2641773:‘Boston Tea Party’.1775:Fighting at Lexington andBunker Hill.1776:American Declaration ofIndependence.1781:British defeat at Yorktown.1780s to 1830s: Spread of factorysystem and mining in Britain.1789:Storming of Bastille, beginningof French Revolution.1791:Slave revolt in St Domingue.1792:French revolutionary war, Battleof Valmy, execution of king.1793-94:Jacobins rule France, end offeudal dues, ‘terror’.1794Fall of Jacobins, ‘Thermidor’.1793-98:British take over SaintDomingue, defeated by ex-slave army.1797:British naval mutinies.1798:Rising against British rule inIreland, formation of Orange Order tocombat it.1799:Combination laws ban tradeunions in Britain. Napoleon takes allpower in France.1801-03:Napoleon tries to reimposeslavery in Haiti, imprisonment anddeath of Toussaint, Dessalines leads ex-slave army to victory.1804:Beethoven’s Eroicasymphony.1805:Napoleon becomes emperor.1807:Hegel’s Phenomenology of Mind.1807:Britain bans slave trade.1810:First risings against Spanish rulein Mexico and Venezuela.1810-16:‘Luddites’ attack machinesin north of England.1814-15:Napoleon defeated.Restoration of old monarchs. Waterloo.1811-18:Publication of novels byJane Austen and Walter Scott.1819:‘Peterloo’ massacre of workingclass demonstrators.1830:Revolution in Paris replaces onemonarch by another.1830s:Novels by Stendhal and Balzac.1830:World’s first passenger railway.1831:Faraday discovers electricinduction.1832:British middle class gets vote.1834:Poor Law Amendment Actestablishes workhouses in Britain.1838-39:Chartist movementdemands vote for workers. 1839-42:Opium War against China.1842:General strike in Lancashire.1840s to 1860s:Novels of Dickens,George Eliot, Brontës.Mid-1840s:T’ai-p’ing rebels takecontrol of nearly half of China.1846-49:Great Irish Famine.1847:The Communist Manifesto.Spring 1848:Revolutions acrossEurope, unsuccessful rising in Ireland,last great Chartist demonstration inLondon.June 1848:Crushing of workers’movement by French bourgeoisie.1848-49:Restoration of oldmonarchies across Europe.1850s and 1860s:Spread of industryto Germany and France.1843-56:British complete conquest ofnorthern India.1857: Indian Mutiny.1857-60:Second Opium War, colonial‘concessions’ in Chinese cities.1859:Darwin’s The Origin of Species.1859-71:Italy unified under king.1861:American Civil War begins.Tsar ends serfdom in Russia.1863:Lincoln declares end of slavery.1865:Defeat of American South.1864:T’ai-p’ing rebels finally crushedby British led troops.1866:Nobel discovers dynamite.1867:Meiji revolution from aboveends feudal rule of Tokugawa in Japan.1867:Marx publishes Capital.1870:Franco-Prussian War. Fall ofLouis Bonaparte.1871:Paris Commune, workers controlcity, then Republican governmentattacks city, killing thousands.1871:Bismarck establishes GermanEmpire under Prussian monarchy.