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1733
John Kay's flying shuttle
1764
James Hargreave's spinning jenny
1769
Richard Arkwright's water frame
1774
James Watt's steam engine
1785
Edmund Cartwright's power loom
1817
David Richardo's Principles of Political Economy
1819
Peterloo Massacre in Great Britain
1819
Combination Acts
1820
Spanish rebellion put down with French support
1821
Greek Revolt
1824
Charles X becomes king of France
1825
Decembrist revolt in Russia
1830
July Ordinances (Charles X)
1830
July Revolution ousts Charles X, the last French Bourbon
1832
Sadler Committee
1832
Great Reform Bill
1833
Factory Act
1835
Daguerreotype (photography) invented
1837
Queen Victoria rules
1838
Beginning of Chartist movement
1839
First (of many) Opium War
1840
Joseph Proudhon's What is Property?
1846
Repeal of the Corn Laws
1846
Irish Potato Famine
1848
The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels)
1848
Louis Philippe overthrown
1848
Meeting of Frankfurt Parliment
1848
Louis Napoleon elected president of the Second Republic
1852
David Livingstone begins to explore Africa
1854
Charles Dicken's Hard Times
1854
Start of Crimean War
1858
Jews allowed to enter British Parliment
1859
Darwin's Origins of Species
1859
France and Piedmont-Sardinia got to war against Austria
1859
aGaribaldi invades the Kingdom of Two Sicilies
1861
Victor Emmanuel II becomes the first King of Italy
1861
Alexander II emancipates the serfs
1864
Prussia and Austria go to war against Denmark
1866
Italians seize Venetia from Austria
1866
Austro-Prussian War
1867
Establishment of Austria-Hungary
1867
John Stuart Mill's On Liberty
1870
Rome becomes the capital of Italy
1870
Franco-Prussian War
1870
French Third Republic
1871
Establishment of the German Empire
1871
Paris Commune
1871
Darwin's The Descent of Man
1881
Assassination of Alexander II