The 19th Century

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

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