What Were Some Events That Happened In The 19th Century?


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The 19th century is said to be the greatest century ever. So much social reform, social changes and great events happened in the 19th century.

  • The Early 1800s
One of the most important pieces of history was the joining of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. This was a huge union for each side, and strengthened both countries through their new connection.

Over a period of 17 years, Napoleon became a prolific character in history. He was declared Emperor of France in 1804, and subsequently began a campaign across Europe. The Battle of Trafalgar was fought in 1805, which led to Napoleon capturing Vienna in 1809. The Battle of Waterloo commenced in 1815, which led to Napoleon's exile, and eventual death in 1821.

A major event that has shaped our culture today was the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833.

  • The Mid-1800s
Queen Victoria of England married in 1840, to her cousin Albert.
The great potato famine in Ireland began in the latter part of 1844, continuing for two years.
The gold rush happened in California and Australia in 1849.
The first telegraph cable was put down under the English Channel. This then led to the first Atlantic cable being laid in 1858.
The great American Civil War between the North and the South began in 1861, and lasted for four more years.
In 1869, the Suez Canal was finally opened after much work, as well as the Union Pacific Railway being completed in the United States.

  • Late 18th Century
In 1870, the Forster's Elementary Education Act meant that school boards were officially established, leading to a strong education structure.
In 1871, Germany became a unified country.
1876 Victoria was named Empress of India in 1876, as part of the Great British Empire stretching towards the East.
The Married Women's Property Act was passed in 1882. This enabled women be almost independent from men, allowing them to buy, own, and sell property, as well as keep their own earnings themselves.
Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 1887.
The United States came into their own as an industrious country, by equaling the United Kingdom's output in 1895.
The 19th Century ended with the Boer War (preceded by the Spanish-American War a year earlier) that overlapped into the 20th Century.
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Aisha answered
19th Century is considered as the most happening century of all. It led to the reign of the British empire all throughout the world, abolishment of slavery, and historical events such as Industrial revolution etc. To know more about the events of the 19th century, see the link below:

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