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

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