A teacher earned £1.46 a week, which was 1 pound, 9 shillings, 3 pence in Victorian money.
The world's first ever civic public park, Birkenhead Park in Birkenhead, Merseyside is opened to the public, and Thomas Edison, one of the Victorian period's greatest inventors, is born.
In Victorian times if a rich man called a woman by her first name, it meant that he wanted to marry her and they would have to get engaged.
Tom Smith invents the world's first christmas cracker.
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Queen Victoria was 28 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 10 years.