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

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