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QUIZ: Can you name the years of the 19th Century that these events took place?

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

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