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

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