19th Century History 1

Published: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
  1. Who was the British monarch at the beginning of the 19th century?
  2. In which British city did the Peterloo massacre take place in 1819?
  3. In which decade was slavery abolished in the British Empire?
  4. Who in 1844 transmitted the first message by telegraph?
  5. What was the first conflict in the American Civil War in 1861?
  6. Now moored at Greenwich,which famous tea clipper was launched in 1869?
  7. Who in 1891 invented the zip fastener?
  8. Who in 1802 launched her first waxworks exhibition in London?
  9. Which charity concerned about saving lifes at sea was founded in 1824?
  10. Launched in 1837, what was the first steamship purpose-built for crossing the Atlantic?
  11. Which yacht race was first staged in 1851 around the Isle of Wight?
  12. Who assassinated President Lincoln in 1865?
  13. Who in 1875 became the first man to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids?
  14. Who did John Bellingham murder in 1812?
  15. To which island was Napoleon banished to in 1814?
  16. Who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York in 1830?
  17. Who in 1839 developed the process to vulcanise rubber?
  18. Which military award was first introduced in 1856?
  19. What did the Thirteenth Amendment abolish in the USA?
  20. Against whom did the British defend the garrison at Rorke's Drift in 1879?
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One Comment

  1. martin says:

    Q5 answer should be Fort Sumter

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