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1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands) "In 1656 Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented it in 1657. This technology reduced the loss of time by clocks from about 15 minutes to about 15 seconds per day." www.historyofinformation.com Added: 1/9/2014 3:57:35 PM - 1 Updated: 10/23/2016 5:20:41 PM - 1
1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.
1701 - England, Austria, Netherlands formed Alliance against France
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.
1825 - Dike breaks caused severe flooding, more than 800 died (Netherlands)
1888 - Marriage by the Glove. A marriage by proxy, or as it is called, "marriage by the glove," is prevalent in Holland, and is brought about by the fact that many of the eligible young men, after having finished their education, depart for Dutch India. A friend selects a willing young lady, generally one with a substantial dot ...Read MORE...
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
1919 - July 11 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.
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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.
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