1826 - 1850

1830's: Croquet is invented, most likely in Ireland
1833: Slavery Abolition Act bans slavery throughout British Empire
1837 - 1901: Reign of Queen Victoria
1840: Introduction of the first postage stamp, issued by the United Kingdom on May 1
1844: The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C..