English History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,319 of 1,319

  • 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 Runymede, 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
  • 2016-04-03 ICC World Twenty20 won by the West Indies, beating at England by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
  • 2016-04-10 80th Masters Golf Tournament: England's Danny Willett wins, shooting a five-under 283
  • 2016-05-02 Leicester City win the English Premier League title after starting the season at 5,000-1 odds
  • 2016-12-12 Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, succeeding John Key
  • 2017-02-05 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England
  • 2017-03-15 French fashion house Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller

Music concertMusic Concert

2017-05-22 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

  • 2017-06-14 Fire in Grenwell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37

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2017-07-09 English footballer Wayne Rooney announces he has left Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin Everton

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 4,652

  • 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, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China), born in Oxford, England
  • 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)

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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, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)

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1891-10-20 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935 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, English actress (Murder Most Foul, The V.I.P.s), born in London (d. 1972)
  • 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)
  • 1892-07-02 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
  • 1892-07-17 Mary Clare, British actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent), born in London, England (d. 1970)
  • 1892-09-06 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1965)
  • 1892-10-18 Leo G. Carroll, English actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), born in Weedon (d. 1972)
  • 1892-11-06 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean)
  • 1892-11-28 Thomas Wood, English composer, born in Chorley, Lancashire (d. 1950)
  • 1892-12-06 F Osbert S Sitwell, poet/writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England
  • 1892-12-07 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), born in Leamington, England (d. 1873)
  • 1892-12-21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
  • 1892-12-25 Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London
  • 1893-01-31 Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer
  • 1893-02-16 Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
  • 1893-02-19 Cedric Hardwicke, Stourbridge England, actor (Peter Pan, Richard III)
  • 1893-02-26 Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
  • 1893-03-18 Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
  • 1893-04-03 Leslie Howard, [Stainer], actor (Gone With the Wind), born in London, England
  • 1893-05-08 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (d. 1963)
  • 1893-05-15 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), born in London (d. 1942)
  • 1893-05-26 Eugene Goossens, conductor/composer (Perseus), born in London, England
  • 1893-06-13 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • 1893-06-30 Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
  • 1893-07-20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • 1893-10-08 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, born in Epping, England (d. 1968)
  • 1893-10-28 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist
  • 1894-01-10 Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • 1894-01-22 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)

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1894-02-10 Harold Macmillan, British Conservative politician, Prime Minister (1957-63), born in London (d. 1986)

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • 1894-03-05 Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England
  • 1894-04-07 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • 1894-04-10 Ben Nicholson, English painter/sculptor (Circle)
  • 1894-04-23 Basil Sydney, England, actor (Hamlet, Jassy, Simba, Farmer's Wife)
  • 1894-06-05 Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
  • 1894-06-06 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, born in London England (d. 1972)

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1894-06-23 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1894-07-23 Arthur Treacher, Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show)

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1894-07-26 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • 1894-11-11 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), born in England (d. 1967)
  • 1895-02-23 Richard Goolden, actor (School for Husbands), born in London, England
  • 1895-04-29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • 1895-05-20 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
  • 1895-07-05 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1895-07-11 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • 1895-07-18 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1895-07-24 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • 1895-07-26 Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England
  • 1895-09-26 Fay Holden, British actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1973)
  • 1895-09-28 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895-10-31 Basil H Liddell Heart, English military historian and publicist
  • 1895-11-16 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • 1895-12-01 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1895-12-03 Anna Freud, Austrian/English psychoanalytist/daughter of Sigmund F

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1895-12-14 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), born in Norfolk, England (d. 1952)

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1896-01-07 Arnold Ridley, British actor and dramatist (The Ghost Train, Dad's Army), born in Bath, England (d. 1984)
  • 1896-02-14 Arthur Milne [Edward Arthur Milne], Hull Yorkshire, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity)
  • 1896-05-03 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1896-05-18 Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
  • 1896-05-19 Michael Balcon, producer/father of Jill Balcon, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1896-06-06 Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran
  • 1896-06-29 Irene Browne, British actress (All at Sea, Peg O' My Heart), born in London, England (d. 1965)
  • 1896-07-25 Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
  • 1896-08-18 Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), born in London, England
  • 1896-08-26 Richard Hammond, American composer, born in England (d. 1980)
  • 1896-10-15 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1896-10-24 Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Christmas Carol), born in London, England
  • 1896-11-01 Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
  • 1896-12-31 Ronald Adam, British actor (Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, Phantom Shot), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1897-02-01 Denise Robins, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England
  • 1897-03-27 Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist
  • 1897-04-25 VAA Mary, English princess
  • 1897-05-07 Kitty McKane, England, tennis (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1920, 24)
  • 1897-05-18 Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), born in London, England
  • 1897-05-27 John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
  • 1897-05-28 Henry Kendall, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England
  • 1897-05-31 Margalo Gillmore, British actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society), born in London, England (d. 1986)

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1897-06-12 Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, born in Rushyford, England (d. 1977)

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden
  • 1897-06-22 Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,314

  • 1916-07-16 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, dies while serving in Iraq in WWI at 59
  • 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, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), dies at 64
  • 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 (WWI), 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

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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, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), 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 (b. 1886)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 1924-06-23 Cecil [James] Sharp, English folk musician, dies at 64
  • 1925-02-22 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist, dies at 88
  • 1925-03-04 James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
  • 1925-05-14 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), dies at 68
  • 1928-01-11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1928-05-04 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63

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1928-06-14 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), dies at 69

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 1929-01-07 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • 1929-06-28 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), dies at 84
  • 1929-07-11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • 1929-11-19 Arthur H Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies
  • 1930-01-13 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65

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1930-03-02 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • 1930-04-21 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • 1930-08-29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • 1931-03-27 Arnold Bennett, English novelist, dies at 63
  • 1931-05-14 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (b. 1887)
  • 1932-01-21 [Giles] Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic, dies at 51
  • 1932-01-24 Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  • 1932-07-06 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • 1932-09-16 Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75
  • 1932-10-30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87
  • 1932-11-23 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • 1933-01-31 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • 1933-02-04 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • 1933-09-07 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/Foreign minister, dies
  • 1933-09-20 Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies
  • 1934-02-23 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • 1934-05-07 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1934-05-25 Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
  • 1934-06-10 Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72

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1935-05-19 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, dies at 46, in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1935-05-25 Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (b. 1868)
  • 1935-08-21 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (b. 1849)

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1936-01-18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

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1936-03-12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies of heart failure at 65

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1936-04-30 Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)
  • 1936-05-14 Edmond HH Allenby, English fieldmarshal in Egypt, dies at 74
  • 1936-06-14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1936-08-02 Louis Blériot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1937-03-16 J Austen Chamberlain, English Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
  • 1937-03-25 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 1937-04-19 William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
  • 1937-08-06 Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
  • 1937-08-13 Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)
  • 1937-10-19 Betty Carver, wife of English WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, dies
  • 1937-12-26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47
  • 1938-04-16 Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
  • 1938-10-27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1939-03-18 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader (b. 1859)
  • 1939-04-24 John Foulds, English composer, dies at 58
  • 1939-07-08 [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man & Woman), dies at 80
  • 1939-11-25 Wilfred Trotter, 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, dies at 67
  • 1939-12-19 Eric Fogg, English composer, dies under a train at 36
  • 1940-03-29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
  • 1940-04-09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • 1940-04-18 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian and politician, dies after being hit by a car during London blackout at 75
  • 1940-07-10 Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
  • 1940-08-22 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (b. 1851)

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1940-08-30 J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), dies at 83

Physicist J. J. Thomson
J. J. Thomson
  • 1940-10-05 Ballington Booth, English Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1940-10-09 Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, dies at 75
  • 1941-01-10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 1942-03-10 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1942-06-07 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1942-06-10 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • 1942-08-25 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
  • 1943-01-09 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • 1943-04-29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • 1943-09-23 Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)

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1943-12-22 Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1944-07-17 Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies
  • 1944-07-18 George A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60