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1704 Battle of Blenheim; Marlborough and Eugene inflicted a crushing defeat of the French army.
1707 Union of England and Scotland.
1763 Treaty of Paris; it ended the Seven Years War (1756 – 63); weakened France, made England a great colonial power.
1776 Declaration of American Independence and formation of a Federal Republic of 13 states called the Union States of America.
1783 Treaty of Versailles; England recognised the independence of the United States of America.
1789 George Washington elected First President of USA. Beginning of French Revolution; Fall of the Bastille Fort (July 14).
1798 Battle of the Nile. The English under Nelson gained victory over the French.
1805 Battle of Trafalgar; Death of Nelson. Battle of Austerliz – Napolean Bonaparte rounted a combined army of the Russians and the Austrians.
1815 Battle of Waterloo-  Napolean was defeated and exiled to St. Helena. Congress of Vienna, it aimed at rearranging the map of Europe; The Vienna settlement proved unsatisfactory because it disregarded national claims.
1821 Death of Napoleon at St. Helena (May 5).
1827 Battle of Navatino; the allied fleets of England, Russia and France destroyed the Turkish fleet; This victory practically secured the independence of Greece.
1833 Emancipation Act of 1833; It abolished slavery in the British dominions.
1837 Accession of Queen Victoria to the throne of England.
1839 Introduction of Penny Postage system in England by Sir Rowland Hill: Aden annexed by England.
1854 The Crimean War began, Russia attacked Turkey; England and France came to the rescue of Turkey.
1861 American Civil War started Abraham Lincoln elected 16th President of USA.
1863 Slavery abolished in America.
1869 Suez Canal opened for traffic.
1885 General Gordon captured and slain at Khartoum.
1899 Outbreak of the Russo-Japanese war.
1905 Battle of the sea of Japan; Japan inflicted a crushing naval defeat on Russia; a wave of nationalism spread in Asia.
1911 Chinese Republican Revolution; Amundsen reached South Pole (December 14).
1914 Outbreak of World War I (August 4).
1916 Battle of Jutland (Naval Battle). The British Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellico defeated the German Fleet under Admiral Scheer.
1917 Revolution in Russia; the Czar abdicated and later assassinated; reformist Mensheviks came into power (Prince Lvov, Kerensky).
1918 End of World War I (November 11).
1919 The Paris Conference; the Treaty of Versailles.

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