Timeline of Paris

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  • 52 BC - Lutetia, later to become Paris, is built by the Gallo-Romans
  • 1113 - Pierre Abélard opens his school
  • 1163 - Building of Notre Dame begins
  • 1257 - The Sorbonne University is founded
  • 1682 - Louis XIV moves the French court from the Tuileries palace to Versailles
  • July, 1789 - Storming of the Bastille
    • Royal family forced from Versailles back to Paris
  • 1814 - Paris occupied by the armies of the Sixth Coalition after the fall of Napoleon
  • 1815 - Paris is again occupied, this time by the Seventh Coalition, after the end of the Hundred Days
  • 1840 - Napoleon's remains are buried at Les Invalides
  • 1853 - Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann rebuilds the center of Paris
  • 1855 - Exposition Universelle (1855)
  • 1856 - Congress of Paris is held
  • 1867 - Exposition Universelle (1867)
  • 1880 - Paris suffers a drastic change in weather which causes the Seine River to completely freeze over.
  • 1870 - Prussian Siege of Paris. Gen von Blumenthal refuses to bombard.
  • January 28, 1871 - Paris Commune falls
  • 1878 - Exposition Universelle (1878)
  • 1889 - Exposition Universelle (1889) - Eiffel Tower
  • 1900 - Exposition Universelle (1900)
    • Paris Métro is opened
  • 1910 - Paris is flooded due to constant rain
  • 1925 - Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (1925)
  • 1931 - French Colonial Exposition (1931)
  • June 13, 1940 - German troops enter Paris
  • August 24, 1944 - Allied forces liberate the city
  • 1968 - Student riots in Paris, combined with a series of strikes by workers across the country, threaten to bring down the Gaullist government
  • 1999 - Opening of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Paris hosted the Summer Olympics twice, in 1900 and 1924. The 1998 World Cup was hosted by France; several matches were held in Paris proper at Parc des Princes, and several others, including the final, were held at Stade de France in the suburb of Saint-Denis.

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