Queen Victoria's refusal to dismiss those of her attendants married to Whig politiciians precipitated a constitutional conflict called ...
Robert Peel hoped to force out Victoria's influential ladies of the bedchamber loyal to Lord Melbourne
Victoria eventually gave way and dismissed three of her ladies
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.