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19th Century Events

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1801
The United Kingdom is formed as Great Britain joins into union with this country
Ireland
1802
This popular piano sonata is published by Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata
1803
The United States more than doubles in size after this agreement with France
Louisiana Purchase
1804
This nation declares independence and becomes the world's first black republic
Haiti
1805
Muhammad Ali begins his reign in this country
Egypt
1806
This abdication of Francis II leads to the dissolution of this empire
Holy Roman Empire
1807
France and Spain invade this country
Portugal
1808
This famous mariner and governor of New South Wales is overthrown in the Rum Rebellion
William Bligh
1809
This notorious prison opens in England
Dartmoor Prison
1810
This archipelago is united as a single kingdom for the first time
Hawaii
1811
The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 maps out the future of this city
Manhattan
1812
This British Prime Minister is assassinated in the House of Commons
Spencer Perceval
1813
This Native American Shawnee warrior chief is killed at the Battle of the Thames
Tecumseh
1814
This country is ceded from Denmark to Sweden in the Treaty of Kiel
Norway
1815
Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to this island
Saint Helen
1816
An English teenager begins writing this classic horror novel
Frankenstein
1817
These marble sculptures, removed from the Parthenon, are displayed in the London Museum
Elgin Marbles
1818
French painter Théodore Géricault begins his masterpiece, The Raft of the ______
Medusa
1819
Stamford Raffles establishes this city in Asia
Singapore
1820
This whaling ship is struck and sunk by a sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean
Essex
1821
Romantic poet John Keats dies in Rome of this disease
Tuberculosis
1822
The first freed American slaves arrive in this African colony
Liberia
1823
This medical journal is founded in London
The Lancet
1824
This Latin name officially replaces the name 'New Holland'
Australia
1825
This major canal opens in North America
Erie Canal
1826
This newspaper begins publication in Paris
Le Figaro
1827
This composer dies during a thunderstorm in Vienna
Beethoven
1828
The first Native American newspaper is published in this language
Cherokee
1829
The first modern police service is founded in London by this politician
Robert Peel
1830
This sect of Christianity is formally established
Mormonism
1831
This Latin American republic founded by Simon Bolivar is dissolved into smaller successor states
Gran Colombia
1832
The Treaty of London formalises the independence of this country from the Ottoman Empire
Greece
1833
The British Empire bans this practice
Slavery
1834
This London monument is destroyed in a fire
Palace of Westminster
1835
Charles Darwin arrives at these volcanic islands aboard HMS Beagle
Galapagos
1836
This military officer is elected the first president of the Republic of Texas
Sam Houston
1837
Samuel Morse files a patent for this invention
Telegraph
1838
Forcible removals of Cherokee to Indian Territory begin in an ordeal known as the Trail of _____
Tears
1839
English painter Joseph Turner's masterpiece The Fighting _______ is first exhibited in London
Temeraire
1840
The Great Raid of 1840 is conducted by this Native American tribe deep into white-settled areas of the Republic of Texas
Comanche
1841
American slaves aboard the ship Creole revolt, seize the vessel and sail to freedom in this British colony
Bahamas
1842
This territory is ceded in perpetuity to the British Empire
Hong Kong
1843
The first modern instance of this Christmas tradition
Christmas cards
1844
The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo are published by this author
Alexandre Dumas
1845
Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition to find the Northwest Passage departs England aboard HMS Erebus and HMS ______
Terror
1846
The first telescope observations of this planet are made by Urbain Le Verrier and John Couch Adams
Neptune
1847
This English novel is published under the pen name 'Currer Bell'
Jane Eyre
1848
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish this influential pamphlet
The Communist Manifesto
1849
This American writer dies after being found delirious in the streets of Baltimore
Edgar Allan Poe
1850
This English poet becomes Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland
Alfred Tennyson
1851
First publication of this American newspaper
New York Times
1852
The last confirmed sighting of this extinct bird on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland
Great auk
1853
This US Navy commodore begins the process of forcing Japan open to the outside world
Matthew Perry
1854
The ______ Rebellion is fought between gold miners and soldiers in the Australian colony of Victoria
Eureka
1855
Leaves of Grass is published by this American poet
Walt Whitman
1856
This town in Kansas is attacked and burned by a pro-slavery militia
Lawrence
1857
Major uprisings and rebellions sweep across this British colony
India
1858
The Ottoman Empire legalises this practice
Homosexuality
1859
Charles Darwin publishes this book outlining his theory of evolution
On the Origin of Species
1860
Charles Dickens begins serialising this novel
Great Expectations
1861
Serfdom is officially abolished in this European country
Russia
1862
The American Civil War begins with a Confederate attack on Fort ______
Sumter
1863
Construction begins on the First Transcontinental Railroad in this American city
Sacramento
1864
This Confederate submarine becomes the first in history to successfully sink an enemy vessel
H.L. Hunley
1865
Mark Twain publishes his first short story, The Celebrated Jumping ______ of Calaveras County
Frog
1866
Johann Strauss composes this popular waltz
The Blue Danube
1867
Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents this invention
Dynamite
1868
Power is returned to the Emperor of Japan in the ______ Restoration
Meiji
1869
This US territory becomes the first place in the world to grant full suffrage to women
Wyoming
1870
Decisive victory for the Prussians at the Battle of ______ in the Franco-Prussian War
Sedan
1871
"Dr _______, I presume?" says Henry Morton Stanley at Lake Tanganyika
Livingstone
1872
This national park is established, the world's first
Yellowstone
1873
A massive financial crash triggers the ______ Depression, which lasts well into the 1890s
Long
1874
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis file a patent for this garment
Blue jeans
1875
Asia's first stock exchange is established in this city
Bombay
1876
Alexander Graham Bell conducts the first test of this invention
Telephone
1877
Disaffected samurai launch the ______ Rebellion against the Japanese government
Satsuma
1878
This comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan debuts in London
HMS Pinafore
1879
Thomas Edison files a patent for this invention
Light bulb
1880
After a failed train robbery this Australian bushranger is captured, tried and executed
Ned Kelly
1881
Socialist revolutionaries assassinate this European monarch
Alexander II
1882
Robert Ford shoots and kills this famous outlaw in his home in Missouri
Jesse James
1883
The eruption of this volcano disrupts the global climate for several years to come
Krakatoa
1884
Dr William Price sets a legal precedent in Britain after being arrested for this funeral practice
Cremation
1885
Karl Benz files a patent for this invention
Automobile
1886
This American monument is officially opened by President Grover Cleveland
Statue of Liberty
1887
This future American architect drops out of university
Frank Lloyd Wright
1888
The first publication of this magazine of history, geography and world culture
National Geographic
1889
A military coup deposes the monarchy of this country and proclaims a republic
Brazil
1890
This infamous massacre takes place in South Dakota
Wounded Knee
1891
The first match of this popular modern sport is played in Springfield, Massachusetts
Basketball
1892
This ballet by Tchaikovsky has its premiere in St Petersburg
The Nutcracker
1893
First appearance of these on automobiles
Number plates
1894
A Jewish military officer in France is convicted of treason in what becomes known as the ______ Affair
Dreyfus
1895
This playwright is arrested for "gross indecency"
Oscar Wilde
1896
The first modern Olympics are held in this city
Athens
1897
Queen Victoria celebrates her _______ Jubilee
Diamond
1898
The USS Maine explodes and sinks in the harbour of this city
Havana
1899
Winston Churchill escapes a prisoner-of-war camp in this conflict
Boer War
1900
The Eight-Nation Alliance sends troops to China to quell this rebellion
Boxer Rebellion
1 Comments
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Level 88
Apr 12, 2020
Great quiz, lots of fascinating facts. I never knew that the Ottoman Empire had decriminalized homosexuality.