The 19th Century

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

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