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

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