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

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