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

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