English History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 1,305

  • 1988-06-12 The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.
  • 1988-07-05 Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
  • 1988-09-06 Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Channel
  • 1989-01-08 Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die
  • 1989-01-14 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford, England
  • 1989-02-20 An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
  • 1989-04-15 96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England
  • 1989-08-11 Geoff Marsh & Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England
  • 1989-09-24 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
  • 1990-01-25 Around 39 people, among them children, as a storm hits England
  • 1990-07-07 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats England 2-1 in football's World Cup Third Place game
  • 1990-10-30 Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
  • 1990-12-01 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • 1991-01-28 Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
  • 1991-02-01 Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA
  • 1991-03-14 English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
  • 1991-05-15 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1991-07-28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • 1991-11-02 2nd Rugby World Cup: Australia beats England 12-6 in London
  • 1991-11-09 Joint European Torus (JET) scientists in Culham England successfully harness nuclear fusion to produce the first large amount of controlled fusion power
  • 1992-03-18 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
  • 1992-03-25 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup
  • 1992-05-19 Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches
  • 1992-08-20 England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs Pakistan, then world ODI record
  • 1992-11-11 The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
  • 1993-01-25 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
  • 1993-02-22 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • 1993-02-23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • 1993-03-18 Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
  • 1993-03-20 IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England
  • 1993-05-21 Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
  • 1993-06-18 Toru Takemitsu's "Archipelago" premieres in Aldeburgh England
  • 1993-06-21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • 1993-09-09 Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times
  • 1993-09-26 30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
  • 1993-11-24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • 1993-12-08 Storm hits western Europe, 11 killed in England
  • 1994-03-07 David Platt appointed captain of English football team
  • 1994-03-12 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
  • 1994-03-19 Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown
  • 1994-04-18 Brian Lara scores 375 for WI vs England to beat Sobers' record
  • 1994-05-04 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen
  • 1994-05-06 Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
  • 1994-11-14 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel
  • 1995-01-29 Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
  • 1995-03-22 Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
  • 1995-05-10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 1995-06-27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • 1995-10-28 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • 1995-11-22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • 1996-03-01 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
  • 1996-03-09 Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in WC QF
  • 1996-06-08 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
  • 1996-12-06 Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match
  • 1997-02-06 Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husband's sperm
  • 1997-05-06 The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-05-28 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1998-05-13 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 1998-12-26 Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

Music releaseAlbum Release

2001-11-13 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

Singer Shakira
  • 2002-03-21 Schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
  • 2002-07-25 17th Commonwealth Games open in Manchester, England
  • 2002-08-04 17th Commonwealth Games close in Manchester, England
  • 2002-09-29 34th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 15.5-12.5 at The Belfry, England
  • 2002-10-27 The British ITV Network airs a regional service for the last time in England and Wales, LWT loses its identity completely

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-06-21 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • 2003-08-28 An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
  • 2003-11-18 In England, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective
  • 2003-11-22 5th Rugby World Cup: England beats Australia 20-17 at Sydney
  • 2003-11-26 Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
  • 2004-02-05 Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
  • 2004-11-06 An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.
  • 2005-07-28 A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
  • 2005-11-30 John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
  • 2005-12-11 The Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, England, is rocked by explosions, causing a huge oil fire.
  • 2006-03-01 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • 2007-02-23 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
  • 2007-05-21 Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper, is badly damaged by fire in Greenwich, England.
  • 2007-07-01 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2007-10-20 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis
  • 2008-09-26 Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
  • 2010-05-08 Barrow AFC won the English FA Trophy at Wembley, this makes them the only team in the world to win it at both the Old & New Wembley stadiums.
  • 2012-04-30 Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history
  • 2012-05-13 Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time
  • 2012-09-12 Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester
  • 2013-02-13 Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession
  • 2013-04-22 Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
  • 2014-06-30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014-07-14 The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops
  • 2014-11-17 The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops
  • 2015-01-26 Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England
  • 2015-03-26 Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012
  • 2015-05-03 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League
  • 2015-06-15 800 year anniversary of "the birthplace of modern democracy,", the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runymeade, England
  • 2015-08-23 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
  • 2015-08-30 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years
  • 2015-09-19 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
  • 2015-10-03 Host England loses to Australia 33-13 and crashes out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage
  • 2016-03-17 Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves 2,500 years old in Pocklington, Northern England
  • 2016-03-24 English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 4,532

  • 1886-01-11 George Zucco, England, actor (Adv of Sherlock Holmes, Capt Fury)
  • 1886-01-14 Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • 1886-01-17 Ronald Firbank, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England
  • 1886-03-05 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1886-04-08 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), born in Lelant, Cornwall (d. 1966)

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1886-06-11 Lillian Fontaine, Reading England, actress (Suddenly it's Spring)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1886-06-18 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), born in Mobberley, CEngland (d. 1924)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 1886-08-27 Eric Coates, Hucknall Nottinghamshire England, viola player/composer
  • 1886-08-27 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, born in Harrow, England (d. 1979)
  • 1886-09-08 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • 1886-11-21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1886-12-10 Victor McLaglen, English actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935), born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1959)

  • 1887-02-01 Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1887-02-20 Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)
  • 1887-02-25 Leonard Carey, England, actor (Laughter)
  • 1887-02-27 James D Innes, English painter
  • 1887-04-24 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (d. 1931)
  • 1887-05-02 Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
  • 1887-06-01 Clive Brook, actor/director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England
  • 1887-06-22 Julian S Huxley, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England
  • 1887-08-05 Reginald Owen, Wheathampstead England, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
  • 1887-08-08 Esme Percy, actor (Old Spanish Custom), born in London, England
  • 1887-08-08 Malcolm Keen, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Chris-Mama)
  • 1887-09-07 Edith L Sitwell, English poetess/author (Wheels)
  • 1887-09-25 May Sutton Bundy, Tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1887-09-26 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (d. 1958)
  • 1887-09-26 Sir Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (d. 1979)
  • 1887-10-20 John Warburton, Huddersfield England, actor (Saratoga Trunk)
  • 1887-11-01 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes, born in Stretford, England (d. 1976)
  • 1887-11-09 Muriel Aked, Bingley England actress (Happiest Days of Your Life)
  • 1887-11-11 Roland Young, British-born American actor, born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • 1887-11-23 Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich England, actor (Frankenstein)
  • 1887-11-23 Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)
  • 1887-12-06 Lynn Fontanne, Woodford England, Bdwy actress (Dulcy, Arms & the Man)
  • 1887-12-23 Eric Blore, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad), born in London, England
  • 1888-02-08 Edith Evans, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1888-02-17 Ronald Aburthnott Knox, English priest/writer (Viaduct Murder)
  • 1888-02-20 Marie Rambert, English ballet producer/director/teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1888-03-24 Jameson Thomas, actor (Farmer's Wife), born in London, England
  • 1888-04-11 Donald Calthrop, actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), born in London, England
  • 1888-05-14 Miles Mander, Wolverhampton England, actor (Tower of London)
  • 1888-06-27 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian (d. 1960)
  • 1888-07-18 Sydney Horler, English detective writer
  • 1888-08-22 Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
  • 1888-09-28 Herman McNeile, soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), born in Cornwall, England
  • 1888-10-03 Claud Allister, actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in London, England
  • 1888-10-08 Clifford Heatherley, Preston England, actress (For Love or Money)
  • 1888-11-10 Hugh Wakefield, Wanstead England, actress (Blithe Spirit)
  • 1888-12-06 Will Hay, English comedian and actor (d. 1949)
  • 1888-12-08 Paul Cavanagh, Chislehurst England, actor (Tarzan & his Mate)
  • 1888-12-18 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
  • 1888-12-22 Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
  • 1889-02-22 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain)
  • 1889-02-22 Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
  • 1889-02-23 Cyril Delevanti, England, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis, Black Eye)
  • 1889-04-08 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1889-04-14 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), born in London (d. 1975)

  • 1889-04-16 Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England
  • 1889-05-31 Athene Seyler, actress (Make Mine Mink), born in London, England
  • 1889-08-06 John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)
  • 1889-08-10 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)
  • 1889-08-10 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic-gold-1912)
  • 1889-09-07 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man)
  • 1889-11-10 Claude Rains, actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), born in London, England
  • 1889-11-24 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • 1889-11-30 Edgar D Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932)
  • 1890-02-25 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • 1890-03-29 Harold Spencer Jones, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London, England
  • 1890-03-31 William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1890-05-23 Herbert Marshall, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes), born in London, England
  • 1890-06-09 Leslie Banks, English actor/director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • 1890-06-16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)
  • 1890-06-19 Barbara Everest, actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England
  • 1890-08-28 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1890-09-15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • 1890-09-24 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • 1890-10-01 Stanley Holloway, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England
  • 1890-10-14 Frank Conroy, Derby England, actor (Call of the Wild)
  • 1890-11-25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
  • 1890-12-05 David Bomberg, English painter (d. 1957)
  • 1890-12-10 George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Q Planes), born in London, England
  • 1890-12-28 Frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China)
  • 1891-01-01 Frank Pettingell, English actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out), born in Liverpool (d. 1966)
  • 1891-01-08 Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-02-09 Ronald Colman, English actor (Tale of 2 Cities), born in Richmond, England (d. 1958)

  • 1891-03-12 Michael Polany, Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist
  • 1891-04-22 Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
  • 1891-07-14 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • 1891-08-02 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • 1891-09-16 Isabel Jeans, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-10-20 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron), born in Bollington, Cheshire (d. 1974)

Physicist James Chadwick
James Chadwick
  • 1891-11-20 Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)
  • 1891-12-17 Robertson Hare, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge), born in London, England
  • 1892-03-09 David Garnett, English novelist and editor (Lady into Fox)
  • 1892-03-09 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst)
  • 1892-03-13 Alec Rowley, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1892-04-24 Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack)
  • 1892-05-11 Margaret Rutherford, England, actress (Murder Most Foul)
  • 1892-06-16 Lupino Lane, English actor (Love Parade), born in London (d. 1959)
  • 1892-06-28 Edward H Carr, England, historian (History of Soviet Russia)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,237

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1898-01-14 Lewis Carroll, English writer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), dies at 65

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1898-03-01 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
  • 1898-03-15 Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
  • 1898-03-16 Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23
  • 1898-06-03 Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74
  • 1898-06-17 Edward Burne-Jones, English artist (b. 1833)
  • 1898-11-02 George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  • 1898-11-20 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies
  • 1899-02-11 George Morgan, 1st English motorist to die in an motor accident, dies
  • 1899-03-18 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76
  • 1899-12-30 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget), dies at 85
  • 1900-01-20 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 1900-01-20 Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
  • 1900-08-28 Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies
  • 1900-11-22 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Mikado, Pirates of Penzance), dies at 58
  • 1901-01-09 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • 1901-01-14 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian, dies at 57
  • 1901-02-14 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1901-04-22 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop, dies at 74
  • 1901-07-17 John Farmer, English composer, dies at 64
  • 1901-07-20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • 1901-11-06 Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • 1902-05-01 John Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
  • 1902-06-19 John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69
  • 1902-09-06 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • 1902-09-06 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1903-03-04 Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
  • 1903-12-28 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46
  • 1904-01-26 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • 1904-02-22 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • 1904-05-08 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
  • 1904-07-22 Wilson Barrett, English actor (b. 1846)
  • 1904-10-01 William GGVV Harcourt, historian/English Sect of State, dies at 76
  • 1904-10-20 Henry Hiles, English composer, dies at 77
  • 1905-10-13 Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], English actor (Hamlet), dies at 67
  • 1906-01-05 Kathleen Kenyon, English Archaeologist who excavated Jericho (the oldest known continuously occupied human settlement that has been inhabited for the last 11,000 years), dies at 72
  • 1907-05-19 Benjamin Baker, English engineer (bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and London underground)
  • 1907-07-14 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • 1907-09-09 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • 1908-01-25 Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
  • 1908-03-28 John Eliot, English meteorologist, dies at 68
  • 1908-04-11 Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829)
  • 1908-06-02 Redvers H Buller, English general, dies at 68
  • 1908-11-08 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60
  • 1909-04-10 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, dies at 72
  • 1909-05-18 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • 1910-01-27 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • 1910-04-02 Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37
  • 1910-05-06 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-05-31 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, dies at 89

  • 1910-06-01 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, dies at 91

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-08-13 Florence Nightingale, English nurse, dies at 90

  • 1910-09-07 William Holman Hunt, English painter, dies at 83
  • 1911-01-17 Francis Galton, English scholar, dies at 88
  • 1911-01-26 Charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1911-05-29 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • 1911-09-16 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies
  • 1911-10-07 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • 1912-01-07 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English Physician and Feminist, dies at 71
  • 1912-03-01 George Grossmith, English actor and comic writer (b. 1847)
  • 1912-08-20 William Booth, English minister/founder (Leader des Heils), dies
  • 1913-01-06 Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
  • 1913-02-27 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • 1913-09-13 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1914-04-14 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1914-06-06 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies
  • 1914-11-01 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • 1915-03-17 Walter Crane, English painter/cartoonist/illustrator, dies at 69
  • 1915-04-23 Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27
  • 1915-08-09 Henry Longbottom, English lieutenant, dies in battle
  • 1915-08-10 Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
  • 1915-12-18 Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist, dies at 82
  • 1916-02-23 George Martin, English composer and organist, dies at 71
  • 1916-08-18 Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
  • 1916-10-02 Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58
  • 1917-01-02 Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84
  • 1917-01-29 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75
  • 1917-02-05 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer, (Miss Hook of Holland), dies at 41
  • 1917-02-17 Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70
  • 1917-07-02 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, English actor/director (Hamlet), dies
  • 1917-10-22 Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (b. 1863)
  • 1917-10-27 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (b. 1897)
  • 1918-08-31 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I), dies at 36
  • 1919-01-18 John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
  • 1919-04-04 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • 1919-06-02 Ernest Ford, English composer, dies at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1919-06-30 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • 1919-10-22 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Enjoying Life), dies at 30
  • 1919-12-18 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27
  • 1920-03-26 William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
  • 1920-08-16 J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies
  • 1921-01-12 Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)
  • 1921-02-08 George Formby (Senior), English entertainer (b. 1876)
  • 1921-09-02 Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • 1923-04-05 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier (b. 1866)
  • 1924-01-02 Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)
  • 1924-02-15 Lionel Monckton, English composer (Country Girl), dies at 62
  • 1924-06-08 Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)

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1924-06-08 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), dies in a climbing accident at 37

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 1924-06-23 Cecil [James] Sharp, English folk musician, dies at 64