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Wednesday, March 09, 2005


This just makes me laugh for some reason. Maybe it is the expression? Posted by Hello

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Blogger Taylor said...

nice picture
can you print this for meOther events in the 19th Century included wars and many inventions.
In 1812 Napoleon invaded Russia. This showed the rest of Europe that Russia would not be taken by an outside invader.
In America from 1861 to 1865 the American Civil War occurred. This fight between the north and south regions of the nation over slavery was finally ended when the south surrendered. This ended slavery in the United States.
South America was engulfed in wars for independence in the first half of the century. This series of uprisings almost ended European oppression of Latin America.
In 1899 China was in the middle of a cultural crisis. There were Europeans trying to modernize and change the 2000 year old monarchy. Those who wished to leave things as they were and drive the Europeans out forced them out with fists in the Boxer Rebellion.
After the Emancipation Proclamation all slave trade to outside of Africa was stopped. This allowed Africa to regain its lost population and try to modernize.
Other places in Europe also had important things happen. In 1856 the Bessemer process allowed steel as we know it today to be produced. This was a major breakthrough for the railroad industry.
15 other events around the world were
1. 1870s –Thomas Edison invents the light bulb
2. 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone
3. 1887 – Daimler invents the Automobile
4. 1804 – Haitian Revolution
5. 1815 – Battle of Waterloo
6. 1848 – Great Hunger in Ireland
7. 1815 – Congress of Vienna
8. 1849 – California Gold Rush
9. 1858 – Darwin publishes his views on evolution
10. 1869 – Transcontinental Railroad completed
11. 1869 – Suez Canal is opened
12. 1868 – Japan begins to modernize
13. 1867 – Alfred Nobel invented Dynamite
14. 1820s – First successful steam powered railway
15. 1839 – Opium War in China

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