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1793 LOUIS XVI

EXECUTED BY
GUILLOTINE

1815 NAPOLEON
DEFEATED AT
WATERLOO

1899 SECOND
BOER WAR BEGINS
IN SOUTH AFRICA

1912 TITANIC
SINKS

1914 WORLD
WAR I

1917 THE RUSSIAN


REVOLUTION
BEGINS

1929 THE WALL


STREET CRASH

1945 ATOMIC
BOMB IS DROPPED
ON HIROSHIMA

1947 INDIA GAINS


INDEPENDENCE
FROM BRITAIN

1955
COMMERCIAL
PROQUEST

TELEVISION BEGINS

1963 JFK
ASSASSINATED
IN DALLAS
HISTORICAL

1990 NELSON
NEWSPAPERS

MANDELA
RELEASED FROM
PRISON

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