contemporary history

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  • The Spirit of the Laws was published

    The Spirit of the Laws was published
    The spirit of the laws (French: De l'esprit des lois, originally written De l'esprit des loix [1]) is a treatise on political theory. It was published in 1748 by Charles de Secondat , Baron de Montesquieu. [2] Originally published anonymously, partly because Montesquieu's works were subject to censorship, his influence outside France was aided by their rapid translation into other languages.
  • Watt patented the steam engine

    Watt patented the steam engine
    Was the first practical steam engine, becoming one of the driving forces of the Industrial Revolution with the support of Matthew Boulton. Their design saved a lot of fuel compared to previous machines, so they licensed based on the amount of fuel that could be saved. Watt never stopped developing the steam engine.
  • U.S. Constitution was published

    U.S. Constitution was published
    The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution originally consisted of seven articles. Its first three articles incorporate the doctrine of the separation of powers (legislative, executive and judicial). Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment repealing an earlier one
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    the Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris. The medieval armory, fortress, and political prison known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris. The prison contained only seven inmates at the time of its storming. its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
  • Flight to Varennes

    Flight to Varennes
    Was a episode of the French Revolution, in which the royal family had a serious decline in its royal authority, trying unsuccessfully to escape abroad disguised as a Russian aristocratic family.
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    It was one of the most important events of the French Revolution. This execution was carried out in the Plaza de la Revolución (Plaza de Luis XV). The national convection had sentenced the king to death on January 17 in which the death penalty was imposed by 387 votes to 334 votes for life imprisonment or exile
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    The battle of Waterloo was a combat that took place in Waterloo, a town in Belgium that is located about twenty kilometers south of Brussels. It was a battle the French army (commanded by Napoleon), the German troops (commanded by the Duke of Wellington) and the Prussian army (commanded by Fiels Marshal)
  • Stockton and Darlington Railway was opened

    Stockton and Darlington Railway was opened
    The Stockton and Darlington Railway was a railway company that was the first railway open to the public in the world. It was a steam locomotive. Its first line connected the coal mines near Shildon with Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington.
  • Samuel Morse invented the telegraph

    Samuel Morse invented the telegraph
    Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American inventor who invented and installed a telegraphy system in the United States with Alfred Vail. The Morse telegraph could send messages using electrical pulses
  • Peace of Utrecht

    Peace of Utrecht
    The Treaty of Utrecht is a set of treaties signed by the opposing states in the War of the Spanish Succession in the Dutch city of Utrecht and in the German of Rastatt. The treaties put an end to the war. The second oldest treaty in force on the matter of Gibraltar.