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1429 - Joan of Arc leads French troops against the English at Orléans, ending a siege by the British during the Hundred Years’ War between France and England.

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1534 - Jacques Cartier of France discovers the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River (North America)

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1603 - March 15: Samuel de Champlain set sail for Quebec from Honfleur, France following in the path of Jacques Cartier to the St Lawrence River and Tadoussac

www.datesandevents.org/ places-timelines/ 19-france-timeline.htm
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1617 - Louis XIII crowned at the age of 17 (France)

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1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.

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1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon


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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

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1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

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On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No opposition force or elected chamber could stand in his way or challenge his decision.

But he was in no...Read MORE...



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


1715 - Louis XIV (King of France) dies

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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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1758 - French power in Canada declines as the British capture Ft. Louisburg

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1773 - A census is taken in France that finds 2370 Acadians living there.

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

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


1789 - July 14 - French revolutionaries storm the Bastile (a royal fortress). This marks the beginning of the French Revolution.

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1791 - Revolutionary France gives women equal inheritance rights (although they lose them later, when the monarchy is restored).

https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history
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1793 - French King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette are executed. France bans Catholicism.

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


1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte leads coup to overthrow government

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1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

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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


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.

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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.

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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.

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1824 - Charles X becomes king of France

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1829 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)
MONUMENT FOR SUPPOSED SEWING MACHINE INVENTOR

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of Associated Press) - A monument is to be erected here soon in honor of Bartholomew Thimonnier, whom the French claim was the inventor of the sewing machine.

Thimonnier, a tailor's assistant, constructed...Read MORE...



1830 - Charles X (King of France) overthrown

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1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

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January 2, 1839
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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

1852 - Louis Napoleon Bonaparte declares himself Emperor Napoleon III of France

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1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)
Perfect Pasteurization Means Perfect Protection

Pasturization is simply heating milk - not boiling it.

By raising the temperature of the milk to 145 degrees Fahrenheit and keeping it at that point for thirty minutes, all harmful germs are destroyed, by the milk is not changed.


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1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

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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 - Thirty per cent of the population of France can neither read nor write.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 14, 1870
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1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

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1881 - France grants women the right to own bank accounts; five years later, the right is extended to married women, who are allowed to open accounts without their husbands’ permission.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history
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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

World History1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

Curious City
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World History1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike


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...
Brian Carovillano on January 18, 2003 (www.crn.com) -

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...
Lawrence Daily Journal - Lawrence, Kansas - April 16, 1912

1914 - World War I - Germany invades France

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World History1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

THE GREAT WAR - Week 1
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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...


News  1930 - July 13 – The first FIFA World Cup starts: Lucien Laurent scores the first goal, for France against Mexico.

www.wikipedia.org
July 13, 1930
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1939 - World War II - France and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany

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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...Read MORE...


World History1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

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WORLD IS AT PEACE
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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


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


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


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


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