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The Illustrated London News magazine which was first printed in 1842

" It is the finest pictorial example and historic social record of British and world events from 1842 upto the late 20th Century

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1842

front page

The year it began....

1843

The sea

parachute!

emigration 1843

1844

ss great britain

Launch of

S.S. Great Britain

& Emigrants

weekly rations

maori

1845

The Maori uprising

against the British.

lancaster station

1846

Opening of

Lancaster to Carlisle

Railway

1847

irish famine

Irish Famine

ardsley main pit disaster

The Ardsley Main

pit disaster

windsor xmas tree

1848

The Xmas tree at Windsor -

Texas, and California

become

part of the

USA.

famine

1849

The Irish famine

lancaster castle1850

Lancaster Castle

Alfred lord Tennyson becomes poet Laureate

1851 The Great Exhibition building1851

The Crystal Palace Great Exhibition opened in London

riot1852

The Transvaal,

South Africa,

gains right to

manage it's own affairs

July 10th 1852

1853

fleet in turkish waters

British fleet in Turkish waters (prelude to the Crimean war)

Smallpox vaccination becomes compulsory in Britain

1854

charge of the light brigade

Charge of the Light Brigade

Britain and France declare war on Russia, and send forces to the Crimea

1855

 

 

David Livingstone

discovers Victoria Falls

 

1856

florence nightingale in crimea

Florence Nightingale in Scutari ,Crimea

big ben

Casting the bell of

Big Ben

1857

great eastern

The Leviathan or "Great Eastern" was being built by Brunel

1858

dickens

Charles Dickens gives public readings of his books

1859

burns

Robert Burns Centenary

1860

 

lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

is elected

16th President of

the United States

1861

fort sumter

Fort Sumter is captured and the American Civil War begins

1862

shaft hartley pit
The New Harley Pit Disaster 206 men and boys killed

1863

public baths

Gregson Public Baths open

in Lancaster

(Now Sainsburys)

The Metropolitan Railway

opened London's

first underground line

1864

The Sheffield flood disaster

1865

President Lincoln was assasinated and succeeded by Andrew Johnson

1866

Alfred Nobel starts making Dynamite

 

1867

Russia sells Alaska to the United States

 

1868

Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister. He resigns the same year and is succeeded by William Gladstone

 

1869

Suez Canal was opened by the Empress Eugénie of France

 

1870

opening of

The Tower Subway

under the Thames

1871

Stanley meets Livingstone in Africa

 

1872

Licensing Act 1872 establishes licenses for public houses and limits drinking hours.

1873

The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia killing 547.

1874

Disraeli becomes British Prime Minister

1875

Captain Matthew Webb is the first person to swim the English Channel

1876

Rutherford Hayes declared 19th United States President

1877

Wimbledon Tennis championship inaugurated

1878

Electric street lighting was introduced into London

 

1879

January 22/23 - British troops attacked and defeated by 20,000 Zulus at Isandhlwana

 

1880

The first test match

between

England v Australia

at the Oval

1881

Total abolition of flogging in the British Army and Navy

1882

Chief Secretary of Ireland, Lord Frederick Cavendish was assassinated in Phoenix Park, Dublin

1883

The Volcano Krakatoa erupts with a big bang!

1884

cannibalism on the high seas

1885

The first performance of Gilbert and Sullivans The Mikado in London

1886

Gladstone forms new government and introduces new bill Home Rule for Ireland

1887

Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes story was published

1888

Jack the Ripper murders five women in London

 

1889

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The Eiffel Tower was attracting 20.000 people per day to the Worlds tallest building

1890

Britain ceded

Heligoland

to Germany

in exchange for

Zanzibar

1891

Construction of the Blackwall tunnel started

1892

January 14th -

Death of Albert Victor

The Duke of Clarence

aged 27 -

Anarchist

bombs in paris

1893

Irish Home Rule Bill

passed by Commons

(later rejected by the Lords)-

Manchester ship canal

was completed

 

1894

China attacked by Japan

1895

Jameson raid into Transvaal, South Africa -

 

1896

Rontgen discovered X-RaysEarthquake in Japan kills 25,000
1897 1898 1899

1900

First flight by Count Zeppelin's airship

1901 1902 1903 1904

1905

The Russian battleship Potemkin was seized by crew members at Odessa

1906 1907 1908 1909

1910

First Hollywood film released; Griffith's In Old California

1911 1912

1913

Miss Emily Davison

died after she

threw herself

under the

Kings horse

at the Derby

1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919

1920

Prohibition introduced in the USA (the eighteenth amendment)

1921

1922

Treasures of

Tutankhamun's

tomb first

revealed by

Howard Carter

(he was backed by the

Earl of Carnarvon)

1923 1924 1925 1926

1927

All Churches were losing congregations, divorces were rising dramatically and birth control was being practised on an increasing scale

1928 1929

1930

Amy Johnson completed her solo flight from England to Australia

1931

November 4th - Gandhi received by King George V on a visit to Britain

1932

Sydney Harbour Bridge opened - the worlds largest single-arch span

1933

Sir Malcolm Campbell passing the timing tower at 270 mph. Breaking the land speed record at Daytona

1934

The Queen Mary launched at Clydebank

1935

The agricutural heart of the USA is paralysed by dust storms

1936 1937 1938 1939

1940

The start of food rationing in the UK and the Thames froze over

1941

 

1942

Illustrated london News Centenary year

1943

1944

"D Day"

6th June

June 6th - D Day

1945 1946

1947

Brought 14 foot snowdrifts and icebergs off the Norfolk coast. The sea froze at Margate.

1948 1949

1950

The Korean War began

1951 1952
Queen Elizabeth
1953 Coronation Year 1954

1955

Ruth Ellis, aged 28, became the last woman to be hanged in Britain after murdering her lover David Blakely

1956 1957 1958 1959

1960

Senator John Edward Kennedy won the US Presidential election

1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin both died from drug overdoses, aged 27

1971 1972 1973

1974

US President Nixon resigns in face of impeacment threat over Watergate, Gerald Ford succeeds him

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980

John Lennon was murdered outside his apartment in New York

1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990

From O'Brien to Haut-Brion he history of one of the world's greatest clarets

1991

article by Anthony Holden about Princess Diana and Charles

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000

 

2001 2002 Golden Jubilee Year

2003

The very last Illustrated London News

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Guinness advert 1950

full page 1950 Guinness Adverts

Guiness advert 1942 Kangaroo

full page 1942 Guinness Adverts

Full page Guiness advert circa 1930 Alice series

full page 1930 Guinness Adverts

Shell Adverts

Shell adverts 1956 Fossils

Talking Fish 1859
talking fish 1859

Dunlop Adverts

full page dunlop advert famous highwaymen John Cottington

 

ILN Railway information 1845_1848 courtesy of Alan Longbottom and his wife at Pudsey

 

mast head june 5th 1909Illustrated London news - June 5th 1909

 

History of the Illustrated London News...

 

Shipping list extracted from ILN 1842 to 1870 -courtesy of Alan Longbottom and his wife at Pudsey

1842 to 1844 1845

1846 to 1848

1849 to 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859

1860 1861 to 1862 1863 to 1864 1865 to 1866 1867 to 1870

 

Victorian Trivia !! ! !! ! !! !! *

A sketch of the rise and progress of pictorial journalism.

 

Sport
Emigration
Poets / writers
Fashion
Theatre
Archaeology
Disasters
Schools
Ships
Churches
Exploration
Art

 

The Victorian Magazine

Is a free magazine based on the weekly editions of The Illustrated London News from around the 1850s ,

it is intended as a resource for scholars, genealogists and the general public,

with births marriages and deaths

, and a veritable cornucopia of delighful and dark victorian news stories with adverts

and full of wood engravings of historic events with something for everyone

from Music to Chess and Art to Politics not forgetting all things Scientific and Gory...

 

 

ILN Victorian Trivia

For your enjoyment these Victorian Trivia News Snippets and Chess Problem

and Victorian Adverts

are from the Illustrated London News.

** You can see past ILN Victorian Trivia and Chess puzzles here - -

 

Covers

Xmas editions 1900 to 1936

Xmas editions 1937 to 1946

Xmas editions 1947 to 1959

Xmas editions 1960 to 1969

Xmas editions 1971 to 2001

 

 

 

Summer Edition covers

 

Special Events and some special Editions of the Illustrated London News from 1851

Special Souvenir Editions of the Illustrated London News 1873 - 1981 (Part One 1873 - 1901)

Special Souvenir Editions of the Illustrated London News 1873 - 1981 (Part Two 1902 - 1920)

Special Souvenir Editions of the Illustrated London News 1873 - 1981 (Part Three 1922 - 1950)

Special Souvenir Editions of the Illustrated London News. 1873 - 1981 (Final-Part 1951 - 1989)

 

Appendix 1 - 1 to 42

Appendix 2 - 43 to 80

Appendix 3 - 81 to 137

Appendix 4 - 138 to 181

 

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