The 19th Century

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

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