The 19th Century

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

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