Today in United Kingdom History (Part 12)

UK Countries & Territories: Ascension Islands - Bermuda - Cayman Islands - England - Falkland Islands - Gibraltar - Guernsey - Isle of Man - Jersey - Montserrat - Northern Ireland - Scotland - Turks and Caicos Islands - Virgin Islands (British) - Wales

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,721

1944-07-21 - British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery
1944-07-26 - The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain (nicknamed "gasometer").
1944-07-27 - 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
1944-08-04 - British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy
1944-08-11 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy
1944-08-13 - British 8th Army occupies Florence
1944-08-14 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1944-08-20 - US & British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap
1944-09-03 - Tank division of British Guards free Brussels
1944-09-04 - British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp
1944-09-05 - British premier Churchill travels to Scotland
1944-09-15 - British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs
1944-09-17 - British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US
1944-09-17 - Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth
1944-09-18 - British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed
1944-09-21 - Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders
1944-09-26 - British & Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
1944-09-28 - Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
1944-10-04 - British troops land on Greek continent
1944-10-09 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin
1944-10-14 - British troops march into Athens
1944-10-19 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
1944-11-01 - World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1944-11-05 - Canadian & British troops liberate Dinteloord
1944-11-25 - World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
1944-11-30 - Biggest & last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground
1944-12-03 - British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece
1944-12-27 - Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London
1945-01-03 - British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
1945-01-21 - British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
Conference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph StalinConference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin

1945-02-05 - British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Crimea
1945-02-13 - Gerbrandy Dutch government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
1945-02-21 - British Army captures Goch
1945-02-22 - British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
1945-03-01 - British 43rd Division under Gen Essame occupies Xanten
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1945-03-04 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.
1945-03-08 - "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain
1945-03-16 - W├╝rzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers.
1945-03-19 - British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)
1945-03-23 - British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
1945-03-24 - Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings east of the Rhine
1945-03-26 - British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)
1945-03-27 - British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
1945-04-15 - British Army liberates Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen
1945-04-25 - British troops reach Grebbe line Neth
1945-04-28 - British commandos attack Elbe & occupies Lauenburg
1945-05-03 - British troop join in Rangoon
1945-05-07 - WWII: British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands
1945-05-09 - World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
1945-05-23 - British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz
1945-05-23 - German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British
1945-07-05 - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1945-07-26 - Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat
1945-08-29 - British liberate Hong Kong from Japan
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1945-10-08 - US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada
1945-10-09 - British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1946-02-21 - Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
1946-03-01 - British government nationalizes and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
1946-03-15 - British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India's right to independence
1946-03-22 - Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
1946-05-01 - Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery appointed British supreme commander
1946-05-25 - Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day); Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1946-06-29 - British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv
British Prime Minister Clement AttleeBritish Prime Minister Clement Attlee 1946-07-01 - Rajah cedes Sarawak to British crown
1946-07-15 - British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
1946-08-13 - Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
1946-08-23 - Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
1946-10-06 - US Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
1946-10-22 - 2 British ships sink near Albania
1947-01-01 - Britain nationalizes its coal industry
1947-01-10 - British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel
1947-02-07 - Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
1947-06-03 - British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
1947-07-09 - Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten
1947-07-10 - Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.
1947-07-18 - British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
1947-07-19 - Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
1947-08-14 - Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain
1947-09-08 - British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis
1947-10-26 - The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
1947-12-26 - British transfer Heard & McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia
1948-01-01 - British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
1948-02-29 - Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
1948-03-18 - France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
1948-05-14 - Israel declares independence from under British administration
1948-05-15 - 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
1948-06-28 - US/British airlift to West Berlin begins
1948-06-30 - Last British troops leave Israel
1948-07-05 - Britain's National Health Service Act begins
1948-07-15 - Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
1948-08-14 - 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
1948-09-08 - British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
1948-11-17 - Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1949-04-03 - North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
1949-04-09 - UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages
1949-04-18 - Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
1949-05-09 - Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
1949-05-13 - 1st British-produced jet bomber, the Canberra, makes its 1st test flight
1949-05-17 - British government recognises Republic of Ireland (previously Irish Free State)
1949-06-01 - British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,286

1933-04-16 - Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)
1933-04-24 - Claire Davenport, British actress (d. 2002)
1933-04-25 - Helen Paling, British circuit judge
1933-05-24 - Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1933-06-04 - John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
1933-06-09 - Patrick Symons, British vice-admiral
1933-06-13 - Tom King, British politician
1933-06-26 - David Winnick, British MP
1933-07-01 - Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer
1933-07-13 - David M Storey, British rugby player/playwright (Home)
1933-07-17 - Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
1933-08-10 - Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
1933-08-11 - Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
1933-08-21 - Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
1933-09-08 - Michael Frayn, British playwright
1933-09-17 - D A Fenner, British headmaster (Alleyn's School)
1933-09-17 - Desmond Fennell, British high court judge
1933-10-10 - Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)
1934-01-20 - Tom Baker, British actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
1934-02-11 - John Surtees, British race car driver
1934-02-12 - Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress
1934-03-06 - John Noakes, British TV presenter
1934-03-11 - Keith Speed, British MP
1934-03-27 - David Hancock, secretary (British Dept of Education & Science)
1934-04-02 - Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)
1934-04-02 - Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
1934-04-03 - David Jones, British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School)
1934-04-16 - Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)
1934-04-16 - Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster
1934-04-22 - 9th viscount Portman, British large landowner/multi-millionaire
1934-04-22 - Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=
1934-05-21 - Phillip King, British sculptor
1934-06-05 - Gwen Swire, British social worker
1934-06-10 - Paul Gibson, British high court judge
1934-06-11 - Anthony Evans, British high court judge
1934-06-18 - Carl de Winter, sect-gen (Federation of British Artists)
1934-06-19 - Terence Clark, British diplomat
1934-06-20 - Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)
1934-06-26 - Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)
1934-07-15 - Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
1934-08-12 - Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)
1934-08-14 - Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
1934-08-18 - Ronnie Carroll, British singer
1934-09-28 - Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
1934-10-02 - Richard Scott, British high court judge
1934-10-27 - David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1934-10-27 - Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1934-11-01 - William Mathias, British composer (d. 1992)
1935-02-14 - David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)
1935-04-04 - Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
1935-04-05 - Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
1935-05-08 - Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)
1935-05-23 - Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
1935-05-26 - Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
1935-06-15 - Fernand Schokweiler, British judge
1935-07-16 - Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster
1935-07-28 - Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
1935-08-10 - Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
1935-08-23 - Brendan Jackson, British air marshal
1935-10-09 - Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer
1935-11-05 - Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)
1936-01-03 - David Vine, British sport commentator
1936-01-08 - Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
1936-01-28 - Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
1936-01-30 - Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
1936-02-13 - John Harris, British(?) cricket player
1936-02-15 - Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)
1936-02-20 - Roy Beggs, British MP
1936-03-04 - David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
1936-03-22 - Philip Ely, president (British Law Society)
1936-03-30 - Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)
1936-04-03 - Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)
1936-04-05 - Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)
1936-04-09 - Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)
1936-04-16 - James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
1936-04-26 - Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
1936-05-05 - Patrick Gowers, British composer
1936-05-08 - Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)
1936-05-10 - Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
1936-05-15 - Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
1936-05-27 - Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff
1936-05-27 - Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party
1936-06-01 - Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator
1936-06-05 - Barry Wilson, deputy chief (British Defense Staff)
1936-06-17 - Ken Loach, British film director
1936-06-26 - Robert Maclennan, British MP
1936-07-25 - Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
1936-08-14 - Trevor Bannister, British actor
1936-08-22 - Anne Downey, British circuit judge
1936-09-29 - Michael Partridge, British civil servant
1936-10-25 - Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
1936-11-23 - Robert Barnard, British mystery writer
1936-12-22 - James Burke, British writer
1937-02-14 - John MacGregor, British MP
1937-02-15 - P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
1937-02-22 - Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
1937-02-24 - Jerry Wiggin, British MP
1937-03-20 - Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge
1937-04-03 - Simon Brown, British high court judge
1937-04-09 - Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster

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