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Can you name the years of the 19th Century that these events took place?

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

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