• January 8, 2012

    London Hosts its third Olympic Games - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 2012

    Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 2012

    The Cutty Sark is re-opened by Queen Elizabeth II. 25th April - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 2011

    The August Riots, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 2009

    Legend Michael Jackson died, June 25th - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 2009

    Barack Obama became first Black American President, January 20th - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 2007

    Cutty Sark is burnt out, May - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 2006

    Nintendo Wii invented. It was very successful for it revolutionary graphics - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 2005

    YouTube 2YouTube invented
  • January 8, 2003

    Johnny Cash dies, September - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 2002

    Virtual keyboard invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 2001

    September 11th. World Trade Centre, Twin Towers destroyed by a terrorist air attack - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 2001

    Artificial Liver-Anh Hoane 768Artificial Liver invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1997

    Princess Diana killed in a car crash - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1996

    The First Sheep is cloned - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1996

    The vandalised sculpture is removed - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1995

    DVD’s invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1993

    Ash & Silk Wall installed in Barrier gardens - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1990

    Hip Hop becomes a major force in music - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1990

    The Macarama made famous by Del Rio, a Spanish duo - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1990

    Hubble Space Telescope launched - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1990

    The World Wide web internet protocol established - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1987

    The Simpsons created, April 19th - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1985

    Microsoft retaliates with the ‘Windows’ programme - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1985

    Woolwich Road widening demolishes house on southern side of Woolwich Road. Extends Maryon Park and creates Barrier gardens - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1984

    Apple Macintosh invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1983

    Luc Montaignier and Robert Gallo isolate the HIV Virus, the cause of AIDS - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1981

    First London Marathon - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1980

    The Robot made famous by Michael Jackson - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1980

    Advances in synthetic material led to the High Tec Trainer - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1979

    Cell phoneCell phones invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1977

    Elvis Presley dies on the toilet, August 16th - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1977

    Punk street fashion popular - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1973

    Taki awards given to best graffiti tags - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1972

    First video game - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1970

    Michael Jackson popularises his moonwalk in the video ‘Billie Jean’ - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1970

    DiscoDisco becomes popular - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1970

    The Village People release 'YMCA' - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1970

    Endorphins and their effect upon the brain discovered - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1969

    ‘They Shoot Horses Don’t They’ released – a film about Dance Marathons - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1969

    Artificial Heart invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1968

    Erro paints about Civil Rights protests - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1968

    Civil Rights Protest - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1968

    Martin Luther King assassinated - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1967

    Mini skirt at its shortest - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1967

    Christian Barnard performs first heart transplant - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1966

    ‘Blow Up’ shot in Maryon Park - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1964

    Warhol ‘Marilyn’ - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1964

    Roy Lichtenstein print: ‘As I opened Fire’ - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1964

    First hand-held calculator - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1963

    Ring of FireJohnny Cash: ‘Burning Ring of Fire’ released April 19th - (ARTS / FASHION  
  • January 8, 1963

    President J.F.Kennedy assassinated - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1962

    1962 Rolling StonesRolling Stones first perform at the Marquee Club - (ARTS / FASHION)  
  • January 8, 1962

    Andy Warhol prints ‘ Campbell Soup’ - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1961

    Soviet Union puts the first astronaut into Earth’s Orbit - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1960

    The Beehive-CharlotteBeehives and bouffant hairstyles popular - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1959

    The Beach Boys formed - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1959

    Barbie dolls invented - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1957

    The Beatles formed - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1956

    Johnny Cash ‘I walk the line’ released – May 1st - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1956

    The ‘Hoover’ vacuum cleaner invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1955

    Jasper Johns paints ‘American Flag” - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1955

    The first Atomic Clock invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1954

    Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1954

    First Kidney transplant - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1953

    Joseph Stalin dies - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1953

    Queen Elizabeth II crowned - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1953

    Mount Everest climbed by Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Norkey Tenzing - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1951

    The Festival of Britain - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1951

    Rockabilly popular - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1951

    Charles Ginsberg develops the video tape recorder - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1950

    Credit CardFirst credit card invented - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1950

    1950-Stilleto heel- Kelly:768The stiletto heel invented - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1948

    Mahatma Ghami assassinated in India - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1948

    The Olympic Games held in London for the second time - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1947

    India wins independence from Britain. Divided into India and Pakistan - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1947

    The Doomsday (Nuclear) Clock is invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1946

    First Formula One - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1945

    Microwave oven invented. - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1944

    The first V2 missile hits London, Chiswick - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1941

    The first computer controlled by software - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1940

    BlitzThe London Blitz - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1940

    The Hokey Pokey created - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1940

    BluesModern Blues - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1940

    Karl Pabst invents the Jeep - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1940

    Peter Goldmark developed a colour television system while working with CBS - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1939

    Second World War Starts - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1939

    Verushka (super model) born - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1939

    Biro - Anh HoaneThe first ball-point pens - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1939

    Igor Sikorsky invents the first successful helicopter - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1937

    Picasso – ‘The Weeping Woman’ - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1937

    The first jet engine built - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1935

    Elvis 1935Elvis Presley born - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1935

    Dance Marathon’s finish - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1935

    Invention of nylon and plastics - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1935

    Hornfair Park opened and Hornfair Lido - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1933

    Hitler appointed Chancellor in Germany - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1933

    The stereo record invented - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1932

    Johnny Cash born - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1932

    James Chadwick proves the existence of neutrons – elementary particles devoid of electricity - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1931

    Bnk CollapseBanks collapse in Germany and Austria - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1931

    Salvador Dali paints ‘The Persistence of Memory’ - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1931

    Ernest Lawrence invents cyclotron – leading to the development of particle physics - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1930

    Women’s fashion creates the ‘Boy’ look - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1930

    First BBC television broadcast. - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1929

    Wall Street Crash:768Wall Street crash - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1929

    Edwin Hubble develops theory of the expanding universe. - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1928

    Joseph Stalin establishes himself as leader of the USSR - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1928

    Women allowed to take part in Olympic track events - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1928

    Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin. - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1927

    George Lemaitre puts forward the Big Bang Theory - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1927

    The first talking feature film – ‘The Jazz Singer” was screened - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1926

    Goddard successfully tests first liquid fuelled rocket - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1926

    Maryon Wilson Park opened, using part of Hanging Wood - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1925

    Charlton House and Park sold to London County Council - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1923

    Dance Marathon’s began as a way of people ‘earning’ money. An American phenomena - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1923

    The Charleston becomes a mainstream dance - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1923

    Anh Hoane-traffic lghtsGarret A. Morgan invents a traffic signal - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1921

    Artificial life begins – the first robot is built - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1920

    Robert Goddard making rockets - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1919

    Germany signs the Versailles Treaty - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1919

    Pop-up toaster invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1918

    Representation of People Act gave Women over 30 the right to vote - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1916

    Maryon-Wilson family move to Warwickshire due to an outbreak of typhoid in the hospital. They never return to live in the house - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1915

    Lusitania: maiden voyage 1907. Sunk May 7th 1915 - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1915

    Charlton House used as an Auxiliary Hospital - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1914

    Gas Mask:768Gas masks invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1913

    Niels Bohr and Ernest Rutherford discover the structure of the atom - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1913

    Henry Ford starts mass production of the automobile - (SCIENCE)
  • April 15, 1912

    Titanic sunk – 15th April 1912 - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1910

    The Bob-Charlotte Warn:768The ‘Bob’ hairstyle in fashion, dark eyeliner, dropped waistline - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1910

    First abstract watercolour painting by Kandinsky - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1910

    Anh Hoane-cameraMovie camera invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1909

    Philip Ehrlich finds a cure for syphilis - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1909

    Maryon Park extension opened - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1908

    London hosts the Olympic Games - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1905

    Henri Matisse painted ‘Woman with a Hat’ - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1905

    Albert Einstein publishes Tractor invented - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1903

    First recorded Tour de France - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1901

    S-shaped corset-Kelly Dinh:768Women wear ‘S’ bend corsets - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1901

    First wireless message sent across the Atlantic - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1900

    Coffee-Anh HoaneInstant coffee invented - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1900

    First talking motion picture screened -‘talkies’ - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1900

    Colour Photog - Kelly DinhColour photography invented - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1900

    Charles Seeberger invented the first escalator - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1900

    Max Planck – the Basis of Quantum theory - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1898

    Tennis courts, croquet lawn, polo field laid out in Charlton House grounds - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1896

    The First modern Olympic Games in Athens - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1896

    Maryon Park bandstand built - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1894

    Baron Pierre de Courbetin founded the interbational Olympic Committee (IOC) - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1894

    Thomas Edison Kinetoscope – first public display - (ARTS / FASHION)
  • January 8, 1890

    Maryon Park opened - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)
  • January 8, 1889

    World Fair: Exposition Universelle, Paris - (HISTORY / POLITICS)
  • January 8, 1879

    Thomas Eddison created first light bulb - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1877

    First ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - (SPORT)
  • January 8, 1853

    First unrigid airship (zeppelin) built - (SCIENCE)
  • January 8, 1847

    Ha Ha built to divide Charlton House gardens from park land - (MARYON-WILSON ESTATE)

This time line was created by Year 8 pupils at The John Roan School, selecting events from our wider history

set against events affecting the creation or modification of the parks in Charlton.