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The 19th Century - Year by Year

Can you guess the answers to these questions covering all the years from 1801 to 1900?
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Last updated: June 23, 2022
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Year
Event
Answer
1801
This country is created by the "Act of Union"
UK
1802
This military academy is established in New York
West Point
1803
The United States purchases Louisiana from this European power
France
1804
Aaron Burr shoots this former US Treasury Secretary in a duel, resulting in the latter's death the next day
Alexander Hamilton
1805
This composer's only opera "Fidelio" premiers in Vienna
Ludwig van Beethoven
1806
Francis II abdicates, ending this empire which has stood for about 1000 years
Holy Roman Empire
1807
This practice is ended in the UK, almost 60 years before the institution falls in the United States
Slavery
1808
This future President of the Confederate States of America is born in Fairview, Kentucky
Jefferson Davis
1809
This equitorial nation decalres independence from Spain
Ecuador
1810
This British King is declared permanently insane
George III
1811
Henri Christophe is proclaimed king of this Carribean nation
Haiti
1812
Napoleon begins his retreat from this Russian city
Moscow
1813
After a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, the municipality gives the title of El Libertador to this revolutionary
Simón Bolívar
1814
Adolphe Sax, inventor of this musical instrument, is born
Saxaphone
1815
Napoleon escapes from this Mediterranian island
Elba
1816
Because of low temperatures across the Northern hemisphere this was known as the Year Without a ______
Summer
1817
This English novelist, known for Sense and Sesnibility dies this year aged 41
Jane Austen
1818
This political philosopher is born in Prussia
Karl Marx
1819
English cavalry charges in to a crowd of protesters, killing 15, in Manchester
Peterloo Massacre
1820
1818's philospher's writing partner is born, also in Prussia
Friedrich Engels
1821
Formerly the Prince Regent, this monarch is crowned King of the United Kingdom
George IV
1822
Two future US Presidents (18th & 19th) are born this year, name either
Ulysses S. Grant | Rutherford B. Hayes
1823
British physician, inventor of the smallpox vaccine, dies this year
Edward Jenner
1824
This British romantic poet dies in Greece
Lord Byron
1825
This canal is opened, linking Albany, New York to the Great Lakes
Erie Canal
1826
Two former US Presidents die on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, name either
Thomas Jefferson | John Adams
1827
This British Prime Minister, the shortest served of any in history, dies 119 days into office
George Canning
1828
This major US political party is organised for the first time
Democratic Party
1829
This major religious group is granted significant freedoms in the UK and Ireland
Catholics
1830
The independence of this European nation is recognised by the Great Powers
Belgium
1831
This English naturalist departs from Plymouth, England aboard HMS Beagle
Charles Darwin
1832
This European nation is established following The Treaty of London, breaking away from the Ottoman Empire
Greece
1833
The inventor of dynamite is born in Sweden
Alfred Nobel
1834
This city becomes Greece's capital
Athens
1835
The Great Fire takes place in this city, destroying some 530 buildings, including the stock exchange
New York City
1836
This famous battle takes place in Texas, resulting in the death of, amongst others, the frontiersman Davy Crockett
Battle of the Alamo
1837
This British monarch assumes the throne, where she will reign for the next 63 years
Victoria
1838
The Cherokee Nation is forcibily relocated
Trail of Tears
1839
The first photograph if this celestial body is taken by French photographer Louis Dagurre
The Moon
1840
This Scottish inventor, creator of the pneumatic tyre is born
John Boyd Dunlop
1841
Britain occupies this Chinese island for the first time, which it will return to China in 1997
Hong Kong
1842
This word, meaning "terrible lizard" is coined for the first time
Dinosaur
1843
This Charles Dicken's novella is published on December 19th, selling out by Christmas Eve
A Christmas Carol
1844
This youth organisation is established in London
YMCA
1845
This crop fails in Ireland, leading to famine and the deaths of over 1 million people over the next few years
Potato
1846
The 49th parallel is established as the border between the United States and this country
Canada
1847
This city is founded by Mormons in Utah
Salt Lake City
1848
This manifesto is published by [1818] and [1820]
The Communist Manifesto
1849
The first member of this American political dynasty arrives in the United States from Ireland
Kennedy
1850
The authour of Treasure Island is born this year
Robert Louis Stevenson
1851
This precious metal is discovered in Australia, causing a rush
Gold
1852
The first boat race between these twoi America Universities is held
Harvard | Yale
1853
This company, famous for its denim products is founded in San Francisco, California
Levi Strauss & Co.
1854
The Battle of Balaclava takes place during this conflict
Crimean War
1855
Van Dieman's Land is officially renamed to this
Tasmania
1856
This Austrian neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis is born this year
Sigmund Freud
1857
The World's fist association football team is founded in this city
Sheffield
1858
The Lutine bell is salvaged, and subsequently hung at the offices of thes famous insurer
Lloyd's
1859
Ground is broken on this canal linking the Red Sea and Mediterranean
Suez Canal
1860
This mail service starts between St Louis and Sacremento
Pony Express
1861
Confederate forces fire on this fort, beginning the American Civil War
Fort Sumter
1862
Global financial group UBS is founded in this European country
Switzerland
1863
The largest battle of the American Civil War takes place near this Pennsylvania town
Gettysburg
1864
The first shop, selling this British staple meal, opens in London
Fish and Chips
1865
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by this person at Ford's Theatre
John Wilkes Booth
1866
This authour, famous for Peter Rabbit, is born in London
Beatrix Potter
1867
This territory is purchased by the United States from Russia at about 2cents/acre
Alaska
1868
This US President becomes the first to be impeached
Andrew Johnson
1869
War and Peace, written by this author, is published
Leo Tolstoy
1870
This city becomes the capital of a unified Italy
Rome
1871
The "Three Ring Circus" is opened by this entertainer in New York
P.T. Barnum
1872
This crewless ship is found afloat by the British Brig Dei Gratia in the Atlantic
Mary Celeste
1873
This brewing company starts producing beer in Golden, Colorado
Coors
1874
This British WW2 leader is born in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Winston Churchill
1875
This Danish writer, famous for The Little Mermaid, dies
Hans Christian Andersen
1876
Queen Victoria is conferred the title of Empress of _____
India
1877
The first tournament by the All England Club is held at this London venue
Wimbledon
1878
This future Soviet dictator is born in Gori, Georgia
Joseph Stalin
1879
This inventor demonstrates his incandscent lightbulb at Menlo Park for the first time
Thomas Edison
1880
The cathedral in this German city is completed after 632 years of construction
Cologne
1881
This famous outlaw is killed, aged 21, at Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Billy the Kid
1882
This Irish author, famous for Ulysses, is born in Dublin
James Joyce
1883
This facist dictator of Italy is born
Benito Mussolini
1884
The cornerstone for this statue is laid on Bedloe's Island, New York
Statue of Liberty
1885
LaMarcus Adna Thompson patents this popular fairground attraction
Roller Coaster
1886
This city, which becomes the capital of the Ethiopian Emipre, is established
Addas Ababa
1887
This Scottish soccer club, the first British team to win the European Cup is established in Glasgow
Celtic FC
1888
This serial killer is active in the East End of London
Jack the Ripper
1889
This monument in Paris becomes the lattest structure in the world
Eiffel Tower
1890
This Dutch post-impressionist artist shoots himself, dying two days later
Vincent van-Gogh
1891
This fictional detective appears in The Strand Magazine for the first time
Sherlock Holmes
1892
This entry point to the United States begins accepting immigrants
Ellis Island
1893
The United States Supreme Court legally declares this fruit to be a vegetable
Tomato
1894
This soft drink is sold in bottles for the first time
Coca-Cola
1895
This Irish-born writer is arrested in London for "gross indecency", after losing a criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry
Oscar Wilde
1896
The Quadricycle, the first vehicle developed by this atuomotive pioneer, is completed in Detroit
Henry Ford
1897
This British author, creator of te Famous Five and Noddy is born
Enid Blyton
1898
Marie and Pierre Curie announce the discovery of this element
Radium
1899
This Carribean island gains its independence from Spain
Cuba
1900
This political party is established in London, with Ramsey MacDonald as its first leader
Labour Party
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