The 19th Century

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

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