The 19th Century

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

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