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  1. Jamestown was founded in the Virginia Colony and was the first permanent English colony in the Americas. 1611: Henry Hudson died. 1618: 29 October: Walter Raleigh was executed. 1639: Bishops' Wars: A war with Scotland began which would last until 1640. 1640: Long Parliament: The Parliament was convened. 1642

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    Early modern period

    1. For a timeline of events prior to 1501, see 15th century § Events 2. For a timeline of events from 1501 to 1600, see 16th century § Significant events 3. For a timeline of events from 1601 to 1700, see Timeline of the 17th century 4. For a timeline of events from 1701 to 1800, see Timeline of the 18th century

    Late modern period

    1. For a timeline of events from 1801 to 1900, see Timeline of the 19th century 2. For a timeline of events from 1901 to 1945, see Timeline of the 20th century 2.1. For 1914–1918, see Timeline of World War I 2.2. For 1939–1945 see Timeline of World War II

    Contemporary period

    1. For a timeline of events from 1945 to 2000, see Timeline of the 20th century § 1945 1.1. Timeline of events in the Cold War 2. For a timeline of events from 2001 onward, see Timeline of the 21st century

    Langer, William. An Encyclopedia of World History (5th ed. 1973); highly detailed outline of events online free
    Morris, Richard B. and Graham W. Irwin, eds. Harper Encyclopedia of the Modern World: A Concise Reference History from 1760 to the Present (1970) online
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