February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.
June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.
1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy
1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered
1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
1812 - 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.
1814 - 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.
1815 - 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.
1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.
1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
Flight From Famine Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com) www.wikipedia.org - September 9, 1845
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 Added: 4/30/2014 8:41:55 AM - 1 Updated: -
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 Added: 4/30/2014 8:37:38 AM - 1 Updated: -
1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown
1870 - 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
1870 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 Added: 4/30/2014 8:40:33 AM - 1 Updated: -
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 th...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 order...Read MORE...
1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).
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 Added: 4/30/2014 8:46:02 AM - 1 Updated: -
1915 - 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.
1953 - 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...
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