Isambard Kingdom Brunel's ship, the SS Great Western, becomes the first ship to sail from Britain to America.
A teacher earned £1.21 a week, or 1 pounds, 4 shillings and 3 pence in Victorian money.
Louis Daguerre took the first ever photograph of a person, in a view of a street in France.
Families had to pay if they wanted their children to be trained for a job. This was called an apprenticeship, and they still exist today (although now it is the apprentice that gets paid for working and not the business owner).
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Queen Victoria was 19 years old on the 24th May and she had officially been Queen for 1 year, but her coronation doesn't take place until now, a year later, at Westminster Abbey.