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1929**

Great Depression begins with Stock Market Crash

1914**

World War I begins

1789**

French Revolution begins

1945**

World War II ends; United Nations founded

2001**

Terrorist attacks on the Trade Towers in New York ( 9/11 )

1961**

Berlin Wall erected

1492**

Columbus encounters America; completion of reconquista in Spain

1933**

Hitler comes to power in Germany by becoming Chancellor

1648**

Peace of Westphalia ends Thirty Years' War

1968**

Student revolts; Czech "Prague Spring" revolt

1763**

Treaty of Paris ends Seven Years' War

1555**

Peace of Augsburg ends religious war in Germany; Charles V abdicates

1713**

Peace of Utrecht

2002**

Introduction of the Euro

1989**

Berlin wall falls and collapse of communism

1588**

Defeat of Spanish Armada

1848**

Revolutions of 1848; Marx and Engels publish Communist Manifesto

1851

Crystal Palace Exhibition in Britain

1688**

Glorious Revolution

1815**

Congress of Vienna

1870**

Unification of Germany

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