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

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