1860s, 1870s or 1880s?

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake debuts
Start of the **** Yellow River flood in China, killing 900,000 to 2,000,000 people
Wilhelm II is crowned German Emperor
Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar.
Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.
Krakatoa or Krakatau volcano erupts at 10:02 AM (local time); 163 villages are destroyed, 36,380 killed.
Pope Pius IX dies after 32 year reign
Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated (opens May 6). Contemporary critics regard it as aesthetically displeasing.
In New York City, the first pneumatic subway is opened
Otto von Bismarck becomes prime minister of Prussia
The Treaty of Prague ends the Austro-Prussian War.
Triple Alliance forces take Asunción.
Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state
Wyoming becomes a United States territory
Vladivostok, Russia is founded
Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader of the Métis, is executed for high treason
The first condom was made by the International Condom Company (ICC).
The Wyoming territorial legislature gives women the right to vote, the first such law in the world
Inauguration of James A. Garfield as President of the United States.
Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.

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