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

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