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

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