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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was the formal name of the United Kingdom during the period when what is now the Republic of Ireland formed a part of it....
Timeline of Events
1800
8.1.1800
The Act of Union 1800 is passed in which merges the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1801
1.1.1801
The legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1803
7.5.1803
The Convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
1812
8.19.1812
War of 1812: American frigate ''USS Constitution'' defeats the British frigate ''HMS Guerriere'' off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning her nickname "Old Ironsides".
1813
7.5.1813
War of 1812: three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
1814
8.25.1814
Washington, D.C. is burned and White House is destroyed by British forces during the War of 1812.
1815
3.2.1815
Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
1820
2.23.1820
Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
1830
11.22.1830
Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1831
9.8.1831
William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1833
1.1.1833
The United Kingdom claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
1837
6.20.1837
Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
1840
5.6.1840
The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1854
3.28.1854
Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
1856
12.9.1856
The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
1862
6.7.1862
The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
1867
4.1.1867
1873
4.1.1873
The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
1878
3.24.1878
The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
1879
3.29.1879
Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
8.28.1879
Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
1882
3.4.1882
Britain's first electric trams run in east London.
1884
9.4.1884
The United Kingdom ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
1895
1.12.1895
The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
1900
2.14.1900
Second Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.
1902
8.9.1902
Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1904
4.8.1904
The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the ''Entente cordiale''.
1911
6.22.1911
George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1914
8.26.1914
World War I: the German colony of Togoland is invaded by French and British forces, who take it after 5 days.
1916
4.29.1916
Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
6.29.1916
The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.