1819 Queen Victoria is born 1820 Florence Nightingale is born. 1826 The first photograph is taken by Joseph Nicophore Niepce.
1834 Slavery is banned in British colonies.
1835-1841 Brunel builds the London to Bristol railway.
1837 Victoria is crowned queen.
1837 Charles Dickens publishes "Pickwick Papers".
1838 Brunel builds the Great Western paddle steamer making
the Bristol to New York crossing in under 15 days.
1840 Queen Victoria marries her cousin Prince Albert.
1840 Penny post is instituted.
1844 The potato famine in Ireland begins.
1845 The propeller driven steam ship, the S.S. Great Britain is built
1848 Karl Marx and Frederich Engels publish the "Communist
1851 The Crystal Palace was built to house the Great Exhibition
1853 The beginning of the Crimean War.
1854 Florence Nightingale organizes nursing in the Crimea.
1856 Crimean War ends.
1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species"
1860 First difinitive textbook on nursing published by Florence
1861 Prince Albert dies of typhoid fever at age 42.
1861-1865 American Civil War
1865 President Abraham Lincoln assasinated.
1867 Disraeli introduces a law so all taxpayers can vote.
1868 Disraeli becomes Prime Minister but is defeated shortly after
in an election .
1868 The last shipment of prisoners is transported from England to
1869 Ferdianand de Lisseps builds the Suez Canal.
1874 Disraeli becomes Prime Minister.
1875 Britain buys controlling interest in the Suez Canal.
1876 Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India.
1877 Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents the
1877 The phonograph is invented by U.S. inventor Thomas Edison.
The first words recorded were "Mary had a little lamb."
1879 The electric light bulb is invented by Thomas Edison.
1885 The first automobile is built by Karl Benz.
1888 Jack the Ripper terrorizes the East End of London.
1893 New Zealand is the first country to give women the right to vote.
1901 Queen Victoria dies at the age of 82 after a 64 year reign.