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

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