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Timeline of historical events


1773-1782 American war of indepenence
1789 French revolution
1800 about First use of coal gas for lighting
1805 Battle of Trafalgar (Napoleonic wars)
1808 - 1813 Peninsular war
1815 Battle of Waterloo
1830 about Steam engine heralds industrial revolution and railways
1839 - 1842 Afghan wars
1840 - 1848 Sikh  wars, move from an agricultural towards an urban economy begins
1854 - 1855 Crimean war with Russia
1861 - 1865 American civil war
1865 Gas works opened in Malvern, initially to supply street lighting
1866 Charles Darwin publishes book on evolution
1870 about Iron clad ships
1877 Towards the end of the 1870s the Telegraph network reaches Great Malvern
1879 Zulu wars
1890 about Bicycle with pneumatic tyres
1881 - 1900 Boer wars
1883 Krakatoa erupts
1894 The public water supply to Great Malvern is augmented by a resevoir at British Camp. Backed up by water pumped from Bromsberrow in 1906. However some cottages are still having to rely on water pumped from wells in 1918.
1897 First petrol driven motor cars appear in Malvern
1903 First powered flight
1904 Malvern Urban District Council opens an electricity generating plant next to the gas works; some properties do not get electricity until the 1950s
1914 - 1918 World War 1
1939 - 1945 World War 2
1950 - 1953 Korean war
1982 Falklands war, caused by Argentina invading the Falkland Islands
1990 - 1991 First Gulf War caused by Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq, invading Kuwait
2001 On 11th September 2001 Islamic terrorists flew two airliners, full of passengers, into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre. The event became known as 9/11
2001 This led to war with Afghanistan in a hunt for Osama bin Laden the mastermind behind the attack on the US World Trade Centre.
2003 Iraq war, caused by fears over the secret development of weapons of mass destruction. The President of Irag, Saddan Hussein was deposed.
2005 British Islamic terrorists set off 3 bombs on the London Underground and a fourth on a double decker bus. The event became known as 7/7.
2011 Libyan Civil War. NATO forces help remove Col Gadafi, but country then descends into chaos as forecast by the ex leader
2011 Syrian Civil War between the government of Syria and the self declared Islamic State. Russia steps in to support its ally and break the stalemate

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