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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
1866 Charles Darwin publishes book on evolution
1879 Zulu wars
1890 about Bicycle with pneumatic tyres
1881 - 1900 Boer wars
1883 Krakatoa erupts
1870 about Iron clad ships
1900 about First cars
1903 First powered flight
1914 - 1918 World War 1
1939 - 1945 World War 2
1950 - 1953 Korean war
1982 Falklands war
1990 - 1991 First gulf war with Iraq
2001 - present War with Afghanistan, following terrorist attacks on the US World Trade Centre on 11th September
2003 - present Iraq war, caused by fears over secret development of weapons of mass destruction