History Quiz / 1860s, 1870s or 1880s?

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Can you name the correct decade for these events?

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Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
In New York City, the first pneumatic subway is opened
Vladivostok, Russia is founded
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake debuts
Wyoming becomes a United States territory
Wilhelm II is crowned German Emperor
Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.
Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.
The Wyoming territorial legislature gives women the right to vote, the first such law in the world
Krakatoa or Krakatau volcano erupts at 10:02 AM (local time); 163 villages are destroyed, 36,380 killed.
The Treaty of Prague ends the Austro-Prussian War.
Triple Alliance forces take Asunción.
Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated (opens May 6). Contemporary critics regard it as aesthetically displeasing.
Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader of the Métis, is executed for high treason
The first condom was made by the International Condom Company (ICC).
Inauguration of James A. Garfield as President of the United States.
Pope Pius IX dies after 32 year reign
Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state
Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar.
Start of the **** Yellow River flood in China, killing 900,000 to 2,000,000 people
Otto von Bismarck becomes prime minister of Prussia

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