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1907 - 1916

 

 

 

DATE

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

REST OF THE WORLD

 

 

DUDLEY

AGE

OF

ST JOHN’S

CHURCH

 

 

ST JOHN’S CHURCH

1907

·          Edward Elgar writes Pomp and Circumstance

·          United Methodist Church established

·          First take off by a manned helicopter, France

·          First photocopying machine, USA

·          First long distance car rally, Beijing to Paris

 

67 years old

 

1908

·          Robert Baden -Powell founds the Scouts

·          Harry Williams and Jack Judge write ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary

·          Crete proclaims union with Greece

·          Earthquake in Sicily, 75,000 killed

 

68 years old

 

1909

·          Old Age pensions introduced

·          Anglo -American Harry Gordon Selfridge opens first Selfridges, Oxford Street

·          American Henry Ford begins production line of cheap motor cars

·          First toaster, USA

 

69 years old

 

1910

·          George V King of England

·          Labour Exchanges established

·          First Woolworths store, nothing more than sixpence    

·          Union of South Africa, becomes an independent domain within British Empire

·          Japan annexes Korea

·          First bathroom scales, German

 

70 years old

·          Mothers Union started

·          Exterior of church reconditioned

1911

·          British MPs receive a salary for the first time

·          Last horsedrawn bus taken out of service, London

·          Encyclopedia Britannica published first time

·          Revolution in China, Manchu dynasty overthrown

 

71 years old

·          Girls Friendly Society started

·          Repairs and alerations carried out to the day school, cost £1700, of which £1000 found by the Parish

1912

·          Titanic sinks, 1513 killed

·          Royal Flying Corps (forerunner of RAF), formed

·          Robert Falcon Scott begins second expedition to reach the South Pole

·          Chinese republic formed

·          Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reaches South Pole

·          SOS in Morse Code adopted as universal distress signal

 

72years old

 

1913

·          50,000 women take part in pilgrimage in Hyde Park, London

·          Invention of stainless steel, Sheffield

·          Emily Davison, suffragette, runs in front of King’s horse, dies a few days later

·          First refrigerator, USA

·          First crossword, USA

 

73years old

·          Electric lighting installed

1914

·          Start of World War I

·          First currency notes for £1 and ten shillings

·          First regular airline, St Petersburg to Tampa, Florida, USA

·          Japan declares war on Germany

 

74 years old

 

1915

·          German submarine blockade of Britain

·          First Zeppelin air raids on London

·          Women’s Institutes founded

·          War costing Britain £2million a day

·          Swiss physicist Albert Einstein publishes his General Theory of Relativity

·          Germans use chemical warfare (chlorine gas)

·          Tetanus epidemic on the war fronts

 

75years old

 

1916

·          British Summer Time introduced to prolong daylight working hours

·          Tanks used for the first time. Conscription introduced.

·          Lord Kitchener drowns when the Hampshire is sunk by a mine

·          Easter Rising in Ireland

·          First public demonstration of Karate, Japan

·          Russian faith healer Rasputin murdered

·          Battle of the Somme - more than 1 million killed

 

 

76 years old

·          Baptistry Cross made, and given, by Mr A. Dudley Cheese




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