Beatlemania sweeps the globe after the release of the group’s record 'Please Please Me'.
England win the 1966 FIFA World Cup, beating Germany 4-2.
On the 25th July 1978, the world's first test-tube baby was born in Oldham in the UK.
Louise Brown, the first 'test-tube baby', was a success for 'in vitro' fertilisation (IVF), a method by which egg and sperm are mixed in a glass dish, and the embryos inserted into the womb. By the end of the 20th century, about 1,400 IVF babies were being born each year.
Stephen Spielberg's 'Jaws' is released, 1975.
1981 saw the first “Summer Camp” activity initiated in King’s College Madrid. The success of which went on to found “King’s College International” who today offer summer camps across Spain, as well as academic study abroad programmes to students from around the world.
1982 saw King's Infant School, the second school in the King's Group, open for students aged 2 to 7 years old. The location is back in Chamartín, the original suburb of King’s College.
Pac-Man hits arcades in the USA, 1980
Alumnus Gloria Donate Ribagorda joins King's College Madrid. Since graduating in 2001 she now works for an international NGO supporting children's rights across the world.
Carmen Gijón Moreno joins King's College Madrid, where she explores her love for the Sciences. She now works as an Intensive Care Doctor in hospitals in Madrid and Barcelona.
Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep, is born in 1996.
NASA's Pathfinder mission delivers a robotic probe to the surface of Mars for the first time, 1997.
Apple releases the first iPod, 2001
Mark Zuckerburg launches Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory, 2004.
2011 welcomes a brand new boarding residence to the existing King’s College in Soto de Viñuelas catering to pupils from all over the globe who wish to study in Spain.
King's Group's first school outside of Europe opens in Panama City, September 2012.
2012 also sees the inauguration of King’s Training Panama, offering adult training to serve the needs of the international business community in Central America.
In 2012, founder Roger Fry is awarded the title of Knight of the Realm by Queen Elizabeth II and becomes Sir Roger Fry.
In 2014, King's Group works with the Department for Education in London to sponsor Academies and Free Schools in England, forming King's Group Academies.
March 2016 saw Lyndhurst Junior School the first King’s Group Academy to join the Trust, located in Portsmouth, home of Sir Roger Fry King’s Group Chairman and Founder.
December 2016 welcomed the second UK Academy, based in Ringmer East Sussex.
2017 sees two further schools welcomed to the King’s College network; a dedicated Infant school in Elche, close to Alicante and also King’s College, Latvia – the first British school in the Baltic States.
February 2018 welcomed two new King’s Group Academies to the KGA network: College Park Infants School and Northern Parade Federation of Schools, both located in Portsmouth close to the first King’s Group Academy.
2018 welcomed the Group’s first school in Germany, King’s College The British School of Frankfurt opened that August.
Tim Peake spends 7 months aboard the International Space Station, 2015-2016.
Here’s to our next 50 Years.
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