1700 The Great Northern War begins, challenging the dominance of Sweden over the Baltic States.
1775 George Washington led the Continental Army to fight against British rule.
1772 Sweden's Constitution of 1772 took effect through a bloodless coup d'état, the Revolution of 1772, carried out by King Gustav III, who had become king in 1771, establishing a brief absolute monarchy in Sweden.
1776 The signing of the Declaration of Independence declaring the United States of America a sovereign nation no longer under Britain’s rule.
1782 The Bald Eagle is adopted by Congress as the national bird.
1809 Swedish Constitution is written after overthrowing King Gustav IV Adolf. Sweden is forced to surrender Finland to Russia.
1791 Ratification by the states of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution was completed creating the United States Bill of Rights, granting individual freedom.
1814 Norway and Sweden are joined by the treaty of Kiel, which forces the King of Denmark Norway to cede Norway to Sweden.
1863 The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln, freeing slaves in Confederate states.
1905 Dissolution of the Union between Sweden and Norway.
1865 Slavery was abolished under the Thirteenth Amendment. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1914 World War I starts.
1920 Nineteenth Amendment adopted giving women the right to vote and the Prohibition era started, outlawing the sales and manufacturing of alcohol.
1921 Women gained the right to vote and this is also same year that women were elected into Swedish Parliament.
1929 Wall Street stock market crash causing The Great Depression, a severe worldwide economic depression lasting until 1933.
1946 Sweden joined the United Nations.
1939 World War II, also known as the Second World War, starts.
1959 Sweden became founding member of European Trade Association (EFTA).
1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese warplanes.
1971 Two-chamber parliament replaced by one chamber elected by representation.
1981 President Ronald Reagan inaugurated as 40th President of United States.
1976 Thorbjörn Fälldin elected as prime minister, leading Sweden's first non-socialist government for forty years.
1990 Parliament supported government decision to apply for European Union membership.
1995 The World Trade Organization (WTO) was created, an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade.
2001 World Trade Center attacks in New York City, leading into the War on Terrorism efforts in Afghanistan.
1995 Sweden joined the European Union.
1996 Social Democrat Göran Persson was chosen to lead as prime minister after his party colleague Ingvar Carlsson retired.
2005 Hurricane Katrina strikes causing damage from Alabama to Louisiana and being one of the worst natural disasters to strike the United States.
2000 The Øresund a Bridge and tunnel opened between Malmo, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. The new road and rail link makes it possible to travel between the two countries in just 15 minutes.
2007 August marks 48 years since Hawaii joined the United States resulting in the iconic fifty star flag of the United States of America.
2003 Foreign Minister Anna Lindh was assassinated in Stockholm.
2009 Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States and the first African-American president in history.
2003 Referendum vote rejected the Euro.
2011 Osama Bin Laden is killed and President Obama declares The War in Iraq over.
2006 Fredrik Reinfeldt wins parliamentary elections, ending 12 years of Social Democrat rule.
2014 Obamacare, The Affordable Care Act, goes into effect. It is one of the largest expansions of the social welfare state in decades.
2009 Government reverses a 30-year-old policy for phasing out Nuclear Power, saying new reactors are needed to flight climate change and ensure energy.
2015 United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations and reopened embassies in each capitals.
2010 WikiLeaks Founder, Julian Assange, is taken into custody after Sweden asks for his extradition.
2016 Donald Trump wins the presidential election, defeating Hillary Clinton causing one of the biggest political upsets in history.
2018 The Swedish Academy cancelled the Nobel Prize for Literature after several high-profile resignations emerged over sexual abuse accusations by one of its members.
2017 President Donald Trump and his administration recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced embassy move.