A housekeeper earned 81p a week, which was 16 shillings and 2 pence in Victorian money.
The Statue of Liberty is given to America by France. It represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, and holds a tablet inscribed with the date of American independence on 4th July, 1776.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had 9 children and 42 grandchildren.
Karl Benz patents the first motor car. It has three wheels and is called the ‘Benz Patent-Motorwagen.’
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Queen Victoria was 67 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 49 years.