Timeline Sardinia

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Sardinia: http://www.crs4.it/~luigi/SARDEGNA/sardegna.html
 Cagliari is the capital of the island.
 (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T4)

2,500 BC    The Nuraghic Civilization thrived in Sardinia.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T4)

1,000 BC    The Phoenicians inhabited Sardinia.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T4)

500 BC    The Carthaginians inhabited Sardinia.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T4)

238 BC    The Romans occupied Sardinia.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T4)

1354-1720    Catalan conquerors ruled over Sardinia.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T5)

1720        Sardinia was handed over to Piedmont's Savoy Kingdom.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T5)

1720        Ligurian seafarers built the town of Carloforte on San Pietro island.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T5)

1725        August II, elector of Saxony and King of Poland, gifted a selection of Meissen porcelain from his own collection to the king of Sardinia.
    (WSJ, 11/21/07, p.D10)

1743        Sep 13, England, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia signed the Treaty of Worms.
    (MC, 9/13/01)

1754        The Carouge area of Geneva was ceded to the Kingdom of Sardinia.
    (SSFC, 1/7/01, p.T8)

1759        Jul 24, Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21), was born.
    (MC, 7/24/02)

1792        Apr 20, France declared war on Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia, marking the start of the French Revolutionary wars.
    (AP, 4/20/97)(HN, 4/20/98)

1814        The Kingdom of Sardinia was united with the Kingdom of Liguria.
    (WUD, 1994, p.830)

1820        Mar 14, Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), was born.
    (MC, 3/14/02)

1848        Mar 4, Sardinia-Piemonte got a new Constitution.
    (SC, 3/4/02)

1849        Mar 23, Battle of Novara (King Charles Albert of Sardinia vs. Italian republic). Austriaís Gen. Radetzky (83) crushed the Piedmontese forces. Charles Albert abdicated and was succeeded by his son, Victor Emmanuel II, who reigned until 1861.
    (PCh, 1992, p.449)(SS, 3/23/02)

1849        Jul 31, Garibaldi asked San Marino for asylum from Austrian forces. San Marino brokered for Garibaldiís surrender to Austrian forces. Garibaldi and his wife escaped, and made their way to Ravenna. Anita Garibaldi died enroute. Garibaldi managed to reach safety in the Kingdom of Sardinia.
    (ON, 10/06, p.7)

1856        The Countess de Castiglione (Virginia Oldoini) became the mistress of Napoleon III. She was chosen by her cousin Camillo Cavour, prime minister of Sardinia under King Victor Emanuel, to win the emperorís support for a war against the Austrians.
    (WSJ, 12/27/00, p.A10)

1861        Mar 17, Victor Emmanuel, the King of Piedmont, Savoy, and Sardinia, proclaimed the foundation of the kingdom of Italy. The Risorgimento movement resulted in Italian unification. The Carbonari was a secret society in early 19th century Italy who advocated liberal and patriotic ideas and opposed the conservative regimes imposed on Italy by the Allies who had defeated Napoleon in 1815. As with other secret societies of the age, the Carbonari had an initiation ceremony, complex symbols and a hierarchical organization though its exact origins are left to conjecture. They recruited primarily among nobility, small landowners and officeholders and may have been an offshoot of the Freemasons. Their influence is credited with preparing the way for the Risorgimento movement.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Emmanuel_II_of_Italy)(Econ, 3/19/11, p.61) (HNQ, 8/21/00)

1943        Aug 18, The Heinkel-111 of Otto Skorzeny, Waffen SS commander, was shot down at Sardinia.
    (MC, 8/18/02)

1960s        Aga Khan developed the Costa Smeralda luxury resort.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.T5)

2001        Jun, Dennis Kozlowski, head of Tyco Intl., held an extravagant $2 million weeklong, birthday party for his wife in Sardinia. Kozlowski was later indicted for wasting Tyco assets. [see Sep 12, 2002]
    (WSJ, 10/29/03, p.A1)

2003        Oct 25, The USS Hartford, a fast attack submarine, went aground off La Maddalena, a tiny island off Sardinia's north coast that hosts a Naval support facility. 2 officers were later relieved of their commands over the incident.
    (AP, 11/13/03)

2004        Feb 24, In Sardinia a small plane carrying a medical team and a heart for a transplant patient crashed, killing all six people aboard.
    (AP, 2/24/04)

2007        Jun 15, On the island of Sardinia 2 trains collided head-on, killing a 27-year-old British woman and two Italians.
    (AP, 6/15/07)

2009        Aug 9, Italians newspapers reported that burglars earlier in the week had made off with jewels and cash worth 11 million euros (15.6 million dollars) from the hotel room of a Saudi princess in Sardinia, sparking a diplomatic incident.
    (AFP, 8/9/09)

2013        Nov 19, Italian declared authorities declared a state of emergency in Sardinia as Cyclone Cleopatra dropped 450mm of rain in an hour and a half overnight. 16 people were reported dead.
    (Reuters, 11/19/13)(AFP, 11/19/13)(Reuters, 11/20/13)

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