The 19th Century

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

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