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

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