- William Robertson
- Given names
|Birth|| about 1862|
Note: Bismarck becomes Prussian premier.
|History|| 1864 (Age 2)|
Note: Geneva Convention establishes Red Cross.
|History|| 1867 (Age 5)|
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 7)|
Note: Suez Canal opened.
|History|| 1869 (Age 7)|
Note: Union Pacific Railway completed in U.S.
|History|| 1870 (Age 8)|
Note: Forster's Elementary Education Act establishes School Boards.<br />Franco-Prussian War.
|History|| 1871 (Age 9)|
Note: Trade unions legalised.<br />Newcastle engineers strike for a nine-hour day.<br />Germany unified.
|History|| 1876 (Age 14)|
Note: Victoria named Empress of India.<br />Edison invents the phonograph.<br />Compulsory school attendance in Great Britain.
|History|| 1877 (Age 15)|
Note: Transvaal annexed.
|History|| 1879 (Age 17)|
Note: Zulu war.
|History|| 1880 (Age 18)|
Note: War with Transvaal.
|History|| 1882 (Age 20)|
Note: Married Women's Property Act enables women to buy, own, and sell property, and to keep their own earnings.
|History|| 1883 (Age 21)|
Note: Mahdi Rebellion in the Sudan.
|History|| 1884 (Age 22)|
Note: Third Reform Act and Redistribution Act extend vote to agricultural workers, electorate tripled.
|History|| 1885 (Age 23)|
Note: Fall of Khartoum.
|History|| 1886 (Age 24)|
Note: First (Irish) Home Rule bill rejected.
|History|| 1887 (Age 25)|
Note: Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
|History|| 1889 (Age 27)|
Note: London dock workers and match girls strike for 6d./hour.
|History|| 1897 (Age 35)|
Note: Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
|History|| 1898 (Age 36)|
Note: Spanish-American War.
|History|| 1899 (Age 37)|
Note: Boer war.
|Marriage||Elizabeth Batt - View family|
26 September 1900 (Age 38)
Waimatuku, Southland, New Zealand
|History|| 1901 (Age 39)|
Note: Victoria dies, Edward Prince of Wales succeeds.
|History|| 1903 (Age 41)|
Note: U.S. acquires Canal Zone from Panama.
|History|| 1904 (Age 42)|
Note: Entente Cordiale (England and France).
|History|| 1905 (Age 43)|
Note: Revolution in Russia.
|History|| 1914 (Age 52)|
Note: The Great War (World War I).
|History|| 1916 (Age 54)|
Note: Easter Rising in Dublin.
|History|| 1917 (Age 55)|
Note: Russian Revolution.
|History|| 1918 (Age 56)|
Note: All men over 21 and women over thirty enfranchised.
|History|| 1922 (Age 60)|
Note: Irish Free State established.
|History|| 1928 (Age 66)|
Note: Equal Franchise Act grants right to vote to women over 21 (as well as men).
|History|| 1936 (Age 74)|
Note: Spanish Civil War.
|History|| 7 July 1937 (Age 75)|
Note: The Japanese invasion of China (the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War).
|History|| 1938 (Age 76)|
Note: Chamberlain cedes Czech territory to Hitler at Munich.
|History|| 1 September 1939 (Age 77)|
Note: The German invasion of Poland.
|History|| 3 September 1939 (Age 77)|
Note: France and Britain declared war on Germany .
|History|| 10 June 1940 (Age 78)|
Note: Italy declares war on Britain and France.
|History|| 22 June 1941 (Age 79)|
Note: German attack on the USSR.
|History|| 7 December 1941 (Age 79)|
Note: Japan attacks America without any declaration of war (Pearl Harbour).
|History|| 8 December 1941 (Age 79)|
Note: America declares war on Japan.
|History|| 11 December 1941 (Age 79)|
Note: Germany and Italy declare war on America.
|History|| 8 September 1943 (Age 81)|
Note: Italy surrenders.
|History|| 13 October 1943 (Age 81)|
Note: Italy declares war on Germany.
|History|| 19 April 1945 (Age 83)|
Note: German forces in Italy surrender.
|History|| 8 May 1945 (Age 83)|
Note: Germany surrenders (VE Day, Victory in Europe Day).
|History|| 2 September 1945 (Age 83)|
Note: Japan surrenders (VJ Day, Victory over Japan Day).