☆Part 1: Discussion

Group work: Part 1: Discussion

☻The two time periods given to us were 1910-1915 and 1955-1960

-Time Travel team name

☻We have discussed potential names for our group and eventually settled for one which involved the idea of ‘gathering data’ throughout the time periods and ‘time travel’. The name is ‘The Time Travel Collective.’

-Think about the two time periods given to you.

 What do you already know about these two 5 year periods? World events 1910-1915 & 1955-1960…


 World Events, 1910-1915


-Boy Scouts Established in U.S.

-Halley’s Comet Makes an Appearance

-The Tango Catches On

-Wimbledon Theatre Opens

-London Palladium Opens

-1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests

-Heavy rains cause floods in Paris

-Edmond Rostand’s “Chantecler,” premieres in Paris

-Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem

-The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce

-1st British labour exchange opens

-The Boy Scouts of America is founded.

-English premiere of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra”

-The Chinese Revolution

-Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Structure of an Atom

-The Incan City of Machu Picchu Discovered

-Mona Lisa Is Stolen

-Roald Amundsen Reaches the South Pole

-Standard Oil Company Broken Up

-Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Catches on Fire

-South African general election


-Oreo Cookies First Introduced

-Parachutes Invented

-Piltdown Man, the “Missing Link,” Discovered (Fraud)

-Titanic sinks, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history


-First Crossword Puzzle

-Henry Ford Creates Assembly Line

-Los Angeles Owens Valley Aquaduct Opened

-Personal Income Tax Introduced in U.S.

-London Underground 50th anniversary


-Archduke Ferdinand Assassinated

-Battle of the Marne

-Charlie Chaplin First Appeared as the Little Tramp

-First Traffic Light

-Panama Canal Officially Opened

-World War I Begins


-Armenian Genocide

D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation Released

-Germans Use Poison Gas as a Weapon

Lusitania Sunk by German U-Boat

-Second Battle of Ypres



United States, 1955 events

☻Disneyland opens in California on July 17th

☻’In God We Trust’ is added to all US paper currency

☻Hurricane Diane hits the northeast United States, killing 200 and causing over $1 billion in damage

UK, 1955 events

☻Great Britain declares State of Emergency due to National Rail Strike

☻The first Commercial TV Station with advertisements starts in London, England

☻British Newspapers Not Printed for 1 month due to strike in Fleet Street By Maintenance Workers

☻Clement Attlee who oversaw the creation of the British Welfare System resigns as leader of the Labour Party

☻Princess Margaret announces she will not marry divorced Group Captain Peter Townsend.

☻Great Britain effected by worst winter storms causing roads, rail and problems with food and medical supplies


-A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people.

-Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections

-A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.

-Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog,” single goes to #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single).

-Martin Luther King Jr’s home bombed.


-American Civil Rights Movement – Little Rock Crisis.

-Benjamin Britten’s ballet “Prince & the Pauper,” premieres in London

-George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

-1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa

-Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber.

-Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee


☻United States launches Explorer I (first US satellite).

☻USA creates National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

☻Brazil wins soccer World Cup.

☻US nuclear submarine, Nautilus, travels to North Pole.

☻Bobby Fischer, aged 14, wins the United States Chess Championship.

August 1959 

First picture of Earth from space, Explorer 6

Feb, 1959

-Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes “Lonely, but not alone”

-Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265

-Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi)

-Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns

-3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC

-Antonio Segni forms Italian govt

-Coasters’s “Charlie Brown” peaks at #2

-Barbie doll goes on sale


-Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs

-1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC

-John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years

– Chad declares independence from France

– US & Japan sign joint defense treaty

-America’s new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled

-UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen

-Barbie doll is big hit!


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