Monday, February 4, 2008

Victorian / Steampunk (RL) Timeline, 1871-1879



The next decade ....

1871 – Heinrich Schliemann begins the excavation of Troy

1873 – The British close the Zanzibar slave market.

1874 – The Remington Arms Company begins to manufacture typewriters
Mary Outerbridge introduces the British the sport of lawn tennis into the United States

1875 – Britian buys Isma’il Pasha’s share of the Suez Canal

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone

1877 – Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India
Giovanni Schiaparelli describes the channels (canali, later mistranslated to "canals") on Mars

1879 – The Zulu War: Rebellious Zulus massacre British soldiers at Isandlwhana, but are eventually defeated. In an incident of the war, the exiled French Imperial, Napoleon, is ambushed by Zulu warriors and killed.
Thomas Edison invents the incandescent light

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