Timeline of Swiss history
This is a timeline of Swiss history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Switzerland and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of Switzerland.
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Prior to 19th century
|1307||"Swiss independence declared."|
|1832||Confederate Schützenverein founded.|
|1843||Schweizerisches Gesangsfest (singing festival) begins.|
|1847||Sonderbund War, a civil war that pitted Catholic against Protestant cantons|
|1848||September 12||Switzerland begins to become a federal state.|
|1874||The Swiss Federal Constitution was extensively amended.|
|1920||Switzerland joins the League of Nations.|
|1958||The Swiss population vote in favour of having a nuclear bomb. However, in 1968, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is seen as an alternative, therefore Switzerland does not build nuclear weapons.|
|1963||Switzerland joins the Council of Europe (not to be confused with the European Union).|
|1971||Women are given the right to vote.|
|1979||French-speaking Canton of Jura secedes from mostly German-speaking Canton of Bern.|
|2002||Switzerland was ratified as a member of the United Nations.|
|2009||Swiss minaret referendum, 2009 held.|
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