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

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