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The following is a list of dates in Vodean and Bonavistan history. Events in Bonavista's history are marked thus: Bonavista Flag.png

4th and 5th centuries

  • 332: Bonavista Flag.png Hellanesian settlers found the town of Itipolis, near modern-day Calliope Town.
  • 411: Bonavista Flag.png The first in a series of large volcanic eruptions from Mount Azufral severely damages Itipolis and devastates parts of northern and eastern Bonavista.
  • 414: Bonavista Flag.png A massive eruption from Mount Azufral buries the remains of Itipolis under volcanic ash and debris. The island is abandoned, and in the following years, the surrounding islands will also be evacuated.

15th century

  • 1489–90: Castellanese explorers chart the central Tarephian coast.
  • 1498: The Castellanese colony of Nuevo Taredo is established on the north coast of the Longlac Bay near Landsborough.

16th century

  • 1502: Administration of Nuevo Taredo is transferred to the colony of Latina.
  • 17–25 November 1505: Castellanese settlers flee Nuevo Taredo following a native uprising prompted by the kidnapping and forced marriage of a local chieftain's daughter. The colony is abandoned.
  • 21 April 1594: Fleeing religious persecution, settlers from Rhysiog found the colony of New Cambria (Cambric: "Cambru Newydd) at Brynderwyn.
  • 18 September 1598: The settlement of Afondyfrg is founded on the banks of the Garden River.
  • January–March 1599: St David's Farm is established near Brynderwyn around this time. It is Vodeo's oldest plantation still in operation.

17th century


  • 2 December 1604: The Colonial Assembly (Cambric: Cynulliad Trefedigaethol) meets for the first time in Brynderwyn. It is the first lawmaking body to assemble in Vodeo.
  • 1608: A small village is established near modern-day Picton in Avington.


14 February 1619: The new Colonial Assembly, modelled after the Ingerish Parliament, meets in Brynderwyn.
  • November 1615: Facing severe economic difficulties, Rhysiog enters negotiations to sell New Cambria to Ingerland.
  • 31 December 1616: Ingerland takes possession of New Cambria. Captain Albert Ford formally takes office as Governor.
  • 29 January 1617: On orders issued by Governor Ford, the Colonial Assembly is dissolved.
  • August 1618: Port Elizabeth is founded.
  • 1619: A series of name changes takes place across New Cambria. Among other name changes, Afondyfrg is renamed Holme and Brynderwyn becomes Port Adelaide, although the latter will eventually be reverted.
  • 14 February 1619: Governor Ford authorises the re-establishment of the Colonial Assembly, albeit along the lines of the Ingerish Parliament. There has been significant pressure from settlers and townsfolk to re-establish the body.


  • 1620: Avington is founded.
  • February 1620: The Bonny Isle colony is placed under Cambrian administration.
  • 1621: The island of Saint Ann (now Saint Anne) is placed under Cambrian administration. Settlements will be attempted, but the island will essentially be ignored by Ingerish authorities after the 18640s.
  • 1622: A new building to house the Colonial Assembly is constructed in Brynderwyn.
  • 1623: Cockleford is founded.
  • 1624: Enfield is founded.
  • 1625: Bonavista Flag.png Castellanese settlers land on Saint Isabelle and establish the town of Port Magueriz.
  • ca. 1626-28: Bonny Isle and Saint Ferdinand are split off from Cambria to form a new colony.
  • 26 October 1627: Saviso is founded.


  • 22 September 1647: A fire breaks out in a house on Schofield Street in Holme. The blaze will destroy 14 buildings along the street and several along adjacent streets.


  • 21 June 1651: St Austell separates from Cambria to become a colony.
  • 24 February 1653: Avalon separates from Cambria to become a colony.
  • 20 December 1655: Vodeo's first shipload of slaves arrives in Brynderwyn. The first slave auction is held three days later.
  • 1659: Bonavista Flag.png Ingerland launches an unsuccessful attack on Port Magueriz.


  • September 1660: Bonavista Flag.png Ingerish troops seize Port Magueriz and annex the islands of Bonavista.
  • 1662: Following a financial crisis, Avalon ceases to be a colony and is returned to Cambria.
  • 1664: Bonavista Flag.png Under the terms of the Treaty of Magueriz, control of the Bonavista islands is formally ceded to Ingerland.


  • 1687: Brynderwyn is proclaimed a city with the construction of St. Elmo's Cathedral.

18th century


  • 1703: Letters patent issued in Ingerland formally move the Cambrian seat of government from Brynderwyn to Holme.


  • c. 1715: The Ingerish Civil War begins.
  • 1718–24: The War of the Vodean Coast takes place between Ingerish, colonial, and pirate defenders, and Castellanese attackers.
  • May 1719: Bonavista Flag.png Castellanese troops seize the islands of Bonavista.


  • February 1721: Bonavista Flag.png In a sea battle off the coast of Bonavista, Ingerland defeats Castellanese forces and retakes control of Bonavista.
  • 1 January 1722: The Castellanese navy attacks Avington, but is heavily defeated despite having a sizeable advantage in numbers.



  • 12 July 1746: The Bank of Tarephia is established in Saviso.


  • 1759: Construction begins on Prosford Palace in Holme.


  • 22 June 1762: Prosford Palace is opened with a grand banquet and ball.


  • 1775: The Commission of the City of Saviso is established. The body, the first planning authority in Vodeo, leaves its mark on the city by constructing straight, wide thoroughfares and a series of grids around the city centre, and its designs will be replicated in towns and cities across the country.


  • 28 February 1781: A fire breaks out in a warehouse on Staith Quay in Holme. The fire, one of the most destructive in Vodean history, destroys much of central Holme and parts of Lenthall Island, and will prompt new building standards and a redesign of the city centre.
  • 1785: In Caterham, Avalon, Vodeo's first cotton mill is constructed. It is the first mechanised factory in the country, and is considered to mark the arrival of industrialisation in Vodeo.


  • 1791: The Committee for Effecting the Freedom of the Negroes, Vodeo's first significant abolitionist movement, is formed in Saviso.
  • 2 September 1799: At a sugar mill in Edseltown, steam power is used in Vodeo for the first time to process sugar. Considerable interest in the new technology will lead to its widespread adoption by the sugar industry, which will pave the way for its use in other industries.

19th century


  • 1804: Auroa is established.


  • 1 January 1818: The slave trade is abolished in St Austell. While it is one of the first parts of the Ingerish Empire to outlaw the trading of slaves, the act of slavery itself is allowed to continue.


  • 26 December 1822: A slave rebellion erupts on a plantation south of St Anne's, Avalon. Word of the rebellion quickly spreads around the area, and by New Year's Day more than 200 slaves will have armed themselves and occupied the town.
  • 1 January 1823: The rebelling slaves declare the establishment of the "Free Men's Republic".
  • 10 January 1823: Army troops attack the slaves in St Anne's. During the battle, a fire breaks out that engulfs most of the town and kills many of the slaves that have been trapped inside. Order will quickly be restored, and reports of the "siege of St Anne's" will have the surprising effect of helping to bolster support for abolitionist movements.
  • 19 August 1824: The slave trade is abolished in Cambria. As in St Austell, slavery is allowed to continue.
  • 31 July 1827: Earnest IV dies and is succeeded by his granddaughter, Charlotte.
  • 16 December 1829: In Holme, Vodeo's first gas street light is switched on at the corner of Sadleir and Beaufort Streets by the Holme Gas Light Company.


  • 1 January 1831: Slavery is officially abolished across the Ingerish Empire. In practice, however, most slaves are redesignated "apprentices", and will not gain their freedom until the gradual ending of the apprenticeship in 1835 and 1837.
  • 1 January 1835: In the face of mounting pressure, the St Austellian parliament agrees to end the apprenticeship system for all slaves regardless of the remainder of their servitude.
  • 24 November 1835: The first of a series of rebellions begins in Saviso. Initially calling for the extension of Ingerish political reforms to the colonies, it will grow in scope to call for much wider reforms, economic assistance following the end of slavery, and the granting of responsible self-government to the colonies.
  • 1 January 1837: The system of "apprenticeships" comes to an end in Cambria, with the last remnants of the slave industry ending with it.
  • 1837: A report delivered to the Ingerish Parliament recommends the unification of the Cambria and St Austell colonies and the granting of responsible self-government. While a limited form of self-government will be introduced to both in 1839, it will be fourteen years before the report's recommendations are carried out in full.
  • 1839: Cambria and St Austell are granted responsible self-government. Both colonies are two of the first places in the Ingerish Empire to be granted the ability to almost fully govern themselves.


  • 9 February 1841: Vodeo's first railway line opens between Holme and Edseltown. The line is derided by many as dangerous and a waste of money, but quickly proves to be a financial success.
  • 1842: The Equatorial pound is introduced to replace the Ingerish thaler in both colonies at the rate of £1 = 16s ​5¼d. While the colonies had the ability to mint their own currencies, political and economic interests led to the agreement to use a shared currency, which will become the Vodean pound in 1852.
  • 27 May 1843: Alfred Fell establishes the Fell Carriage Works in Silverton. The company will go on to manufacture cars beginning in the late 1890s.
  • 18 December 1847: Vodeo's first telegraph line, linking Holme and Brynderwyn, is inaugurated. Within five years there will be nearly 1,000 miles of telegraph lines across Vodeo.
  • 12 December 1848: In Winburgh, a proposal to unify Cambria and St Austell into a self-governing dominion receives royal assent from Queen Charlotte.
  • 15 June 1849: Cambria and St Austell formally merge into the Dominion of Vodeo, one of the first self-governing dominions within the Ingerish Empire.
  • 13 October 1849: Parliament meets for the first time in Saviso.


  • 1 January 1852: The Vodean pound is introduced to replace the Equatorial pound.
  • 14 September 1852: The Queensborough Territory separates from St Austell.
  • 1855: The Prihor Territory separates from Cambria.
  • 15 January 1856: Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Garnet River west of Gerrise. The discovery will spark the largest gold rush in Vodean history, and will see Gerrise's population more than treble by 1860.
  • 5 February 1857: Klappersacks is established by Kalmish immigrant Daniel W. Klappersack.
  • 17 August 1858: Horse-drawn trams begin operation in Saviso.
  • 9 March 1859: The St Austell Telegraph is printed for the first time in Saviso.


  • 1 November 1862: Gerrise separates from St Austell to become Vodeo's fourth province.
  • 13 August 1863: The railway line between Saviso and Silverton opens.
  • 1864: The Endorie Paraffin Company is established. The company will become Grable in 1900.
  • June 1865: Gold is discovered in the Googie Mountains west of Avington.
  • 1866:
    • Havilland separates from Cambria to become Vodeo's fifth province.
    • Bonavista Flag.png A worker on a plantation near Calliope Town uncovers part of the ruins of the Hellanesian town of Itipolis.
  • 16 May 1868: Rabe becomes Vodeo's sixth province.


  • 7 June 1870: The Federal Party is established in Saviso.
  • 1874: The Gerrise Technical College is established.
  • 1875: Queensborough becomes Vodeo's seventh province.
  • 24 November 1877: Vodeo's first telephone call is made in Saviso between William Bryce of the Saviso telegraph office and Charles Lemon, the Governor of St Austell. While little more than two rudimentary devices linked by 70 feet of thin wire, the demonstration will prompt considerable interest across the country.
  • 2 September 1878: The Saviso telephone exchange, Vodeo's first, is opened.


  • 1880: At the general election, the Federal government is defeated by the Progressive party under Aldrich Royle.
  • 1881: Prihor becomes Vodeo's eighth province.
  • 17 July 1881: Vodeo's first public telephone is installed at Graham's Stationery Store in Holme. The telephone is not equipped with a coin collector, instead customers must pay the shopkeeper.
  • 1882:
    • Prime minister Aldrich Royle dies in Endorie. He is succeeded by Stuart Fife one week later.
    • Kingseat Hospital, a facility for the treatment of tropical diseases, is opened outside Kingseat, near Saviso.
  • 1883: With the turn of a switch-key, Vodeo's first public supply of electricity begins operation in Greville.
  • 1884: The Borough of Aslington and Harborough is amalgamated into the City of Saviso.
  • 20 March 1884: Steam trams begin operation in Saviso.
  • 12 October 1885: Vodeo's first long-distance telephone call takes place between Holme and Saviso.
  • 1887: The Vadiorare Territory is separated from Queensborough and Gerrise.
  • 15 February 1887: Queen Charlotte dies and is succeeded by her son, Arthur IV.
  • December 1887–January 1888: A sudden fall in commodity prices prompts a crash at stock exchanges in Saviso and Holme, and the collapse or near-collapse of several banks and financial institutions over the course of three weeks. The crash, the largest in Vodean history to that point, ends more than 40 years of mostly uninterrupted growth and plunges the country into a period of recession lasting into the mid-1890s. The crash triggers a large exodus of people from rural areas to the main cities in search of work, and further accelerates the demographic change from a rural nation to an urban one.
  • 5 July 1889: At the general election, the Progressive government is defeated by the Federal Party in the most lopsided election in modern Vodean history. Federal, which had struggled to gain popular support since its loss at the 1880 election, cements its position as one of the country's foremost political parties.
  • 13 July 1889: Caldwell Runciman assumes office as Vodeo's 16th prime minister.
  • 21 September 1889: In Port Torahan, more than 200 Progressive Party members, MPs, and ex-MPs agree to split from the party and form the Liberal Party.
  • 2 December 1889: Saviso becomes the first city in Vodeo to begin operating an electric tram system.


  • 28 September 1891: Gerrise becomes the first province to extend suffrage to women.
  • 16 May 1892: The Saviso Typewriter Company is established in Saviso. The company into will go on to become Main Corporation.
  • 13 December 1894: All women in Vodeo aged 21 or over are granted suffrage. Vodeo is one of the first Dominions in the Ingerish Empire to extend suffrage to women in this manner.
  • 5 July 1895: Cable trams begin operation in Saviso.
  • 12 August 1896: Notorious baby farmer Phyllis Parker is hanged in the Gerrise Gaol. She is responsible for the deaths of an unknown number of infants between the late 1880s and 1896.
  • 1897: Fire destroys the Saviso railway station.
  • 3 February 1897: The first Fell Auto-Carriage is built.
  • 3 April 1898: Horse-drawn trams cease operation in Saviso.
  • 21 September 1899–3 January 1900: Numerous sightings of phantom airships are reported across Vodeo.

20th century


  • 27 January 1900: Bonavista Flag.png Mount Azufral erupts. Plantations around the mountain are destroyed, but there is little direct damage to surrounding towns.
  • 14 September 1901: At the general election, the the Federal government is defeated by the Progressive party under Richard Simpson.
  • 23 September 1901: Richard Simpson assumes office as Vodeo's 17th prime minister.
  • 1 November 1901: The body of 26-year-old cleaner Anna McDonald is found in String Lane, Holme. The circumstances surrounding her death will never be made clear, and she remains one of Vodeo's most infamous cold cases.
  • 5 May 1902: A passenger train travelling between Metchincan and Silverton derails and crashes into Stuarts Pond near Bunenton. The engineer, fireman, and six passengers are drowned.
  • 14 February 1905: The Social Democratic Party is founded in Holme.
  • 1909: Electric power is transmitted for the first time from a hydroelectric station on the Stately River at Tallana to Culwawa, over 25 kilometres away.
  • 12 March 1909: Rabe farmer and inventor Wallace Franklin undertakes the first flight of a heavier-than-air machine in Vodeo on his farm.


  • 18 June 1910: At the general election, the Progressive government is defeated by the Federal party under Harry Bentinck. The Progressives, who have been steadily losing support to the Liberals for years, will never again be considered a major political force.
  • 29 June 1910: Harry Bentinck assumes office as Vodeo's 18th prime minister.
  • 1911: Deltic is established in Longlac.
  • 1913: Actor Charles Grahame is found dead at the Royal Theatre in Holme. His death is ruled a suicide.
  • 14 December 1915: Steam trams cease operation in Saviso.
  • 9 September 1916: At the general election, the Federal government wins a third term. The election is notable as the first where the Liberals form the opposition.
  • 28 November 1916: Cable trams cease operation in Saviso. The system has been beset by technical problems and financial hardship, and has been purchased by the Saviso Electric Tramways Corporation.
  • 8 November 1917: Arthur IV dies and is succeeded by his son, Earnest V.
  • 1918: Vodeo joins the Ingerish Commonwealth as an inaugural member.
  • 6 June 1919: Dominion Air Services Limited is established in Saviso.
  • 23 October 1919: Louis Reed assumes office as Vodeo's 19th prime minister.


  • 1920: The first regular radio broadcasts begin on station 2SW in Saviso.
  • 25 February 1920: A fire at the Longlac Chemical Works causes an explosion that kills 52 people and destroys much of the town. An inquiry will find faulty electrical equipment to be responsible for the fire.
  • 1923: Vadiorare becomes Vodeo's ninth province.
  • 19 August 1924: Dial telephone service is introduced in Avington.
  • 9 December 1925: Arthur Crum assumes office as Vodeo's 20th prime minister.
  • 1926: The fifth Ingerish Games take place in Saviso. They are the first to be held outside of Ingerland.
  • 1928: The Vodean Broadcasting Commission is established. It will adopt its current name in 1935.


  • 16 October 1934: Oliver (Ollie) King assumes office as Vodeo's 21st prime minister.
  • 18 January 1938: Earnest V dies and is succeeded by his son, Arthur V.


  • 1 August 1943: The troop ship HMVS Cohe is sunk by an enemy submarine with the loss of all 366 aboard. The ship becomes famous in the decades after the war when it is revealed she made a ghostly reappearance in Saviso Harbour shortly after her sinking.
  • 29 December 1945: Fire breaks out in the Googie Mountains. By January 1, much of the towns of Trago, Crestline, and Kohoso will have been extensively damaged or destroyed.
  • 13 May 1946: Miles Walters-Cray assumes office as Vodeo's 22nd prime minister.
  • 1 May 1948: Bonavista Flag.png Bonavista is granted self-government.
  • 12 July 1948: Bonavista Flag.png Ralph J. Best assumes office as prime minister of Bonavista. He will hold the position for the next 15 years.
  • 6 November 1948: A five-mile section of freeway opens in Avington. It is the first motorway in Vodeo, and will go on to form part of the Colonial Freeway.
  • 21 April 1949: Vodeo celebrates its centenary.
  • 8 June 1949: A general strike is called by the National Dockworkers' Union. The strike will quickly envelop almost every union in the country, and will bring the country almost to a halt for the next two-and-a-half months.
  • 19 October 1949: Empire Coffee is established by Michael Ballantyne and George Ivitt in Saviso.


17 November 1959: The Hope satellite is launched from the Commonwealth Space Centre
  • 1950: The 1950 Ingerish Games take place in Holme.
  • 27 April 1950: Guy Bradford assumes office as Vodeo's 23rd prime minister. He is the longest-serving prime minister in Vodean history at more than 15 years.
  • 26 November 1952: A general strike is called after wage negotiations break down. The strike, while supported by fewer unions and unionists than the 1949 strike, will last 177 days and bitterly divide both the Vodean public and the Vodean labour movement.
  • 22 May 1953: The remaining strikers concede defeat and the general strike ends. Union power, which had been at its peak between the 1949 and 1952-53 strikes, will not recover until the 1970s.
  • 27 June 1953: In the 36th general election, the Federal government is re-elected.
  • 1 September 1953: The Vodean Broadcasting Corporation begins regular television broadcasts on VBC-TV in Saviso.
  • 1954: Vodeo, alongside Ingerland and New Ingerland, signs the Commonwealth Trading Environment Agreement, establishing a free-trade bloc that serves as the predecessor to the modern Commonwealth Free Trade Area.
  • 17 February 1955: Sex researcher Alastair Carbine publishes Sex and the Modern Man. The book will prompt international controversy, but alongside its 1957 companion Sex and the Modern Woman, will begin to change attitudes towards homosexuality over the following decades.
  • 19 June 1955: Avington and Holme are linked by Vodeo's first microwave transmission system.
  • 1956:
    • Bonavista Flag.png Television broadcasting begins in Bonavista.
    • Bonavista Flag.png At a referendum, 59% of Bonavistan voters opt for independence from Ingerland, as opposed to the status quo or becoming part of Vodeo.
  • 29 March 1956: In Avington, National Television begins broadcasting as Vodeo's first commercial television station on channel ACN-2.
  • 4 January 1957: The Holme–Saviso coaxial cable is opened. The cable carries telephone, telegraph, telex, and television signals. The cable allows simultaneous television broadcasting in Saviso, Holme, and Greville for the first time.
  • 17 April 1957: The 001 emergency telephone number is introduced in Cetorancra. The number is chosen for being easy to dial on rotary phones in the dark, and will be rolled out nationwide by 1975.
  • 20 July 1957: Bonavista Flag.png Bonavista is granted independence from Ingerland.
  • 21 May 1958: An unidentified object is seen landing at Casserres High School, before taking off at great speed for the coast.
  • 17 November 1959: Hope, the Ingerish Commonwealth's first satellite, is launched from the Commonwealth Space Centre.


  • 26 February–13 March 1960: The inaugural Summer Pax Nova Games are held in Saviso.
  • 1961: The first "parking meter pirates" appear on the streets of Brynderwyn.
  • 1962: The Wintergreen Atomic Generating Station, Vodeo's first nuclear power station, is switched on.
  • 4 August 1963: Convicted murderer William Baynes is hanged in Saviso. His will be the last execution undertaken in Vodeo before the death penalty is suspended in 1964, and ultimately abolished in 1970.
  • 1964:
    • The death penalty is suspended across Vodeo.
    • FM radio broadcasting begins in Gerrise. Within a year, FM radio stations will be available in every province.
  • 1965: Bonavista Flag.png Significant oil deposits are discovered off the coast of Bonavista.
  • 16 July 1965: Gordon O'Neill assumes office as Vodeo's 24th prime minister. His time in office will be the shortest of any prime minister since the 19th century.
  • 10 December 1965: Albert Gearon assumes office as Vodeo's 25th prime minister.
  • 1966: Vodeo becomes a member of the Assembly of Nations.
  • 6 February 1967: The Other Folk, the first television report on homosexuality, is broadcast on VBC-TV. While controversial at the time, the film will later be seen as an important step towards public acceptance of the gay community.
  • 14–15 August 1968: Searchers find the bodies of four hikers missing in the Bonny Valley, near Aoranca, Vadiorare. The mysterious nature of their deaths, as well as the disappearance of the fifth member of their party, leads the incident to become one of the country's most well-known mysteries.
  • 10 September 1969: Avalon becomes the first province in Vodeo to decriminalise homosexuality. While extremely controversial, the move prompts other provinces to do the same.
  • 3 November 1969: The Rabe Savings Bank and Dominion Bank merge to form RD Bank.
  • 24 December 1969: The VBC begins colour television transmissions on station VSA-7.


31 December 1973: The Sunshine Music and Lifestyle Festival opens near Marazan
  • 1970: The death penalty is abolished.
  • 1 January 1970: Metrication officially begins across Vodeo.
  • 1971:
    • Cambria and St Austell decriminalise homosexuality.
    • The Gerrise Technical College moves its operations to Drury, in part to be closer to the area's growing technology sector.
    • Bonavista Flag.png At the general election, the incumbent Labour Party is defeated by the National Party. It is Bonavista's first change of government since 1948.
  • 15 March 1971: The death penalty is formally abolished in Vodeo.
  • 9 November 1971: Alvin Miller assumes office as Vodeo's 26th prime minister.
  • 1 January 1972: The Helensvale Power Station is switched on.
  • 22 December 1972: Arthur V dies and is succeeded by his son, Geoffrey VII.
  • 2 February 1973: For the first time, all three television networks broadcast all day in colour. Black-and-white broadcasting will officially end by the middle of the year.
  • 31 December 1973: The first annual Sunshine Music and Lifestyle Festival opens near Marazan. It is the biggest countercultural gathering ever seen in the country.
  • 1974:
    • Vodeo enters its first recession since the late 1940s. It will be the first in a string of four that will last until 1980.
    • The 1974 Ingerish Games take place in Avington.
  • 20 November 1974: The Colour Computer Company is established in Saviso. It will go on to become one of the world's major technology companies by the 1990s.
  • 30 November 1974: At the general election, the Federal government is defeated by the Liberals under Martin Breen.
  • 9 December 1974: Martin Breen assumes office as Vodeo's 27th prime minister.
  • 1 January 1975: Vodean astronaut Lindsay Broadwell becomes the first woman from the Ingerish Commonwealth in space.
  • February 1975: Colour advertises its Colour Computer in Microcomputer magazine. It is one of the first home computers offered to the public.
  • 12 April 1975: The Bank of Tarephia installs the country's first ATM in Saviso. The machine, manufactured by Main, is only able to supply one £1 note at a time.
  • 7 June 1976: Vodeo officially completes its transition to the metric system.
  • 1977: Bonavista Flag.png Colour television broadcasting begins in Bonavista.
  • 23 October 1977: Main introduces the 6/80 microcomputer with Colour's CCS operating system.
  • 1978: Former foreign minister Duncan Waverley is elected the inaugural chief secretary of the World Organization of Tourism.
  • 18 April 1978: Homosexuality is decriminalised across Vodeo.
  • 1979: Bonavista Flag.png At the general election, the Labour Party defeats the National government. Bill Haynes assumes office as Bonavista's fourth prime minister.
  • 1 July 1979: The farthing and half-penny coins are withdrawn from circulation. They will remain legal tender until their demonetisation in 2002.
  • 13 September 1979: A protest against the government in Saviso erupts into a full-scale riot, fuelled by unease and anger at Vodeo's poor economic situation.
  • 10 November 1979: 28-year-old pilot Henry Clark disappears en route from Hopesmarch Island to the Welcome Islands. No trace of Clark or his plane is ever found.
  • 27 December 1979–2 January 1980: Strange lights are witnessed following aircraft flying over the Gulf of Havilland. A VBC camera crew captures the lights on the night of December 30-31, leading to considerable international interest.


  • 1980: Bonavista Flag.png The National Investment Fund is established as a sovereign wealth fund based on earnings from the oil industry.
  • 28 February 1980: Liberal MP Gary Hays defeats prime minister Martin Breen in a party leadership challenge.
  • 29 February 1980: Gary Hays assumes office as Vodeo's 28th prime minister.
  • 8 November 1980: At the general election, Federal defeats the Liberal government. The size of Federal's victory is comparable to its victories in 1889 and 1950.
  • 14 November 1980: Otto van Helsing assumes office as Vodeo's 29th prime minister.
  • 20 November 1983: The science fiction-drama film Radiation premieres in Saviso. The film, which depicts the destruction of Saviso in a nuclear war, will gross some £1.6 million, making it the most profitable Vodean film up to that point.
  • 13 February 1984: The St Austell Government Railways complete restructuring and is renamed St Austelline.
  • 20 July 1984: Vodeo becomes an inaugural member of the Tarephia Cooperation Council.
  • 1985:
    • Brynderwyn's city centre is designated a National Historic District.
    • Vodeo becomes an inaugural member of the Commonwealth Free Trade Area, the successor to the Commonwealth Trading Environment.
  • 15 January 1985: Colour releases COS 2.0. The operating system becomes a killer app for the PC, and establishes Colour as one of the most important players in the software industry.
  • 28 November 1985: Guy Bradford dies in Saviso aged 95.
  • 1986: VBC2 begins broadcasting.
  • 1989:
    • Avalon officially protects all shark species within its waters, the first province in Vodeo to do so. Growing awareness of the impact of fishing on sharks will lead to increased conservation efforts through the 1990s.
    • Brynderwyn is granted a city flag.
  • 16 November 1989: Eric Douglas assumes office as Vodeo's 30th prime minister.


  • 9 June 1990: VBC TV begins 24-hour broadcasting on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • 1 January 1991: The Gerrise Technical College is renamed to the Drury University of Technology.
  • 1992:
    • Local government reforms in St Austell see a number of small counties and boroughs amalgamated into larger council areas.
    • The St Austell Telegraph reveals historic systemic abuse at the hands of staff at Kingseat Hospital. The revelation will lead to one of Vodeo's biggest scandals, and will ultimately bring down the provincial government.
  • 8 October 1992: Howard Stevens assumes office as Vodeo's 31st prime minister.
  • 14 December 1993: A Royal Vodean Navy vessel runs aground on a reef near the Welcome Islands. The grounding is cause for much humour and embarrassment.
  • 15 June 1994: Celebrations are held across Vodeo to mark the 400th anniversary of Rhysiogan settlement.
  • 20 October 1994: Kingseat Hospital is closed after 112 years of operation.
  • 17 November 1994: VBC-TV is renamed VBC1 and begins full 24-hour broadcasting.
  • 1 January 1995: Bonavista Flag.png Bonavista joins the Tarephia Cooperation Council.
  • 27 August 1995: Three lights of unknown origin are seen crossing the sky over southern Vodeo.
  • 11 March 1996: The process of replacing the 001 emergency telephone number with 555 begins, and will be complete by the end of 1999. The new number is chosen for its central position on a telephone keypad.
  • 25–29 April 1997: Vodeo Flag.png/Bonavista Flag.png Tropical Cyclone Laura, a rare equatorial tropical cyclone, makes landfall on Bonavista on August 25 and the coast of Avalon four days later. Although only a category 1 cyclone, it will cause moderate damage and flooding.
  • 18–29 September 1998: The 1998 Ingerish Games take place in Holme.
  • 21 April 1999: Vodeo celebrates its sesquicentenary.

21st century


  • 1 January 2000: Vodeo Flag.png/Bonavista Flag.png Millennium celebrations take place across Vodeo and Bonavista.
  • 1 June 2000: Vodean territorial waters are declared a shark sanctuary. At the time, the coast of Vodeo becomes the world's largest protected area for shark species.
  • 10 October 2001: At the general election, the Liberal Party defeats the Federal government and wins a majority of seats.
  • 19 November 2001: John Graine assumes office as Vodeo's 32nd prime minister.
  • 29 July 2003: Havilland suffers its worst flooding in 70 years. Greville is hit particularly hard.
  • 6 November 2004: At the general election, the Liberal government is re-elected for a second term with a majority of seats.
  • 2005: The Brynderwyn Heritage Tramway begins operation between Fort Brynderwyn and Market Street. It will gradually be extended to Viviantown and South End by 2014.
  • 20 October 2007: At the general election, the Liberal government is re-elected for a third term with a plurality of seats.
  • 31 October 2008: A horror theme park opens on the site of the former Kingseat Hospital.
  • 2009: Bonavista Flag.png Bonavista declares its territorial waters to be a shark sanctuary.


4 November 2010: Victoria Stobie becomes Vodeo's first female prime minister
  • 30 October 2010: At the general election, the Federal Party defeats the Liberal government and wins a majority of seats.
  • 4 November 2010: Victoria Stobie assumes office as Vodeo's 33rd prime mininster. She is the first woman and the youngest person (40 years, 18 days) to hold the position.
  • 1 January 2013: Same-sex marriage is legalised across Vodeo.
  • 26 October 2013: At the general election, the Federal government wins a second term with a majority of seats in the House of Commons.
  • 2014: Sarah Tanner (Federal) assumes office as premier of St Austell.
  • 27 November 2015: Analogue television broadcasting ends after 64 years.
  • 22 October 2016: At the general election, the Federal government wins a third term with a majority of seats. It is the first time a government has won a majority in its third term since the 1956 election.
  • 19 May 2018: In the St Austellian provincial election, the Liberal Party under Emma Richardson defeats the Federal government.
  • 2019: Bonavista Flag.png At the general election, the Labour Party defeats the National government. Rachael Bonnet assumes office as Bonavista's 11th prime minister. She is the first woman to hold the position.
  • 2 November 2019: At the general election, the Federal government is re-elected for a fourth term with a plurality of seats.
  • 24 November 2019: In Saviso, Telecom launches Vodeo's first 5G mobile network.


  • 7 November 2021: Victoria Stobie announces her resignation as prime minister.
  • 20 November 2021: Sam Baker assumes office as Vodeo's 34th prime minister, succeeding Victoria Stobie as leader of the Federal Party.
  • 26 November 2022: At the general election, the Liberal Party defeats the Federal government and wins a majority of seats.
  • 2 December 2022: Cassandra Zarate assumes office as Vodeo's 35th prime minister. She is the first person of Jerizano heritage to serve as prime minister.
  • 2023: Vadiorare celebrates its centenary.