English History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 1,313


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1877-01-01 England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1877-03-19 Australia beat England by 45 runs in very first Test match
  • 1879-05-16 Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English
  • 1880-03-10 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • 1880-04-24 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • 1881-04-18 Natural History Museum opens in South Kensington, England
  • 1882-05-06 Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1882-08-29 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1883-01-20 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG
  • 1883-01-22 England complete 1st innings victory in Tests v Aust MCG
  • 1883-01-30 England team presented with ashes of a bail after Sydney Test
  • 1883-06-16 The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children
  • 1883-08-29 Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion
  • 1883-11-08 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
  • 1884-02-01 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
  • 1884-05-26 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours
  • 1885-09-16 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
  • 1885-09-29 The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
  • 1886-01-18 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
  • 1886-03-26 1st cremation in England
  • 1886-08-25 1st international polo meet (US vs England)
  • 1886-09-11 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
  • 1887-01-28 England all out for 45 v Aust SCG, their lowest total ever
  • 1888-03-22 English Football League established
  • 1888-09-06 Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season - a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
  • 1888-09-08 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.
  • 1889-03-12 Start of South Africa's 1st Test, v England, Port Elizabeth
  • 1889-03-26 Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26* out of 47! South Africa v England
  • 1889-03-26 South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 v England
  • 1891-02-07 Great Blizzard of 1891 begins in England
  • 1892-01-30 Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test
  • 1892-02-02 Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Australia SCG

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1893-09-04 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1894-01-01 Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
  • 1894-03-13 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 1894-05-12 Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1894-07-16 Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
  • 1895-08-29 The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
  • 1895-09-12 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • 1896-02-14 South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
  • 1896-08-01 George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)
  • 1897-07-21 Tate Gallery opens in England
  • 1897-11-29 1st motorcycle race (Surrey, England)
  • 1898-03-02 Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England
  • 1898-08-25 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 1899-04-04 South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
  • 1899-05-17 Victoria & Albert Museum foundation laid, London, England
  • 1899-10-20 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
  • 1900-01-24 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • 1900-10-24 General Redvers Buller returns to England
  • 1901-03-14 Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with England in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
  • 1901-10-04 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
  • 1902-01-03 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
  • 1902-01-04 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
  • 1902-05-27 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
  • 1902-07-26 Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
  • 1902-08-13 England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
  • 1903-01-19 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
  • 1903-09-03 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup
  • 1904-01-05 England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
  • 1904-04-05 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • 1904-05-04 Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England. Go on to form Roll-Royce
  • 1905-11-19 The steamer "Hilda" sinks in the English Channel (100 people drown)
  • 1906-01-04 South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
  • 1906-04-02 South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
  • 1906-09-20 Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.
  • 1907-02-13 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
  • 1907-07-29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
  • 1907-08-09 The first Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England.
  • 1907-12-02 English Professional Football Players' Association forms
  • 1908-01-07 England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
  • 1908-08-14 The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908-10-28 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1909-07-25 France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
  • 1909-09-20 The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages
  • 1910-01-01 Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
  • 1910-02-19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
  • 1910-04-28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England
  • 1910-05-10 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
  • 1910-06-02 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
  • 1910-10-04 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • 1910-12-21 Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
  • 1911-08-01 Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest
  • 1911-09-09 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)
  • 1912-02-13 England regains the Ashes
  • 1912-04-16 Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to fly across English Channel
  • 1912-08-22 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
  • 1913-08-13 Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, Sheffield, England
  • 1914-05-30 The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1914-08-19 German fleet bombs English coast
  • 1914-10-04 Dardanelles: French & British fleet bombards Turkish forts
  • 1914-11-26 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
  • 1914-12-16 World War I: German battleships under Franz Von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
  • 1914-12-24 German plane drops bombs on Dover England
  • 1915-05-10 Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • 1915-06-01 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
  • 1915-10-11 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners
  • 1917-05-04 A flotilla of US destroyer ships arrive in Queenstown, Ireland, to aid in convoying ships to England
  • 1917-06-14 1st German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East London
  • 1920-07-03 Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 4,443

  • 1826-04-20 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), born in Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1887)
  • 1826-11-13 Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (d. 1895)
  • 1826-12-31 Henry Hiles, English composer, born in Shrewsbury (d. 1904)
  • 1827-04-02 William Holman Hunt, Cheapside London, English painter (Light of the World), (d. 1910)
  • 1827-04-05 Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
  • 1827-04-14 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
  • 1827-07-17 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)
  • 1828-02-12 George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • 1828-03-18 William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
  • 1828-04-13 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
  • 1828-05-12 Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite figure
  • 1829-01-09 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
  • 1829-03-14 Charles Charlesworth, England, (dies at 7 of old age)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1829-06-03 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • 1829-06-08 John Everett Millais, England, painter (Order of Release)
  • 1830-01-02 Henry Kingsley, English Australian writer, born in Northamptonshire (d. 1876)
  • 1830-04-09 Eadweard Muybridge, England, pioneered study of motion, photography
  • 1830-12-05 Christina Rossetti, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England
  • 1831-06-07 Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
  • 1831-11-08 Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
  • 1832-06-10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • 1832-06-17 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
  • 1832-10-02 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist
  • 1832-10-12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)
  • 1833-01-07 Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist (vanadium and photochemistry), born in London, England
  • 1833-01-28 Charles George Gordon, general (China, Khartoum), born in London, England
  • 1833-07-27 Thomas George Bonney, English geologist (d. 1923)
  • 1833-08-28 Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer
  • 1834-01-05 William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861)
  • 1834-01-10 John Acton, English historian/MP
  • 1834-02-15 William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
  • 1834-03-24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
  • 1834-06-19 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)
  • 1834-08-04 John Venn, English mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1834-09-09 Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant)
  • 1835-02-27 Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
  • 1835-03-04 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (d. 1911)
  • 1835-05-30 Alfred Austin, Leeds England, poet laureate of England (Garden)
  • 1835-12-04 Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
  • 1836-04-26 Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
  • 1836-07-20 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart)
  • 1836-08-16 John Farmer, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1901)
  • 1836-09-28 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1836-11-18 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan), born in London, England

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • 1837-04-05 Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
  • 1837-04-30 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)
  • 1838-02-06 Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], England, knighted 1895/actor (Hamlet)
  • 1838-05-31 Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Wife at University)
  • 1838-12-20 Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (d. 1926)
  • 1839-05-08 Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer
  • 1839-05-25 John Eliot, English meteorologist
  • 1839-08-04 Walter Pater, writer (Plato & Platoism), born in London, England
  • 1839-12-07 Redvers H Buller, English general/large landowner: Natal
  • 1840-01-18 Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
  • 1840-01-21 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university
  • 1840-01-22 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1840-03-18 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1840-03-26 George Smith, Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform (script)), born in London, England
  • 1840-03-31 Benjamin Baker, Frome Somerset, English Engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground
  • 1840-08-17 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
  • 1841-02-26 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
  • 1841-11-09 [Albert] Edward VII, king of England (1901-10)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1841-11-12 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), born in Maldon, Essex, England (d. 1919)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • 1842-05-13 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S Pinafore), born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1842-07-26 Alfred Marshall, economist, born in London, England
  • 1843-02-12 John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
  • 1843-07-05 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian
  • 1843-09-04 Charles Wentworth Dilke, English under minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1844-05-03 Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)
  • 1844-07-01 Verney L Cameroon, English explorer (Tanganyika)
  • 1844-07-22 William Archibald Spooner, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms), born in London, England
  • 1844-07-28 Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
  • 1844-08-29 Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929)
  • 1844-09-11 George Martin, English composer and organist, born in Lambourn, Berkshire (d. 1916)
  • 1844-10-23 Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros & Psyche)
  • 1844-10-23 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), born in Walmer, Kent (d. 1930)
  • 1845-06-22 Richard John Seddon, Eccleston, England, the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • 1845-07-04 Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
  • 1845-08-15 Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1845-08-26 Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper, born in London (d. 1888)

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols
  • 1845-09-01 Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta
  • 1846-02-09 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
  • 1846-02-18 Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
  • 1846-03-17 Kate Greenaway, England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)
  • 1846-03-22 Randolph Caldecott, England, illustrator (Caldecott Medal namesake)
  • 1846-05-17 Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle
  • 1846-06-27 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • 1846-11-05 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
  • 1847-02-08 Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1847-03-10 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1847-06-11 Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader (English women's movement)
  • 1847-09-14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England
  • 1847-10-01 Annie Besant, [Wood], England, philosopher (Esoteric christianity)
  • 1847-12-09 George Grossmith, English actor/writer (d. 1912)
  • 1848-02-27 Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)
  • 1848-03-03 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), born in Leeds (d. 1880)
  • 1849-01-09 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
  • 1849-02-13 Lord Randolph Churchill, England, politician, Winston's father
  • 1849-09-21 Edmund Gosse, translator/critic (Father & Son), born in London, England
  • 1849-09-22 John Godden, English explorer (Curacao)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 2,203

  • 1752-06-16 Joseph Butler, English philosopher, dies at 60
  • 1752-07-20 John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
  • 1752-08-22 William Whiston, English mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1753-01-11 Hans Sloane, English physician (British Museum), dies at 92
  • 1753-12-15 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (b. 1694)
  • 1754-01-10 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (b. 1691)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1754-03-06 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, dies at about 57

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham
  • 1754-04-02 Thomas Carte, English historian (b. 1686)
  • 1754-10-08 Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47
  • 1755-04-06 Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)
  • 1756-02-25 Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)
  • 1757-03-01 Edward Moore, English writer (b. 1712)
  • 1757-03-14 John Byng, English Admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca
  • 1757-08-28 David Hartley, English philosopher (b. 1705)
  • 1757-11-12 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and poet, Poet Laureate (1730-57), dies at 86
  • 1758-02-10 Thomas Ripley, English architect
  • 1758-03-06 Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician (b. 1705)
  • 1758-03-22 Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1758-12-25 James Hervey, English clergyman (b. 1714)
  • 1759-01-12 Anne of Hannover, English princess, dies at 49
  • 1759-06-12 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37
  • 1759-08-06 Eugene Aram, English philologist (b. 1704)
  • 1759-10-13 John Henley, English minister (b. 1692)
  • 1761-01-04 Stephen Hales, English vicar/inventor (ventilator), dies at 83
  • 1761-04-15 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (b. 1696)
  • 1761-04-17 Thomas Bayes, English mathematician
  • 1761-05-14 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50
  • 1761-07-04 Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689)
  • 1762-07-13 James Bradley, 3rd English Astronomer Royal, dies at 69
  • 1762-07-28 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
  • 1762-08-21 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (b. 1689)
  • 1763-01-02 John Casteret earl Granville, English premier, dies at 72
  • 1763-02-11 William Shenstone, English poet (b. 1714)
  • 1763-09-26 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • 1764-03-06 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1690)
  • 1764-03-17 George Parker, English astronomer, dies
  • 1764-06-29 Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
  • 1764-07-07 William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician (b. 1683)
  • 1764-09-02 Nathaniel Bliss, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1700)
  • 1764-09-23 Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)
  • 1765-03-03 William Stukeley, English archaeologist (b. 1687)
  • 1765-04-05 Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
  • 1765-10-31 Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies
  • 1766-01-21 James Quin, English actor (b. 1693)
  • 1766-04-04 John Taylor, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
  • 1766-05-08 Samuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (b. 1693)
  • 1766-09-13 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
  • 1767-09-04 Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • 1767-12-22 John Newberry, English publisher, dies
  • 1768-01-28 John Wainwright, English composer and organist, dies at 44
  • 1768-02-02 Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
  • 1768-02-08 George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695)
  • 1768-02-17 Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691)
  • 1768-07-24 Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • 1769-08-02 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (b. 1689)
  • 1770-06-23 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
  • 1770-07-16 Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  • 1770-08-24 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies
  • 1770-09-09 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist, dies at 62
  • 1770-09-30 Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1770-09-30 George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader and preacher, dies in Newburyport, Massachusetts, at age 55

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield
  • 1771-05-21 Christopher Smart, English poet (b. 1722)
  • 1771-06-08 George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (b. 1716)
  • 1771-07-07 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
  • 1771-07-30 Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
  • 1771-11-06 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (b. 1695)
  • 1772-03-22 John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)
  • 1772-08-31 William Borlase, English naturalist (b. 1695)
  • 1772-09-30 James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)
  • 1773-03-24 Philip Dormer Stanhope, English statesman (b. 1694)
  • 1773-05-15 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (b. 1710)
  • 1773-07-23 George Edwards, English naturalist (b. 1693)
  • 1773-08-22 George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)
  • 1773-11-16 John Hawkesworth, English writer
  • 1773-11-22 Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48
  • 1774-07-01 Henry Fox Holland, English corrupt politician, dies at 68
  • 1775-01-08 John Baskerville, English printer/type designer, dies at 68
  • 1775-02-06 William Dowdeswell, English politician (b. 1721)
  • 1775-09-16 Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, English privy councillor (b. 1684)
  • 1776-03-24 John Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693)
  • 1776-04-29 Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)
  • 1776-05-06 James Kent, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1776-06-20 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer (b. 1704)
  • 1776-07-07 Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (b. 1693)
  • 1776-07-10 Richard Peters, English-born clergyman (b. 1704)
  • 1777-10-07 Simon Fraser, English general, dies in battle
  • 1777-10-21 Samuel Foote, English dramatist and actor (b. 1720)
  • 1777-12-12 Reverend Benjamin Russen, executed at Tyburn England for rape
  • 1778-03-05 Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1778-05-11 William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68) known as the `Great Commoner', dies at 69

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • 1778-05-16 Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat (b. 1718)
  • 1778-08-05 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart", dies at 22
  • 1779-01-20 David Garrick, English actor (b. 1717)
  • 1779-01-22 Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)
  • 1779-02-07 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at 69
  • 1779-06-07 William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1698)
  • 1779-09-12 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (b. 1711)
  • 1779-11-13 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61
  • 1779-12-08 Nathan Alcock, English physician (b. 1707)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1780-02-14 William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56