George Orwell Timeline

George Orwell Timeline

On the 21st of January, 1950, English author George Orwell (born Eric Arthur Blair) passed away. Best known among modern readers as the novelist who enriched the dystopian fiction genre through works such as Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1949), Mr. Orwell distinguished himself as an active essayist, journalist and literary critic in his times. Marked by a strong awareness of social injustice, his lucid prose continues to influence today’s political and popular culture, having introduced reference neologisms such as “Big Brother”, “Thought Police” and “unperson” into the English language.

To pay tribute to one of the 50 greatest British writers of the last century, we have created the George Orwell Timeline, which pinpoints some of his most significant life events and published works.

Long before the allegorical novella Animal Farm and dystopian novel 1984 saw the light of day, Mr. Orwell had steadily built his writing career through non-fiction pieces documenting aspects such as the Spanish Civil War, class division and the living conditions of the poor. To record his experiences of the low life described in Down and Out in Paris and London (1936), he dressed like a tramp and went on expeditions, tours and immersions in the poorer parts of these two cities. It was with the publication of this memoir that he adopted his now famous pseudonym, all his previous articles and short essays being signed with his real name.

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Jeff Bezos Timeline

Updated on 29 June 2020

Jeff Bezos Timeline

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The 12th of January marks the birthday of entrepreneur, philanthropist, father of ecommerce and all-around visionary Jeff Bezos. The world knows him best for taking a small online bookstore and transforming it into the retail giant we know today as Amazon.

However, that’s just one of the achievements under Mr. Bezos’ belt. For instance, in 2020 NASA partnered up with Blue Origin - and a handful of other companies - for their 2024 lunar landing within the Artemis program. Another example is The Washington Post newspaper, which has been a part of the Bezos empire since 2013. On top of that, the Amazon founder manages a plethora of other business investments via the Bezos Expeditions venture capital fund.

How did Jeff Bezos start Amazon?

You’re now probably wondering: how did Jeff Bezos start his journey into the untamed and unforgiving business landscape of the 90’s? Was it all smooth sailing? Or did he constantly have to learn how to navigate the treacherous waters of the retail industry that caused the rise and fall of so many other giants before him?

For one thing, the Jeff Bezos story isn’t of the classical “brilliant high-school dropout with a dream takes over the world” variety. It would have zero elements from the rags to riches narrative too, if not for the time he spent as a McDonald’s line cook in high school. In fact, young Jeff graduated as a valedictorian and set himself up on a steady path to success by pursuing a higher education at Princeton. He finished college with an academic degree in Computer Science and a second one in Electrical Engineering.

The year is now 1990 and Bezos enters a highly lucrative career at D. E. Shaw & Co, a hedge fund where he would ascend to the position of 4th Senior VP by ‘94. Incidentally, this is also where he would meet aspiring novelist MacKenzie Tuttle, whom he marries in 1993. MacKenzie played an instrumental role in getting Amazon off the ground in the early days. Following their divorce in 2019, she got 25% of the Amazon stock, with an estimated value of $35,6 billion.

How old was Jeff Bezos when he started Amazon?

It’s July 1994, and he is only 30 when the nascent form of the retail giant is unleashed upon the world as a timid, garage-based online bookstore. However, as they move towards a diversification of the consumer goods and web services, Bezos warns investors about the high potential of failure.

His greatest fears come to pass, and Amazon walks the tightrope of bankruptcy in 2002. Amazon narrowly avoids financial disaster and succeeds, thanks to Jeff Bezos’ assiduous management and discipline, in becoming the world’s largest retailer and cloud infrastructure provider.

If you’re curious, check out our Amazon history timeline for more insights about the company.

Jeff Bezos divorce

The more recent years are a time of controversy for Bezos, but we can also notice a dramatic increase of his involvement in philanthropy. From 2017 onwards, he donated billions of dollars to combat homelessness and the disastrous effects of climate change, as well as support education and the freedom of press.

2019 marks a turning point in Jeff’s love life, as he makes the first public appearance side by side with his newfound romantic interest, award winning news anchor and media personality, Lauren Sanchez. The couple is off to a rough start, as their relationship is marred by accusations of blackmail and extortion, but Bezos doesn’t strike us as the kind of person who scares easily.

What does the future have in store for the man who built a retail empire around a tiny Seattle bookstore? Analysts estimate that by 2026 he will likely become the world’s first honest-to-god trillionaire – watch out, Bill Gates – and we know that his eyes are set on space exploration, so we can’t wait to find out!

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🎄 Christmas Timeline 🎅

Christmas Timeline

Celebrated all over the world in a variety of ways, Christmas is sure one of the most beloved holidays and marks one of the most exciting periods of the year. Its traditions, decorations and overall spirit animate and give many of us something to look forward to well in advance.

To wish everyone happy holidays, we have created a timeline that illustrates a short collection of Christmas-related facts and traditions.

With its name representing a shortened form of “Christ’s mass”, Christmas has its origins in ancient pagan festivities such as Deus Sol Invictus, Saturnalia and the Kalends, all of which took place at the end of the year. Despite disapproving of the aforementioned celebrations, The Christian Church appropriated them and it was Pope Julius I, the bishop of Rome, who proclaimed the 25th of December as the official celebration date for Jesus’ birthday way back in 350 AD.

Long before Christmas trees came to be associated with the winter holiday, evergreens were revered as symbols of rebirth and eternal life within heathen communities. Initially banned by the Christian councils because of these pagan associations, holly, ivy and other evergreen boughs later became the traditional decorations for Christmas.

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Ludwig van Beethoven Timeline

Ludwig van Beethoven Timeline

This Sunday marks 248 years since the birth of German pianist and composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Authoring numerous innovative compositions that combined vocals and instruments, he widened the scope of the symphony, quartet, sonata and concert, which made him a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras of Western music. Out of his prodigious repertoire, creations such as Symphony No. 3 (also named the Eroica Symphony), Symphony No. 5, Für Elise, Ode to Joy and Moonlight Sonata remain among the best known.

To bring an homage to the musical genius whose enduring masterpieces delight modern audiences to this day, we have created the Ludwig van Beethoven Timeline – a short visual chronology of his life, including the publishing dates of his most famous compositions.

The son of a tenor and violin tutor, a 5-year-old Ludwig would begin a rigorous tuition regime for several instruments which was so intensive that it sometimes involved him being awakened in the middle of the night to practice. Displaying tremendous talent, he had his first public performance at the age of 7. In 1791, after being introduced to Joseph Haydn, who would later become his mentor, Beethoven moved to Vienna and dedicated himself to study and performance. Three years later, he already enjoyed the reputation of a piano virtuoso and improviser in the salons of the nobility.

When he was 28, it is reported that Beethoven suffered a fit induced by rage because of being interrupted at work, which caused him to fall over. This unfortunate event led to his gradual hearing loss and, eventually, deafness which forced him to give up performing in public in 1811. Although his growing deafness sparked thoughts of suicide, the composer resolved to continue living through and for his art. Faithful to his resolution, he kept composing at a furious pace and yielded an astonishing output of complex and original music that would place him in the pantheon of the greatest composers.

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Nobel Prize Timeline

Nobel Prize Timeline

Named after the Swedish chemist, engineer and businessman who invented dynamite, the Nobel Prizes were established with the fortune he left as a donation upon his death on December 10, 1896, and are bestowed annually in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The inventor’s will bequeathed 94% of his wealth towards the establishment of 5 prizes (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and a Peace Prize), which were to be awarded by 5 specific institutions to those who “during the preceding year conferred the greatest benefit on mankind”.

Nobel’s testamentary dispositions stirred controversy, with the appointed organizations accepting the responsibility after considerable deliberation and awarding the first prizes only 5 years later. The sixth Nobel Prize (in Economics) was established in 1968 by Swedish central bank Sveriges Riksbank through a donation in memory of Alfred Nobel.

To celebrate the upcoming edition of the Nobel Prize Ceremony, we have created a timeline which pinpoints a series of significant milestones in the history of the event.

Unlike the current practice of announcing the annual laureates well ahead of the ceremony date, the inaugural edition kept the winners’ names undisclosed until the very day of awarding the prizes. These were:

  • German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered X-rays, was the laureate of the first Nobel Prize in Physics;
  • Dutch physical chemist Jacobus H. van ‘t Hoff, explaining the importance of osmotic pressure in plant and animal life, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry;
  • Emil von Behring was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of a diphtheria antitoxin;
  • Retired French engineer turned into poet Sully Prudhomme won the first Nobel Prize in Literature;
  • Swiss social activist Henry Dunant, founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, shared the first Nobel Peace Prize with international pacifist Frédéric Passy.

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