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

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