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

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