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1914 - 1919 World War I
1922 USSR formed by Soviet states
1939 - 1945 World War II
1945 Atomic bomb detonated (Hiroshima)
1950 Korean War begins
1871 Franco - Prussian War
1895 Marconi invents wireless telegraphy
1899 Boer War begins
1903 Wright brothers 1st plane flight
1912 Titanic sinks on maiden voyage
1815 Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon defeat
1830 French Revolution
1837 Queen Victoria assumes throne
1854 Crimean War with Russia
1869 Opening of Suez Canal
 Christopher B Speary
 b.1813 Huntington, PA
 d.1893 Nordmont, Pa. USA
 Henry B Speary
 b.1849 Nordmont, Sullivan, PA
 d.1910 Luzerne Co., Pa
 Rachel Jane Benscoter
 b.1817 Luzerne Co., Pa.
 d.1890 Nordmont, Pa. USA
 Edward Speary
 b.1882 West Nanticoke, PA
 d.1953 West Nanticoke, PA
 Lucretia Lamoreaux
 b.1845 Jackson Township, PA
 d.1895 Luzerne Co., Pa
 William Speary
 b.1918 West Nanticoke, Pa
 d.1967 Bethlehem, Pa
 Margaret Thomas
 d.1944 West Nanticoke, PA