A highly qualified doctor earned £4.95 a week, which was 4 pounds, 19 shillings and 1 pence in Victorian money.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, is shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s theatre in Washington, USA.
Right up until the mid-Victorian period (1870) it was still legal to chop the head off traitors and cut their body into quarters.
English doctor Joseph Lister discovers antiseptic surgery after a boys wound miraculously recovers when it is treated with a carbolic solution.
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Queen Victoria was 46 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 28 years.