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

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