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Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

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Queen Victoria of Britain
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 20 Jun 1837  CEQueen Victoria at age 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901.
 20 Jul 1837  CEEngland issues its first stamp costing one penny showing Queen Victoria.
    1837  CEWilliam IV, King of Britain, dies and is succeded by his younger brother's daughter, Victoria, who came of age a month before his death.
    1838  CEBritain's Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey.
    1840  CEBritish Queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg.
    1842  CEJohn Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria.
    1851  CEThe Great Exhibition held in London the brainchild of Albert Prince Consort to Queen Victoria
    1853  CEChloroform administered to Queen Victoria in childbirth.
    1856  CEThe British Victoria Cross is established to acknowledge bravery.
    1857  CEQueen Victoria chooses Ottawa as the new capitol of Canada.
    1858  CEBritain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan.
    1858  CEMendelssohn's 'Wedding March' is first played, at the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to the crown prince of Prussia.
 14 Dec 1861  CEPrince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, dies.
    1861  CEQueen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality between American North and South.
    1866  CETransatlantic cable laid and Former US President Buchanan communicates over it to Britain's Queen Victoria.
    1867  CERoyal Albert Hall foundation stone was laid by Queen Victoria.
    1871  CERoyal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria in London.
    1877  CEBritain's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India.
    1882  CEEpping Forest in England is dedicated by Queen Victoria.
    1887  CEBritain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
    1899  CEThe foundation for the Victoria & Albert Museum, is laid in England.
 22 Jan 1901  CEQueen Victoria dies and is suceeded by her son King Edward VII.
  2 Feb 1901  CEQueen Victoria's funeral.
    1901  CEAfter 63 years, England stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series and begins King Edward VII series.
    1902  CEEdward VII of England crowned after death of his mother Victoria.
 
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