This 1812 timeline was one of our projects to help make history fun again. It was half abandoned when we started pre-production on our first feature film.
Finance: The giant banking firm, Boldero, Lushington and Co. go bankrupt.
Blackwattle Swamp: Snake Fights Wood Workers
Prescient Prince Regent’s speech opens the parliament that shook the world.
Technology: First steamboat journey across the Mississippi completed
King of Sicily declares his heir to be “Vicar General”
Parliamentarian Benjamin Walsh convicted of Fraud.
Religion: Third of the “prophesied” New Madrid earthquakes hits the Mississippi.
Disorder: Lord Byron’s defends the Luddites in his maiden maiden speech in Parliament.
Publishing: John Galt’s “Cursory Reflections on Political and Commercial Topics, as connected with the Regent’s ascension to the Royal Authority.” Printed by C.J. Barrington, advertised in “The Morning Chronicle.”
Censorship: Daniel Isaac Eaton tried for “Libel against the king’s crown and dignity.”
Earthquake destroys Caracas. (Story: “Covered.”)
Theatre: Marmion’s true origin discovered
US Congress votes America’s first foreign aid, to Venezuela
The British Prime Minister is assassinated
The United States declares war on The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Video: Canadian and American viewpoints.
Napoleon invades Russia (You could experience this and other rides at Napoleonland!)
Two day anti-peace riots start in Baltimore, Maryland and turn deadly.
USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere
USA: National Day of Humiliation and Prayer. Sermons delivered throughout the country.
The defenders of Fort Allison ask for help
Mary and Joseph Anning’s fossil discovery uncovered and announced in the Western Flying post (adaptation, A Man of Science)
The prison brig Emu‘s voyage to Australia is interrupted by The Holkar Privateer
The Brothers Grimm publish their first book of Household Tales
2012 bicentennial events.
(Bicentennial events did not always occur on the actual anniversary.)
Salamanca: 200th anniversary tour with The Cultural Experience (20th-23rd) (£1050 per person)
Napoleon’s March to Moscow by The Cultural Experience (1-10)