Victorian

Timeline

1837    Victoria becomes Queen.
1838    Clydesdale Bank founded.
1842    Edinburgh and Glasgow are joined by railway.
1843    Robert Adamson develops calotype photography process.
1845    Electric telegraph begins operation.
1848    Jute cloth first produced in Dundee.
1854    Crimean War begins.
1857    Indian Mutiny
1867    Scottish Women’s Suffrage Society formed.
1872    First international football match Scotland 0-0 England.
1879    Tay Bridge disaster.
1883    First Carnegie free library opens in Dunfermline.
1887   Completion of the new Tay Bridge.
1890    Completion of the Forth Rail Bridge.
1898    Wireless telegraph in use.

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