English History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,305


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-01-15 General Eisenhower arrives in England

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1944-06-18 German submarine U-767 sunk by English Navy destroyers in the English Channel
  • 1944-07-01 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
  • 1944-07-19 General Bradley flies to England
  • 1944-08-23 US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-12-15 Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1945-03-29 World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1945-08-08 England & Australian Services draw 4th Victory Test
  • 1945-09-30 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
  • 1946-03-01 British government nationalises and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
  • 1947-01-06 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
  • 1948-01-21 W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
  • 1948-02-13 Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
  • 1948-04-01 H H H Johnson's debut as a bowler for West Indies to win v England 10-96
  • 1948-07-27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-09-01 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1949-03-09 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
  • 1949-09-17 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
  • 1950-06-29 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks to Ramadhin & Valentine
  • 1950-07-22 Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-08-08 Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

  • 1950-08-16 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • 1950-08-22 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 1950-09-26 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • 1951-04-16 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
  • 1951-09-11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes
  • 1951-09-24 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England
  • 1952-08-15 9 inches of rain fall creates a 20 ft wave in Lynmouth, England, killing 34

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-09-19 The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1952-12-04 Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
  • 1953-10-03 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England
  • 1954-03-19 Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete centuries in innings for the West Indies v England
  • 1955-07-14 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England
  • 1956-03-09 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
  • 1956-07-06 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
  • 1956-07-16 King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
  • 1956-10-17 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
  • 1957-01-16 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • 1957-02-20 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
  • 1957-06-13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass
  • 1957-07-05 Tom Graveney of England scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • 1957-10-05 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1957-12-04 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
  • 1958-04-04 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
  • 1958-06-20 NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
  • 1958-07-10 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
  • 1959-01-30 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval
  • 1959-05-30 World's 1st hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes, England
  • 1959-06-18 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
  • 1959-07-25 SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.
  • 1959-07-27 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
  • 1959-08-24 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-10-09 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1960-01-12 Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
  • 1960-01-30 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
  • 1960-06-24 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
  • 1961-09-21 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel both ways (44 miles)
  • 1961-09-22 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min at 42.
  • 1961-10-14 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
  • 1962-07-11 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • 1963-01-12 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • 1963-05-15 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atlético Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • 1963-08-08 Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million)
  • 1964-01-14 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
  • 1964-02-09 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • 1964-02-22 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 1964-03-27 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
  • 1964-03-28 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
  • 1964-07-28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • 1964-09-21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • 1964-11-29 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
  • 1965-05-19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • 1965-08-12 Dame Elizabeth Lane becomes first female English High Court judge
  • 1965-10-08 Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England
  • 1965-10-09 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 1966-01-29 Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
  • 1966-02-16 Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966-05-06 Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
  • 1966-07-30 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London
  • 1966-09-29 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • 1966-12-31 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
  • 1967-02-08 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • 1967-02-27 Dominica gains independence from England
  • 1967-07-03 "News at 10" premieres on English TV
  • 1967-07-28 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
  • 1967-09-08 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • 1967-09-11 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
  • 1968-03-01 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
  • 1968-04-20 British politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech
  • 1968-05-19 Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard
  • 1968-06-24 Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
  • 1968-11-11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
  • 1968-12-01 Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting
  • 1969-01-09 First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England
  • 1969-05-01 Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
  • 1969-07-07 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
  • 1969-09-20 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 1969-11-15 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
  • 1969-12-18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 4,528

  • 1865-10-27 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
  • 1865-12-04 Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)
  • 1866-01-20 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1866-02-15 Bannister Fletcher, architect & architectural historian, born in London, England
  • 1866-02-24 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • 1866-06-03 George Howells Broadhurst, English director (d. 1952)
  • 1866-06-20 Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutanchamon)
  • 1866-07-25 Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1866-07-28 Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit"), born in London (d. 1943)

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1866-08-17 Julia Marlowe, English actress (d. 1950)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1866-09-21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1866-11-08 Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1866-12-14 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
  • 1867-01-01 Charles Edward Montague, English author/critic (Fiery Particles)
  • 1867-02-09 Edward Naylor, English composer and organist, born in Scarborough (d. 1934)
  • 1867-02-17 William Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)
  • 1867-03-15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
  • 1867-05-27 Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
  • 1867-07-02 Herbert Prior, England, actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1867-08-03 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1867-08-14 John Galsworthy, England, author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932)
  • 1867-09-19 Arthur Rackham, England, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
  • 1867-09-27 Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner (Cavandish Hotel-England)
  • 1868-03-15 Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-04-10 George Arliss, actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England

  • 1868-04-25 John Bevins Moisant, pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him. (D. 1910)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-06-06 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • 1868-06-21 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist (d. 1946)
  • 1868-06-30 C V France, Bradford England, actor (Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-07-14 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), born in Washington Hall, County Durham, England (d. 1926)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • 1868-08-07 Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
  • 1868-08-12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1868-10-23 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • 1869-02-14 Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
  • 1869-03-03 Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1869-03-18 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40), born in Birmingham, England

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1869-05-02 Tyrone Power Sr, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band), born in London, England
  • 1869-08-09 Randle Ayrton, Chester England, actor (Manxman)
  • 1869-10-11 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • 1869-10-14 Joseph Duveen, England, art connoisseur (Elgin marbles)
  • 1869-10-30 Lawrence Grant, actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Bournemouth, England
  • 1869-12-02 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
  • 1870-01-04 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • 1870-02-12 Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • 1870-03-04 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • 1870-07-27 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
  • 1870-09-02 Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1870-09-22 Charlotte Cooper, English tennis champion and the 1st female Olympic champion in 1900, born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1870-10-22 Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)
  • 1871-02-18 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1871-04-06 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • 1871-07-08 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • 1871-09-24 Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960)
  • 1871-09-30 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1871-11-03 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 1872-02-24 John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)
  • 1872-05-18 Bertrand Russell, England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)
  • 1872-05-31 William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)
  • 1872-07-01 Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
  • 1872-08-21 Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)
  • 1872-08-24 Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)
  • 1872-09-28 Lena Ashwell, England, actress/theatrical manager (Kingsway)
  • 1872-09-28 Tom Terriss, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England
  • 1872-10-12 Ralph Vaughan Williams, Down Amp England, composer (Hugh the Drover)
  • 1872-11-03 Wilfred Trotter, Coleford Gloucestershire, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck
  • 1872-12-08 John Cowper Powys, English writer (Wolf Solent) and critic, Born in Shirley, Derbyshire (d. 1963)
  • 1873-01-16 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • 1873-03-11 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • 1873-04-28 Harold Bauer, English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)
  • 1873-09-01 Guy Standing, English actor (Cradle Song)
  • 1873-10-21 George P Gooch, English historian/MP
  • 1873-11-04 G E Moore, English philosopher (Ethics)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1873-11-05 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, born in London, England (d. 1935)

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 1873-12-17 Ford Madox Ford, English novelist/editor (Inheritors)
  • 1874-01-16 Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
  • 1874-01-25 Hewlett Johnson, [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop
  • 1874-02-03 Franklyn Dyall, actor (Easy Virtue), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1874-03-05 Henry Travers, England, actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra)
  • 1874-03-26 Gerald du Maurier, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces), born in London, England
  • 1874-05-29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • 1874-09-21 Gustav Theodore Holst, Cheltenham, England, composer (Planets)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-09-26 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England (d. 1963)

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-11-30 Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II and winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature, born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1965)

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1875-01-07 Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic-gold-1904)
  • 1875-03-29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1875-04-01 Edgar Wallace, English novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)
  • 1875-06-09 Henry Dale, physiologist (Nobel-1936), born in London, England
  • 1875-07-17 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
  • 1875-08-09 Albert William Ketelbey, Aston England, composer (Wonder Worker)
  • 1875-08-15 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1875-08-23 William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
  • 1875-10-26 H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (King of Kings), born in London, England
  • 1876-02-16 George Macauley, English historian (Giuseppi Garibaldi), born in Trevelyan, England
  • 1876-05-12 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria
  • 1876-06-13 William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
  • 1876-09-01 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877-01-04 Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1877-02-07 Godfrey H Hardy, England, number theorist
  • 1877-06-07 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
  • 1877-06-11 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 2,236

  • 1813-06-17 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1813-08-11 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • 1814-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian (b. 1726)
  • 1814-07-19 Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40
  • 1815-01-15 Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761
  • 1815-06-06 Samuel Whitbread, English Politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1817-07-18 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1818-05-14 Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)
  • 1818-11-17 Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
  • 1819-01-14 Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)
  • 1819-05-02 Mary Moser, English painter (b. 1744)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1820-06-19 Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1821-04-22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher, dies at 52
  • 1821-07-04 Richard Cosway, English artist (b. 1742)
  • 1822-06-19 John Bray, English-born American composer (The Indian Princess), dies on his 40th birthday
  • 1822-07-08 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • 1823-01-26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies at 73
  • 1823-02-07 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • 1823-02-26 John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1824-02-22 John Davy, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1824-05-26 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • 1824-12-21 James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
  • 1825-01-14 George Dance the Younger, English architect (b. 1741)
  • 1827-01-05 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • 1827-06-26 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1827-08-12 William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • 1828-12-22 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)
  • 1829-05-16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56
  • 1830-01-07 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
  • 1831-04-20 John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)
  • 1831-06-08 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English actress (Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • 1831-08-22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1832-02-03 George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77
  • 1832-03-30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1832-06-06 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • 1833-05-15 Edmund Kean, English actor (Shylock), dies at 46

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1833-07-29 William Wilberforce, English abolitionist, dies at 73

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • 1833-08-24 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65
  • 1834-12-27 Charles Lamb, English essayist (b. 1775)
  • 1835-06-18 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (b. 1763)
  • 1836-04-07 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • 1837-01-20 John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
  • 1837-03-31 John Constable, English painter/water colors painter, dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1837-05-31 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", dies at 57

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi
  • 1837-07-24 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • 1838-03-22 Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
  • 1839-08-28 William Smith, English geologist (b. 1769)
  • 1840-01-06 Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)
  • 1840-06-19 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50
  • 1841-02-13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • 1841-08-24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • 1842-02-18 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
  • 1842-04-11 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies
  • 1842-10-20 Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
  • 1843-03-21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • 1844-02-16 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)
  • 1844-06-15 Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • 1844-08-30 Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies
  • 1846-09-23 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
  • 1847-06-11 John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1848-05-11 Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
  • 1848-08-09 Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1848-12-19 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), dies of tuberculosis at 30

Novelist Emily Brontë
Novelist
Emily Brontë
  • 1849-01-26 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45
  • 1849-05-28 Anne Brontë, English novelist (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies at 29
  • 1849-11-13 William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
  • 1850-04-07 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1850-04-23 William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (The Prelude), dies at 80

  • 1850-07-04 William Kirby, English entomologist (b. 1759)
  • 1852-09-14 Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
  • 1852-09-22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)
  • 1854-02-17 John Martin, English painter (b. 1789)
  • 1854-04-15 Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • 1854-04-29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)
  • 1854-11-18 Edward Forbes, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography, dies of an illness at 39
  • 1854-11-25 John G Lockhart, [scorpion], English biographer, dies at 60
  • 1855-01-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English writer, brother of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • 1855-03-20 Joseph Aspdin, English mason and inventor (b. 1788)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1855-03-31 Charlotte Brontë, English novelist (Jane Eyre), dies at 38

  • 1855-04-13 Henry De la Beche, English geologist (b. 1796)
  • 1855-05-05 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (b. 1786)
  • 1855-05-23 Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797)
  • 1855-07-08 Sir William Edward Parry, English Arctic explorer (b. 1790)
  • 1855-12-06 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (b. 1789)
  • 1856-02-17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
  • 1856-06-15 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73
  • 1856-08-05 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1856-08-30 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811)
  • 1858-06-16 John Snow, English epidemiologist (b. 1813)
  • 1858-11-08 George Peacock, English Mathematician, dies at 67
  • 1859-06-07 David Cox, English artist (b. 1783)
  • 1859-12-08 Thomas de Quincey, English author (b. 1785)
  • 1859-12-28 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies
  • 1860-02-20 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader, dies at 69
  • 1860-05-12 Charles Barry, English architect (b. 1795)
  • 1860-06-29 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67
  • 1860-11-08 Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies
  • 1861-12-14 Albert, Prince consort of England and husband of Queen Victoria, dies at 42
  • 1862-03-01 Peter Barlow, English mathematician (b. 1776)
  • 1862-06-17 Charles J Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49