Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1882H

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  • There are 2 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1882?

  • Nikola Tesla conceives the rotating magnetic field principle and uses it to invent the alternating current generator/motor.
  • First International Polar Year, an international scientific program, begins.
  • Ferdinand von Lindemann publishes his proof of the transcendentality of pi.
  • The Married Women's Property Act 1882 in Britain enables women to buy, own and sell property and to keep their own earnings.
  • Zulu king Cetshwayo returns to South Africa.
  • A peace treaty is signed between Paraguay and Uruguay.
  • The British Chartered Institute of Patent Agents is founded (now called Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys).
  • The Personal Liberty League is established to oppose the temperance movement in the United States.
  • Carolyn Merrick is elected president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
  • St Andrew's Ambulance Association in Glasgow, Scotland, and St. John Ambulance in Canada are founded.
  • Founding of:
    • Waterloo Rugby Club
    • Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (as Hotspur F.C.)
    • Albion Rovers F.C. (though the amalgamation of two Coatbridge clubs, Albion and Rovers)
    • Queens Park Rangers F.C.
    • Burnley F.C.
    • Thames Ditton Lawn Tennis Club
  • Redruth Mining School opens.
  • Pogroms in Southern Russia end.