Colin Brown

  • industrial revolution

    The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries
  • 1st successful steam engine is built

    The first commercially successful true engine, in that it could generate power and transmit it to a machine
  • Mexico declares its independence

    Between 1810 and 1825, most of Spain's former colonies had declared and won
  • Michael Faraday’s dynamo

    A dynamo is an electrical generator that produces direct current with the use of a ... The first electric generator
  • Taiping rebellion

    a massive civil war in southern China from 1850 to 1864, against the ruling Manchu-led Qing Dynasty.
  • Sepoy Mutiny in India

    a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857
  • Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital”

    a critical analysis of political economy, meant to reveal the economic laws of the capitalist mode
  • The Meiji Restoration

    When the Meiji emperor was restored as head of Japan in 1868, the nation was a militarily weak country
  • Franco-Prussian War

    Franco-German War, also called Franco-Prussian War, (July 19, 1870–May 10, 1871), war in which a coalition of German states led by Prussia defeated France
  • Spanish-American War begins

    The Spanish-American War (1898) was a conflict between the United States ... originated in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement was a violent anti-foreign and anti-Christian movement which took place in China between 1899
  • Russo-Japanese War

    military conflict in which a victorious Japan forced Russia to abandon its expansionist policy in the Far East
  • Franz Ferdinand is killed

    When he was only eleven years old, his cousin Duke Francis V of Modena died, naming Franz Ferdinand king
  • Lenin’s Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

    The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 was initiated by millions of people who ... When V. I. Lenin arrived from exile in the spring of 1917
  • Russia becomes the USSR

    Russia became the USSR in the year 1922 and ended in the year 1991. It was ruled by a single party state.
  • Treaty of Versailles is signed

  • Stalin’s rule in the USSR begins

  • Black Tuesday Stock Market crash

  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

  • Mussolini’s Fascist Party in Italy

  • Germany attacks Poland-WWII begins

  • Japans attack on Pearl Harbor

  • U.S. declares war on Japan

  • D-Day

  • U.S. drops A-Bomb on Hiroshima

  • Nuremberg trials are held

  • Korean War is fought

  • Mao Zedongs People’s Republic of China

  • Fidel Castro’s Communism in Cuba

  • Vietnam War is fought

  • Mikhail Gorbachev power in USSR

  • USSR collapses & Russia is back

  • NAFTA is formed

  • WTO is formed