English History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,324

  • 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)
  • 1970-03-16 New English Bible published
  • 1970-03-17 US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
  • 1970-03-29 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
  • 1970-04-03 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt
  • 1970-05-23 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US (England)
  • 1970-12-11 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England
  • 1970-12-13 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA
  • 1971-01-05 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
  • 1971-01-14 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
  • 1971-01-29 Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
  • 1971-01-30 Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-03-14 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1971-08-24 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
  • 1971-09-06 British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland
  • 1971-09-27 Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England
  • 1972-07-01 The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • 1972-12-23 Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • 1973-05-16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki
  • 1974-02-04 Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
  • 1974-02-25 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
  • 1974-04-01 In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
  • 1974-07-13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • 1974-11-12 A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833
  • 1974-11-21 Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")
  • 1975-01-09 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
  • 1975-01-14 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England
  • 1975-01-24 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
  • 1975-03-10 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • 1975-08-27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • 1975-11-12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • 1975-11-27 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • 1975-12-06 Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
  • 1976-07-09 England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • 1977-03-13 Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test
  • 1977-05-14 English football international Bobby Moore retires
  • 1977-09-17 22nd Ryder Cup: US, 12½-13½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes England
  • 1978-01-18 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pakistan at Karachi
  • 1978-05-21 118 Unification church couples wed in England
  • 1978-07-25 Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby is born at Oldham General Hospital in England
  • 1978-07-29 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • 1979-06-06 200th running of horse's Derby in England
  • 1979-06-12 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
  • 1979-07-17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
  • 1979-08-06 Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel
  • 1979-08-09 English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
  • 1979-08-20 The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
  • 1979-09-04 India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • 1980-02-29 Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England
  • 1980-03-20 The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate Radio Caroline sinks
  • 1980-05-14 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • 1980-09-02 John Arlott commentates on his last game, England v Australia at Lord's

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-06-05 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1981-06-10 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
  • 1981-07-07 The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel
  • 1981-07-20 England set for innings loss v Aust, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
  • 1981-08-09 Six English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
  • 1981-08-12 Jon Erikson (US) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)
  • 1981-08-24 American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
  • 1981-09-20 24th Ryder Cup: US, 18½-9½ at Walton Heath Golf Club (Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, England)
  • 1982-02-03 John Sharples of England finishes 371 hours of disco dancing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-05-28 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982-07-09 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 1982-09-14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • 1982-10-11 English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
  • 1983-01-07 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
  • 1983-04-01 Anti-nuclear demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
  • 1983-08-06 Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1983-08-18 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • 1983-11-14 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England
  • 1983-11-25 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
  • 1984-02-01 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1984-02-05 NZ beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days
  • 1984-08-14 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
  • 1985-01-17 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
  • 1985-02-17 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
  • 1985-05-11 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history
  • 1985-05-15 Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1985-07-05 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min
  • 1985-09-09 Race riot in Birmingham, England
  • 1985-09-15 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16½-11½ at The Belfry, England
  • 1985-09-24 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
  • 1986-03-31 English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead
  • 1986-03-31 Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
  • 1986-04-16 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
  • 1986-12-12 David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
  • 1986-12-17 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England
  • 1987-07-06 Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
  • 1987-08-03 Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1987-08-07 Javed Miandad scores 260 v England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 4,661

  • 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 G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1877-09-02 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956), born in Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1956)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1877-11-18 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)
  • 1877-11-25 Harley Granville-Barker, dramatist/producer/critic, born in London, England
  • 1877-12-31 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)
  • 1878-01-04 Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
  • 1878-01-19 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1878-01-22 Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer (Kitty, Whirlpool)
  • 1878-04-22 Kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer
  • 1878-07-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1878-11-06 Ernest Irving, English composer
  • 1878-11-24 Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1879-01-01 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1879-01-15 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1879-02-05 Edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)
  • 1879-02-23 Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
  • 1879-02-26 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • 1879-04-26 Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
  • 1879-04-29 Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
  • 1879-05-25 W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
  • 1879-06-04 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1964)
  • 1879-06-06 L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect
  • 1879-06-23 William Ewart Berry, 1st viscount Camrose/English nobleman
  • 1879-08-13 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
  • 1879-08-21 Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)
  • 1879-09-27 Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)
  • 1879-10-30 Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England
  • 1879-12-22 Ralph Hawtrey, Buckinghamshire England, economist (multiplier)
  • 1879-12-27 Sydney Greenstreet, Sandwich England, actor (Maltese Falcon)
  • 1880-01-01 Edie Martin, actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England
  • 1880-03-01 Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
  • 1880-03-12 House Peters, England, silent film actor (Kansas Territory)
  • 1880-03-17 Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • 1880-04-10 Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)
  • 1880-09-22 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • 1880-11-02 John Foulds, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939
  • 1880-11-25 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • 1881-01-09 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
  • 1881-01-17 Alfred Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1955)
  • 1881-02-13 Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)
  • 1881-03-25 Mary Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1881-04-03 Margaret MJ "Daisy" Ashford, English author (Young Sisters)
  • 1881-06-01 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1881-08-01 Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer
  • 1881-08-02 Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
  • 1881-09-12 Daniel Jones, England phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary)
  • 1881-09-16 Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
  • 1881-09-17 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
  • 1881-09-20 Walter Kingsford, Redhill England, actor (My Favorite Blonde)
  • 1881-09-28 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • 1881-10-26 Margaret Wycherly, actress (Keeper of the Flame), born in London, England
  • 1881-11-04 Milton Rosmer, Southport England, director (Murder in the Red Barn)
  • 1881-11-17 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh Dutch/MP

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882-01-18 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, born in Hampstead Middlesex (d. 1956)

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882-01-25 Virginia Woolf [Adeline], author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)

  • 1882-02-22 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • 1882-03-02 Wallis Clark, Essex England, actress (Postal Inspector)
  • 1882-03-25 Haydn Wood, English composer, born in Slaithwaite (d. 1959)
  • 1882-04-18 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1882-05-05 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
  • 1882-06-01 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1882-07-30 Holmes Herbert, Mansfield England, actor (The Kiss)
  • 1882-08-05 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)
  • 1882-08-14 Gisela Richter, English art historian (d. 1972)
  • 1882-10-24 Sybil Thorndike, England, actress (Saint Joan)
  • 1882-11-18 Wyndham Lewis, English author/painter (Tarr, Apes of God)
  • 1882-12-28 Arthur Eddington, England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician
  • 1883-01-20 Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
  • 1883-01-24 Estelle Winwood, [Goodwin], England, actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
  • 1883-02-15 Sax Rohmer (real name Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward), English author of Dr Fu Manchu novels (d. 1959)
  • 1883-02-18 Tom Walls, Kingsthorpe England, actor/producer (Undercover)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,314

  • 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
  • 1859-05-02 Eliza Courtney, English illegitimate daughter of Charles Grey and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, 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
  • 1863-03-11 Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
  • 1864-05-20 John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70
  • 1864-09-16 John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)
  • 1865-04-30 Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)
  • 1865-06-08 Joseph Paxton, English architect, gardener and MP (Crystal Palace), dies at 61
  • 1865-11-12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
  • 1866-01-23 Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785)
  • 1866-03-06 William Whewell, English scientist, philosopher, and historian of science (b. 1794)
  • 1866-04-15 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, dies at 51
  • 1866-08-06 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
  • 1867-08-25 Michael Faraday, English scientist (b. 1791)
  • 1869-01-26 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)
  • 1869-06-16 Charles Sturt, English explorer (b. 1795)
  • 1869-09-17 Peter M Roget, England, lexographer (Roget's Thesaurus), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1870-06-09 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies of stroke at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1871-04-07 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1871-06-09 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • 1871-09-07 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (Steel warships), drowns

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1871-10-20 Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • 1871-11-11 William Lonsdale, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral), dies at 77
  • 1872-04-01 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (b. 1805)
  • 1872-04-01 William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (b. 1843)
  • 1873-01-18 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • 1873-04-20 William Tite, English architect (b. 1798)
  • 1873-04-27 William Charles Macready, English actor (b. 1793)
  • 1873-07-19 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67
  • 1873-08-02 Frank Mori, English composer, dies at 53
  • 1873-10-09 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1874-06-22 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1875-01-23 Charles Kingsley, English vicar and writer (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • 1876-05-20 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
  • 1876-05-24 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
  • 1876-07-14 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
  • 1876-08-19 George Smith, English Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), dies of fever at 36
  • 1877-03-09 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • 1877-03-24 Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
  • 1878-02-01 George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85
  • 1878-03-16 William Banting, English undertaker, dies
  • 1878-04-25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58
  • 1878-06-23 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (Back River), dies at 81 (b. 1796)
  • 1879-08-03 Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
  • 1880-01-27 Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)
  • 1880-05-10 John Goss, English composer and organist (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), dies at 79
  • 1880-05-26 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, dies at 63
  • 1880-08-15 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), dies while horse riding at 32
  • 1880-10-04 William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
  • 1880-12-22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English novelist (Adam Bede, Middlemarch), dies on her 61st birthday
  • 1881-06-16 Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795)
  • 1881-07-20 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh, dies
  • 1882-01-03 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
  • 1882-01-04 John William Draper, English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
  • 1882-04-09 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882-04-19 Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, dies of heart failure at 73

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1883-03-09 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, dies at 30
  • 1883-06-14 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • 1883-07-24 Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • 1884-02-21 John Pike Hullah, English composer, dies at 71
  • 1884-03-01 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician (b. 1820)
  • 1884-08-06 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (b. 1812)
  • 1885-01-19 Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
  • 1885-01-26 Edward Davy, English inventor (b. 1806)
  • 1885-02-18 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, English contralto and composer, dies at 61
  • 1885-05-19 Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
  • 1885-10-29 James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda
  • 1886-11-08 Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29
  • 1887-02-10 Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • 1887-08-14 Richard Jeffries, English naturalist and essayist, dies of tuberculosis at 38
  • 1887-10-12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61

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1888-04-15 Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
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Matthew Arnold
  • 1888-09-30 Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1888-09-30 Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1889-03-27 John Bright, English statesman (b. 1811)
  • 1889-09-23 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (The Moonstone), dies at 65
  • 1889-10-11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)

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1889-12-12 Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77