The 19th Century

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Can you name the years of the 19th Century that these events took place?

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

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