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Materialism

British buid first steam railway locomotive

1804

Birth of photography

1835

America forces Japan to trade with West

1853

Bessemer produces enexpensive steel

1856

Meiji rule in Japan

1858 - 1912

British rule in begins in India

1858

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Maxwell: Treatieson Electricity and Magnetism

1873

Edison creates first efficient incandescent light bulb

1879

World's Fair held in Paris

1889

Rontgen discovers x-rays

1898

Puccini, Madame Butterfly

1904

Romanticism

Organized abolitionism begins in England

Approx. 1780

Napoleon proclaims himself as emperor

1804

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor

1808

Napoleon's army invades Spain

1808

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

1818

France invades Algeria

1830

U.S. government begins to force Indian tribes from homeland

Approx. 1830

Revolution of France

1830

Start of U.S. antislavery movement

1831

Garnier, Paris Opera

1860 - 1875

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Bartholdi, Statue of Liberty

1871 - 1874

Globalism

India emacipated from British control

1947

Assasination of Ghandi

1948

Korean conflict

1950 - 1953

First commercially succesful computer is introduced

1953

U.S. Supreme Court bans segregation

1954

U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik l

1957

Vietnam War

1959 - 1975

First moon landing

1969

U.S. Gay Rights Movement; Stonewall Riots

1969

First moon landing

1969

U.S. Gay Rights Movement; Stonewall Riots

1969

World's first test-tube baby born

1978

Berlin Wall falls

1989

Internet accessible to PCs

1990

Modernism

Edison moving images on screen

1895

Orville and Wilbur Wright make first successful airplane

1903

Einstein: special theory of relativity

1905

Mexican Revolution

1911 - 1912

World War I

1914 - 1918

Einstein theory of relativity

1916

Russian Revolution

1917

American Women win right to vote

1920

Stalin becomes leader of the U.S.S.R.

1926

Heisenberg: principle of uncertainty

1927

Great Depression

1929 - Approx. 1940

Atom is split

1932

Baroque

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

Loyola, Spiritual Exercises

1548

Dutch provinces declare independence

1581

Monteverdi, Orfeo

1607

King James Bible

1611

Donne, Holy Sonnets

1618

Holy Sonnet's meditation

1623 - 1624

Taj Mahal, Agra India

1623 - 1643

Reign of Louis XIV in France

1643 - 1715

Great fire of London

1666

Milton, Paradise Lost

1667

England's Glorious Revolution

1688

Rigaud, Portrait of Louis XIV

1701

Enlightment Time

Scientific Revolution

1600 - 1750

Founding of Royal Society, London

1645

First daily news paper published in London

1645

First archheological excavations at Herculaneum

1738

Chardin, The Kitchen Maid

1738

Birth of the symphony orchestra

Approx. 1740

Boucher, The Bath of Venus

1751

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

Jefferson, Declaration of Independance

1776

David, The Oath of the Horatii

1784

Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro

1786

French Revolution

1789 - 1799