The Victorian Era
-Britney Weaver and Lucie Gassaway-
Queen Victoria was born.
Her uncle, William IV, passed away, and Queen Victoria became queen at the age of 18.
Victoria fell in love and married her cousin from Germany, Prince Albert.
The Irish Potato Famine begins.
Repeal of Corn Laws, which began an era of free trade.
London's population goes from 1.1 million in 1801, to 2.7 million. Also in this year, the first telegraph cable was laid across the English Channel.
The Crimean War begins in this year.
The newspaper stamp act was abolished.
Crimean War ends. Also in this year, Henry Bessemer invents the blast furnace, creating a mass production of steel.
Death of Prince Albert, and Victoria's mother, resulting in Queen Victoria becoming very unsocial, and barely leaving the palace.
The first electric street lighting in London.
Karl Benz invented the first automobile.
This is the year of the death of Queen Victoria, at age 82.