Timeline.js Test


I’ve just learned about a great timeline creation tool called Timeline.js. It is a very easy tool to create nice looking and very functional timelines. There is a small problem, as the current Google spreadsheet template does not work with dates before 1900 (a common problem with computer data fields). However, those of us interested in pre-1900 history can simply cut and past the top row of that template into a fresh spreadsheet, the timeline works fine with all dates (use a negative for dates before the year zero). I’ve created a very quick and rough timeline of the global tallow supply below. I will fix it up over the next few hours. I think this could be a great tool for undergraduate teaching. Here is what the Google spreadsheet looks like:


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