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1837 Queen Victoria assumes throne
1854 Crimean War with Russia
1869 Opening of Suez Canal
1871 Franco - Prussian War
1895 Marconi invents wireless telegraphy
1798 Irish revolt against English rule
1804 Napoleon becomes French Emperor
1805 Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson killed
1815 Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon defeat
1830 French Revolution
1762 Catherine II becomes Czarina/Russia
1770 Cook discovers New South Wales
1776 America declares independence
1789 Geo. Washington 1st USA president
1789 French Revolution begins
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1994 Channel tunnel opens to traffic
1997 Scotland Scientists clone a sheep
1999 World population reaches 6 billion
2001 New York trade towers destroyed
2002 Twelve countries begin using Euro
1969 Armstrong first person on moon
1986 Nuclear disaster at Chernobyl
1989 Berlin wall falls
1991 Persian Gulf War
1991 Break-up of the Soviet Union
1922 USSR formed by Soviet states
1939 - 1945 World War II
1945 Atomic bomb detonated (Hiroshima)
1950 Korean War begins
1964 - 1973 Vietnam War
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 b.1921 Croydon, Surrey, England
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 b.1927 Kilsyth, Scotland
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