London in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 945 of 945


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2009-09-14 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2009-10-02 The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today

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2010-07-08 "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London, UK

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2010-11-16 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2011-05-28 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London

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2011-07-07 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
Actor Rupert Grint
Actor
Rupert Grint
Actor David Thewlis
Actor
David Thewlis
  • 2012-02-28 Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
  • 2012-04-11 2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer
  • 2012-04-22 30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon
  • 2012-04-23 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach

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2012-06-07 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London

  • 2012-07-05 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)

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2012-07-27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2012-08-12 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom
  • 2012-10-23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • 2012-10-25 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games

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2013-04-18 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

  • 2013-04-21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • 2013-05-22 British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
  • 2013-05-25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London

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2013-06-26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • 2013-08-05 The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

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2013-08-20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

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2013-10-22 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

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2013-11-11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London, UK

  • 2013-12-19 81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre

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2014-04-10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London, UK

  • 2014-04-13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • 2014-06-30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014-11-10 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London, UK

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2014-12-01 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2015-02-05 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • 2015-04-26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win
  • 2015-08-12 In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague
  • 2015-10-26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London
  • 2015-10-31 Ruby World Cup Final: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2016-03-01 Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications"
  • 2016-05-08 Sadiq Khan (L) is elected Mayor of London, - 1st Muslim mayor of a major Western city
  • 2016-06-07 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London
  • 2017-03-01 Gustav Klimt's painting "Bauerngarten" sells for $59.3m in London
  • 2017-03-22 Terrorist attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament kills 4 including a police officer and injures 40
  • 2017-05-27 FA Cup Final: Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, London
  • 2017-06-03 Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrians then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police.
  • 2017-06-14 Fire in Grenwell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37
  • 2017-06-18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 977 of 977

  • 1972-03-13 Avrom Smith, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-03-13 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-04-16 Mario Bradley, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-05-04 Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-05-29 Kenny McEntyre, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-07-23 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • 1972-09-06 Idris Elba, English actor, (The Wire, Luther), born in London, England
  • 1972-11-07 Jeremy London, actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five)
  • 1972-11-15 Jonny Lee Miller, English actor (Trainspotting, Elementary), born in London
  • 1972-12-29 Jude Law, English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London
  • 1973-01-18 Crispian Mills, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1973-02-27 Terence Davis, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)

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1973-02-28 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1973-03-01 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • 1973-04-05 Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-04-05 Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-06-11 Tony McKenzie, WLAF guard (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-07-06 Karl Ballard, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-07-10 Claudius Wright, WLAF CB (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-07-26 Kate Beckinsale, British actress (Underworld series), born in London
  • 1973-08-05 Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-08-09 Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-08-11 Nigel Harman, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • 1973-10-04 Kerry Joseph, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-11-13 George Harris, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1974-01-11 Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 1974-01-29 Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)
  • 1974-07-10 Chiwetel Ejiofor, English film and theatre actor ("Twelve Years a Slave"), born in London
  • 1974-11-21 Casey Patton, boxer (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario

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1975-05-01 Jodhi May, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl), born in London, England

Actress Jodhi May
Actress
Jodhi May
  • 1975-05-02 David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)
  • 1975-05-07 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1975-07-18 M.I.A. (Mathangi Arulpragasam), Hounslow, London, rapper (Sunshowers)
  • 1975-12-02 Brett Lindros, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in London, England

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1976-01-21 Emma Bunton, "Baby Spice", singer (Spice Girls), born in London, England

Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
  • 1976-07-19 Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor (12 Years a Slave, Sherlock), born in London, England
  • 1977-02-14 Darren Purse, English footballer, born in London
  • 1977-07-18 M.I.A7-17 [Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam], British rapper (Paper Planes, Boyz), born in London, England
  • 1977-08-19 Callum Blue, actor (Dead Like Me, The Tudors), born in London, England
  • 1979-01-27 Rosamund Pike, British actress (Gone Girl), born in London

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1979-07-02 Joe Thornton, Canadian hockey player, born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton

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1980-11-12 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

  • 1981-02-09 Tom Hiddleston, English actor and producer (Loki in Marvel films), born in London, England
  • 1981-03-04 Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
  • 1981-04-30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London

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1981-05-15 Zara Phillips, English daughter of Princess Anne, born in London

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips
  • 1981-06-05 Jade Goody, English television personality (Big Brother), born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1981-07-21 Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress, born in Hackney, London, England

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1982-01-06 Eddie Redmayne, English actor (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Theory of Everything), born in London

  • 1982-04-23 Taio Cruz, London/English R&B, Pop, Hip Hop singer

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1982-06-21 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana, born in London, England

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 1983-07-17 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London
  • 1983-08-24 Christopher Parker, British actor (Eastenders), born in London

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1983-09-14 Amy Winehouse, British singer (Stronger Than Me, Rehab), born in London (d. 2011)

  • 1984-09-15 Henry "Harry" Charles Albert David, Prince of Wales, 3rd in British succession (at birth), born in London, England

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1985-03-26 Keira Knightley, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England

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1985-05-02 Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter (It's Not Me, It's You) and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • 1985-05-21 Kano [Robinson], English rapper and actor, born in London

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1986-05-13 Robert Pattinson, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight), born in London, England

  • 1986-06-29 Austin Drage, English singer (The X Factor), born in London, England
  • 1986-07-14 Dan Smith, English singer (Bastille), born in London
  • 1986-10-23 Emilia Clarke, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in London
  • 1986-12-26 Kit Harington [Christopher Catesby Harington], English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London
  • 1987-05-01 Matt Di Angelo, English Actor (Eastenders), born in London, England

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1988-05-05 Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You), born in Tottenham, London

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele
  • 1988-08-08 Beatrice, Princes of York, British daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, born in London
  • 1989-03-13 Peaches Geldof, English columnist and daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1989-04-08 Matty Healy [Matthew Healy], British vocalist and guitarist (The 1975), born in London, England

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1989-07-23 Daniel Radcliffe, English actor (Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series of movies), born in London, England

  • 1990-03-23 Eugenie, Princess of York and daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, born in London

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1991-02-17 Bonnie Wright, British actress (Ginny Weasley in "Harry Potter" franchise), born in London, England

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • 1992-03-17 John Boyaga, English actor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), born in London
  • 1992-04-10 Daisy Ridley, English actress (Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in London
  • 1992-05-19 Sam Smith, English singer-songwriter (Stay with Me), born in London
  • 1992-08-12 Cara Delevingne, English fashion model and actress, born in London, UK
  • 2013-07-22 Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England
  • 2015-05-02 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William, born in London

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