The 19th Century

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

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