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1899 Boer War begins
1903 Wright brothers 1st plane flight
1912 Titanic sinks on maiden voyage
1914 - 1918 World War I
1922 USSR formed by Soviet states
1837 Queen Victoria assumes throne
1854 Crimean War with Russia
1869 Opening of Suez Canal
1871 Franco - Prussian War
1895 Marconi invents wireless telegraphy
1798 Irish revolt against English rule
1804 Napoleon becomes French Emperor
1805 Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson killed
1815 Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon defeat
1830 French Revolution
 James Sussex
 b.1843 Meeth, Devon
 d.1904 St. Cleer, Cornwall
 Nora Sussex
 b.1878 St Cleer, Cornwall
 d.1947 Sancreed, Cornwall
 James Short
 b.1805 Langtree, Devon
 d.1892 St. Cleer, Cornwall
 Elizabeth Short
 b.1837 Langtree, Devon
 d.1912 St. Cleer, Cornwall
 John Parsons
 Thomazin Parsons
 b.1799 Shebbear, Devon
 d.1874 Langtree, Devon