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 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 - 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 - 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...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...
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: -
1903 - 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... Brian Carovillano on January 18, 2003 (www.crn.com) -
1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
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.
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,... www.americaslibrary.gov - June 28, 1919
1929 - 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
1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon
1950 - 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
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... www.history.com - July 27, 1953
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...
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
1969 - 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
1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain
May 4, 1979
1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn
1981 - First reported case of AIDS
1985 - 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
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.
1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany
1991 - 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)
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