A farm worker earned 79p a week, which was 15 shillings and 9 pence in Victorian money.
The British steamer ship RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547 people.
Victorian fog was so bad it was very difficult to see at night. It was called ‘smog’ or ‘pea-souper’ and was caused by all the fires that were burning in the homes and factories.
The typewriter is invented by Christopher Scholes. The letters on the top row were arranged so that a salesman could type the word ‘typewriter’ with one finger using just the top line.
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Queen Victoria was 54 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 36 years.