Major World Events in 2012

» Great Britain and Ireland merged to become the United Kingdom (1801).
» Louisiana Purchase, US purchased France's N. America Colonies (1803).
» UK defeated French and Spanish fleets and dominanted the seas (1805).
» Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, and was exiled to St. Helena (1815).
» Antarctica was discovered (1820).
» Opium War, China ceded Hong Kong to UK (1840 - 42).
» First telegraph line in the world between Baltimore and Washington connected (1844).
» Mexican American War, US gained the nowaday Southwestern US (1848).
» Taiping rellellion in China ended with 20 million people dead (1864).
» American Civil War (1861 - 65).
» US purchased Alaska from Russia (1867).
» Canadian Confedration formed (1867).
» First Transcontinental Railroad completed in US (1869).
» Suez Canal openned (1869).
» Aspirin was discovered (1889).
» First commercial film was released (1894).
» Olympic Games revived in Greece (1896).


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