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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)

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
1617 - Louis XIII crowned at the age of 17 (France)

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

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

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

News  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...Read MORE...

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

1700 - Population of the Kingdom of France - 21,000,000

1713 - February 18 - French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao

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1715 - September 1 - Louis XIV (King of France) dies
after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
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1717 - February 1 - Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France

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1718 - January 9 - France declares war on Spain

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News  1720 - May 25 - The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000.

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May 25, 1720
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

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -
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.

www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm
February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778
World HistoryJune 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779
News  1783 - November 21 - Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st manned free balloon flight in a Montgolfier balloon

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

July 14, 1789
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
1793 - French King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette are executed. France bans Catholicism.

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

1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte leads coup to overthrow government

1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

1800 - Populaton of the French First Republic (French Republic) - 26,758,000

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
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...

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.

1824 - Charles X becomes king of France

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

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of...Read MORE...

1830 - Charles X (King of France) overthrown

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

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January 2, 1839
World History1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of...
http://www.historyplace.com - September 9, 1845
1852 - Louis Napoleon Bonaparte declares himself Emperor Napoleon III of France

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

Pasturization is simply heating milk - not...Read MORE...

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

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
1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

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
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
World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyages to the western hemisphere. www.e-referencedesk.com/ ...
www.u-s-history.com/ pages/ h2286.html - May 1, 1893
World History1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

Fascinating Historical Picture Postcards of France.


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1900 - Population of France - 38,900,000

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...
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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
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and ...Read MORE...

1914 - World War I - Germany invades France

World History1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France, and invades neutral Belgium. Britain then sends an...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

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...
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....
www.history.com - February 18, 1930
News  1930 - July 13 – The first FIFA World Cup starts: Lucien Laurent scores the first goal, for France against Mexico.

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

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:
155,000 Allied troops shipped from England land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the ...Read MORE...

World History1945 - September 2 - World War II ends
WORLD IS AT PEACE
Japan Surrenders Formally, Unconditionally to Allies in Short Ritual; V-J Day Today

Truman Lauds Day of Victory Over Tyranny
Bright New Era of Hope of International Good Will...Read MORE...

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
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of...
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World History1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

World History1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China
Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China

"Naming himself head of state, communist...Read MORE...

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...
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...
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...Read MORE...

World History1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

World History1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon
AMERICAN FLAG WAVING ON THE MOON
Taken There By Spacemen

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Two Americans, who strode the moon's surface for the first time and raised their nations' banner above it,...Read MORE...

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...
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 History1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

onthisday.com - December 3, 1989
World History1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany

World History1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
"At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s...
www.history.com - August 2, 1990
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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