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The Barricade in rue Saint-Maur-Popincourt after the attack by General Lamoricière's troops 
1848, 26 June
Known as the Year of Revolutions in Europe with the Chartist uprising in London and the establishment of the Second Republic in France with bloody riots. [Read about]
1848GlobalCommunist Manifesto published
1857Asia • India 
Felice Beato
The Residency, Taken in Front, and Showing the Room in Which Sir Henry Lawrence was Killed, Lucknow. 
1858 (ca)
The Indian Mutiny
1858North America • MexicoCivil War starts in Mexico and Benito Juárez (1806–1872) is elected president.
1859EuropeThe Austro-Sardinian War is fought between the French under Napoleon III and the Kingdom of Sardinia under Victor Emmanuel II on the one side and the Austro-Hungarian Empire on the other. The campaigns and battles (Montebello 20 May, Palestro 30 May, Magenta 4 June and Solferino 21 June) are photographed by Luigi Sacchi and Béraldy amongst others.

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