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

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