Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1868

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  • There is 1 known variety of this coin.

What Happened in 1868?

  • Thomas Henry Huxley discovers what he thinks is primordial matter and names it bathybius haecklii (he admits his mistake in 1871).
  • The Académie Julian, a major art school in Paris, France that admits women, is established.
  • The Dortmunder Actien Brauerei is founded in Germany.
  • Brisbane Grammar School is founded, providing the opportunity for secondary education for the first time in the colony of Brisbane in Australia.
  • Herrenhauser Brewery is established in Hanover, Germany.
  • Maryland School for the Deaf is established.
  • The Roman Catholic See of Tucson is established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Arizona in 1868, taking its territory from the former Diocese of Santa Fe. The Diocese of Tucson is canonically erectedon May 8, 1897.
  • After pursuing a policy of total war on the Plain Indians, General William Tecumseh Sherman brokers the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868).
  • Political leaders behind the Japanese emperor issue in his name a 5-point charter that promises representative government.
  • The population of Japan reaches c. 30 million.