London in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 928

  • 1897-12-06 London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs.
  • 1898-05-27 Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the Wells" premieres in London
  • 1899-05-17 Victoria & Albert Museum foundation laid, London, England
  • 1899-11-11 Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
  • 1900-02-27 In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906

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1900-05-02 George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" premieres in London

  • 1900-07-16 A report appears in London that all foreigners in Peking, China, have been massacred. Although soon exposed as false, the report helps mobilize support for relief of foreigners
  • 1900-07-23 Pan-African Congress meets in London
  • 1901-10-16 Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians
  • 1901-12-14 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)

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1902-10-02 Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1903-06-06 President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • 1903-07-17 The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government
  • 1904-04-14 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London
  • 1904-04-20 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres in London
  • 1904-11-01 George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London
  • 1904-12-27 'Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie premieres at the Duke of York Theatre in London
  • 1904-12-28 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
  • 1905-04-05 James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire" premieres in London
  • 1905-11-18 George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London
  • 1906-03-10 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
  • 1906-03-20 George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London
  • 1906-05-26 Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
  • 1906-09-25 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London
  • 1906-10-08 Karl Nessler demonstrates first 'permanent wave' for hair in London
  • 1906-11-19 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
  • 1906-11-20 George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London
  • 1907-01-04 George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" premieres in London
  • 1907-02-22 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
  • 1907-02-25 George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer" premieres in London
  • 1907-12-10 The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.
  • 1908-04-27 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
  • 1908-05-12 George Bernard Shaw's "Getting Married" premieres in London
  • 1908-05-24 John Masefields "Tragedy of Nan" premieres in London
  • 1908-08-29 NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London
  • 1908-09-03 James Barries "What Every Woman Knows" premieres in London
  • 1908-10-31 4th Olympic games ends in London
  • 1908-12-04 The world's ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband
  • 1909-02-21 John Galsworthy's "Strife" premieres in London
  • 1909-04-14 Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London
  • 1909-06-26 Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London
  • 1909-08-01 British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
  • 1909-11-11 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London
  • 1910-02-21 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • 1910-02-23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London
  • 1910-10-22 Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • 1911-04-12 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
  • 1911-04-19 George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London
  • 1911-05-12 1st Inter-Empire Championships open in London
  • 1911-06-01 1st Inter-Empire Championships close in London
  • 1911-10-04 1st escalator installed on the London Underground at Earl's Court Station
  • 1911-10-19 Royal Mint in London sends dies for Canadian $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
  • 1911-10-25 London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate
  • 1912-09-04 First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
  • 1913-01-06 Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete
  • 1913-05-30 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
  • 1913-09-01 George Bernard Shaw's "Androcles & the Lion" premieres in London
  • 1914-03-10 Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
  • 1914-04-09 "World, the Flesh & the Devil", 1st color film, shown in London
  • 1914-09-04 France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace
  • 1914-09-05 Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London
  • 1915-04-26 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia
  • 1915-05-31 An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London
  • 1916-03-16 James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London
  • 1916-04-19 "Bing Boys are Here" opens in London
  • 1916-05-18 A British Royal Inquiry into the Easter Rising in Dublin is set up in London
  • 1916-08-31 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
  • 1916-11-28 1st German air attack on London
  • 1917-04-07 James Barries' "Old Lady Shows Her" premieres in London
  • 1917-06-13 World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
  • 1917-06-14 1st German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East London
  • 1917-09-03 1st night bombing of London by German aircraft
  • 1918-12-26 After spending Christmas with American troops in France, Wilson goes to London for preliminary discussions about the forthcoming peace conference
  • 1919-04-19 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • 1919-05-29 An expedition sponsored by the Royal Society of London observes a total eclipse of the sun in the Gulf of Guinea, off the African continent
  • 1919-07-22 De Falla & Massine's "Three-cornered Hat" premieres in London
  • 1919-08-25 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
  • 1919-10-07 First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)
  • 1919-10-26 Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres in Queen's Hall London
  • 1919-11-12 Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
  • 1919-12-13 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
  • 1919-12-30 Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.
  • 1920-02-04 1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (lasts 1½ months)
  • 1920-03-20 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (took 1½ months)
  • 1920-04-21 John Galsworthy's "Skin Game" premieres in London
  • 1920-05-17 1st De Havilland double-decker flight (London) lands in Schiphol
  • 1920-09-02 W Somerset Maugham's "East of Suez" premieres in London
  • 1920-11-11 The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
  • 1921-02-21 The London Conference on the Near East begins: the issue is the Allies' 1920 Treaty of Sevres, which had given part of Turkish Asia Minor to Greece
  • 1921-03-17 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
  • 1921-05-30 Lord Dunsany's "If" premieres in London

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1921-06-06 Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1921-06-20 At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies
  • 1921-08-28 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
  • 1921-10-06 International PEN is founded in London.
  • 1922-01-26 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London
  • 1922-06-16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth
  • 1922-10-17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • 1922-12-24 London Coloseum opens
  • 1923-02-01 Noel Coward's "Young Idea" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 907

  • 1913-04-21 Norman Parkinson, English fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1913-05-02 Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England
  • 1913-05-06 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1913-10-28 Peter Glenville, English stage and screen actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), born in London (d. 1996)

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1914-04-02 Alec Guinness, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1914-06-05 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1914-09-05 Stuart Freeborn, motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1914-10-02 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1914-10-07 Sarah Churchill, actress (All Over Town, Royal Wedding), born in London, England
  • 1915-02-18 Phyllis Calvert, Chelsea, English actress (The Man in Grey), born in London, England
  • 1915-07-21 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1916-01-13 Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
  • 1916-05-20 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1916-07-31 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), born in London, England
  • 1916-08-22 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England

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1916-09-28 Peter Finch, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe), born in London, England

  • 1917-02-19 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), born in London, England
  • 1917-07-06 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1917-07-08 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett), born in London, England
  • 1917-08-01 Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics) (d. 2011)
  • 1917-08-30 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in London, (d. 2015)
  • 1917-09-17 Peter Bennett, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot), born in London, England
  • 1917-09-24 William Putnam Bundy, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries), born in London, England
  • 1917-12-22 Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1918-02-04 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918-02-04 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • 1918-02-28 Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • 1918-03-01 Roger Delgado, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June), born in London, England
  • 1918-07-06 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England
  • 1918-09-24 Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
  • 1919-01-04 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
  • 1919-01-25 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
  • 1919-03-27 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1919-06-20 Bruce Gordon, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables), born in London, England
  • 1919-07-07 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1919-08-02 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1919-12-23 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1919-12-25 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads), born in East Ham, London, (d. 1985)
  • 1920-01-08 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1920-02-04 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1920-02-23 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), born in London (d. 2013)
  • 1920-03-06 Lewis Gilbert, director/actor (You Only Live Twice), born in London, England
  • 1920-05-10 Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1920-05-21 Anthony Steel, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse), born in London, England
  • 1920-05-30 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)

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1920-07-25 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1920-08-05 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), born in London, Ontario
  • 1920-08-13 George Shearing, blind pianist/composer (Lullabye of Byrdland), born in London, England
  • 1920-08-29 Susan Damante Shaw, actress (Wilderness Family), born in London, England
  • 1920-12-30 Michael Allinson, London England (George Washington)
  • 1921-02-05 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • 1921-03-04 Joan Greenwood, actress/director (Amorous Mr Prawn), born in London, England
  • 1921-03-28 Dirk Bogarde (born Derek van den Bogaerde) actor (Death in Venice, Servant), born in London, England
  • 1921-04-08 Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England
  • 1921-04-12 Alfred Mabbs, British archivist (Public Records Office), born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1921-04-16 Peter Ustinov, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1921-04-26 Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
  • 1921-05-06 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1921-05-08 Graham Leonard, Bishop of London
  • 1921-05-17 Dennis Brain, french-hornist (Serenade), born in London, England
  • 1921-06-19 Allan Davis, (mayor-London)
  • 1921-06-21 Jean Kent, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1921-08-03 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921-09-24 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer, born in London, England
  • 1921-12-08 Terence Morgan, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England
  • 1922-01-11 Kathleen Byron, actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days), born in London, England
  • 1922-02-06 Patrick Macnee, British actor (John Steed-Avengers), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1922-03-10 Pamela Mason, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters), born in London, England
  • 1922-04-16 Kingsley Amis, English novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1922-04-27 Daphne Anderson, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England
  • 1922-05-06 Alan Ross, editor (London Magazine)
  • 1922-05-08 Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)

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1922-05-27 Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • 1922-05-31 Denholm Elliott, actor (Alfie, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1922-09-17 Ursula Howells, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced), born in London, England
  • 1922-10-16 Max Bygraves, actor (Tom Brown's School Days), born in London, England
  • 1922-12-16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1923-01-13 Jack Watling, actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), born in London, England
  • 1923-03-11 Terry Alexander, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes), born in London, England
  • 1923-04-29 Maxine Audley, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), born in London, England
  • 1923-05-20 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • 1923-06-29 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1923-08-06 Jack Parnell, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show), born in London, England
  • 1923-09-07 Peter Lawford, actor (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), born in London, England
  • 1923-11-15 Peter Hammond, actor (Buccaneers), born in London, England
  • 1923-12-04 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-08 Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-07-28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • 1924-09-24 Sheila MacRae, actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-16 David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
  • 1925-02-27 Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)
  • 1925-03-11 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • 1925-03-21 Peter Brook, director (1776)/TV writer, born in London, England
  • 1925-04-22 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • 1925-07-07 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • 1925-08-22 Honor Blackman, Plaistow, London, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers)
  • 1925-09-02 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England

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1925-10-16 Angela Lansbury, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote), born in London, England

  • 1925-11-11 John Guillermin, film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London, UK (d. 2015)
  • 1926-01-03 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), born in London (d. 2016)

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