19th Century Events
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The US fights pirates off the Barbary coast off and on for four years
From the merger of the Kingdom of Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland
In which a vast section of territory in the US west of the Mississippi was purchased from France's territorial claims
Hamilton was was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr. American statesmen and politicians
Exploration of what is now the northwest US
As a result of a successful slave rebellion
Lord Nelson defeats the French/Spanish fleet
As a consequence of the Treaty of Lunéville
Probably the most popular piece of classical music in the world today
He bested the one-mile swim in cold waters and strong current on May 3.
Among its students and faculty are Hegel, Marx and Bismark
Forced to retreat in winter, most of his 600,000 men are lost
Known also as the Anglo-American War, which is only slightly more imaginative.
Island of Luzon in the Philippines, killing over 2000 people
Napoleon is defeated by Wellington's army. Napoleon is forced into exile.
Established by the British East India Company
By the American Colonization Society for freed American slaves
Warns European nations not to interfere in the Western Hemisphere
Ended in 1828. Resulted in the formation of Uruguay
Connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean
The country of Belgium begins from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands
The countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador (and later, Panama) take its place
Bans slavery throughout the British Empire
Precursor of the computer
Entire garrison including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie is killed
Her reign from 1837 to 1901 is referred to as the Victorian era
Ended 1840. Lead to the formation of Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua
By the signing of The Treaty of Waitangi, between the British Crown and the Chiefs of the local tribes.
Leads to the Irish diaspora
Leads to Mexico's cession of much of present day Southwestern US
By Johann Gottfried Galle
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Leads to thousands of people migrating to California in the following years, thus the term 49rs.
American poet, author of "The Raven"
Company founded by Henry Wells & William Fargo
China. Ended in 1864. The bloodiest conflict of the century claiming some 20 million lives
Oct. 25. During the Crimean War and famous for the Charge of the Light Brigade, subject of the famous poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Enabling steel to be mass produced
Small logging town selected by Queen Victoria
The smell of untreated sewage almost overwhelmed people in central London, England.
Revolutionary abolitionist in the US; practiced armed insurrection to abolish slavery
The oldest of the four major championships in men's golf, played at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland
Between the Union and the seceding Confederate States
By President Abraham Lincoln of the US, freeing all slaves
Followed by the adoption of the First Geneva Convention in 1864
Shot at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox
Links the Mediterranean to the Red Sea
Africa. "Dr Livingstone I presume."
In New York City, containing a collection of over two million works of art
In the United States. The first US National Park.
Nez Perce, tribe after more than three months battling with the US Army
Results in extensive redivision of southeast Europe
Edison didn't invent the light bulb. He refined existing designs to make the practical.
Garfield's assassin, Charles Guiteau is convicted and executed (1882)
Ended 1885. Lead to the formation of French Indochina
His first Sherlock Holmes story
Lakota Sioux chief primarily known as the leader of the forces that defeated Gen. George Custer.
Self inflicted gunshot, July 29
In South Dakota, marks the end of the American Indian Wars
The first country in the world to give women the vote
Ends in 1895 with China's defeat
From complications of a series of strokes, renowned inventor of pasteurization
The first modern Olympiad took place in Athens
Alfred Nobel's will established prizes for peace, science and literature
Establishes "separate but equal" doctrine
Pits the British against the Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa
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