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

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