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

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