Britain defeats France in the Seven Years War.
James Watt invents a steam engine capable of powering industry.
The United States is born when the American colonyies win independence.
The first fleet arrives in Australia and establishes a British colony.
Turning point in the history, the French revolution began.
Samuel Morse develops the telegraph system for sending messages.
Potato blight in Ireland causes widespread famine, leading to mass emigration.
Popular revolutions break out across Europe.
Australia's gold rushes begin
The first telephone is tested.
The first World War brings massive destruction to Europe.