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Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands.
Neptune is discovered.
Henry Morton Stanley meets Dr. David Livingstone near Lake Tanganyika.
California is admitted as the 31st U.S. state.
Ceres is discovered by Guiseppe Piazzi.
Jack the Ripper kills five women in London.
The US purchases Alaska from Russia.
The Daily Telegraph, a UK newspaper, begins publication.
The Pope excommunicates Napoleon I.
Philadelphia Zoo opens, the first public zoo in the US.
Oscar Wilde dies.
Ludwig van Beethoven dies.
Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species.
The Stockton and Darlington, the first railway in the world, opens.
Potato blight breaks out in Ireland, beginning the Great Famine.
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
The East India Company establishes a trading post in Singapore.
The US purchases Louisiana from France.
Slavery is abolished in the British Empire.
The Crimean War begins.
The Heineken Brewery is founded in Amsterdam.
The Duke of Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo.
The world does not end, causing the Great Dissappointment.
Britain issues the Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp.
The Eiffel Tower opens in Paris.
The first Wimbledon tennis tournament is held.
The Olympic Games are revived in Athens.
Rome becomes the capital of unified Italy.
William IV succeeds George IV as King of the United Kingdom.
The French, under Napoleon, enter Moscow.
Helium is discovered by French astronomer Pierre Janssen.
Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates.
Pre-human remains are found in the Neanderthal valley in Germany.
Sir Robert Peel founds the Metropolitan Police.
The first section of the London Underground opens.
Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first.
Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice.
The American Civil War begins.
Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation.
Charles Goodyear first vulcanizes rubber.
The Nguyễn Dynasty starts to rule in Vietnam.
Captain Matthew Webb swims the English Channel.
The coronation of Queen Victoria.
William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia after one month in office.
Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world.
William McKinley is inaugurated as US President.
Charles Dickens publishes Oliver Twist.
The Anglo-Zulu War begins. It ends six months later.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto.
The Battle of Yorktown.
The Second Boer War Begins.
Cologne Cathedral is completed, 632 years after construction began.
The Alamo is surrounded by Santa Anna's army, in a 13-day ordeal.
John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.
Léopold I of Belgium is inaugurated as first king of the Belgians.
The New York Times is founded.
Outlaw Jesse James is shot and killed by Robert Ford.
King George III is recognized as insane.
Krakatoa erupts, killing 36,000 people.
New Zealand becomes the first country to enact women's suffrage.
Anne Brontë, the youngest Brontë sister, dies.
Napoleon crowns himself Emperor of France.
The Brontë sisters publish Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Agnes Grey.
Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in the stomach and dies two days later.
Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
France and the UK declare war on China in the Second Opium War.
The last hanging, drawing and quartering in Britain.
Marie and Pierre Curie discover radium.
Hieroglyphs are deciphered using the Rosetta Stone.
Britain defeats France and Spain at the Battle of Trafalgar.
The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen, destroying 30% of the city.
Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
James Monroe is inaugurated as US President.
The first tunnel under the river Thames is finished.
Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
The Battle of Vimeiro ends the first French invasion of Portugal.
Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.
The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is published.
The first boat race between Yale and Harvard is held.
The name Australia is officialy adopted.
British troops occupy Washington, DC.
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated.
James Naismith publishes the rules for basketball.
Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for the telephone.
Hans Christian Andersen publishes his first book of fairy tales.
Macy's department store, founded by R.H. Macy, opens for business.
Wilhelm Röntgen discovers x-rays.
Chicago is established by 350 settlers.
Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
Tennessee becomes the first US state to be readmitted to the Union.
Shaka, leader of the Zulu Empire, dies.
The first fish and chips shop opens in London.
Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies.
Napoleon dies in exile on St. Helena.
The first British Open is held.
200 of 700 men survive the Charge of the Light Brigade.
William Webb Ellis 'first took the ball in his arms and ran with it.'
The Suez Canal opens.

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