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19th Century Timeline

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1. Napoleon escapes exile and begins the Hundred Days before finally being defeated at the Battle of Waterloo and exiled to St Helena. His defeat brings a conclusion to the Napoleonic Wars and marks the beginning of a Pax Britannica which lasts until 19






2. Klondike Gold Rush in Canada.






3. Napoleon escapes exile and begins the Hundred Days before finally being defeated at the Battle of Waterloo and exiled to St Helena. His defeat brings a conclusion to the Napoleonic Wars and marks the beginning of a Pax Britannica which lasts until 19






4. Cairo falls to the British.






5. Independence of Chile






6. Aspirin patented.






7. Russo-Turkish War - Treaty of Bucharest.






8. The Pony Express ended.






9. Ethiopia defeated Italy at the Battle of Adwa.






10. Asaph Hall discovers the moons of Mars






11. Bulgarians instigate the April Uprising against Ottoman rule.






12. Morphine first isolated.






13. The Mahdist War in Sudan.






14. TheInternal Macedonian Revolutionary Organisation is formed






15. Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice






16. Construction of the Statue of Liberty; Coca-Cola is developed.






17. The British Parliament passes the Great Reform Act.






18. New Zealand becomes the first country to enact women's suffrage






19. Chile battles with Peru and Bolivia over Andean territory in the War of the Pacific.






20. Greater Colombia dissolved and the nations of Colombia (including modern-day Panama) - Ecuador - and Venezuela took its place.






21. France invades and occupies Algeria.






22. Giuseppe Garibaldi launches the Expedition of the Thousand






23. SecondIndustrial Revolution






24. Death of William Blake - Ludwig van Beethoven






25. Paris Commune - Around 30000 Parisians were killed - and thousands more were later executed.






26. US forces overthrow the government of Hawaii






27. Bessemer process enables steel to be mass produced.






28. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust premieres.






29. First Anglo-Sikh War






30. Taiping Rebellion is the bloodiest conflict of the century - leading to the deaths of 20 million people.






31. Thomas Jefferson elected President of the United States by the United States House of Representatives - following a tie in the Electoral College (United States)






32. Greco-Turkish War.






33. The Mahdist War in Sudan.






34. Siege of Khartoum






35. The first boatloads of gold prospectors arrive in California - giving them the nickname 49ers.






36. Victorian gold rush in Australia






37. Upper and Lower Canada are merged into the Province of Canada






38. The Battle of Trafalgar eliminates the French and Spanish naval fleets and allows for British dominance of the seas - a major factor for the success of the British Empire later in the century.






39. Dominican War ofIndependence from Haiti.






40. Principality of Serbia becomes suzerain from the Ottoman Empire. Officially independent in 1867.






41. Siege of Khartoum






42. Prince Pedro of Portugal proclaimed the Brazilian independence on September 7. On December 1 - he was crowned as Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil.






43. Bessemer process enables steel to be mass produced.






44. The Home Rule Movement is established in Ireland.






45. The Principality of Serbia passes a Constitution which defines its independence from the Ottoman Empire.International recognition followed in 1878.






46. Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity; JJ Thompson identifies the electron - though not by name.






47. The first recognised international soccer match - between England and Scotland - is played.






48. Empress Dowager Cixi of China engineers a coup d'






49. The Bront






50. The Boxer Rebellion in China is suppressed by an Eight-Nation Alliance.