Q of Scots flees to England
1569 First public lottery. In England
1570 Pope excommunicates Q Elizabeth
1571 Battle of Lepanto – European forces defeat Turks
1572 RC plots against Elizabeth.  Religious wars in France – Prots killed
1573 Wars of Religion in France
1574 last battle between England and Scotland
1575 No information
1576 Martin Frobisher searching for NW Passage (Canada)
1577 Francis Drake sets out on round-the-world voyage
1578 Francis Drake reaches Magellan Straits
1579 Francis Drake lands in California, claims it for Q Elizabeth
1580 Francis Drake home after circumnavigation. Earthquake in sea
1581 Edmund Campion (Jesuit) executed for treason
1582 William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
1583 Newfoundland claimed for England
1584 Tsar Ivan the Terrible dies (Tsar since 1533)
1585 Start of Anglo Spanish war.  Chocolate introduced into Europe
1586 Babingotn Plot (Mary Q of Scots): 14 executed
1587 Mary Q of Scots executed at Fotheringay castle after another plot
1588 Spanish armada defeated Beacons first lit
1589 Glass lenses used for the first time in microscopes and telescopes
1590 No information
1591 No information
1592 No information
1593 No information
1594 No information
1595 First Shakespeare plays performed:  Richard II & Romeo & Juliet
1596 First WC in England.  Famine and food riots because of poor weather
1597 Dutch open up spice trade from Portuguese
1598 Tycho Brahe & J Kepler working in astronomy. Religious Wars end
1599 Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar performed, Globe Theater opens

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Year World History Bridlington History
1600 Scotland adopts Jan 1 as New Year’s Day
1601 First performance of Hamlet
1602 Famine in Russia
1603 Q Elizabeth dies, succeeded by James VI of Scotland, I of England
1604 Sikh holy scripture compiled (Guru Granth Sahib)
1605 Gunpowder Plot – Guy Fawkes arrested
1606 Guy Fawkes executed. Union jack adopted as national flag
1607 Jamestown Virginia first permanent English settlement in Americal 
1608 Flintlock muzzleloader invented
1609 Dutch East India Co imports TEA to Europe.  3 Blind mice published
1610 Galileo observes moons of Jupiter with new telescope
1611 King James Bible published
1612 Pendle witches (Lancashire) hanged
1613 Globe theatre destroyed by fire
1614 John Napier invents logarithm
1615 Don Quixote’ completed
1616 British establish trade with India
1617 Ben Johnson becones Poet Laureate
1618 Walter Raleigh beheaded. Start of 30 Years War in Europe
1619 Beginning of Slave trade to America
1620 Mayflower arrives at Cape Cod ; Plymouth Colony established
1621 Severe frost, Thames frozen. Fits Englsih botanical Garden -Oxford
1622 Jamestown massacre – over 300 English settlers killed by Indians Royal fleet in Bridlington Bay
1623 Shakespeare’s ‘first folio’ of 36 plays published
1624 Franz Hals paints’ Laughing Cavalier’
1625 James I dies; succeeded by Charles I who marries Hnerietta Maria
1626 King dissolves Parlt.  St Peter’s Basilica, Rome consecrated
1627 Gunpowder first used in mining
1628 Oliver Cromwell becomes MP; King has to recall Parlt to get money
1629 Parlt dissolved for 11 years.  William Harvey  – circulation of blood
1630 Oliver Cromwell becomes MP; King has to recall Parlt to get money Manor of Bridlington bought by 13 townsmen
1631 Taj Mahal started
1632 Maryland founded by Royal Charter
1633 In Rone Galileo condemned – had to recant heiocentric view
1634 Oberammagau Passion Plays first performed
1635 Acadamie Francaise founded in Paris
1636 Harvard University founded Town Deed passes government of Bridlington to Lords Feoffees
1637 Tulip mania in Holland collapses Endowment of Bridlington Grammar School
1638 Total eclipse of moon
1639 Charles I fighting Scottish covenanters
1640 Long Parliament’ summoned
1641 Opposition to Charles I growing
1642 Start of Englsih Civil War; King besieges Hull. Battle of Edgehill
1643 Louis XIV succeeds in France (5).  Tasman sights N Zealand
1644 Battle of Marston Moor – Parlt forces crush King
1645 Abp William Laud executed.  Oliver Cromwell CinC wins at Naseby
1646 Parlt bans BCP.  Charles in flight then captivity
1647 Christmas banned by Puritans.  War continues
1648 Oliver Cromwell in London, 2nd Civil War
1649 Charles I tried and executed
1650 Charles II acceptedin Scotland. Oliver Cromwell conquering Ireland
1651 Charles (II) escapes defeat at Worcester hides in oak tree
1652 George Fox founds Quakers.  Cape Town established by Dutch
1653 Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector
1654 End of first Anglo Dutch War.  Louis XIV crowned inFrance
1655 New style of govt established under Oliver Cromwell.  C of E banned
1656 Pedulum clock invented.  Jews re-admitted to England
1657 Oliver Cromwell refused crown.  First English chocolate house
1658 Oliver Cromwell dies, succeeded by son Richard.
1659 Confusion in Parlt.  First ever cheque written
1660 Parlt declares Charles II king.  Royal Society founded. Five Quakers sent to York Castle
1661 Sam Pepys starts diary. Ch II crowned Earl of Bridlington created
1662 Act of uniformity makes Book of Common Prayer mandatory
1663 Theatre Royal Drury Lane opens.  Severe frost
1664 New Amsterdam (NY) captured.  Royal marines founded
1665 Plague begins in London – king leaves town. London Gazette starts
1666 Great Fire of London (only 6 killed).  Sir Isaac Newton at work Fire in Bridlington (Old Town), much destruction
1667 Fisrt human blood transfusion
1668 Moliere’s play The Miser performed.  Sir I Newton: reflecting telescope
1669 Samuel Pepys finishes diary.  Mt Etna erupts.  Stradivarius 1st violin
1670 Secret treaty with France. Trade tokens issued
1671 John Milton: Samson Agonistes
1672 War declared on Dutch (by English and French)
1673 Christopher Wren knighted – working on St Pauls & 51 other churches
1674 End of Dutch war – England gets New York
1675 Greenwich Observatory founded; Antarctica sighted by Englishman
1676 Edmund Halley observes transit of Venus
1677 Mary (II) marries William of Orange.  Purcell becomes court musician
1678 John Bunyan:  Pilgrim’s Progress.  First chrysanthemums in Europe
1679 Habeas Corpus Act passed
1680 Great comet first sighted. Comedie Francaise founded (Louis XIV)
1681 Ch II gives Wm Penn charter to found Pennsylvania. Last dodo killed
1682 Royal Chelsea Hospital founded. Louis xv moves court to Versailles
1683 Thames freezes over:  frost fair held. Ashmolean museum founded
1684 Yr of scientific discoveries: Isaac Newton, Chris. Wren, Robert Hooke
1685 Charles II dies:  James II king. Monmouth rebellion defeated. JS Bach born
1686 James II catholic:  trouble brewing.  Chipperfields Circus founded
1687 Isaac Newton: Principia Mathematica (most famous work)
1688 James II flees.  Glorious Revolution Wm and Mary ‘save Eng. Prot.sm’
1689 Wm and Mary crowned joint sovereigns. East India Co founded
1690 First recorded full peal (London).  Clarinet invented
1691 Henry Purcell’s King Arthur, libretto by John Dryden
1692 Massacre of Glencoe (Campbell v MacDonald).  Salem witch trials
1693 Mount Etna erupts.  Amish sect founded
1694 B ank of England founded.  Mary II dies (no heir)
1695 Window tax imposed
1696 Peter I Tsar of Russia Harbour piers destroyed by storm
1697 St Pauls Cathedral opened. First proper cricket match Sussex First Act to repair harbour piers
1698 Palace of Whitehall burned down. Eddystone lighthouse opened Baptist church founded (Applegarth)
1699 First steam engine demonstrated.  Dampier explores NW Australia

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Year World History Bridlington History
1700 Serious earthquake in sea off N America. 
1701 Act of Settlement to exclude Catholic monarchs
1702 Wm III dies; Q. Anne succeeds (17 children all die)
1703 St Petersburg founded.Great storm ravages S Coast
1704 Battle of Blenheim – Duke of Marlborough defeats French
1705 Construction of Blenheim Palace begins
1706 Thos Twining opens first tearoom at 216 Strand, London – still there
1707 Act of Union (England and Scotland).  First turnpike roads
1708 First Dresden porcelain produced
1709 Abraham Darby makes cast iron using coke.  Terrible winter, Jan-March
1710 First Italian opera in England (Handel Rinaldo).  First copyright laws
1711 South Sea Co founded.  First Mardi Gras celebration in America
1712 First Newcomen steam engine working. ‘John Bull’ invented
1713 Endof war of Spanish succession; England gets Newfoundland etc
1714 Q Anne dies; George I first Hanoverian king
1715 Total solar eclipse.  First Jacobite rebellion, James Stuart
1716 Pirate Blackbeard raids shippingin W Indies
1717 Rift between King and Prince of Wales.  ‘Water Music’ on Thames
1718 First innoculation
1719 Robinson Crusoe (Dan. Defoe) published
1720 South Sea Bubble – stock market crash
1721 Robert Walpole first Prime Minister.  Brandenburg Concertos JSBach
1722 Blenheim Palace completed
1723 Vivaldi: Four Seasons Wm Tangate ‘whipped from Baile to Saturday Market Cross
1724 First performance of St John Passsion (J S Bach)
1725 Catherine Empress of Russia after death of Peter the Great
1726 Jonathan Swift publishes Gulliver’s Travels.  Voltaire exiled to England
1727 St Matthew Passion (JSBach).  George I dies; George II king
1728 Orthodontic braces invented
1729 Little Red Riding Hood first translated into English
1730 Gentleman’sMagazine launched
1731 Covent Garden Theatre (Royal Opera House) opened
1732 Mass in B Minor (JSBach)
1733 Perambulator inventedby Wm Kent for children of 3rd D of Devonshire
1734 No information
1735 Handel operas premered at CoventGarden
1736 Bathing machine first used at Scarborough
1737 Major earthquake and tsunami inRussia
1738 John Wesley lauched methodist movement in Lincoln
1739 Foundling hospital opened in London
1740 Rule Brittania first performed
1741 First European visits Alaska
1742 Firat performance of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin
1743 No information
1744 Great comet – brightest ever
1745 Bonny Prince Charlie leads 2nd Jacaobite rising
1746 Battle ofCulloden: Bonny P Charlie defeated
1747 Discovery: citrus fruits prevent scurvy. First VD clinic opened
1748 Ruins of Pompeii discovered Death of William Kent
1749 Beginnings of Industrial Revolution
1750 Last year that New Year’s Day is on March 25
1751 Linnaeus produces botanical text book
1752 Gt Britain changes from Julian to Gregorian caalendar
1753 Full citizenship extended to Jews
1754 MarriaGE Act for the first time sets clear rules
1755 Sam. Johnson publishes Dictionary.  Earthquake in Lisbon kills 60,000 John ellis Harbour master.  4th Pier Act
1756 Seven Years War (with France) .  Black Hole of Calcutta. Mozart born
1757 Britain captures Calcutta. Battle of Plassey  3 ships in Brid Bay taken by French
1758 Halley’s Comet reappears. 7 Yrs war continues
1759 British Museum opens. British navy defeats French. Guinness founded
1760 Geo. II dies, succeeded by Geo III (grandson) French privateertook ships in Bay
1761 Ind. Revolution:  Bredgewater Canal, M’cr, tranports coal
1762 Rousseau publishes ‘Social Contract’
1763 End of 7 Yrs war.France cedes Canada to Britain First fire engine  in Brid.  New bells at Priory
1764 Sugar Act, taxing American colonists
1765 Stamp Act, more tax – Americans protest.  James Watt – stram engine
1766 Stamp Act repealed.Mozart ‘ going public’ as child performer (10)
1767 Discoveryof Tahiti 
1768 First modern circus in London. English ships carrying over half of slaves
1769 James Cook lands in New Zealand. Arkwright’s ‘Spinning Jenny’
1770 J. Banks with J Cook explores ‘Sydney’, Botany Bay, Barrier Reef John Wesley preaches on Quay
1771 First town cricket match, Horsham.  Major flood in Newcastle
1772 First steps to abolish slavery in England. Encyclopaedia Britannica pub
1773 Boston Tea Party: ‘English’ tea dumped. John Harrison wins longitude prize 
1774 Jo. Priestley dicovers oxygen. Birkenstock sandals invented
1775 American Revoloution starts.  Battles of Lexington & Concord
1776 July 4 : US Declaration of Independence.  First St Leger. Gibbon Vol I
1777 Stars & Stripes adopted, fighting continues
1778 French declare war on Britain
1779 First iron bridge constructed Battle of Flamborough head – Paul Jones victorious.  Wesley visits Brid
1780 First Sunday paper in Britain. Population of Britain about 9 m
1781 End fighting in US.  W Herschel discovers Uranus
1782 Mozart producing symphonies and quartets
1783 Formal end of war of American Independence. Montgolfier’s balloon Great storm washes piers away
1784 Britain gets first American cotton.  Waterford glass founded
1785 Times first published (‘Daily Register’). Channel crossed by balloon Prince William Henry visited
1786 Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in Vienna.  Mont Blanc climbed Light coach Brid to Hull
1787 Penal colony set up in Australia.  Lords and MCC set up
1788 Mozart:Don Giovanni & 3 symphonies. Extraordinary hail storm, France
1789 French Revolution begins.   Mutiny on The Bounty. US Thanksgiving.
1790 Geo Washington President.  Monasteries etc abolished in France Wesley preached at Zion chapel
1791 French royal family held. Mozart: Magic Flute, Vienna
1792 French monarchy abolished, Louis XVI on trial  Guillotine started Survey of Brid haqrbour
1793 Fr: Louis XVI guillotined. Catholicism banned. Metric system adopted
1794 Nelson loses eye in battle.  Oban distillery founded. Quay defended by battery.  Corps of Independed Volunteers founded
1795 Napoleon leads France to victory in Italy etc. Meteorite falls in Wold Newton
1796 Ed Jenner gives first smallpox vaccine. Jane Austen first draft of P&P
1797 Firt Top Hat shown.  Bank of England produces first £1 & £2 notes
1798 Napoleon in Egypt. Nelson wins battle of the Nile First Daily Post 
1799 Pitt introduces Income Tax (10%).  Rosetta Stone found. Complete street paving (Old Town)

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Year World History Bridlington History
1800 Napoleon invades Italy.  US President moces into White House 
1801 UK of GB and Ireland.  First census- 8.9m people in E & Wales
1802 Wm Wordsworth: ‘Westminster Bridge’  Temporary peace with Napoleon
1803 First practical steamboat, in Scotland. Old Wesleyan chapel opened
1804 Royal Horticultural Soc founded; also Br & For Bible Soc.  Napoleon Emp
1805 Battle of Trafalgar – British victory.  Nelson killed Local celebration.  Volunteer riot
1806 Britsih take over S Africa (Cape). Elgin marbles taken from Parthenon Houses washed off.  Flamborough lighthouse. First lifeboat launched
1807 Napoleon invades Russia.  Slave trade abolished Priory plate stolen
1808 Peninsular War, Spain. Brits under Wellington.  Beethoven: symphonies
1809 2000 guineas race first run.  Dartmoor prison opened Local militia raised
1810 Beethoven composes Fur Elise
1811 Geo III declared mad. PoW declared Prince Regent. Luddite uprising Tidal spring discovered
1812 Napoleon enters Moscow, forced back.  PM assassinated. War with US
1813 Jane Austen:  P & P published.  Napoleon on the slide
1814 Nap. Abdicates exiled to Elba. Geo Stevenson testing locomotive
1815 Nap escapes from Elba, to Paris.  Final campaign, battle of Waterloo
1816 Davy lamp for miners tested
1817 Elgin marbles shown in British Museum National School founded
1818 Frankenstein published. Silent Night composed Boys National School opened
1819 Burlington Arcade opens in London.  Peterloo Massacre, Manchester
1820 Geo IV king, end of regency.  Naval captain land in Antarctica
1821 Napoleion dies. Bad fire in High st, 3 killed. Heavy gales, wrecks, loss of life
1822 Charles Babbage proposes computer. Rosetta Stone deciphered Town lit with oil;  Girls National School opened
1823 Wm Web Ellis ‘invents’ rugby football Benj Milnes baths opened
1824 First fire brigade – in Edinburgh.  RSPCA founded. Beethoven 9th sym Second lifeboat launched
1825 Stockton-Darlington railway opened – world’s first.
1826 Menai bridge to Anglesey opened. Beethoven late quartets
1827 First modern striking match invented (England) and fountain pen (FR)
1828 Duke of Wellington PM.  Londoon Zoo opens RNLI silver medal for schooner rescue
1829  Catholic emancipation.  Met. Police founded. First Boat Race  Brig ‘Minerva’ lost
1830 Belgian independence. Wm IV succeeds Geo IV. ‘Book of Mormon’ pub
1831 Ch Darwin sets out on the Beagle.LIverpool-Mcr Rlwy opens.
1832 Great Reform Act, Parlt.  Cholera in London Lifeboat rescued 8 from ‘Earl of Stockton’
1833 Britain takes ove Falkland Islands Brid lit by gas
1834 Abolition of Slavery. Poor Law Act sets up workhouses Proposed rlwy to York
1835 Darwin arrives at Galapagos. First photographic negative
  Colt revolver invented. Darwin ends voyage Brid Gas & Light Co opened
1837 Queen Victoria accedes, moves to Buck Palace. Oliver Twist pub’d
1838 Brunel’s SS Gt Western transatlantic in 15 days.  Grace Darling rescue Mechanics Institue opened
1839 British seize Hong Kong.  First Grand National
1840 Penny Post introduced, penny black stamps issued Christ Church built
1841 First Issue of ‘Punch’ New Zealand becomes British colony.
1842 Q Victoria takes train.Mines Act bans women and children under 10
1843 Christmas Carol pub’d. First commercial Christmas cards
1844 Rochdale Pioneers set up first Co-op.  Safety matches invented
1845 Potato famine starts in Ireland.  John Newman becomes RC
1846 Koh-i-Noor diamond for Q Victoria.  Saxaphone patented. Neptune discovered
1847 Jane Eyre’  & Wuthering Heights pub’d. Rlwy extended to Scarborough
1848 California Gold Rush.  Year of Revolutions.  Irish Potsto Famine S. Pier finished. St John’s Sewerby opened.  Victoria Rooms opened
1849 Once in Royal David’s City’ written. Safety pin invented Rev Geo Smith , vicar for 49 years, dies. 
1850 Lohengrin (Wagner) pub’d.  RC bishops established in England & Wales
1851 Gt Exhibition (May to Oct), Crystal Palace.  Moby Dick pub’d Christ Church enlarged
1852 Gt ormond St Hospital opened. First public toilet for women Wreck of ‘Omega’ on S Sands
1853 Trovatore perfomed.  Bechstein, Bluthner and Steinway founded
1854 Crimean War: UK and France v Russia.  Flor. Nightingale sets out First stamped newspaper.  Temperance Hall opened
1855 Cholera epidemic in London kills 10,000 – traced to single pump
1856 End of Crimean War.  Victoria Cross instituted. Everest surveyed.
1857 Indian Mutiny, Siege of Lucknow. First elevator -New York
1858 First – ascent of Eiger; vision of BVM at Lourdes. Dr Livingstone Africa
1859 Tale of Two cities pub’d.Suez Canal started. Big Ben working First issue of Brid Free Press.  E Yorks volunteer rifles started
1860 Darwin pub. Origin of Species – debate at Oxford
1861 American Civil War.  Death of Prince Albert
1862 Alice in Wonderland written. US Civil war continues
1863 Ab Lincoln declares end of slavery. Yorkshire Cricket Club founded Celebration of Pr of Wales and Alexandra’s wedding
1864 Football Assocn, Red Cross founded.
1865 End of US Civil War. Klu Klux Klan started Brid Agric Show started.  Sailors’ and Working Men’s Club est’d.
1866 Transatlantic cable successful.  Alf. Nobel invents dynamite
1867 US buys Alaska from Russia.   First stone openeing of sea wall
1868 Early Man’ found at Les Eyzies, France.  First – traffic lights, TUC meeting
1869 Public hanging ended.  Suez Canal opened.  War & Peace published Flamborough church re-opened
1870 First England-Scotland football match.  Franco-Prussion war Brid Charity Trustees established
1871 Tay Rlwy bridge opened. First Rugby Union international: Eng v Scot Great Gale- 70 lives lost.  Holy Trinity Church consecrated
1872 Marie Celeste’ found abandoned. Horse & cart fell over cliff, boy killed.  Priory Ch lit by gas
1873 Barbed wire, abd Levi jeans introduced. Aston Villa Bolton W founded Wesleyan chapel opened Brid Quay.  First Brid & Quay Gazette
1874 Impresionism’ defined. Vincent van Gogh sent to London 
1875 Bizet’s Carmen first performed. Cpt Webb swam Channel (first ever) Priory reredos unveiled; Sir Gilbert Scott’s restoration begins
1876 Bell’s telephone patented.  Brahms’ 1st symphony. Settle-Carlisle rlwy Priory appeal to create towers
1877 Swan Lake Ballet.  First Test Match, Wimbledon tournament Promenade Cong chapel built
1878 Cleopatra’s Needle to London. Phonograph patented. Clough Bridge Mill burned down
1879 Anglo – Zulu War.  Tay Bridge disaster. Pirates of Penzance premiered Priory restoration celebrated.  Salvation Army Hall opened
1880 First Boer War, first shipment offrozen mutton from Australia Call to improve sea defences & drains.  Cons.Assocn founded
1881 Billy the Kid.  D’Oyley Cartes’ Savoy Theatre opened – elec. Light Brid man frozen to death.  Court House and Police station opened
1882 Cause of TB (bacterium) identified.  Women get property rights
1883 Krakatoa erupts, 36,000 killed. Gaudi starts cathedral, Barcelona Cemetery opens
1884 Greenwich meridian fixed for world. Ox. Eng. Dictionary pub’d St John Burlington opened
1885 First appendix removed.’Mikado’ opens.  First cremations in UK New lifeboat – William John and Frances
1886 Field Hockey is born. Coca Cola invented.  Folies Beregeres opened Orb’ from Whitby aground on N Beach
1887 Q Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.  Biggest ever snowflake, 15" ‘Otello’ Verdi Local celebration. Lords Feoffees election  Christ Church restored
1888 Matchgirls’ strike.  Bicycles allowed on road. Also Benz car. Duke of Gloucester opened R Princes Parade.  Great storm
1889 Eiffel Tower opens. Jack the Ripper at large.  Van Gogh cuts off ear. Priory organ opened
1890 Forth Bridge opened. First powered flight.  Van Gogh suicide Fisherman rescues 8 people in rowing boat. Princes Parade lit by electricity
1891 London-Paris telephone system.  First Sherlock Holmes story Brid population reaches 6840
1892 Basketball starts.  Finger-printing starts – in Brazil. Waterspoout and flood at Langtoft
1893 Gold found in W Australia.  Dvorak ‘New World’ symphony Rescue of crew from schooner ‘Victoria’. Dukes Park opened
1894 Blackpool Tower opened. Olympic Cttee formed. Dreyfus affair (FR) Sea front lit by electricity.  RC Church Our lady & St Peter opened
1895 National Trust founded. Oscar Wilde imprisoned. Rugby League starts First meeting of Brid Urban Distric Council
1896 First Xrays. Premiere of La Boheme. Yorkshire sets innings record 887 Donkey rides on beach started.  Spa and Gardens opened, also People’s Palace
1897 Q Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Dracula pub’d. Klondike Gold Rush 12 men lost  in ligeboat error. Q Victoria Diamond Jubilee. New PO in High St
1898 Battle of Omdurman Sudan. Spanish-American war. 1st fatal car accident Kit Brown died in rescue attempt. Penny Bank on Queen St
1899 2nd Boer war. Start for Oxo cubes, aspirin, paperclip. AngloEgyptian Sudan Charter Day – Brid becomes Borough – first mayor M R Medworth

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Year World History Bridlington History
1900 Premiere of Tosca. Labour Party formed. 1st Zeppelin flight. Boers defeated
1901 Q Victoria dies @ 81, Edward VII king.  Census. First British submarine. 2nd Olympics Population now 12,482 – doubled in 10 yrs
1902 End of 2nd Boer War. 1st Borstal.  Real Madrid founded. New Ring of 8 bells Extension to Brid Grammar School opened, and Oxford St Schools
1903 King ‘Emperor of India’.  Orville Wright flight. 1st ‘Teddy’, US-UK radio broadcast Emmanuel Ch dedicated
1904 Entente Cordiale (Britain/France).  GWR steam engine exceeds 100 mph. Peter Pan First RYYC regatta. RNLI lifeboat to S Marine Drive.  New NW pier at harbour
1905 Russo-Jap. War.  Br. Take Tibet. Einstein’s most famous papers.  AA founded Brid High School for Girls opened. Generating Station, Brett St opened.
1906 Dreadnought’ launched, sparks naval race. San Francisco earthquake. Lord Mayor of London visited to open Grand Pavilion etc.  Spa burned
1907 1st Scout camp,European powered flight, modern taxi cabs.  SOS adopted.   Floral clock installed. New Spa theatre & Opera House opened.
1908 Formal start of Scouts. Shackleton in Antarctica.  1st Model T Ford
1909 Bleriot flies across Channel.  BP founded in Persia
1910 Edward VII dies, George V king.  Union of S Africa foudned. 1st infrared photo. Burlington Schools opened.  Cinema opened (princes Pde).Last market in Old Town
1911 1st Monte Carlo Rally.  Hull of Titanic launched.  Amundsrn reaches S Pole John Bull Rock factory opened. Pop: 14,334
1912 Scott & Co to S Pole then death.  Titanic sinks on maiden voyage. 1st parachute jump John Sawdon memorial opened, Kirkgate Coble ‘Three Brothers’ built
1913 Social security (unemployment etc) intro’d. Suffragette killed at Derby.1st Chelsea Fl Show Schooner ‘Kate’ of Montevideo washed ashore in Brid bay
1914 Panama Canal opened. Pygmalion premered. WWI breaks out 1st battle of Ypres
1915 Uboats & Zeppelins cause damage. Dardenellles attack fails. First WI. Women into jobs
1916 Lloyd George replaces Asquith. Conscritption. Battle of Soome 60k Br.killed on 1st day
1917 WLA, WRNS founded. US joins war. Paschendaele.  Russian Revolution. Bread rationed Brirish airship sighted over Brid
1918 Bombs in London.RAF replaces RFC. Tsar etc killed.  War ends Nov 11. Spanish flu Damage caused by mine explosion
1919 League of Nations founded. 1st transatlantic flight.  First woman MP. Flu kills 000s Peace Pageant.  New Spa bought by Corporation
1920 Prohibition in US. ‘Unknown warrior’ in Westminster Abbey, Cenotaph. ‘Northern Ireland Augustinian Society founded.  First Information Bureau opened
1921 british Legion founded, strikes, coal rationing, R38 airship, 1st birth control cilnic War Memorial opened, Wellington Gardens
1922 Irish Free State set up.  BBC founded.Howard Carter finds Tutankhamun tomb First Sea-Angling Festival.  Fortyfoot and Kingsgate completed
1923 Stanley Baldwin PM.  Duke of York (GVI) and Eliz. Marry.  Littlewoods Pools founded Kingsgate officially opened. Floral Hall destroyed by fire.
1924 1st (brief) Lab. Govt. Olympic games Paris. Mallory lost on Everest. 1st newspaper Xword Spa leased to Brid Corporation. Woolworths opened
1925 Problems in coal industry. 1st red London buses. 1st TV experiment Great storm – 2 fishermen lost.  Golf course bought. Rotary Club formed
1926 Miners’ sstrike May-Oct, General Strike May. Red telephone boxes. 1st Br Grand Prix Queensgate and Avenues laid out
1927 New land-speed record. First transatlantic telephone call. Total solar eclipse. Gales Post Office moved to Quay Rd
1928 Floods in London. Flying Scotsman train to Edinburgh. 1st Kings College Carols Princess Mary opens P. M. Parade.Massive seaweed mountain on beach. 
1929 Wall St  crash, Stock Exchange collapse.. Labour govt.  1st TESCO shop. 1st TV broadcast
1930 1st Times Crossword Amy Johnson 1st woman to fly solo to Australia. 1st Youth hostel Soup kitchen established in Brid. 
1931 2m unemploued. National Govt elected.  Highway Code published. Vic Wells Ballet new sea wall completed.. New lifeboat. Avenues becomes maternity hospital
1932 Abp forbids remarriage of divorces in Church.  First Mars bar.  Methodist Union Spa Royal burned, Jan, reopens July. New Town Hall opened
1933 London Tube map published England win Ashes (bodyline). Geo V 1st Xtmas broadcast Victoria Rooms burned. Fog signal erected, N Pier. Lawrence of Arabia in Brid
1934 Oswald Moseley and Fascists. Q Mary launched.  First Glyndebourne season Sewerby Estate bought by Brid Corporation
1935 Geo V Silver Jubilee. 30 mph limit + driving test.  Penguin Books founded.  St Georges’ Boys Sch opened.  Winfred Holtby dies, aged 37
1936 Geo V dies.  Edward VIII King (Jan-Dec). Jarrow March.  Abdication crisis:  Geo Vi King Sewerby Estate opened byAmy Johnson
1937 Coronation.  Neveille Chamberlain PM 999 calls inroduced.  First issue of Dandy  Grand Pav’n, Public Library, Queen’s Park  opened
1938 Bren gun adopted.Beano appears.  PM sees Hitler, Munich Agreement. York Castle Museum St George’s Girls School opened
1939 penicillin discovered. Petrol rationing. Sutton Hoo ship find.  Evacuation.  WW2 for UK Flamborought Head bought by Brid Corpn. TUC conf. at Brid.
1940 Food rationing.  Norway, France fall.  Churchill PM. Dunkirk. Battle of Britain. Blitz Bombs fell – Woolworths, People’s Pal., Hilderthorpe Rd, PO inQuay Rd
1941 Blitz: London, B’m, Coventry, S’H’ton, Bristol, Sheffield,L’pool,Swansea, Plymouth, Clydebank, Belfast Amy Johnson dies, Thames Estuary. Landmine exploaded
1942 US in war, Japan sinking Br ships..  Convoys. Bombing German cities.  Wm Temple Abp Bomb in harbour. St Anne’s Conval Home opened
1943 Utility’ furniture etc, Rommel defeated, Allied invasion of Italy, Dambusters raids Minsweeper HMS Bridlington adopted
1944 PAYE started,  Education Act, sec. edn for all.  Dday landings, But also V1 and V2 rockets Visit by King Geo VI, Q Eliz and Pr. Elizabeth
1945 Dresden etc bombed, Belsen etc found, Hitler deade, VE Day. Labour win election VE Day celebrations.  Brid Chamber of Trade formed.
1946 UN founded..  Atom bomb, VJ day. First bananas!.  BBC TV again. Bread rationing Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild.  Kirby’s toyshop
1947 Terrible winter, coal  nationalised, Free school milk.  India& Pakistan indep.Pr Eliz marries Pr Philip Prolonged snowfall.  New Yorkshire Belle trips started. Thompson hardware
1948 NHS starts.  Also Brit Rail.  Gas nationlaised1st Ed Festival.  Israel set up. Pr Charles born Harold McMillan,  Billy Graham,  visited. New war memorial opened
1949 Nar.Service replaces conscriotion. 1st launderette, computer, passenger jet First houses on Westhill. Atlee at TUC. First jazz jamboree at Royal Hall
1950 Atlee wins election, Archers starts, Troops to Kprea. End of petrol rationing.  ‘Eagle’ Green Howards regimental standard dedicated at Priory
1951 Korean war.  Festival of Britain. GCE starts.  Also Goon Show. Churchill wins election  EYMS bus services started.  Riggs opened (closed 1999)
1952 King Geo VI dies, Accession of Eliz II.  UK has atomic bomb.  ‘Mousetrap’ starts GPO opened Quay Rd
1953 N Sea floods.  DNA discovered.  Everest climbed. Coronation.  Samaritans founded Celebrations.  Hilderthorpe schools opened. Houses cleared in Old Town
1954 Bannister runs 4 min mile. End of all rationing.  UK leaves Suez Canal.  Britten: Turn of Screw Feoffees election.  Brid Chronicle bought out by Free Press.
1955 ITV starts.  Eden replaces Churchill.  Polio vaccine.  1st Guinness Boook of Records Ice Age stones moved to Church Green
1956 Premium Bonds start.  1st nuclear power station.   Suez Crisis, Russia invades Hungary  Sewerby Rd ‘cleared’, new housing. Sandascre started 450 houses
1957 Start for: Royal Ballet, Tescos, ‘Which’. Macmillan PM.  Asian flu. Smoking/cancer linked
1958 Man U air crash, TV: Blue Peter, Grandstand.  1st Life peers, CND march.  M1 starts Amy Johnson trophies presented to Brid.  33 houses cleared S Back Lane
1959 UK postcodes start. 1st bit of M1 opens.  Cod wars.  Hovercraft  built St Mar’s Westhill opened
1960 Mau Mau in Kenya ends. Nat Service ends.  1st Coronation St, Beatles concert. Pr Margaret marries Promenade methodist chapel demolished. MENCAP founded
1961 ladyChatterley allowed, Michael Ramsey Abp, 1st Songs of Praise, new Guildford Cath’l Fire Station completed. First supermkt.  Easton farmhouse demolished
1962 Coventry Cath. Consec’d, Beatles at Abbey Road, 1st Z Cars, Sunday Col Supp. Roxy cinema closed. New houses S Back Lane etc. 
1963 Worst winter since 1947,frost tll April.  1st Beatles albumn.  Great train robbery. Danescroft estate developed. New rlwy bridge, Flamb Rd
1964 BBC2 starts. Av weekly wage£16. 1st Match of Day.  Harold Wilson PM. Last hanging Bridgeport factory opened.  ‘Stierling Castle’ Q. St demolished.
1965 death penalty abolished.  Churchill dies.  Moors murderers arrested. Headlands school opened. Priory services broadcast
1966 England win World Cup.  Aberfan disaster.  1st elec. Mainline, hovercraft, credit card Rolling Stones at Spa.  More cottages go, S Back Lane
1967 1st colour TV.  Forsyte Saga, N Sea gas. Sandie Shaw wins Eurovision.  Radion 1 starts First  Inshore lifeboat, boathouse opened.
1968 Ford Escort.  M1 completed.  1st heart transplantg. M L King assassinated. ‘Joseph’ prem. Last steam train, coal gas.  Bessingby rd dualled. Busiest B. Holiday ever
1969 Student sit ins. N Ireland ‘troubles’ begin.  Moon landing. Harrier jump jet. 1st B&Q Holy Trinity Restoration Appeal.  Harbour footbridge built
1970 1st Glastonbury Fest’l, jumbo jet in UK, N Sea oil. Heath wins election. 18 now majority Gas Works gone, Cattle Market closed, Nag’s Head opened Mkt Pl. Crown Bldgs.
1971 Switch to decimal coinage. Ibrox disaster. OU starts. Ian Paisley founds party. Hockney fame Chantry Court opened.  First Lions Carnival.   Regal cinema closed
1972 Yorkshire Ripper’ murders start. ‘Bloody Sunday (N.Ireland) M6 completed. School to 16 Martongate School opened, also West and Heaton.  ‘My Suzanne’ rescue
1973 IRA bombs in England.  UK enters EEC with Denmark & Ireland. 1st OU degrees. Pink Floyd Well Lane bypasss opened.  Crew of ‘Calcharis’ rescued (J King & crew)
1974 3 day week, strikes, oil crisis.  Harold Wilson PM.  Flixboro’ disaster. 1st MacDonalds Brid won Britain in Bloom.   Belvedere prom opened. ‘Boro of N Wolds’
1975 Donald Coggan Abp. Thatcher leader of Tories. Inflation 24%.  Bohemian Rhapsody, Fawlty Towers Brid twinned with Bad Salzuflen. Fish Quay opened by Lord Halifax
1976 Hurricane (Jan) heatwave & drought.  Selby coalfield opened. ‘Troubles’. Callaghan PM Health centre Station Rd opened by Pr Margaret. Ebor Flats completed
1977 Queen’s Silver Jubilee.  Red Rum 3rd win at National. Concorde start. Y Ripper fear. New Pasture Lane estate started.St Mary’s RC School opened. Compr Schools formed
1978 Strikes, IRA continue. SERPS starts. Evita prem’d.Liverpool cathedral finished BBC Songs of Praise in Priory.  Kirkgate House opened
1979 Winter of Discontent’.  Mountbatten assass’d.  Thatcher wins election – 1st woman PM Last soft drinks factory closed.  New P Lane School,Middleton Ct opened. Popn 28,590
1980 Recession, steel strike. Rob. Runcie Abp.  Iranian embassy siege. J. Lennon shot  Priory Restoration Appeal launched.  Harbour museum opened.  RAF unit left.
1981 SDP set up.  Charles and Diana engaged.  1st London marathon. Y. Ripper convicted East Yorks. College established.  Spa Cinema opened. ‘Boro of EastYorks’
1982  unemployed 3m.  Falklands war. IRA hunger strikes. End of caning. Fuel in litres Winter Gales.  ‘Friendly Forester’ M’gate opened.
1983 Thatcher wins landslide. Start of breakfast TV, seatbelts, CDs, Ch 4. ‘Mary Rose’ raised Combined ex-servicemen’s Conference held in Brid
1984 Start of FTSE 100. Miners’ strike, 3.2m unempl., Brighton bomb.  BrinksMat robbery New electronic telephone exchange.  Rlwy station coalyard closed
1985 Start of Eastenders, end of miners strike, Heysel stadium disaster Peak of N Sea oil E Yorks College St Mary’s Walk opened. Baptist Ch, Quay Rd, demolished.
1986 M25 completed. John McCarthy kidnapped. Start of GCSE., Casualty, MetroCentre Brid won national ‘resorts’ competition. Final concert at Floral Pav’n
1987 Terry Waite kidnapped.  BSE starts. AIDS . Herald of Free Enterprise, Kings X fire Opening: B&Q, McDonalds, Coastguard HQ; and Leisure World (HRH Duchess of Kent)
1988 1st RedNose Day, house price boom, Education Act, Piper Alpha disaster, Lockerbie Kingdom Hall built.  Lloyd Hospital closes.
1989 Start of M42, Sky TV, Fall of Berlin Wall, Marchioness & Hillsboro’ disasters. Lib Dems Opening:Union conval. Home Limekiln Ln; Brid Hospital (HRH Duchess of Gloucester)
1990 Gt storm (Jan). Poll Tax – riots. . Mandela free. BSE bad. Thatcher out.  East Yorkshire Road Signs erected.  Tesco opens
1991 1st Gulf War (Jan-Feb). Waite&McCarthy freed.  Interest rates@ 17% End of Poll Tax Richard Marriot High Sheriff; Belgrave Mansions opened
1992 AIDS fears. 2.8 unempl’d . Tories win  Windsor Castle fire. Women priests approved Fishermen protest at govt controls – blockade.  CAB opened. Qu St ‘superloos’
1993 3m unempl’d. Bosnia war.Warrington bomb. !m on waiting lists Avenues apartments opened.  King St Mkt re-opened.  Links Golf course opens
1994 West murders.Channel Tunnel opened. National Lottery. Blair leader Restored N Prom opened.  Sunday Market,King St (being pedestrianised)
1995 Nick Leeson busts Barings.  Brit. Troops ot Sarajevo. Diana on TV Emmanuel Ch burned down.  New: Lifeboat ‘Marine Engineer’, Promenades, Red Ho 
1996 Charles&Diana divorce. Dunblane massacre.  Brit. Rail privatised Burlington Infants opened, High St refurbished, SRB award, Duke of Ed to Yacht Club
1997 Dolly’ cloned. Blair & Lab win landslide. 1st Harry Potter. Diana dies. Queen’s Golden Wed. WRVS HQ North St. Boyes takes ove Binns.  ‘Beide the Seaside’ museum opens
1998 Omagh bombing. Good Friday Agreement signed.  G8 summit in B’m.ASBOs start New Emmanuel Ch opened,  Priory restoration complete, first marriage at Town Hall
1999 Euro launched.  Solar eclipse. Scottish parl’t Welsh Assembly. Minimum wage starts Prince Charles opens Macmillan Wolds unit. Clough Hole devlt competed

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Year World History Bridlington History
2000 Millenium celebrations/Dome. London Eye. Harold Shipman convicted. Ken Livingston Mayor Brid gets Town Council.  ‘Prior John’ opened
2001 Foot&mouth crisis.   9/11: 000s killed.  Invasion of Afganistan Race riots in Y’shire.   Marina public Inquiry.  Old Town Revival Assocn founded
2002 End of F&M. Pr Margaret and Q.Mother die. Queen’s Golden Jubilee.  NHS reform Brid School: Sports College, Headlands School- Science College
2003 Rowan Williams Abp. Iraq War, Saddam toppled.  David Kelly dies. Final Concorde flight Brid Harbour Heritage museum opened. 
2004 Gherkin, Millau Bridge open. Boscastle flood.  Foxhunting ban. Butler Inquiry.  Tsunami Harbour Commissioners Const’n revised
2005 England win Ashes.  Chip&Pin starts. G8 in Edinburgh. 7/7 bombs kill 50+. Sentamu to York 220 yrs of lifeboats celebrated
2006 Children’s Centre opened, Butts Close
2007 Yorkshire Regiment gets Freedom of Bridlington
2008 Spa Royal Hall and Theatre refurbished (£20.5m)
2009 New East Riding College opened St mary’s Walk (£17m)
2010 Brid South Foreshore + Spa environs and Gardens revitalised
2011 Promenade Shopping Centre redeveloped
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