A housekeeper earned 80p a week, which was 15 shillings and 11 pence in Victorian money.
Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India at a ceremony called a ‘Durbah’ in Delhi, India.
Tuberculosis, which was a chest infection often called “consumption”, was the main killer of the Victorians.
Alexander Graham Bell patents the first electric telephone.
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Queen Victoria was 57 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 39 years.