The 19th Century -6

Published: Sunday 20th September 2020A free history quiz about people and events in the 19th century.
  1. Which country'¬ôs fleet did Nelson defeat in the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801?
  2. Which medical journal was first published in 1823?
  3. Who succeeded William IV as British monarch in 1837?
  4. Which newspaper was first published in London in 1855 by Arthur B Sleigh?
  5. In which year did the American Civil War end?
  6. Which sport was Walter Clopton Wingfield largely responsible for developing in the 1870s?
  7. Which public holidays were introduced in England and Wales in 1871?
  8. Which British Prime Minister was assassinated in 1812?
  9. Which sporting event took place for the first time in 1829 at Henley?
  10. What did rioters disguise themselves as during the Rebecca Riots of 1839?
  11. Which member of the Royal family was largely responsible for organising the Great Exhibition of 1851?
  12. What was Joseph Lister responsible for developing in the 1860s?
  13. What was completed in 1889 for the Paris Exhibition?
  14. Who commanded the British forces at the Battle of Waterloo?
  15. Which medical procedure was first successfully completed by British physician James Blunder in 1818?
  16. In which decade was the Spanish Inquisition abolished?
  17. Which organisation for young people was founded in 1844 by George Williams?
  18. Which city was declared capital as the Kingdom of Italy was declared in 1861?
  19. Where did the last public hanging in Britain take place in 1868?
  20. Founded in 1877, which is the oldest tennis tournament in the World?
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