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(1618-1648) Thirty Years' War (Germany)

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World History1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

1701 - King of Prussia crowned

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Prussia becomes a kingdom

(1740-42) The Silesian War (Germany)

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Germany1740 - Frederick the Great crowned King of Prussia

Frederick the Great & the Prussia Enigma
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First Silesian War; Frederick II of Prussia conquers Austrian province of Silesia

World History1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History(1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover

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(1756-63) The Seven Years' War

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World HistoryFebruary 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

World HistoryJune 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

World History1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

World History1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

World History1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire

World History1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

Invention1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports. Among its many drawbacks was that it was impossible to...Read MORE...

World History1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - January 2, 1839

World History1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

Flight From Famine
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1849 - April 2 – Revolutions of 1848 in the German states end in failure.

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April 2, 1849
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News  1857 - The Kiss as an Elevator
In a German tale, published some time since, is a description of 'The First Kiss' in the following sensation style -

'Am I really dear to you, Sophia?' I whispered, and pressed my burning lips to her rosy mouth. She did not say yes; she did not say no; but she returned my kiss, an the ea...

News  "German Toast" - An 1858 Breakfast Treat!
Two eggs, one pint of milk, and flour enough to make a thick batter; cut wheat bread into very thin slices, and soak them in sweetened water; cover each side successively with the batter, and fry brown in lard. Eat while hot, with butter and white powdered or brown sugar.
Pittsfield Sun
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
January 21, 1858
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1866 - Prussian-Austrian War

History of Germany
Oliver Hulme (www.youtube.com)
A history of Germany, and its surface from the Austro-Prussian War, to its modern day Post-Cold-War identity.

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Austro-Prussian War (Seven Weeks War) begins after disagreements over the administration of Schleswig-Holstein

News  1867 - Why Do German Women Make Good Wives
The culinary art forms a part of the education of women in Germany. The well-to-do tradesman, like the mechanic, takes pride in seeing his daughters good housekeepers. - To effect this, the girl on leaving school, which she does when about fourteen years of age, goes through the ceremony of confirma...Read MORE...

News  1868 - It is said more books are now published in Germany than in any other country.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 18, 1868
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(1870-71) Franco-Prussian War

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World History1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News  1870 - Twenty four thousand emigrants left Germany during the first four months of the present year.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 4, 1870
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Germany1871 - Wilhelm I crowned Prussian King

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World History1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

1871 - Treaty of Frankfurt ends Franco-Prussian War; German Empire recognized and France loses Alsace-Lorraine

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News  1871 - Preserving the Flavor of Butter
The German Agriculturalist says that a great portion of the fine flavor of fresh butter is destroyed by the usual mode of washing and he recommends a thorough kneading for the removal of the buttermilk, and a subsequent pressing in a linen cloth. Butter thus prepared, according to our authority, is ...Read MORE...

1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

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January 29, 1886
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1888 - Frederick III was on the 12th formally proclaimed Emperor of Germany, and he issued a proclamation to the people in which he declared that the policy of the dead ruler should be continued.
A fortune of three hundred million marks in cash was left by the late Emperor William, of Germany.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 17, 1888
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News  1888 - Fire on the 29th at Huenfield, Germany, destroyed two hundred houses and made fifteen hundred persons homeless and destitute.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 3, 1888
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Invention1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
The Various Vehicles That Can Be Seen Moved by It at Stuttgart - Daimler's Gas or Petroleum Motor - Combustible...Read MORE...

1891 - January 1 - Paying of old age pensions begins in Germany.

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January 1, 1891
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World History1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

Curious City
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News  1895 - March 30 – Rudolf Diesel patents the Diesel engine in Germany.

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March 30, 1895
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World History1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

Invention1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

"CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and other headaches, offer a cheer for Felix Hoffmann, one of the world's great painkillers.

News  1899 - March 6 – Felix Hoffmann patents aspirin and Bayer registers its name as a trademark.

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March 6, 1899
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News  1900 - July 2 - The first zeppelin flight is carried out over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

2 July 1900 Zeppelin Flight (in German)
2. Juli 1900 - Start des ersten Zeppelins
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July 2, 1900
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World History1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901

World History1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a sandy bluff on Cape Cod and sent a 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt across the ocean to...Read MORE...

World History1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

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News  1910 - Germany Enjoys a "Fat" Christmas
Year of Immense Prosperity Ending, and People are Spending Lavishly.


April-Like Drizzle in Berlin and Hardly a Flake of Snow in All the Empire - Bad for Hotels.
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
BERLIN, Dec. 24. - Germany is celebrating a "f...

World History1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

The Luxuries of the Titanic

1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

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August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

World History1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - May 7, 1915

Germany1918 - The Kingdom of Prussia ended in 1918.

World History1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

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1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage. Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 1918, and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated. On June 28...Read MORE...

1923 - Adolf Hitlers Nazis unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the German government in the Beer Hall Putsch

Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch
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News  1926 - Germany is admitted to the League of Nations

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World History1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the Italian Government and the Vatican re-establishing the political power and diplomatic standing of the C...Read MORE...

World History1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

The existence of an unknown ninth planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, who th...Read MORE...

1934 - Adolph Hitler succeeds Hindenburg as leader of Germany

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1935 - Nuremburg Racial Laws limiting Jewish rights announced at Nazi Party Rally (Germany)

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1937 - Hindenburg disaster
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey, United Stat...Read MORE...

1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939
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World History1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940

World History1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - December 11, 1941

World History1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:

Archive Video Of The D-Day Normandy Landings
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World History1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
Blasting of Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Kills 150,000
...All Living Things Seared To Death, Tokyo Says

OKINAWA, Aug. 8 - (NS) - At least 150,000 Japanese were estimated today to have be...Read MORE...

World History1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).
Another Atomic Bomb Dropped on Enemy City
Important Kyushu City of Nagasaki Struck With 'Good Results'; Other B29s Leave Four Major Targets Afire

GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most d...

World History1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

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World History1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - February 25, 1947

World History1948 - The State of Israel is officially created

World History1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China

World History1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

World History1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States, acting under the auspices of the United Nations, quickly sprang to the defense of South K...Read MORE...

World History1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The armisti...Read MORE...

World History1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins
Russian People Tickled Pink at Success of Their Sputnik

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite fie...Read MORE...

1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

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World History1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
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World History1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

May 4, 1979

World History1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn

World History1981 - First reported case of AIDS

World History1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper by Joe Farman, Brian Gardiner and Jonathan Shanklin which appeared in Nature (magazine) on May 16th 19...Read MORE...

1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.

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World History1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War

1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany

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World History1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.

Discovery Channel - End of the USSR (www.youtube.com)

World History2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Germany  Johann Georg Philipp Gemlich (18 November 1840, Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 25 May 1842, Germany (German States) (German Empire))

America/USA  Robert Mott Hessler (15 November 1920, Tonawanda, Erie, New York, USA - 11 April 1945, Germany (German States) (German Empire))

Germany  Magdeleine Kienfen (, Germany (German States) (German Empire) - , Germany (German States) (German Empire))

Germany  Frideriqua Ohl (1814, Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 25 February 1842, Germany (German States) (German Empire))

Germany  Conrad White (abt. 1815, Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 1867, Germany (German States) (German Empire))

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Christian Stephens (abt. 1839 - aft. 1872) & Paulina Wagner (May 1834 - aft. 1904)
Johann Carl Theunert (bef. 1841 - ) & Amalie Glaubitz (bef. 1841 - )
Johann Carl August Feige (bef. 1825 - ) & Christiane Rosine Schiebler (bef. 1825 - )

Johann Philipp Kreisler (26 August 1672 - 1744) & Johanna Braun (11 December 1676 - 5 July 1750)
married 26 April 1701

Christian Gottlob Teschner ( - ) & UNKNOWN ( - )

Johann Gottlob Seidel ( - ) & Johanne Rosine Theunert ( - )
married 1832

William Reinhardt (abt. 1800 - 13 September 1878) & Rachel Henriette Fredericka Henkell (abt. 1821 - 13 November 1899)
married abt. 1834

(Georg) Jacob Gimlich (Gemlich) (21 October 1814 - 2 October 1862) & Frideriqua Ohl (1814 - 25 February 1842)
married 31 March 1836

Johann Jacob Kirchner (abt. 1810 - 1 August 1882) & Dorothea Gimlich (Gemlich) (8 March 1821 - 15 March 1911)
married 8 August 1839

(Georg) Jacob Gimlich (Gemlich) (21 October 1814 - 2 October 1862) & Mary (Anna Maria) Lange Greiber (Ledig) (26 December 1816 - 7 February 1905)
married 10 July 1842

Jacob Jesse (Jassey) (July 1839 - 26 January 1905) & Dorytha Kemitz (Kemintz) (August 1837 - aft. 1900)
married abt. 1865

Franz J. Wagner (18 April 1841 - aft. 1920) & Louisa E Kummel (3 December 1845 - 4 January 1917)
married 8 April 1866

Jacob Grill (15 April 1851 - 30 September 1927) & Theresa Hannersdorfer (20 April 1849 - 1 August 1917)
married abt. 1875

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