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The Year Grid

1842 - 1901

The Victorians

The Year Grid

1902 - 2003

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1842

1842 Queen Victoria

The year it began...

Victoria had been. Queen

for 5 years and reigned for another 59 years the Victorians

were here!!!

1843

Launch of SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain

1844

1844 emigrants to Australia

Emigrants to Australia weekly rations

April 8 - 165 men, women and children emigrants

embarked at Deptford on board the St Vincent,

628 tons, bound for Plymouth, Cork and Sydney Australia.

The weekly allowance, given in proportion daily,

to each adult during the voyage is 4½ lb of Bread, 1lb of beef,

1 lb of pork, 1lb of preserved meat, 1¾lb flour,

½ lb raisins, 6oz suet, 1 pint peas, ½ lb rice,

½ lb preserved potatoes, 1 oz tea, 1½ oz roast coffee,

¾ lb sugar, 6 oz butter, 5 gallons and 1 quart water,

1 gill pickled cabbage, ½ gill vinegar, and 2 oz salt

1845

1845 Maori uprising

The Maori uprising against the British

1846

1846 Lancaster Castle Railway Station

Opening of Lancaster to Carlisle Railway

1847

1847 Ardsley main Pit Disaster

The Ardsley Main pit disaster

1848

Paris Panorama 1848

Paris Panorama, USA gains Texas, California etc.

1849

1849 irish famine

Irish Famine - Britain annexes The Punjab

1850

Lancaster castle 1850

Lancaster Castle - Alfred lord Tennyson becomes poet Laureate

1851

1851 The Great Exhibition building

The Crystal Palace Great Exhibition in London

 

1852

1852 Riot at Stockport

The riot at Stockport, Edgeley - The Transvaal, South Africa, gains right to manage it's own affairs

1853

1853 fleet report

Crimean War begins - October the Fleet report - Smallpox vaccination becomes compulsory in Britain

 

 

 

1854

1854 Charge of the Light brigade

Britain and France declare war on Russia, and send forces to the Crimea - Charge of the Light Brigade

 

1855

1855 colour supp

First newspaper colour supplement Christmas -

David Livingstone discovers Victoria Falls

 

1856

1856 Covent Garden burning

Covent Garden burns down - Florence Nightingale is working in Scutari and the Crimean war ends

 

1857

1857 Great Eastern

The Leviathan or "Great Eastern" was being built by Brunel

1858

1858 charles dickens

Charles Dickens public readings - The Indian Mutiny is put down

 

1859

1859 Robert Burns

Robert Burns Centenary

 

1860

1860 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th President of the United States

 

 

1861

Fort Sumter is captured and the American Civil War begins

1861 battle to save Fort Sumter

 

 

1862

1862 hartley pit disaster
The New Harley Pit Disaster 206 men and boys killed

 

1863

1863 Gregson Baths

Gregson bestowed public baths on the people of Lancaster (Sainsbury's now!) - The Metropolitan Railway opened London's first underground line

 

1864

The Sheffield flood disaster

1864 sheffield floods

 

1865

1865 callao harbour

Callao Harbour

End of US Civil War - President Lincoln was assasinated and succeeded by Andrew Johnson

1866

1866 hartley disaster memoriial at Earsdon

The New Hartley Colliery disaster of 1862 gets a memorial at Earsdon in the NE of England - Alfred Nobel starts making Dynamite

 

1867

1867 lihthouses and buoys

Lighthouses and Buoys

Russia sells Alaska to the United States

1868

1868 captain speedy

Captain Speedy

Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister. He resigns the same year and is succeeded by William Gladstone

1869

1869 Suez canal opening

Suez Canal was opened by the Empress Eugénie of France

 

1870

1870 old dickens

Old Charles Dickens

opening of The Tower Subway under the Thames

 

1871

1871 scott centenary

The Scott centenary

 

1872

1872 stanley meets livingstone

Stanley meets Livingstone

Licensing Act 1872 establishes licenses for public houses and limits drinking hours.

 

1873

1873 rms atlantic wreck april

The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia killing 547.

1874

Disraeli becomes British Prime Minister

1874 Disraeli becomes prime minister

 

1875

1875 bird showing

Bird Show

Captain Matthew Webb is the first person to swim the English Channel

 

1876

1876 Royal Albert hospital Asylum for idiots

The Royal Albert Hospital Asylum for idiots, Lancaster, UK

 

1877

1877 russo turkish war supp

The Russo Turkish War

Wimbledon Tennis championship inaugurated

1878

1878 clepatra needle supp

Cleopatra Needle on it's voyage to the UK

Electric street lighting was introduced into London

 

1879

1879 zulu chief Cetawayo

Chief of the Zulus - Cetawayo

January 22/23 - British troops attacked and defeated by 20,000 Zulus at Isandhlwana

 

1880

1880 1st test match at the oval

 

The first test match between England v Australia at the Oval

 

1881

1881 Boer Fighters

Boer Fighters in Transvaal war

 

 

1882

1882 trial of roderick maclean

The trial of Roderick Maclean - the man who attempted to assasinate Queen Victoria

Chief Secretary of Ireland, Lord Frederick Cavendish was assassinated in Phoenix Park, Dublin

 

1883

scilly isles

Sketches in the Scilly Isles

The Volcano Krakatoa erupts with a big bang!

 

1884

1884 cannibalism on the high seas

Cannibalism on the High seas - The Mignonette

 

 

1885

51885 1st performance of the mikado

The first performance of Gilbert and Sullivans The Mikado in London

 

1886

1886 4th earl of warwick#

4th Earl Of Warwick

Gladstone forms new government and introduces new bill Home Rule for Ireland

 

1887

1887 lancas pit brow women

Wigan Pit Brow Women

Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes story was published

 

1888

1888 sketches in barbados

Sketches in Barbados

Jack the Ripper murders five women in London

 

 

1889

 

1889 eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower was attracting 20.000 people per day to the Worlds tallest building

 

1890

1890 heligoland

Britain ceded Heligoland to Germany in exchange for Zanzibar

 

1891

1891 indian rising

Indian rising in America

Construction of the Blackwall tunnel started

 

1892

1892 wagners seigfreid

Wagner's "Siegfried," at the Royal Italian Opera. Covent Garden

Death of Albert Victor The Duke of Clarence aged 27 -

Anarchist bombs in paris

 

1893

1893 manchester ship canal

Manchester ship canal was completed

Irish Home Rule Bill passed by Commons

(later rejected by the Lords)-

1894

1894 chinese junks war

China attacked by Japan

 

1895

1895 disaster morecambe bay

Disaster in Morecambe Bay

Jameson raid into Transvaal, South Africa

 

1896

1896 matabili rising

Matabili rising

1896 xrays

Rontgen discovered X-Rays

Earthquake in Japan kills 25,000

 

1897

1897 queen victoria diamond jubilee

Queen Victorias' Diamond Jubilee

60 years on the throne

1898

The Chinese question

1898 the chinese question

 

 

1899

Well dressing at Tissington

1899 well dressing at tissington

 

1900

1900 zeppelins airship

First flight by Count Zeppelin's airship

 

1901

1901 death of Queen  victoria

Death of Queen Victoria

1901 assasination of President McKinley

The assasination of President McKinley of USA

 

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(this is going to take a little time to finish) Some of the years do not have any content yet, as I probably do not have any magazines for that year yet or I just haven't got around to it yet. 

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Eventually all the years will be split down to Months and then Weeks (see 1909)

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