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

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