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

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