This is a timeline of some of the pertinent events that happened in our world. Any inaccuracies are purely accidental and no offence is meant by them. The reports on Crowley are taken on the supposition that his claims were correct.
Pre-1698 Savery creates designs for a paddle driven ship that would move in calm weather. The Navy dismiss the idea.
1698 Savery creates the first Steam Engine, based on the design for a pressure cooker. Sometime later he creates a ship odometer.
1707 Act of union between England and Scotland.
1712 Newcomen improves upon Savery’s steam engine by using atmospheric pressure to assist it’s working.
1768 Cook’s voyage to Australia and New Zealand.
1769 Watt improves upon Newcomen’s design by designing a condenser that could be cool even when the cylinder was hot. Watt also patented a design to use a steam engine to power a ship.
Nicolas Cugnot uses a steam engine to power a three wheel vehicle used to pull artillery and people. However he is disgraced after an accident with a brick wall.
Famine in Bengal, 10 million die.
1776 American Declaration of Independence.
1778 France joins with America in the war
1779 Spain joins the American war.
1783 Treaty of Versaille
1787 American John Fitch creates a working steamboat. He experimented with ranked paddles, paddle wheels and screw propellers. However he experienced difficulties with operational costs.
1788 First convicts arrive at Botany Bay.
1793 Britain declares war on France.
1801 American Robert Fulton creates a submarine in France. He then turns his attention to steam boats, and becomes known as the ‘father of steam navigation’.
Richard Trevithick uses an engine to pull trucks on a rail road.
Irish act of union.
1807 Prohibition of transportation of slaves to British colonies or on British ships.
1816 Zulu king Shaka comes to power.
1818 Shaka forms Zulu kingdom.
1820’s Canadian Benjamin Franklin Tibbits creates the first practical marine engine.
George Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ pulls trains between Liverpool and Manchester.
1825 Marc Brunel develops a shield to enable subaqueous tunnelling
1826- Brunel creates the first subaqueous tunnel under the Thames, helped by his son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
1831 Faraday demonstrates how electricity can be produced by mechanical methods.
1833 Abolition of slavery throughout the Empire.
1834 Babbage creates his analytical device.
1837 Reign of Victoria begins.
1843 The first iron hulled, propeller driven steam ship is launched. The SS Great Britain. It was partly designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and was the first steam ship to cross the Atlantic.
1853 Isambard Kingdom Brunel begins the design on the Great Western, which was the largest vessel in existence until 1899.
1857 Indian mutiny.
1859 Ettiene Lenoir develops the first working gasoline engine.
1863 Siemens-Martin open hearth method makes steel available in bulk.
1864 James Maxwell theorizes electromagnetic waves.
1875 Edward Alexander Crowley is born. He later changes his name to Aleister Crowley, to disassociate himself from his father.
1883 Nikola Tesla builds a prototype induction engine, but is unable to interest anyone in Europe with his device.
1884 Charles Parsons patents a new steam turbine, which drives an electric generator.
Maxim invents the machine gun.
1885 Benz develops the first automobile to use the gasoline engine.
1887 Herz successfully proves Maxwell’s theories, leading to wireless transmission.
1890 Florence boasts the worlds first electric street car.
1891 Tesla creates the Tesla coil. He also develops ideas for laser beams, wireless transmission of electrical energy, bladeless steam turbines working on a spiral flow theory and vertical take off aircraft.
1893 Tesla demonstrates alternating currents, and their benefits over direct current.
1895 Tesla designs the first hydro-electric powerplant.
1898 Aleister Crowley joins the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
1899- Tesla discovers terrestrial stationary waves, and uses these to light 25 street lamps without wires from 25 miles away, and created man made lightening.
1900 First Zeppelin built.
Crowley is forced out of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn for his sexual practices.
1901 Marconi expands upon the work of Herz, and ideas by Tesla to establish wireless communication between Britain and America.
Queen Victoria dies.
1901 - Tesla with funding develops the Wardenclyffe laboratory, designed transmit messages and electricity anywhere on the planet, and even Tesla
1905 theorized, beyond. However funding was pulled since no money could be made from this, and the project was never finished.
1903 Wright brothers make first powered flight.
1904 Crowley creates the Book of the Law, the basis for a new religion. The book was dictated to him by Aiwass, his Holy Guardian Angel. Trying to give his new philosophy to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn leads to a magical duel between Crowley and Mathers, the leader of the order. Crowley apparently wins this duel.
1907 Crowley forms the Argenteum Astrum, Order of the Silver Star, an organisation focused on his Book of the Law.
1909 Crowley starts publishing ‘Equinox’ the publication of his organisation.
1910 Crowley is invited to join the Ordo Templi Orientis.
1912 Crowley is appointed National Grand Master General X° of the Ordo Templi Orientis for Great Britain and Ireland.
1917 Crowley supports Germany in the First World War. The police raided the English OTO Lodge claiming charges of "fortune telling,"
1920 Crowley founds the Abbey of Thelema, a haven of drugs and women for him in Sicily. Mussolini shuts it down due to public pressure.
1922 Crowley becomes leader of the OTO, and converts it to use The Book of the Law as the foundation of it’s beliefs.