English History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 1,319

  • 1987-10-15 The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
  • 1987-10-16 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
  • 1987-10-16 Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
  • 1987-10-31 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
  • 1987-11-25 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • 1987-11-27 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England
  • 1987-12-01 Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
  • 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
  • 1990-07-07 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-03-21 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 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
  • 1996-07-03 UK House of Commons announces that the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish (and subsequently English and British monarchs), will be returned to Scotland after 700 years in Westminster Abbey
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008-06-29 Glastonbury music festival in England; Leonard Cohen the highlight singing ""Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 2008-09-26 Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-02-18 English fantasy author Terry Pratchett receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2010-05-08 Barrow AFC wins English FA Trophy at Wembley, makes them only team to win it at both 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 4,652

  • 1883-07-01 Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
  • 1883-07-04 Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]
  • 1883-09-16 T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
  • 1883-09-18 Lord Berners, [Gerald Tyrwhitt], England, composer (1st Childhood)
  • 1883-09-30 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist (St John's Gospel)
  • 1883-11-08 Arnold Bax, English composer (Farewell My Youth), born in London (d. 1953)
  • 1883-11-25 Percy Marmont, actor (Capt Apache), born in London, England
  • 1883-12-22 Arthur James Cook, British trade union leader (coal miners), born in Wookey, Somerset (d. 1931)
  • 1883-12-30 Mary Forbes, British actress (Terror by Night), born in Hornsey England (d. 1974)
  • 1884-01-18 Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
  • 1884-02-23 Frank Cellier, Surbiton England, actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade)
  • 1884-04-07 Charles Dodd, English new testament authority
  • 1884-08-12 Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
  • 1884-10-12 Godfrey Tearle, English-American actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1884-11-05 James Elroy Flecker, English poet/dramatist (Hassan)
  • 1885-01-01 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist (d. 1954)
  • 1885-02-25 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • 1885-03-01 Lionel Atwill, British actor (The Mystery of the Wax Museum), born in Croydon, London, England (d. 1946)
  • 1885-05-24 Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist (d. 1948).
  • 1885-08-07 Gordon Harker, actor (Facts of Love, Champagne), born in London, England
  • 1885-08-16 Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), born in London, England
  • 1885-12-19 F S Flint, translator/poet (imagist movement), born in London, England
  • 1886-01-02 Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
  • 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, British novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England (d. 1926)
  • 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, British actress (Suddenly it's Spring), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1975)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1886-06-18 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), born in Mobberley, England (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, British actor (Rebecca, Laughter), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 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, British actor/director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • 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, British actress (Rome Express, Happiest Days of Your Life), born in Bingley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 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, British actress (Peter Pan, The Guardsman), born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 1983)
  • 1887-12-23 Eric Blore, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad), born in London, England
  • 1888-02-08 Edith Evans, British actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1888-02-17 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)
  • 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, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1969)
  • 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, British actor (Who Killed Doc Robin?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1937)
  • 1888-11-10 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), born in Wanstead, England (d. 1971)
  • 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, British actress (My Fair Lady), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1971)
  • 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, British actor and comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1889-05-31 Athene Seyler, British actress (Make Mine Mink), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1889-08-06 John Middleton Murry, English poet and literary critic (Between Two Worlds), born in London, England (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)
  • 1889-08-31 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1890-06-16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • 1890-06-19 Barbara Everest, American actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,314

  • 1889-12-21 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61
  • 1890-03-13 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1890-08-11 John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1890-10-20 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), dies at 69

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • 1891-03-15 Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (b. 1819)
  • 1891-04-25 Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)
  • 1891-10-06 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45
  • 1891-10-15 Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837)
  • 1892-01-02 George B Airy, English astronomer/writer, dies at 90
  • 1892-01-21 John Couch Adams, English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies
  • 1892-01-31 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist (b. 1834)
  • 1892-03-20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer, dies at 41
  • 1892-03-29 William Bowman, English anatomist, dies at 75
  • 1892-12-18 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), dies at 88
  • 1893-09-15 Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • 1893-12-30 Samuel White Baker, English explorer, dies at 72
  • 1894-03-27 Verney L Cameron, English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49
  • 1894-12-29 Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London
  • 1895-03-10 Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (b. 1826)
  • 1895-06-29 Thomas Henry Huxley, English scientist (b. 1825)
  • 1895-08-05 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
  • 1896-03-22 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School days), dies at 73
  • 1896-06-10 Amelia Dyer, English murderer (b. 1829)
  • 1896-08-13 John Everett Millais, English painter, dies at 67
  • 1897-04-23 Clement Harris, English composer, killed fighting in the Greco-Turkish war at 25
  • 1897-07-20 Jean Ingelow, English poet (b. 1820)

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 Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, dies at 64
  • 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 Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895), 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 civil engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground, dies at 67
  • 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, British nurse (Crimean War), dies at 90

  • 1910-09-07 William Holman Hunt, English painter, dies at 83
  • 1911-01-17 Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), 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, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64
  • 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

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1913-09-29 Rudolf Diesel, German engineer (invented the diesel engine), disappears aboard the ship Dresden in the English Channel at 55

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • 1914-04-14 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1914-06-06 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), dies at 81
  • 1914-11-01 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • 1915-03-17 Walter Crane, English painter, cartoonist and illustrator (The Lady of Shalott), 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