English History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,305

  • 1923-08-05 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)
  • 1923-08-12 Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward
  • 1924-06-16 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • 1924-06-30 England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's
  • 1924-07-06 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
  • 1924-12-19 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • 1925-06-29 Canada House opens in London, England.
  • 1926-08-06 NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel
  • 1926-12-28 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service

Film release premierFilm Release

1927-01-24 Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film as director - The Pleasure Garden, in England.

  • 1927-06-04 1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)
  • 1928-02-07 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1928-02-22 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1928-04-19 The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  • 1928-09-28 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
  • 1928-12-05 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929-01-03 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1929-04-24 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • 1929-04-26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
  • 1929-05-27 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
  • 1930-01-10 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
  • 1930-01-10 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • 1930-01-15 George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
  • 1930-04-05 England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
  • 1930-04-10 George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
  • 1930-05-05 Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
  • 1930-05-24 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
  • 1930-06-30 Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours
  • 1930-07-11 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
  • 1930-07-29 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
  • 1930-09-15 1st international bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England
  • 1930-11-22 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
  • 1931-05-23 Whipsnade Zoo opens in Bedfordshire, England
  • 1932-01-26 British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
  • 1932-06-10 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
  • 1932-08-18 Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic
  • 1932-08-27 200,000 English textile workers strike
  • 1933-02-16 England regains the Ashes, thanks to "bodyline" tactics
  • 1933-04-27 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.
  • 1933-06-27 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½ at Southport & Ainsdale, England
  • 1934-02-10 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
  • 1934-05-28 The Glyndebourne festival in Sussex, England, is inaugurated.
  • 1934-08-04 2nd British Empire Games open in London, England
  • 1934-08-11 2nd British Empire Games close in London, England
  • 1934-08-18 Donald Bradman (244) and Ponsford score 451 in partnership in 316 minutes for Australia against England
  • 1934-09-25 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • 1935-03-12 Britain establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns & villages
  • 1935-06-01 Driving test & license plates introduced in England
  • 1935-10-24 Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs mgr Charlie Grimm & Chic players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series
  • 1936-05-15 Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon, England from South Africa in a record 4 days and 16 hours
  • 1936-06-11 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
  • 1936-07-06 A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell.
  • 1936-09-30 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England
  • 1936-12-09 Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck
  • 1937-01-06 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
  • 1937-03-03 Australia snatches series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
  • 1937-04-12 Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
  • 1937-08-05 Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup
  • 1937-09-30 6th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Southport & Ainsdale, England
  • 1938-01-13 The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution.
  • 1938-06-11 England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1938-08-23 England score 7-903 declared v Australia, Len Hutton scores 364
  • 1938-08-24 England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
  • 1939-01-16 The IRA begins a bombing campaign in England
  • 1939-02-27 Borley Rectory, "the most haunted house in England", destroyed in a fire
  • 1939-03-14 England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-06-11 King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939-06-24 Pan Am's 1st US to England flight
  • 1939-08-29 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1939-10-30 German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940-05-10 World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
  • 1940-05-13 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina flees to England
  • 1940-05-14 Admiral Johannes Furstner, Royal Dutch Navy, departs to England
  • 1940-05-20 German General Guderian's tanks reach the English Channel (British expeditionary army)
  • 1940-07-10 Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attack shipping convoys in the English Channel
  • 1940-08-03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
  • 1940-08-08 31 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-08-11 38 German aircraft shot down over England

BattleBattle of Interest

1940-08-13 Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" (Eagle day); 45-48 German aircraft shot down over Southern England (Battle of Britain)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1940-08-15 Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircraft damaged
  • 1940-08-16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-09-03 Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-09-07 Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England
  • 1940-09-09 28 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-11 Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion England)
  • 1940-09-18 19 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-27 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-09-30 47 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-10-02 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-10-04 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-10-31 Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends
  • 1940-11-14 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 1940-11-16 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1941-04-11 Germany blitzes Conventry, England
  • 1941-05-05 2 Fokker employees flee Nazi occupied Netherlands to England
  • 1941-05-11 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England
  • 1941-08-16 HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
  • 1941-10-31 Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
  • 1942-02-12 German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen escape from Brest to Germany in a dash up the English Channel
  • 1942-02-13 Hitler's Operation Sealion, the invasion of England, is cancelled

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 4,528

  • 1846-06-27 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • 1846-11-05 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
  • 1847-02-08 Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1847-03-10 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1847-06-11 Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader (English women's movement)
  • 1847-09-14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England
  • 1847-10-01 Annie Besant, [Wood], England, philosopher (Esoteric christianity)
  • 1847-12-09 George Grossmith, English actor/writer (d. 1912)
  • 1848-02-27 Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)
  • 1848-03-03 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), born in Leeds (d. 1880)
  • 1848-11-06 Richard Jeffries, English naturalist and essayist, born in Coate (d. 1887)
  • 1849-01-09 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
  • 1849-02-13 Lord Randolph Churchill, England, politician, Winston's father
  • 1849-09-21 Edmund Gosse, translator/critic (Father & Son), born in London, England
  • 1849-09-22 John Godden, English explorer (Curacao)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1850-01-27 Samuel Gompers, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), born in London, England

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers
  • 1850-01-27 Edward J. Smith, English captain of the Titanic (d. 1912)
  • 1850-01-29 Ebenezer Howard, pioneer of garden cities, born in London, England
  • 1850-05-18 Oliver Heaviside, physicist (predicted ionosphere), born in London, England
  • 1850-11-20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer
  • 1850-12-30 John Milne, British Geologist, Seismologist, and Anthropologist who developed the first modern seismograph, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1851-06-12 Oliver Joseph Lodge, England, early radio pioneer
  • 1851-07-08 Arthur J Evans, English archaeologist (Crete)
  • 1851-09-28 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
  • 1852-05-04 Alice Pleasance Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland (d. 1934)
  • 1852-08-23 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, born in London (d. 1883)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1852-09-12 H. H. Asquith, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1908-16), born in Morley, England (d. 1928)

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • 1853-01-16 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director (Kathleen)
  • 1853-06-03 William Matthew Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (d. 1942)
  • 1853-12-17 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, England, actor/theater manager (Trilby)
  • 1854-08-10 J Scott Lidgett, theologist, born in London, England
  • 1854-09-28 Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)
  • 1855-01-03 Hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914)
  • 1855-08-18 Alfred Wallis, English artist and mariner (d. 1942)
  • 1855-09-28 Thomas F Tout, historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England
  • 1856-02-14 Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)
  • 1856-02-15 Frank Harris, Galway England, writer
  • 1856-03-04 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1856-03-04 Alfred William Rich, English painter (d. 1921)
  • 1856-03-16 E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince
  • 1856-04-12 William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen)
  • 1856-06-22 Henry Rider Haggard, Norfolk, England, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1856-12-18 J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)

Physicist J. J. Thomson
Physicist
J. J. Thomson
  • 1857-01-11 Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
  • 1857-03-27 Karl Pearson, mathematician, born in London, England
  • 1857-05-13 Ronald Ross, England, pathologist (Nobel 1902)
  • 1857-06-02 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Pomp & Circumstance), born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (d. 1934)
  • 1857-07-28 Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1857-11-22 George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
  • 1857-12-22 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist
  • 1858-01-22 Beatrice Potter Webb, English sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), born in Standish (d. 1943)
  • 1858-02-17 Ernest Ford, English composer, born in Warminster, Wiltshire (d. 1919)
  • 1858-06-23 William Ernst Johnson, mathematician, born in Cambridge, England
  • 1858-07-15 Emmeline Pankhurst, England, found (Women's Social & Political Union)
  • 1858-08-19 Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)
  • 1858-09-09 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • 1858-10-20 John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • 1859-01-06 Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
  • 1859-03-26 A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad)
  • 1859-05-02 Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1859-05-26 Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
  • 1859-07-13 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • 1859-07-30 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • 1859-12-22 Cecil [James] Sharp, collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England
  • 1860-02-25 William James Ashley, English economic-historian
  • 1860-05-31 Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)
  • 1860-06-06 William R Inge, English theologist/Deacon St Paul's Cathedral
  • 1860-10-03 Annie EF Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin)
  • 1860-12-20 Dan Leno, English entertainer (d. 1904)
  • 1861-08-08 William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
  • 1861-08-10 Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist
  • 1861-12-19 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, born in Brighton England
  • 1862-01-29 Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)
  • 1862-04-25 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1862-06-06 Henry John Newbolt, English sea historian/poet
  • 1862-07-02 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1862-08-05 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • 1862-10-13 Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1863-01-17 David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1916-22), born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire, England (d. 1945)

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1863-02-09 Anthony Hope [Hopkins], novelist, born in London, England
  • 1863-03-10 E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, born in London (d. 1948)
  • 1863-04-17 Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (d. 1940)
  • 1863-06-13 Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
  • 1863-07-21 C[harles] Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), born in London, England
  • 1863-11-21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
  • 1864-01-28 Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
  • 1864-02-14 Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
  • 1864-04-09 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical Engineer and Inventor, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1864-06-02 Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), born in London, England
  • 1864-09-28 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • 1864-11-28 James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • 1865-02-09 Mrs [Beatrice] Patrick Campbell, England, actress (Pygmalion)
  • 1865-02-21 John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
  • 1865-02-28 Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
  • 1865-05-18 William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)
  • 1865-06-19 May Whitty, actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1865-07-18 Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
  • 1865-09-26 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English pilot and ornithologist (d. 1937)
  • 1865-10-12 Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 2,236

  • 1779-11-13 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61
  • 1779-12-08 Nathan Alcock, English physician (b. 1707)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1780-02-14 William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

  • 1780-03-20 Sir Benjamin Truman - English brewer (b. 1699/1700)
  • 1780-09-04 John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  • 1780-10-07 Patrick Ferguson, English major in SC, dies in battle at 36
  • 1780-10-17 William Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705)
  • 1780-12-26 John Fothergill, English physician (b. 1712)
  • 1781-01-12 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
  • 1781-02-24 Edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713)
  • 1781-05-08 Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
  • 1782-04-27 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (b. 1710)
  • 1782-07-15 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist, dies at 33
  • 1783-01-07 William Tans'ur, English hymnist (b. 1700)
  • 1783-02-06 Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English architect (Kew), dies at about 67
  • 1783-09-18 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
  • 1784-04-04 Mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies
  • 1784-12-13 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709)
  • 1785-01-19 Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
  • 1785-04-14 William Whitehead, English writer and poet, British Poet Laureate (1757-85), dies at about 70
  • 1785-06-30 James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (b. 1696)
  • 1786-01-14 Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1740 or 1741)
  • 1786-02-28 John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)
  • 1786-04-20 John Goodricke, English deaf & dumb astronomer, dies at 21
  • 1786-04-23 Alexander Cozens, English water colors painter, dies at about 68
  • 1786-09-05 Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1787-04-01 Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
  • 1787-05-10 William Watson, English physician and scientist (b. 1715)
  • 1787-12-18 Soame Jenyns, English writer (b. 1704)
  • 1788-01-31 [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne (Jacobite rebellion), dies at 67
  • 1788-02-18 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (b. 1713)
  • 1788-08-02 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61
  • 1788-12-22 Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)
  • 1789-01-01 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (b. 1716)
  • 1789-01-08 Jack Broughton, English boxer (bc. 1703)
  • 1789-01-23 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)
  • 1789-01-23 John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)
  • 1790-01-15 John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)
  • 1790-05-16 Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (b. 1720)
  • 1790-05-21 Thomas Warton, English critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1791-03-02 John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley
  • 1792-02-23 Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68
  • 1792-03-10 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute/English premier (1760-63), dies at 78
  • 1792-08-03 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (b. 1732)
  • 1793-02-02 William Aiton, English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
  • 1793-03-26 John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)
  • 1793-04-21 John Michell, English seismologist (b. 1724)
  • 1793-04-29 John Michell, English scientist (b. 1724)
  • 1793-06-26 Gilbert White, English naturalist ("Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn"), dies at 72
  • 1793-10-07 Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician (b. 1718)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1794-01-16 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • 1795-01-21 Samuel Wallis, English navigator (b. 1728)
  • 1795-10-01 Robert Bakewell, English cattle breeder, dies at about 70
  • 1795-10-08 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman (b. 1725)
  • 1795-11-19 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62
  • 1796-06-11 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician (b. 1720)
  • 1797-08-03 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80
  • 1797-09-10 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author (b. 1759)
  • 1797-12-11 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
  • 1797-12-26 John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72
  • 1798-05-19 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English dueler (b. 1722)
  • 1798-06-25 Thomas Sandby, English architect (b. 1721)
  • 1798-08-24 Thomas Alcock, English clergyman (b. 1709)
  • 1799-04-17 Richard Jupp, English architect (b. 1728)
  • 1799-07-07 William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53
  • 1799-08-07 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1799-09-07 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English physician/nature investigator, dies at 68
  • 1800-02-23 Joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)
  • 1800-04-25 William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
  • 1801-03-28 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66
  • 1801-05-17 William Heberden, English physician (b. 1710)
  • 1801-09-01 Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies
  • 1802-10-22 Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62
  • 1803-02-21 Edward Despard, last person drawn & quartered in England
  • 1803-03-13 William Emes, English landscape architect (b. 1729 or 1730)
  • 1803-07-05 William Jackson, (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1803-10-26 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (b. 1721)
  • 1804-01-04 Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
  • 1804-01-15 Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725)
  • 1804-07-25 William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
  • 1805-05-25 William Paley, English philosopher (b. 1743)
  • 1805-08-03 Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)
  • 1806-02-19 Elizabeth Carter, English writer (b. 1717)
  • 1806-02-23 John Alcock, English composer and organist, dies at 90
  • 1806-09-13 Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
  • 1807-04-09 John Opie, English painter (The Murder of Rizzio), dies at 46
  • 1807-07-13 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1807-12-03 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies
  • 1807-12-21 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (b. 1725)
  • 1808-05-28 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1809-06-08 Thomas Paine, English/American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1809-08-18 Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (b. 1728)
  • 1809-11-09 Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)
  • 1811-02-09 Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1811-03-14 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), dies at 75

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • 1811-09-30 Thomas Percy, English bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
  • 1811-10-15 Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735)
  • 1811-12-08 Eliza Poe, English-born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1787)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1812-10-13 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1812-12-27 Joanna Southcott, an English self-described religious prophetess.