tobacco time line

Timeline created by greengiant17
In History
  • Jan 1, 1400

    tobacco first discovered

  • Dec 16, 1400

    Christopher Columbus introudced tobacco to europe

    Christopher Columbus brought a few tobacco leaves and seeds with him back to Europe. Europeans didn't get their first taste of tobacco until the mid-16th century, when adventurers and diplomats like France's Jean Nicot -- for whom nicotine is named -- began to popularize its use.
  • Dec 16, 1556

    tobacco was introduced to france

  • first successful commercial crop was cultivated

    The first successful commercial crop was cultivated in Virginia in 1612 by Englishman John Rolfe
  • Virginian tobacco planters were in debt

    By 1760, many Virginian tobacco planters were in debt to Great Britain because of taxes
  • cigar beacme popular

    the tobacco industry continued to flourish. The cigar became popular.
  • cigret machine invented

  • smoking bannded in austin

    smoking was banned in Boston because it posed
    fire hazards.
  • Buck Duke produced 744 million cigarettes

    In 1884, Buck Duke produced 744 million cigarettes and undercut the prices of other tobacco companies
  • tobacco was listed as a drug

    In 1890, tobacco was included in the government’s official listing of drugs.
  • banned trading of cuban cigars

    In 1917, the Trading With The Enemy Act was established, which prohibited importing Cuban cigars.
  • America’s tobacco companies were convicted

    n 1941 in Kentucky, America’s tobacco companies were convicted of price fixing and monopolizing.
  • Washington, Iowa, Tennessee, and North Dakota outlawed cigret sales

    in 1900,
    Washington, Iowa, Tennessee, and North Dakota outlawed the sale of cigarettes.
  • Black Patch act

    In 1904, a group of
    growers known as the Tobacco Night Riders began committing violent acts, known as the Black Patch
    War, in protest of the low prices
  • charges filed aginst American tobacco company

    Antitrust charges were filed against the American Tobacco Company in 1907.