Gosling Family Timeline

Year Family Event World Event
1780The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor, the first Sunday newspaper in Britain, begins publication.
1781American Revolution Ends.
1789Bastille stormed, Paris.
1790Thomas Gosling Snr born.The first boat specialized as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
1800The U.S. Library of Congress is founded.
1810Sake Dean Mahomet opens Hindoostanee Coffee House, the first Indian restaurant in London.
1812Charles Dickens is born on the 7th Feburary.
1814Emperor Napoleon abdicates; Louis XVIII becomes King of France
1820Florence Nightingale, nurse born.
1821Thomas Gosling Jnr is borrn in Kenn, Somerset.John Constable paints 'The Hay Wain'.
1826Hannah Tippet is born in Portbury, Somerset. The Menai Suspension Bridge, built by engineer Thomas Telford, is opened between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales.
1830George IV dies and is succeeded by his brother William IV
1835Charles Darwin arrives at the Galapagos Islands aboard the HMS Beagle.
1837Queen Victoria ascended the throne.
1839The world's first commercial electric telegraph line comes into operation alongside the Great Western Railway line, from Paddington Station to West Drayton.
1840The Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp, becomes valid for the pre-payment of postage.
1846Thomas Gosling Jnr marries Hannah Tippett in Bristol.Planet Neptune first sighted.
1850George Morgan Gosling is born in Bristol."David Copperfield" published.
1852State funeral of the Duke of Wellington
1858The last rebels of the Indian Mutiny surrender in Gwalior
1860The first street trams in Britain are introduced in Birkenhead.

The Open Championship, also known as the British Open, is played for the first time at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.
1870Outbreak of the Franco-Pussian War 0n the 19th July. The conflict is a culmination of years of tension between the two powers.
1872George Morgan Gosling marries Matilda Georgina Cowham in Clifton, Bristol.The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the British brig Dei Gratia.
1876Modern Refridgerator is invented by Carl von Linden who discovered and patented an improved method of liquefying gas.
1879Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time
1880Greenwich Mean Time adopted across Great Britain.
1881Gunfight at the OK Corral, Tombstone
1883Matilda Georgina Gosling (Nee Cowham) the first wife of George Morgan Gosling, dies in Bristol.Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is published in book form
1886George Morgan Gosling marries Clara Matilda Wilkins (his second marriage) in Bristol.Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile
1887George Hawke Hiffernan is born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, marking the 50th year of her reign
1888 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor is born.
1889Mabel Gosling is born in Bristol.

Elizabeth Amelia Jones is born in Bristol.
Work completed on the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
1890Agatha Christie, writer born.
1891Twins, Sidney George and William Arthur Gosling are born in Wookey Hole, SomersetCole Porter, composer born.
1892Sir Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1893Walter Morgan Gosling is born in Bristol.New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote
1898Hannah Gosling (Nee Tippet) the wife of Thomas Gosling Jnr. dies in Wraxall, Nailsea.Charles Lutwidge Dodgson , better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, dies
1899Lilian Dorothea Moon is born in Bristol.Alfred Hitchcock, British film director is born.
1900George Morgan Gosling dies in Bristol.Oscar Wilde, playwright, writer and poet dies.
1902Edward VII is crowned King of the United Kingdom.
1905Thomas Gosling Jnr dies at Long Ashton, Somerset.The Automobile Association was founded in United Kingdom
1906John Betjeman, English poet, born.
1910Florence Nightingale died, aged 90.
1912The Titanic leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. Four days into her journey she strikes an iceberg and sinks two hours and forty minutes later.
1913Unemployment and Maternity benefits introduced.

The first Chelsea Flower Show is held in London.
1914Start of WW1. On the 4th of august Britain declares war on Germany.
1916Walter Morgan Gosling marries Harriett Olive Jones.

George Hiffernan is injured at the battle of the Somme and is evacuated to Bristol, England where he meets Mabel Gosling.
WW1 Battle of the Somme
1917Sidney George Gosling marries Elizabeth Amelia Jones in Bristol.

George Hiffernan returns to Canada where he is discharged.
WW1 The US declares war on Germany.
1918Mabel Gosling travels to Canada on one of the first bride ships to leave England after the war and is re-united with George at Medicine Hat, Alberta where they are married.End of WW1. On 11th November the leaders of both sides hold a meeting in Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage headquarters at Compiegne. The Armistice is signed at 6am and comes into force five hours later.
1919Ruth Margaretta Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands.Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
1920Elizabeth Daisy Hill is born in Taunton.King George V unveils the Cenotaph; The Unknown Warrior is buried.
1922Tutankhamun tomb discovered, Egypt.
1923Harold Walter Gosling is born in Bristol, Gloustershire.

Robert Stanley Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands. He dies when only a few months old.
Sir Patrick Moore, British astronomer and broadcaster is born.
1924Howard Herbert Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands.Kenneth Kendall, British newsreader and presenter is born.
1925William Arthur Gosling marries Ida Margaretta Hicks.John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
1929Harriett Gosling (nee Jones) first wife of Walter Gosling dies in Bristol.

Walter Gosling and his son Harold emigrate to Canada with the intention of Harold inherting the Hiffernans farm. However they both later return to England.
Stockmarket crashes on Wall Street, ushering in the "Great Depression"
1930Walter Morgan Gosling marries Lilian Dorothea Moon (his second wife) in Bristol.Planet Pluto discovered.
1931Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, is born.
1933Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany
1937The coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth takes place at Westminster Abbey, London.
1940The Dunkirk evacuation of British Expeditionary Force takes place. 300,000 troops are evacuated from France to England.

The Battle of Britain begins.
1943Harold Walter Gosling marries Elizabeth Daisy Hill in Taunton, Somerset.The Colossus computer is invented by the British to break German encryption.
1948William Arthur Gosling dies in Bristol.Mahatma Gandhi, Leader of Indian independence movement is assassinated.
1949George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

Wartime rationing of sweets and chocolate ends, but is re-instituted shortly thereafter as shortages return.
1950Outbreak of the Korean War.
1955Howard Herbert Gosling marries Jean Evelyn Simmonds in Stourport-on-seven, Worcestershire.First edition of the Guinness Book of Records is published, in London.
1956Stephen Robert Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands.Britain abolishes the death penalty.
1959George and Mabel Hiffernan (nee Gosling) move from Dawson Creek to Victoria, Vancouver Island.M1 motorway officially opened.
1960Andrew Gosling is born.Coronation Street first televised.
1961Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space.
1963Walter Morgan Gosling dies in Bristol.John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas, Texas.
1967Judith Ann Gosling is born in Walsall, West Midlands.The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1970British Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh.
1971The United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency
1973George Hawkes Hiffernan dies in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada.Vietnam War ends.

"Watergate" scandal exposed
1975Elizabeth Amelia Gosling (nee Jones) dies in Walsall, West Midlands.Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1977Sidney George Gosling dies in Walsall, West MidlandsElvis Presley dies in his home in Graceland at age 42.
1980John Lennon is shot dead in New York.
1986The Chernobyl disaster: A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Soviet Union "killed at least 4056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property".
1989Mabel Hiffernan (nee Gosling) dies aged 100 on Vancouver Island, Canada.Exxon Valdez oil spill In Alaska
1990Margaret Thatcher announces she will resign as Leader of the Conservative Party and therefore as Prime Minister.
1992Harold Walter Gosling dies in Bristol.A fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, causing over £50 million worth of damage.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana publicly announce their separation
1997Diana, Princess of Wales, is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 04:00 a.m
2000Millennium celebrations take place throughout the world.