1821 Aug 19, There was a failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII.
1823 April French invasion of Spain:
1825 May 20, Charles X became King of France.
1825 June 20, Coronation of French king Charles X, the surviving brother of guillotined Louis XVI.
1825 Gendarmerie Coloniale, for law enforcement across its colonial empire.
1827 Oct 20, British, French and Russian squadrons entered Navarino, Greece, and destroyed most of the Egyptian fleet.
1827 The first Egyptian Museum was housed in the Louvre’s Cour Caree
1830 July 5, The French occupied the North African city of Algiers.
1832 June 5, insurrection took place during General Lamarque's funeral
1832 Honore Daumier, French artist, was imprisoned for 6 months for his barbs against King Louis-Philippe.
1834 May 20, Lafayette died.
1835 July 28, King Louis Philippe survived an assassination attempt
1835 FAlexis de Tocqueville (25) wrote "Democracy in America."
1835 The French government prohibited political caricature.
1836 July 6, French General Thomas Bugeaud defeated Abd al-Kader's forces beside the Sikkak River in Algeria.
1836 Nov 6, Charles X (79), King of France (1824-30), died.
1836 Nov 10, Louis Napoleon, nephew of Napoleon , failed in coup at Strasbourg
1836 The 107-foot-tall Egyptian Obelisk reached Paris.
1838 Nov 30, Mexico declared war on France.
1838 Frederic Chopin, began a volatile affair with French novelist George Sand.
1838 France agreed to reduce Haiti's 1825 "debt" to 60 million fold francs to be paid over 30 years.
1839 March 9 French troops withdraw from Mexico after their demands were satisfied.
1839 Parisian tailors revolted and destroyed the new sewing machines.
1844 Lefevre, engaged in a plot with other priests to overthrow Thieu Tri, the emperor of Cochin China (later Vietnam).
1845 Sep 8 A French column surrendered at Sidi Brahim in the Algerian War.
1848 Feb 24 Feb Revolution or French Revolution of 1848:
1852 France established its penal colony at Devil’s Island, French Guiana.
1853 Jan 19, Napoleon III married Eugenie de Montijo.
1856 March 30, Russia signed the Treaty of Paris ending the Crimean War.
1856 Napoleon III decided to quell an impending revolt in Algeria by sending a magician,
1857 March 3, Under pretexts, Britain and France declared war on China.
1858 Jan 14, Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie escaped unhurt assassin attempt.
1858 Feb 11, vision of the Virgin Mary near Lourdes.
1859 April 29, In the Italian Campaign
1862 May 5, Battle of Pueblo,
1865 Dec 23, France, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland formed the Latin Monetary Union (LMU).
1866 May 18, French Government of De Putte resigned.
1868 The first known bicycle race was held in Paris.
1869 April, France’s Emp. Louis Napoleon ordered the dissolution of the Public Works Fund.
1869 Nov 17, The Suez Canal was opened in Egypt,
1870 Jan 10, Victor Noir (22), French journalist, was killed by Prince Pierre Bonaparte.
1875 July 16, The new French constitution is finalized.
1875 Aug 25, Captain Matthew Webb first person to swim across the English Channel,
1879 Jan 30 Jules Grévy began his term as president of France.
1880 June 29, France annexed Tahiti.
1881 May 12, The Treaty of Bardo established Tunis [Tunisia] as a French protectorate.
1882 April 25, French commander Henri Riviere seized the citadel of Hanoi.
1882 Sep 3 French, Vietnamese and Chinese battled at Hanoi; hundreds died.
1883 Oct 4 Orient Express made its 1st run linking Istanbul, Turkey, to Paris by rail.
1883 Haiti made its final payment to France of the 1825 "debt," renegotiated in 1838.
1884 June 23 A Chinese Army defeated the French at Bacle, Indochina.
1884 July 4 Statue of Liberty was presented to the US in ceremonies at Paris, France.
1885 June 14 The 1st photo finish horse race was recorded
1885 Paris Police Dept. (Surete) developed the Bertillon system to help identify criminals.
1886-1888 Vincent Van Gogh made his Paris sojourn.
1887 Dec 3 Marie François Sadi Carnot began his term as president of France.
1889 Feb 4 Panama Canal project under Ferdinand de Lesseps (d.1894) went bankrupt.
1889 March 31 Eiffel Tower, completion.
1889 May 6 Paris Exposition formally opened, featuring the just-completed Eiffel Tower.
1889 Oct 6 Moulin Rouge in Paris first opened its doors to the public.
1890 May, Vincent van Gogh arrived in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise, seeking a new life after a year in a mental asylum.
1890 July 29 Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
1890 French foreign legionnaires massacred the amazonian army of Dahomey (Benin).
1891 April 1 London-Paris telephone connection opened.
1892 Nov 8 In Paris anarchist Emile Henry bomb killed 5 policemen.
1892 Nov 16 King Behanzin of Dahomey (now Benin), led soldiers against the French.
1893 Feb 9 Suez Canal builder De Lesseps and others were sentenced to prison for fraud.
1893 Dec 9 nail bomb in the chamber: 20 deputies were slightly injured.
1893 French colonialists seized control of Laos
1894 Jan 4 Franco-Russian Alliance was confirmed.
1894 Feb 12, anarchist Emile Henry hurled a bomb into the Cafe Terminus killing one and injuring twenty.
1895 Jan 17 Félix Faure began his term as president of France.
1895 April 23 Russia, France, and Germany forced Japan to return the Liaodong peninsula to China.
1895 In Senegal exiled religious leader Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba to their other colonial holdings in West Africa.
1896 Aug, Lt Colonel Picquart, reported that the real traitor in the Dreyfus case was a Major Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy.
1896 Oct 7, Nicholas and Alexandra of Russia made a state visit with Pres.
1898 Jan 10 court-martial against Major Esterhazy began behind closed doors.
1900 April 14 Gates opened to the World Fair, the Great Exposition in Paris.
1901 Henry Dunant won the 1st Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in establishing the Int’l. Red Cross
1902 Jan 4 French offered to sell their Nicaraguan Canal rights to the U.S.
1905 Feb 1 Germany contested French rule in Morocco.
1906 July 12 Dreyfus was found innocent in France of his earlier court-martial for spying for Germany.
1907 June 10 In China 11 men in five cars set out from the French embassy in Beijing on a race to Paris.
1908 July 30 An around the world automobile race ended in Paris.
1909 Jan 17 Wilbur and Orville Wright opened the world’s first flying school at Pau, France,
1909 Feb 9 France recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.
1909 March 2 Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy asked Serbia to set no territorial demands.
1909 April 18 Joan of Arc was declared a saint.
1910 French Equatorial Africa was a former administrative grouping of four French territories in west central Africa.
1911 Aug 21 Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was stolen from the Louvre Museum.
1912 March 4 French council of war unanimously voted a mandatory three-year military service.
1912 Nov 24 Austria denounced Serbian gains in the Balkans;
1912-1956 French ruled Morocco.
1913 Jan 21 Aristide Briand formed a French government.
1913 Feb 18 Raymond Poincaré began his term as president of France.
1913 May 29 The premier of the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)