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1851Europe • Great BritainThe Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations at Hyde Park in London promoted by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. Louis Jules Duboscq exhibits a Brewster stereograph viewer and it attracts the attention of Queen Victoria.
1852North America • USAUncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) is published.
1853North America • USANew York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
1854Asia • Japan 
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Eliphalet Brown
Eliphalet M. Brown Jr. shooting Daguerreotypes in Okinawa 
1856
Japan is opened to outside influences through the actions of Commodore Matthew Perry and his naval expeditions.
1854North America • USAHenry David Thoreau (1817–1862) publishes Walden, or, Life in the Woods.
1859Europe • Great Britain 
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Unidentified photographer
Charles Darwin 
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Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species
1862Europe • Great Britain 
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148 Case of Game Birds of Nova Scotia (Detail) 
[The International Exhibition of 1862] 
1862
London International Exhibition in South Kensington, London
1864EuropeThe first typewriter (inventor: Peter Mitterhofer)
1866Europe • FranceColor lithography popularized by Jules Chéret (1836–1932) in France. This made it possible to print large colored advertising posters for the first time.
1867AfricaAdam Render and Carl Mauch publish research on the ruins of Great Zimbabwe.
1867Europe • FranceThe Paris International Exhibition is held.
1867Africa • Southern AfricaDiamonds discovered in Cape Colony.
1869EuropeDNA is extracted by the Swiss physician Frederick Miescher - he calls it nuclein
1870North America • USAMetropolitan Museum of Art is founded in New York.
1870North America • USAMuseum of Fine Arts is founded in Boston.
1870Asia • IndiaThe Archaeological Survey of India is founded [Read about]

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