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

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