On this day…

H.M.S. Electra, PY0876

Source

H.M.S. Electra, struck by a “whirlwind” on the passage from Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney, New South Wales on the 20th of┬áNovember 1856.

1st April in Victorian London

An invitation to the fake “Washing the Lions” event at the Tower of London – an April Fools’ Day joke from the 1850s.

X

Invitation to a bogus event at the Tower of London for April Fool's Day 1856