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

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