The ship smuggling Tesla, incognito from the USA, docks at Liverpool.
Triggered by German aggression in Tangier, the Modern War begins.
British Government sponsors the Atmospheric Railway
German lighter-than-air transport unveiled
The German military command embraced the new technologies with a will. They may not have had total nullification of gravity, but they had Faraday's partial nullification, and they made it count.
Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister for the second time.
Queen Victoria is created the Empress of India.
Russia uses war to extend its influence in the Balkans
Failing to solve the problems of Europe
The first Royal Navy "Faraday Battleship", the "HMS Empress of India" is launched from the Liverpool dockyards.
In response to British expansionism and imperialism, the US government begins construction of a new navy from the keel up, incorporating the Faraday Principle.
Von Zeppelin gains government support for his work and the first Zeppelins are produced for military and commercial use.
In 1893 Rudolf Diesel provided the alternative power supply that Germany needed for its Zeppelin fleet.
The British love affair with steam power was not something to be easily lost, but it turned out to be a blessing when it came to space.
Secret British mining colonies are set up on the Moon to provide iron and other minerals.