Queen Victoria is proclaimed throughout India as Queen; Lord Canning is to be the first Viceroy of India
Following the end of East India Company rule the previous September, Queen Victoria was proclaimed throughout India as Queen. Lord Canning was named as the the first Viceroy of India, and would now rule directly in the name of the Crown. (By John Osborne)
Benjamin Vincent, Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to all Ages and Nations (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906), 475.