19th century

The 19th century (1 January 1801 – 31 December 1900) was the century marked by the collapse of the Spanish, First and Second French, Chinese,Holy Roman and Mughal empires. This paved the way for the growing influence of the British Empire, the Russian Empire, the United States, the German Empire, the Second French Colonial Empire and the Empire of Japan, with the British boasting unchallenged dominance after 1815. After the defeat of the French Empire and its allies in the Napoleonic Wars, the British and Russian empires expanded greatly, becoming the world's leading powers. The Russian Empire expanded in central and far eastern Asia. The British Empire grew rapidly in the first half of the century, especially with the expansion of vast territories in Canada, Australia, South Africa and heavily populated India, and in the last two decades of the century in Africa. By the end of the century, the British Empire controlled a fifth of the world's land and one quarter of the world's population. During the post Napoleonic era it enforced what became known as the Pax Britannica, which helped trade.

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4 secrets within the Moscow Kremlin (VIDEOS)

Russia Beyond 22 Nov 2020
A secret escalator inside the Mausoleum, never before seen footage of the insides of the Water-supply tower and more! ... Friday TV, a Russian entertainment channel, produced a documentary titled ‘Secrets of the Moscow Kremlin ... In this video, we can take a peek at the Emperor’s personal chambers with original furniture of the 19th century ... ....

Historically Speaking: Morrill Block thrived in Dover, until 1932 fire

Fosters 22 Nov 2020
Into the 20th century it became the offices of Thomas Reid, an eye doctor, and Emmet O'Gara, a GP ... (In the later part of the 19th century and early years of the 20th pianos were a popular item; no radios or TVs, so people were much more into home-made entertainment.) For a time, Dover offered several piano stores including an outpost of M....

Funkstown businesses counter the COVID-19 blues with Holiday Open House events

Herald Mail 08 Nov 2020
13, 14 and 15 and 20, 21 and 22 ... 21. Honoring tradition ... Sayler and her husband Jim Sayler repurpose and reimagine vintage furniture by painting it ... Hudson House Galleries sells 18th- and 19th-century English and American antiques, Asian and Continental antiques and reproduction furniture, while 2 Blondes Apparel offers women's and girls' apparel ... ....

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