The year before:
The year after:
A teacher earned £2.72 a week, which was 2 pounds, 14 shillings and 4 pence in Victorian money.
Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. It consisted of processions, outpourings of affection for the popular Queen, tree planting and a special thanksgiving ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The most important lessons in a Victorian school were the ‘three Rs’ – (r)eading, w(r)iting and a(r)ithmetic (maths).
Guglielmo Marconi sends the first ever wireless message over open sea when the message "Are you ready?" is transmitted across the Bristol Channel.
Queen Victoria was 78 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 60 years.