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Orange Free State
The Orange Free State was an independent Boer republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province...
Timeline of Events
1854
2.17.1854
The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.
2.23.1854
The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
1899
10.11.1899
Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
1900
1.23.1900
The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces during the Second Boer War resulted in a British defeat.
2.14.1900
Second Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.
3.13.1900
Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
5.24.1900
Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.