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The 19th Century Quiz

Based on the clues, guess these notable facts from 19th century history.
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1837-1901
This queen rules the British empire for most of the century
1889
This tower becomes the world's tallest manmade structure
Eiffel Tower
1877
This inventor patents the phonograph
1873
Levi Strauss invents this type of clothing
1869
This canal is finished in Egypt
1865
This political leader is assassinated at Ford's Theater
1865
Edward Whymper leads the first party to climb this Swiss peak
1844
"What hath God wrought" is the first message sent using this new technology
1839-1860
China fights two wars with western powers over this drug
1836
This short-lived republic declares independence from Mexico
1831
This naturalist begins his famous journey on the HMS Beagle
1825
This canal connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean
1816-1828
This warrior-king unites many Zulu tribes
1824
This composer completes his ninth and final symphony
1824
This Romantic poet dies while fighting for Greek independence
1819
This "liberator" becomes the first President of Gran Colombia
1818
Mary Shelley writes this horror novel
1815
Napoleon meets his final defeat at this battle
1804
This country becomes independent following a slave revolt
1803
The United States buys this territory from France
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level 70
May 13, 2014
easy breezy lemon squeezy.
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level 51
May 13, 2014
Agreed.
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level 72
Feb 10, 2017
Once again, it's "Easy peasy lemon squeezy." Easy breezy beautiful is the Cover Girl slogan. However, I kind of like your combined version.
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Feb 10, 2017
breezy to me seems like a better synonym for easy than "peasy," which I don't believe is even a real word. But "breezy" makes sense... when I think of breezy... I think of... relaxed, easy-going, something that passes quickly and easily and without a lot of force or disturbance. Not a strong wind just a gentle breeze. Or sitting on a beach with palm trees swaying. I'm going to stick with easy breezy
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level 79
May 13, 2014
Modern Prometheus should also count for Mary Shelley's novel.
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level 71
May 13, 2014
Seriously?
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level 49
May 13, 2014
What year did she write it?
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May 15, 2014
The novel was originally titled 'Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus'. It's reasonable to say that Modern Prometheus should be accepted,but there aren't going to be many people who know that title for it and wouldn't also think to write 'Frankenstein'.
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level 53
Feb 11, 2017
1818.
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Jun 1, 2014
Showoff.
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level 72
Sep 2, 2014
Yep...that's all it is.
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level 63
Feb 10, 2017
Drayen wins my golden nitpickers award for this quiz.
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level 46
Feb 10, 2017
Prometheus, a Titan in Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, parallels Victor Frankenstein, who "stole" the secret to creating life from nature. Coincidentally, Mary Shelley's husband soon after published Prometheus Unbound
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level 43
May 13, 2014
Ah, I wrote Materhorn. D*&1!
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level 66
May 13, 2014
How did I miss Erie Canal? I must still be sleeping. :*(
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Aug 22, 2016
It took me a bit to get Erie... couldn't get St Lawrence out of my mind.
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level 68
Feb 10, 2017
Same here
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level 64
May 13, 2014
This was easy. 3:48 left.
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level 44
May 13, 2014
only missed lord byron. Darn.
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May 16, 2014
20 OUT OF IN 1:11
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Aug 25, 2015
Nothing about the revolutions in 1848?!
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May 2, 2016
Surely telegram should be accepted
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Aug 25, 2016
Okay
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level 71
Sep 15, 2016
I'm not sure Levi Strauss invented blue jeans. He established the first factory making riveted blue jeans, but serge dyed with indigo was invented in De Nimes (hence 'denim'), and it was turned into denim trousers in Genoa (hence 'jean').
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level 69
Sep 17, 2016
This quiz struck me as too easy to be competitive.
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level 45
Feb 10, 2017
I was thinking 'nudist' when I read 'naturalist'. That's embarrassing....
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Feb 22, 2017
A lot of nudists call themselves "naturists," which is close.
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Mar 7, 2017
Amazing Charles Darwin the Nudist!
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Feb 12, 2017
I feel like telegraph should could for telegraphy, but maybe that's because I didn't know that telegraphy was a word...
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Mar 7, 2017
'Frankenstein' is actually the more common name for the true title of Mary Shelley's novel, 'The Modern Prometheus'. At the very least, add this as a type-in.
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