A Chronological Table of Universal History Extending from the Earliest Times to the Year 1892

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Appleton, 1892 - Chronology, Historical - 200 pages
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Page 133 - In 181U, negotiations were commenced between the United States and Spain for the cession of Florida to the former, and a treaty to that effect was entered into. This treaty was ratified by Spain, October, 1820; by the United States, February, 1821 ; and, in July of the latter year, Florida was finally taken possession of by general Jackson, by order of the government.
Page 106 - Nations" arid of the first volume of Gibbon's " Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Page 123 - James Madison is elected president of the United States; George Clinton is re-elected vice-president. The French forces enter Rome, Feb. Charles IV. of Spain is forced by a popular rising to abdicate in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII., March 19. Murat enters Madrid, March 23. Napoleon annexes a large portion of the Papal States to the kingdom of Italy, April. Ferdinand VII. and Charles IV. meet Napoleon at Bayonne, and are forced to renounce the Spanish crown, April-May. Outbreak of the insurrection...
Page viii - Jan. 10, 1430, or, according to the old mode of reckoning, 1429, the year having to run on till Easter. We find the wrong year 1429 in Beeck's ' Handlexikon der Geschichte und Biographic,' in ' Haydn's Dictionary of Dates...
Page 51 - In these eight plays Shakespeare traced the growth, development, and end of the civil war between the rival houses of York and Lancaster known as the wars of the Roses. He showed how nemesis and retribution finally caught up with selfish kings and brought about their downfall. The only security for England against internal strife was a king who, with divine right to rule...
Page 49 - Prague by the Hussites. Death of Wenceslas. 1420. Treaty of Troyes, securing to Henry V. the succession to the French throne. Henry enters Paris. Crusade against the Hussites, who are victorious under John Ziska. Louis III. of Anjou attacks Joanna II. of Naples, who summons Alfonso V. of Aragon to her aid. 1422. Death of Henry V. of England and Charles VI. of France. Henry is succeeded by his infant son, Henry VI., who is proclaimed king of France; his uncles, the dukes of Gloucester and Bedford,...
Page 122 - Chesapeake." Congress lays an embargo on shipping destined for foreign ports. Indecisive battle of Eylau between the French and the allied Russians and Prussians, Feb. 7, 8. The French take Dantzic, May. Victory of Napoleon over the Russians at Friedland, June 14. Conference between Napoleon and Alexander I. on a raft on the Niemen, June. France concludes the treaties of Tilsit with Russia (July 7) and Prussia (July 9) ; Prussia gives up her possessions west of the Elbe and the Polish dominions acquired...
Page viii - In England the year formerly began with the 25th of March. It was not until 1752 that the first of January was made the beginning of the legal year. In parts of Italy, likewise, the first day of the year was the 25th of March down to the close of the last century, and the Pisan reckoning was a year ahead of the Florentine. In the Venetian Republic it was the first day of March. In France during the period of the Capetian and Valois dynasties the year began with Easter. The duchy of Burgundy and portions...
Page 147 - Sir John Franklin sails on his last voyage in search of a northwest passage. Death of Sydney Smith, Hood, AW Schlegel, Andrew Jackson. 1846. Admission of Iowa into the Union. War between the United States and Mexico. General Taylor defeats the Mexicans at Palo Alto, May 8, and at Resaca de la Palma, May 9, and forces Monterey to surrender, Sept. 24. Occupation of California and New Mexico by American forces. — Representative Wilmot introduces his "Proviso" (not adopted by the Senate) for the exclusion...
Page 116 - Ages) are secured to the French. Return of Bonaparte to Paris, Dec. Opening of the congress of Rastadt. Insurrection in Rome. Frederick William III. succeeds his father, Frederick William II., in Prussia, Nov. 16. 1798. Passage of the Alien and Sedition Laws in the United States. The French occupy Rome, and proclaim the Roman Republic, Feb. The French, after revolutionizing Switzerland, proclaim the Helvetic Republic, April. Annexation of Geneva and other portions of Switzerland to France. Bonaparte...

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