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1861North America • USA 
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Osborn & Durbec’s Southern Stereoscopic Depot (Charleston, S.C.)
Sumter after the bombardment 
1861, April
Fort Sumter in Charleston is fired on by Confederate guns commencing the hostilities of the American Civil War (1861-1865). The fort surrenders after 33 hours of shelling and miraculously nobody on either side was killed or seriously injured. (12 April 1861) [Read about]
1861North America • MexicoFrench forces are defeated in Mexico at the Battle of Peubla.
1861Africa • West AfricaBritish establish a colony at Lagos in west Africa
1861Europe • ItalyProclamation of the Kingdom of Italy brought about by the Risorgimento.
1864Europe • DenmarkPrussian and Austrian forces attack Denmark.
1865North America • USA 
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Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries (New York & Washington DC)
Funeral car of the late beloved President Lincoln (Manuscript title on verso) [Detail] 
1865
President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in the Ford Theater in Washington by John Wilkes Booth. (14 April 1865)
1866EuropeThe Austro-Prussian War leads to Austria breaking away from the German states and the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1867.
1867North America • MexicoEmperor Maximillan I is executed by firing squad in Mexico. This event was immortalized in the paintings of Édouard Manet (1832–1883).
1867EuropeAustro-Hungarian Empire established
1869Middle East • Egypt 
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Adolphe Braun
Groupe de voyageurs européens visitant les monuments égyptiens au moment de l'inauguration du canal de Suez 
1869
The Suez Canal opens for traffic.
1871Europe • France 
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Unidentified photographer
Destruction of the Colonne Vendôme, May 16, 1871. 
1871, 16 May
Paris Commune (18 March 1871) [Read about
  
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1871EuropeGerman Empire established
1877Asia • IndiaQueen Victoria is crowned Empress of India. [Read about]
1878Africa • Northern AfricaFrance obtains control of Tunisia at the Congress of Berlin.
1878Africa • Central Africa 
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Neurdein Frères
Leopold II, King of the Belgians 
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King Leopold II of Belgium funds the exploration of the Congo river basin by Henry Morton Stanley.
1879Africa • Southern AfricaBritish forces under Lord Chelmsford crush the Zulu kingdom.

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