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1788      Tree age: 0 yrs   Tree height 0 m

  • The Times is first published in London
  • The beginnings of the French Revolution
  • Mozart composes his last music
  • George Byron, English poet, is born.

1805 Tree age: 17 yrs Tree height 5.2 m

  • The Napoleonic Wars and the Battle of Trafalgar: the British naval fleet, led by Admiral Horatio Nelson, defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain.  Admiral Nelson is fatally shot.

1835 Tree age: 47 yrs Tree height 13.1 m

  • Charles Darwin arrives at the Galapagos Islands aboard HMS Beagle.
  • Mark Twain, American author, was born.

1853 Tree age: 65 yrs Tree height 15.4 m

  • Start of the Crimean war.
  • Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter, is born.

1889 Tree age: 101 yrs              Tree height 19.4 m

  • Preston North End football club win the Football League, the first league in the world.
  • Eiffel Tower opens in Paris.
  • Charlie Chaplin, film actor and director, is born.

1914 Tree age: 126 yrs              Tree height 20.3 m

  • First world war begins

1939 Tree age: 151 yrs              Tree height 21.2 m

  • Second world war begins

2010 Tree age: 222 yrs              Tree height 23.9 m

  • OneOak tree is felled

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