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1628 - August 1 - Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

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1670 - February 27 - Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I

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

1714 - September 7 - Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine

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1718 - December 17 - France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.

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1725 - May - Spain & Austria sign trade treaty

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1738 - November 18 - France & Austria sign peace

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1739 - August 21 - Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord

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1739 - September 18 - Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks

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1740 - October 20 - Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia

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1741 - August 10 - War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.

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1742 - July 28 - Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty

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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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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

1800 - Population of Archduchy of Austria (Habsburg Monarchy) - 1,820,000
Population of Austrian-Silesia (Habsburg Monarchy) - 250,000
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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
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden; French: Traité de Presbourg) was signed on 26 December 1805 between Napoleon and Holy Roman Emperor...
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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.

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

www.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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www.wikipedia.org - September 9, 1845

1870 - The Emperor of Austria is said to be utterly despondent as to the future of his dynasty.
...Austria has released all of its imprisoned editors convicted of violations of the press laws.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 18, 1870

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1870 - The Crown Prince of Austria is called a "dull indolent, good-natured lad, who cares for nothing but dancing and music."
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 4, 1870

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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

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

1878 - Austria will probably gobble Bosnia and Herzegovinia.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 6, 1878

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1880 - An Ingenious Insurance Fraud
Not long ago a cattle dealer named Grunbaum living at Zsolna, in Austria, disappeared. As he was known to be in fair circumstances and good health, it was naturally apprehended that he had fallen victim to foul play, and a diligent search was instituted. The result was that in a wood not far from...Read MORE...

1885 - Sunday Work in Austria.
On Sunday week, the new Sunday Observance Law, which prohibits every kind of work from six a.m. on Sunday until the same hour on Monday, except in the cases of public urgency, comes into force all over Austria. "Public urgency" is from time to time to be defined by Ministerial Order. The first...Read MORE...

World History1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

www.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886

1889 - Archduke Rudolph, the heir apparent to the throne of Austria, died suddenly on the 30th ult. of apoplexy at Mierling, near Baden, aged thirty-one years.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 2, 1889

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World History1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

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World History1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

1900 - Population of Austria-Hungary - 47,295,100

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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.

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

www.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906

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

The Luxuries of the...
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World History1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

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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.

www.wikipedia.org - May 7, 1915

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

www.wikipedia.org - October 31, 1918

World History1919 - 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,...
www.americaslibrary.gov - June 28, 1919

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...
biblelight.net - February 11, 1929

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 theorized ...Read MORE...

World History1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

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.

www.wikipedia.org - December 11, 1941

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

Archive Video Of The D-Day Normandy Landings
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www.americaslibrary.gov - June 6, 1944

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 been killed...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 destructive...

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.

www.wikipedia.org - February 25, 1947

World History1948 - The State of Israel is officially created
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.
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World History1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

World History1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China
Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China

"Naming himself head of state, communist revolutionary Mao Zedong officially proclaims the existence of the People’s Republic of China; Zhou Enlai...Read MORE...

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...
www.history.com - June 25, 1950

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...
www.history.com - July 27, 1953

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 field. But ...Read MORE...

World History1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

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

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
Reading Through History...
The Mexia Daily News - Mexia, Texas - July 21, 1969

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...
www.wikipedia.org - May 16, 1985

World History1989 - 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.

World History1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

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World History1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany

World History1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
"At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia. ...Read MORE...

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

World History2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

  Zurrick Cohn (1844, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 9 October 1876, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA)

Daigle Lallemand
immigrant   Jean Daigle Lallemand (abt. 1651, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 26 August 1699, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

immigrant   Harry Hershkowitz (7 December 1869, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 14 June 1948, Congress, Arizona, USA) gravestone

 immigrant   Julia Janek (12 February 1869, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 1948, , Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

  Nicholas Jonas (12 June 1892, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 24 July 1912, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

  Pawet Kos (1870, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 28 November 1900, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)

immigrant   ANNIE MARTIS (1864, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - , Coal City, Illinois, USA)
  MIKE MARTIS (1856, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - , )

  Andrew Obradovich (1884, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 12 November 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

immigrant   John Palme (November 1862, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - aft. 1910, , United States (USA) (American Colonies))
 immigrant   Joseph Palme (21 December 1863, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 1939, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
immigrant   Wilhelmina Palme (March 1867, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 1945, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
immigrant   William Palme (October 1856, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 1935, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA)

  Henry Rixen (8 February 1840, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 6 January 1911, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

  Joseph Skovranek (abt. 1871, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - , )

  John Wirer (24 June 1864, , Austria (Austria-Hungary) - 7 September 1912, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

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