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(Austria-Hungary)

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In 1938, the ballpoint pen is invented by Lazlo Biro, of Hungary.

Ear pulling is a birthday tradition in Hungary. There is a rhyming song which accompanies the ear pulling which translates to something like 'God bless you, live so long so your ears reach your ankles.'



There is MUCH more to discover about Hungary. Read on!
  • 1527 - November 3 - Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary

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  • 1538 - February 24 - Treaty of Nagyvarad/Peace of Grosswardein signed between Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zápolya of Hungary.

    historyorb.com

  • 1544 - May 1 - Turkish troops occupy Hungary

    historyorb.com

  • 1563 - September 8 - Maximilian chosen king of Hungary

    historyorb.com

  • 1681 - November 9 - Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion

    historyorb.com

  • 1705 - October 1 - Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1707 - June 13 - Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II

    historyorb.com

  • 1712 - May 22 - Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary

    historyorb.com

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

    historyorb.com

  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) - 6,300,000


  •  Hungary
    City of Buda
    The Danube, its history, scenery, and topography, splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot by Abresch, and drawn by W.H. Bartlett...engraved by J. Cousen, J.C. Bentley, R. Brandard, and other eminent artists (1844)
    Artwork
  •  Hungary
    Castle of Wissegraad
    The Danube, its history, scenery, and topography, splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot by Abresch, and drawn by W.H. Bartlett...engraved by J. Cousen, J.C. Bentley, R. Brandard, and other eminent artists... Read MORE...

    Artwork
  •  Hungary
    Kazan Pass
    The Danube, its history, scenery, and topography, splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot by Abresch, and drawn by W.H. Bartlett...engraved by J. Cousen, J.C. Bentley, R. Brandard, and other eminent artists (1844)
    Artwork
  • 1848 - April 11 - Hungary becomes constitutional monarchy under king Ferdinand of Austria

    historyorb.com

  • 1848 - December 2 - Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria & King of Hungary

    historyorb.com

  • News 1849 - April 14 – Hungary declares independence from Austria.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 14, 1849

  • 1867 - February 8 - The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

    historyorb.com

  • News 1869 - One of the Friars at the Convent of Presburg, Hungary, was recently poisoned while partaking of the sacrament.
    A servant had poured sulphuric acid in his cup.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 5, 1869

  • News 1870 - A great demand is springing up in Hungary for Protestant Bibles and tracts.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 5, 1870

  • 1870 - The Diet of Hungary on the 3d emphatically declared in favor of Austrian neutrality in the Franco-Prussian war.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 13, 1870

  • 1879 - Great damage was done to property in Hungary, by floods, during last week.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 26, 1879

  • News 1888 - Extensive floods in Austro-Hungary were reported on the 13th.
    Bridges had been swept away and large areas converted into lakes. Several villages were submerged and a large number of person had been drowned.

    A ...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - A terrible storm swept over a large section of Southern Hungary on the 5th.
    Many houses were demolished and in some cases whole villages were set on fire by lightning and destroyed.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889

  • 1895 - Austria-Hungary
    Austria-Hungary, an extensive empire of Central Europe, and one of thesis great European powers. It is mostly included between lat. 42° and 51° N., an...Read MORE...


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


  • 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 31, 1918

  • 1938 - The ballpoint pen is invented (Lazlo Biro, Hungary)
    A Hungarian journalist named Laszlo Biro invented the first ballpoint pen in 1938. Biro had noticed that the ink used in newspaper printing dried quic...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Hungary


Hungary
Pinterest
City of Buda
The Danube, its history, scenery, and topography, splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot by Abresch, and drawn by W.H. Bartlett...engraved by J. Cousen, J.C. Bentley, R. Brandard, and other eminent artists (1844)
Artwork

Hungary
Pinterest
Castle of Wissegraad
The Danube, its history, scenery, and topography, splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot by Abresch, and drawn by W.H. Bartlett...engraved by J. Cousen, J.C. Bentley, R. Brandard, and other eminent artists... Read MORE...

Artwork

Hungary
Pinterest
Kazan Pass
The Danube, its history, scenery, and topography, splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot by Abresch, and drawn by W.H. Bartlett...engraved by J. Cousen, J.C. Bentley, R. Brandard, and other eminent artists (1844)
Artwork

History, News and Stories of Hungary

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  • 1527 - November 3 - Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary

    historyorb.com
  • 1538 - February 24 - Treaty of Nagyvarad/Peace of Grosswardein signed between Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zápolya of Hungary.

    historyorb.com
  • 1544 - May 1 - Turkish troops occupy Hungary

    historyorb.com
  • 1563 - September 8 - Maximilian chosen king of Hungary

    historyorb.com
  • 1681 - November 9 - Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion

    historyorb.com
  • 1705 - October 1 - Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1707 - June 13 - Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II

    historyorb.com
  • 1712 - May 22 - Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary

    historyorb.com
  • 1740 - October 20 - Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia

    historyorb.com
  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) - 6,300,000
  • 1848 - April 11 - Hungary becomes constitutional monarchy under king Ferdinand of Austria

    historyorb.com
  • 1848 - December 2 - Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria & King of Hungary

    historyorb.com
  • News  1849 - April 14 – Hungary declares independence from Austria.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 14, 1849
  • 1867 - February 8 - The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

    historyorb.com
  • News  1869 - One of the Friars at the Convent of Presburg, Hungary, was recently poisoned while partaking of the sacrament.
    A servant had poured sulphuric acid in his cup. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 5, 1869
  • News  1870 - A great demand is springing up in Hungary for Protestant Bibles and tracts.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 5, 1870
  • 1870 - The Diet of Hungary on the 3d emphatically declared in favor of Austrian neutrality in the Franco-Prussian war.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 13, 1870
  • 1879 - Great damage was done to property in Hungary, by floods, during last week.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 26, 1879
  • News  1888 - Extensive floods in Austro-Hungary were reported on the 13th.
    Bridges had been swept away and large areas converted into lakes. Several villages were submerged and a large number of person had been drowned.

    A ... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - A terrible storm swept over a large section of Southern Hungary on the 5th.
    Many houses were demolished and in some cases whole villages were set on fire by lightning and destroyed. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889
  • 1895 - Austria-Hungary
    Austria-Hungary, an extensive empire of Central Europe, and one of thesis great European powers. It is mostly included between lat. 42° and 51° N.,... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of Austria-Hungary - 47,295,100
  • 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 31, 1918
  • 1938 - The ballpoint pen is invented (Lazlo Biro, Hungary)
    A Hungarian journalist named Laszlo Biro invented the first ballpoint pen in 1938. Biro had noticed that the ink used in newspaper printing dried... Read MORE...

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