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1922 USSR formed by Soviet states
1939 - 1945 World War II
1945 Atomic bomb detonated (Hiroshima)
1950 Korean War begins
1964 - 1973 Vietnam War
1895 Marconi invents wireless telegraphy
1899 Boer War begins
1903 Wright brothers 1st plane flight
1912 Titanic sinks on maiden voyage
1914 - 1918 World War I
1830 French Revolution
1837 Queen Victoria assumes throne
1854 Crimean War with Russia
1869 Opening of Suez Canal
1871 Franco - Prussian War
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 b.         
 d.         
 Eyjˇlfur Sigur­sson
 b.1849 ReykjavÝk
 d.         
 Gu­rÝ­ur Eyjˇlfsdˇttir
 b.1826 ReykjavÝk
 d.1899