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

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