17 JUNE : The third estate declares that it is now the National Assembly.
17 JULY: The first wave of nobles emigrates.
26 AUGUST: The Assembly adoptes The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.
16 SEPTEMBER: The first edition of Marat's journal "The Friend of the People" is published.
19 OCTOBER: The National Assembly is installed in Paris, and the precursor of the Jacobin Club is formed.
27 APRIL: The Cordeliers club is formed.
21 SEPTEMBER: The Tricolor is declared the national flag.
27 NOVEMBER: The Civil Consitiution of the Clergy goes into effect.
3 SEPTEMBER: The National Assembly votes on a constitution. Ten days later it is ratified by the King.
1 OCTOBER: The Legislative Assembly is formed.
15 MARCH: The Girondins are in power.
11 JUNE: The King vetos several of the Legislative Assembly's key decrees.
21 SEPTEMBER: The Legislative Assembly becomes the Convention and the Monarchy is abolished.
22 SEPTEMBER: The Republic of France is declared
11 DECEMBER: The trial of Louis XVI begins.
1 FEBRUARY: France declares war on England and The Netherlands.
10 MARCH: The Criminal Tribunal is created.
6 APRIL: The Committee of Public Safety is created.
2 JUNE: The Fall of the Girondins
13 JULY: The assasination of Marat by Charlotte Corday.
27 JULY: Robespierre sits on the Committee of Public Safety.
23 AUGUST: The Convention decrees a levee en masse which makes military service obligatory for all French men.
10 OCTOBER: The Committee declares that the government of France is "revoluationary" (not constiutional) until the end of the war.
16 OCTOBER: The execution of Marie Antoinette, the wife of Louis XVI.
OCTOBER-DECEMBER: France is victorious in its war against most of Western Europe.
30 MARCH: Danton and Desmoulins are arrested. They are guillotined 6 days later.
4 JUNE: Ropespierre is elected President of the Convention.
JUNE-JULY: The Terror persists and France continues to be victorious in war.
12 NOVEMBER: The Convention closes all Jacobin clubs in Paris.
1 APRIL: Insurrection by the Sans-Culottes is dispersed by the National Gaurd.
20 MAY: The Sans-Culottes riot for three days.
8 JUNE: The heir to the throne, Louis XVII, dies in prison.
22 AUGUST: France adopts a new constiution.
26 OCTOBER: The Directory becomes the governing body of France.
MARCH-MAY: Napoleon Bonaparte has success in his military campaigns throughout Europe.
15-17 NOVEMBER: Napoleon beats the Austrians in battle.
4 SEPTEMBER: The Royalists win many seats in the Directory in the elections.
11 MAY: The Jacobins are victorious in France's elections.
MAY-AUGUST: Napoleon has military success in Egypt.
29 DECEMBER: England, Russia, and Italy sign a pact against France.
9 OCTOBER: Napoleon returns to France, leaving his armies in Eygpt.