Full Name: Robert Peel
Profession: British Prime Minister
Why Famous: Peel is immortalised by the affectionate slang expressions 'bobby' and 'peeler' due to his creating the modern concept of the police force whilst Home Secretary.
- 1820-07-14 British PM Robert Peel (32) weds Sir John Floyd's daughter Julia at St George's, Hanover Square in London
- 1829-06-19 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London
- 1829-09-29 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital
- 1835-04-18 William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Robert Peel resigns out of frustration
- 1850-06-29 British ex-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel falls off his horse; he died three days later