A timeline back to 1905

In preparation for a project exploring the history of York's Melborne Centre, founded in 1905, learners on Blueberry Academy's Citizenship course came up with a timeline leading back to that date. This Yarn story is a recreation of the original version.

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The timeline on display in the Melbourne Centre.

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The photo above shows the original timeline created by the Citizenship group.

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2012

In August, the Olymics were held in London, UK

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2007

May 8: A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed with Ian Paisley (Democratic Unionist Party) as First Minister and Martin McGuinnes (Sinn Féin) as Deputy First Minister.

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The Ulster Banner is the official flag of Northern Ireland.

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1997

Tony Blair wins lnadslide victory in General Election for Labour.

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The fall of the Berlin Wall.

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1989

9th Novemebr 1989: The Berlin Wall, separating East and West Germany, was pulled down.

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1987

Dirty Dancing was the biggest selling film in 1987.

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Live Aid, Wembley Stadium.

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1985

13th July 1985: Bob Geldof and Midge Ure organise Live Aid, the biggest charity concert ever held at that time.

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1977

Jan 3rd 1977: Apple starts trading as a business selling home computers.

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England winning the World Cup in 1966.

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1966

England win the World Cup.

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1969

On July 10 1969 Apollo 11 touched down on the moon.

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1967

The Beatles release 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. It spends 27 weeks at the top of the UK albums chart and 15 weeks in the US.

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1963

On 22nd November 1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed whilst riding in a motercade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.

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A technician working on Sputnick 1.

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1957

Oct 4: USSR launches Sputnick 1, 1st artificial Earth satellite.

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1947

The Princess Elizabeth (now Elizabeth II) announces her engagement to Prince Philip (now the Duke of Edinburgh).

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1945

On September 2nd 1945 World War 2 ended.

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1939

World War 2 starts as Germany invades Poland.

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Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan.

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1937

On June 1st Amelia Earhart and her flight navigator Fred Noonan take off from Miami, attempting a round-the-world flight.

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1927

First transatlantic phone call from New York to London.

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1917

John F. Kennedy was born (President Kennedy).

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Suffragists marching in 1907.

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1907

The Suffragists did a protest march (the 'Mud March') on the 9th February in support of votes for women.

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1904

The foundation stone of the Melbourne Centre was laid.

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1901

Queen Vicotoria was 81 when she died in 1901. She was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20th June 1837 until her death. From 1st May 1876 she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.

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