- Sophia Waterhouse
- Given names
- Married Name
- Sophia Waghorn
|Birth|| about 1828|
Goudhurst, Kent, England
|History|| 1829 (Age 12 months)|
Note: Peel establishes the Metropolitan Police.
|History|| 1830 (Age 2)|
Note: George IV dies, his brother William IV succeeds.<br />Manchester - Liverpool Railway (first in England).
|History|| 1832 (Age 4)|
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.
|History|| 1833 (Age 5)|
Note: Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire.<br />Factory Act.
|History|| 1834 (Age 6)|
Note: New Poor Law.<br />Houses of Parliament burn down.
|History|| 1837 (Age 9)|
Note: William IV dies, succeeded by his niece, Victoria.
|History|| 1838 (Age 10)|
Note: Regular Atlantic steamship service begins.
|History|| 1839 (Age 11)|
Note: Anti-Corn-Law League founded.
|History|| 1840 (Age 12)|
Note: Queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert, who becomes Prince Consort.<br />Penny post started.<br />S.F.B. Morse invents the telegraph.<br />Grammar Schools Act.
|History|| 1842 (Age 14)|
Note: Chartist Riots.<br />Copyright Act.<br />Potato Failure in Europe, starvation in Ireland. Corn Laws (which had kept up the price of grain) repealed.
|Marriage||John Waghorn - View family|
5 July 1845 (Age 17)
Kilndown, Kent, England
|History|| 1849 (Age 21)|
Note: Gold discovered in California and Australia.
|History|| 1850 (Age 22)|
Note: Telegraph cable laid under English Channel.
|History|| 1851 (Age 23)|
Note: Great Exhibition (Crystal Palace).
|History|| 1853 (Age 25)|
Note: Crimean War.
|History|| 1855 (Age 27)|
Note: Livingston discovers Victoria Falls.
|History|| 1857 (Age 29)|
Note: The Mutiny (India).
|History|| 1858 (Age 30)|
Note: First Atlantic cable laid.
|History|| 1861 (Age 33)|
Note: Albert dies, Victoria retires into mourning.<br />American Civil War.
|History|| 1862 (Age 34)|
Note: Bismarck becomes Prussian premier.
|History|| 1864 (Age 36)|
Note: Geneva Convention establishes Red Cross.
|History|| 1867 (Age 39)|
Note: Telegraph cable laid under the Atlantic.<br />Second Reform Bill: enfranchises many workingmen, adds 938,000 to an electorate of 1,057,000 in England and Wales. (Disraeli's legislation)
|History|| 1869 (Age 41)|
Note: Suez Canal opened.
|History|| 1869 (Age 41)|
Note: Union Pacific Railway completed in U.S.
|History|| 1870 (Age 42)|
Note: Forster's Elementary Education Act establishes School Boards.<br />Franco-Prussian War.
|History|| 1871 (Age 43)|
Note: Trade unions legalised.<br />Newcastle engineers strike for a nine-hour day.<br />Germany unified.
|History|| 1876 (Age 48)|
Note: Victoria named Empress of India.<br />Edison invents the phonograph.<br />Compulsory school attendance in Great Britain.
|History|| 1877 (Age 49)|
Note: Transvaal annexed.
|History|| 1879 (Age 51)|
Note: Zulu war.
|History|| 1880 (Age 52)|
Note: War with Transvaal.
|History|| 1882 (Age 54)|
Note: Married Women's Property Act enables women to buy, own, and sell property, and to keep their own earnings.
|History|| 1883 (Age 55)|
Note: Mahdi Rebellion in the Sudan.
|History|| 1884 (Age 56)|
Note: Third Reform Act and Redistribution Act extend vote to agricultural workers, electorate tripled.
|History|| 1885 (Age 57)|
Note: Fall of Khartoum.
|History|| 1886 (Age 58)|
Note: First (Irish) Home Rule bill rejected.
|History|| 1887 (Age 59)|
Note: Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
|History|| 1889 (Age 61)|
Note: London dock workers and match girls strike for 6d./hour.
|History|| 1897 (Age 69)|
Note: Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
|History|| 1898 (Age 70)|
Note: Spanish-American War.
|History|| 1899 (Age 71)|
Note: Boer war.
|History|| 1901 (Age 73)|
Note: Victoria dies, Edward Prince of Wales succeeds.
|History|| 1903 (Age 75)|
Note: U.S. acquires Canal Zone from Panama.
|History|| 1904 (Age 76)|
Note: Entente Cordiale (England and France).
|History|| 1905 (Age 77)|
Note: Revolution in Russia.
|History|| 1914 (Age 86)|
Note: The Great War (World War I).
|History|| 1916 (Age 88)|
Note: Easter Rising in Dublin.
|History|| 1917 (Age 89)|
Note: Russian Revolution.
|History|| 1918 (Age 90)|
Note: All men over 21 and women over thirty enfranchised.
|History|| 1922 (Age 94)|
Note: Irish Free State established.
|History|| 1928 (Age 100)|
Note: Equal Franchise Act grants right to vote to women over 21 (as well as men).
|History|| 1936 (Age 108)|
Note: Spanish Civil War.
|History|| 7 July 1937 (Age 109)|
Note: The Japanese invasion of China (the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War).
|History|| 1938 (Age 110)|
Note: Chamberlain cedes Czech territory to Hitler at Munich.
|History|| 1 September 1939 (Age 111)|
Note: The German invasion of Poland.
|History|| 3 September 1939 (Age 111)|
Note: France and Britain declared war on Germany .
|History|| 10 June 1940 (Age 112)|
Note: Italy declares war on Britain and France.
|History|| 22 June 1941 (Age 113)|
Note: German attack on the USSR.
|History|| 7 December 1941 (Age 113)|
Note: Japan attacks America without any declaration of war (Pearl Harbour).
|History|| 8 December 1941 (Age 113)|
Note: America declares war on Japan.
|History|| 11 December 1941 (Age 113)|
Note: Germany and Italy declare war on America.
|History|| 8 September 1943 (Age 115)|
Note: Italy surrenders.
|History|| 13 October 1943 (Age 115)|
Note: Italy declares war on Germany.
|History|| 19 April 1945 (Age 117)|
Note: German forces in Italy surrender.
|History|| 8 May 1945 (Age 117)|
Note: Germany surrenders (VE Day, Victory in Europe Day).
|History|| 2 September 1945 (Age 117)|
Note: Japan surrenders (VJ Day, Victory over Japan Day).