London in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 945

  • 1897-05-22 The Blackwall Tunnel, London, under the River Thames was officially opened
  • 1897-07-25 Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.
  • 1897-08-19 1st electric taxis drive in London
  • 1897-10-22 World's first car dealer opens in London
  • 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 Treaty of London signed by the Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and the victorious Balkan League (Serbia, Greece, Kingdom of Bulgaria, and Montenegro) bringing an end to the First Balkan War
  • 1913-07-29 Independence of the Principality of Albania recognized by the Conference 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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 977


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1909-06-07 Jessica Tandy, actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), born in London, England

Actress Jessica Tandy
Actress
Jessica Tandy
  • 1909-06-28 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • 1909-07-17 Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), born in London, England
  • 1909-08-20 Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), born in London, England
  • 1909-09-17 Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
  • 1909-12-18 Mona Barrie, [Smith], actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England

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1910-02-13 William Shockley, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist, born in London, England

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley

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1910-03-01 David Niven, actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

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1910-03-01 Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, born in London (d. 2002)

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 1910-06-15 David Rose, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper), born in London, England
  • 1910-06-17 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1910-09-06 Frank Fidler, English artist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1910-09-14 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England
  • 1910-12-01 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1910-12-24 Betty Ann Davies, actress (Tough Guy), born in London, England
  • 1911-07-18 Hume Cronyn, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario
  • 1911-10-21 Peter Graves, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton), born in London, England
  • 1912-02-07 Derek Farr, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England
  • 1912-02-12 Ernest Clark, actor (Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • 1912-06-23 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), born in London (d. 1954)

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1913-02-06 Mary Leakey, British paleoanthropologist, discovered earliest human footprints ((3.6 million years old), born in London (d. 1996)

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
  • 1913-02-10 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London (d. 1916)
  • 1913-04-16 Les Tremayne, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England
  • 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)
  • 1914-08-08 Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1948)
  • 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
  • 1915-01-31 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 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, English actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 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, London mayor (1985-86), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 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
  • 1921-12-30 Michael Hollings, British Catholic priest/crusader, born in Camberley, London (d. 1997)
  • 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)

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