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A policeman earned £1.36 a week, which was 1 pound, 7 shillings and 3 pence in Victorian money.
Blackpool Tower was opened on 14th May in Blackpool, Lancashire.
In early Victorian schools, tables were often made of iron frames and were bolted to the floor so that children couldn’t move them around.
The Cinematograph is invented by the Lumiere brothers, and the first film is shown in a cinema. It is called ‘Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory’ and is 46 seconds long.
Queen Victoria was 75 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 57 years.