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

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