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

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