A teacher earned £2.16 a week, which was 2 pounds, 3 shillings and 3 pence in Victorian money.
The first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament is held. The winner of the Gentleman’s singles, W. Spencer Gore, wins a trophy worth ’25 Guineas’ in Victorian money.
If you were a poor person in Victorian times you would often end your days in a poorhouse or workhouse, where you would get paid very little and have to work very hard for hardly any food.
Thomas Edison invents the phonograph, the first ever recording machine. The first words recorded are from the nursery rhyme ‘Mary had a little lamb’.
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Queen Victoria was 58 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 40 years.