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JANUARY 22

Dies Victoria I, Queen of England - 1901

Victory I of the United Kingdom was Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 until her death on January 22, 1901. King William IV succeeded his uncle. The incorporation of India into the British Empire in 1877 gave Victoria the title of Empress of India. Victoria's reign was the longest in UK history to date and became known as the “Victorian Era”. This period was marked by the Industrial Revolution and by major economic, political, cultural and social changes.