1717

 

Grand Lodge of England Formed

1776

 

Declaration of Independence

17761783

 

Revolutionary War

1787

 

United States Constitution Ratified

1793

 

Cotton Gin Invented By Eli Whitney

1796

 

Tennessee becomes the 16th state to joint the United States

1798

 

Mississippi Territory organized from Georgian Western land claims

1805

 

Twickenham settlement begins

1811

 

Madison Lodge #21 formed in Twickenham (From Kentucky)

18121815

 

War of 1812

1812

 

Twickenham renamed to Huntsville

1817

 

Mississippi becomes the 20th state to joint the United States

1817

 

Alabama Territory organized from Mississippi Territory

1818

 

Alabama Lodge #21 formed in Huntsville (From Tennessee)

1819

 

Alabama becomes the 22nd state to join the United States

1821

 

Grand Lodge of Alabama formed

1822

 

Alabama Lodge #21 renamed to Bethesda Lodge #2

1823

 

Eunomia Hall cornerstone laid

1824

 

Madison Lodge #21 and Bethesda Lodge #2 combine to form Helion Lodge #1

18461848

 

Mexican American War

1848

 

Helion Lodge #1 purchases lot adjacent to Eunomia Hall

18601865

 

Civil War

1865

 

Slavery Abolished Nationwide

1898

 

Spanish American War

1903

 

First Powered Aircraft Flight By Wright Brothers

1907

 

Ford Model T Automobile Produced

1911

 

Cornerstone for new Eunomia Hall building laid

19171918

 

World War I

1919

 

Beginning of Prohibition

1920

 

Old Eunomia Hall building razed

1933

 

End of Prohibition

1941

 

Perl Harbor Attack

19411945

 

World War II

1947

 

First Transistor Developed At Bell Labs

19501953

 

Korean War

19631975

 

Vietnam War

1960

 

First Laser Invented By Gordon Gould

1969

 

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

1974

 

Helion Lodge Restoration

1981

 

First launch of the Space Shuttle

1986

 

Challenger Space Shuttle Lost During Launch

1991

 

End of the Soviet Union (Dec 25, 1991)

1991

 

Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)

2001

 

September 11 Attacks On New York and Washington DC

2001-Present

 

Afghanistan War (Operation Enduring Freedom)

2002-2003

 

Helion Lodge Restoration

2003

 

Colombia Space Shuttle Lost During Reentry

2003-2009

 

Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom)

2003

 

Human Genome Project Completed

2004

 

Two Robotic Rovers Land On Mars

2010

 

WMAP Satellite Finishes Imaging The Universe

2011-2012

 

Helion Lodge Bicentennial