Timeline of Trailblazer Books and World Events


1509 Slavery begins in the Americas
1517 The Reformation begins


Spy for the Night Riders (1520s)
The Queen's Smuggler (1535)

Martin Luther
William Tyndale

1534 Pope Paul III begins Counter Reformation
1540 The Betrayer's Fortune (1543) Menno Simons 1540 Henry VIII seizes Catholic monasteries
1560     1558-1603 Reign of Elizabeth I
1562 French massacre thousands of Protestants
1580     1588 Severe famine in China
1588 English defeat the Spanish armada
1596 First flush toilet

1607 Jamestown Colony established
1611 King James Version of the Bible published
1619 First slaves arrive in Jamestown

1620 The Mayflower Secret (1620-23) William Bradford 1636 Harvard University founded
1640     1642 Rembrandt paints The Night Watch
1644 John Milton argues for freedom of the press
1650 Cheyenne Nation moves west
1660 Traitor in the Tower (1660) John Bunyan 1667 John Milton writes Paradise Lost
1680     1687 Isaac Newton discovers the "Law of Gravity"
1700 Hostage on the Nighthawk (1699-1700) William Penn 1709 Christofori invents the piano
1720     1725 Vivaldi Composes "Four Seasons"
1734-35 Jonathan Edwards stirs Great Awakening
1740 The Chimney Sweep's Ransom (1742) John Wesley 1747-52 Ben Franklin's kite experiment
1750-1850 Industrial Revolution
1756-63 Seven Year's War

The Warrior's Challenge(1772)
The Runaway's Revenge (1775)

David Zeisberger (Moravians)
John Newton
1768 Captain Cook's first voyage
1769 James Watt's steam engine
1776 U.S. Declaration of Independence
1780     1783 Hot-air balloon
1789-95 French Revolution
1796 Smallpox vaccine
1800 Abandoned on the Wild Frontier (1812-25)
The Thieves of Tyburne Square (1817-18)
Peter Cartwright
Elizabeth Fry
1807 First successful steamboat
1815 Napoleon's Battle of Waterloo
1820 Exiled to the Red River (1822-25)
Imprisoned in the Golden City (1824)
Chief Spokane Garry
Adoniram & Ann Judson
1826 First photograph
1830 First railroad
1833 Slavery abolished in British Empire

Attack in the Rye Grass (1843-47)
The Drummer Boy's Battle (1850's)
Listen for the Whippoorwill (1853)
Escape from the Slave Traders (1853-58)
Shanghaied to China (1853-58)
Roundup of the Street Rovers (1854)

Marcus & Narcissa Whitman
Florence Nightingale
Harriet Tubman
David Livingstone
Hudson Taylor
Charles Loring Brace
1844 Morse's telegraph
1848 Marx's Communist Manifesto
1849 California gold rush
1854 "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Tennyson
1860 Caught in the Rebel Camp (1862-63)
Sinking the Dayspring (1865-68)
The Bandit of Ashley Downs (1870s)
Frederick Douglass
John G. Paton
George Müller

1861-65 U.S. Civil War
1865 Slavery abolished in U.S.
1877 Bell's telephone
1879 Zulu warriors crush European garrison

1880 Kidnapped by River Rats (1880s)
Trial by Poison (1883-92)
Quest for the Lost Prince (1892-03)
Danger on the Flying Trapeze (1893)
The Gold Miners' Rescue (1897-98)
William & Catherine Booth
Mary Slessor
Samuel Morris
Dwight L. Moody
Sheldon Jackson
1882 Edison establishes electric lights in New York City
1897-1900 Alaska gold rush
1900 The Forty -Acre Swindle (1898-1904)
Ambushed in Jaguar Swamp (1899-1900)
Drawn by a China Moon (1893-1901)
Mask of the Wolf Boy (1900)
Defeat of the Ghost Riders (1904-20)
Journey to the End of the Earth (1906)
The Hidden Jewel (1909)
George Washington Carver
Barbrooke Grubb
Lottie Moon
Jonathan & Rosalind Goforth
Mary McLeod Bethune
William Seymour
Amy Carmichael
1900 Chinese Boxer Rebellion
1901 First radio communication
1903 Wright brothers' plane
1914-18 World War I
1920 Flight of the Fugitives (1934-40)
Risking the Forbidden Game (1925-28)
Gladys Aylward
Maude Cary

1920 Women get "the vote"
1927 Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic
1928 Penicillin discovered
1929-41 Worldwide economic depression

1940 Race for the Record (1942-50)
The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee (1956)
Joy Ridderhof
Nate Saint
1939-45 World War II
1941 Japanese attack Perl Harbor
1945 Atomic bomb
1955 Rock 'n' Roll
1960 Assassins in the Cathedral (1976-79) Festo Kivengere 1961 Berlin Wall erected
1964-75 Vietnam War
1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated
1969 First manned moon landing, U.S.A.
1974 Watergate scandal
1980 Blinded by the Shining Path (1992) Rómulo Sauñe 1989 Berlin Wall demolished
1991 Soviet Union collapses
1994 Nelson Mandela elected in South Africa
2000     2001 Terrorists attack World Trade Center/Pentagon