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

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