English History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,335

  • 1940-08-16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-09-03 Adolf Hitler orders an invasion of Great Britain for Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-09-07 Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England
  • 1940-09-09 28 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-11 Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion England)
  • 1940-09-18 19 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-27 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-09-30 47 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-10-02 17 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-10-04 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-10-31 Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends with a British victory
  • 1940-11-14 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 1940-11-16 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
Buckingham Palace is bombed. Churchill, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth inspect the damage. Photo: NPA Rota
Buckingham Palace is bombed. Churchill, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth inspect the damage. Photo: NPA Rota
  • 1941-05-05 2 Fokker employees flee Nazi occupied Netherlands to England
  • 1941-05-11 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England

  • 1941-08-16 HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
  • 1941-10-31 Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
  • 1942-02-12 German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen escape from Brest to Germany in a dash up the English Channel
  • 1942-02-13 Hitler's Operation Sealion, the invasion of England, is cancelled

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-01-15 General Eisenhower arrives in England

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1944-06-18 German submarine U-767 sunk by English Navy destroyers in the English Channel
  • 1944-07-01 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-07-19 US general Omar Bradley flies to England

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
  • 1944-08-23 US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-12-15 Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1945-03-29 World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England
  • 1945-08-08 England & Australian Services draw 4th Victory Test
  • 1945-09-30 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
  • 1946-03-01 British government nationalises and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
  • 1947-01-06 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
  • 1948-01-21 Three of the greats of cricket make their debut in a drawn 1st Test match at Bridgetown, Barbados; Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes for the West Indies, and Jim Laker of England
  • 1948-02-13 Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
  • 1948-04-01 Fast bowler Hines Johnson has match figures of 10-96 on debut in West Indies 4th cricket Test win v England in Kingston, Jamaica; first fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a single Test for West Indies
  • 1948-07-27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-09-01 Australian Test batsmen Don Bradman (143), Lindsay Hassett (151) & Neil Harvey (110) score centuries in Australia's 1st innings of drawn cricket tour match v South of England at Hastings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

  • 1949-03-09 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
  • 1949-09-17 Ryder Cup Golf, Ganton GC: US beats Great Britain, 7-5; Americans win 6 of 8 singles matches to claim victory
  • 1950-06-29 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks to Ramadhin & Valentine
  • 1950-07-22 Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-08-08 Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

  • 1950-08-16 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • 1950-08-22 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 1950-09-26 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • 1951-04-16 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
  • 1951-09-11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes
  • 1951-09-24 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-02-15 King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI
  • 1952-08-15 9 inches of rain fall creates a 20 ft wave in Lynmouth, England, killing 34

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-09-19 The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1952-12-04 Killer fogs begin in London, England; the term "Smog" is coined
  • 1953-10-03 Ryder Cup Golf, Wentworth: San Snead wins 6 of 7 matches to lead US to 6th consecutive Cup win, 6½-5½ over Great Britain
  • 1954-03-19 "The Three Ws" of West Indian cricket each score centuries in one innings; Clyde Walcott scores 124 following Everton Weekes (206) and Frank Worrell (167) in 1st innings of drawn 4th Test v England at Port of Spain
  • 1955-07-14 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England
  • 1956-03-09 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
  • 1956-07-06 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 3 shots from Flory Van Donck of Belgium for his 3rd consecutive Open victory
  • 1956-07-16 King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
  • 1956-10-17 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
  • 1957-01-16 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • 1957-02-20 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
  • 1957-06-13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 1957-07-05 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • 1957-10-05 Ryder Cup Golf, Lindrick GC: Great Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½; Dai Rees captains home team to first Cup victory since 1933
  • 1957-10-10 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world's first major nuclear accident
  • 1957-12-04 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
  • 1958-04-04 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
  • 1958-06-20 NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
  • 1958-07-10 1st parking meters installed in England (625 installed)
  • 1959-01-30 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval
  • 1959-06-11 Saunders-Roe SR.N1, the first practical hovercraft, performs its first public flight
  • 1959-06-18 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
  • 1959-07-25 SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.
  • 1959-07-27 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
  • 1959-08-24 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-10-09 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1960-01-12 Gary Sobers and Frank Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt WI v England
  • 1960-01-30 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
  • 1960-06-24 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
  • 1961-09-21 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel both ways (44 miles)
  • 1961-09-22 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min at 42.
  • 1961-10-14 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: Jerry Barber captains US to 14½-9½ win
  • 1962-07-11 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • 1963-01-12 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • 1963-05-15 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atlético Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • 1963-08-08 Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million)
  • 1964-01-14 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
  • 1964-02-09 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • 1964-02-22 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 1964-03-27 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
  • 1964-03-28 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
  • 1964-07-28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • 1964-09-21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • 1964-11-29 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
  • 1965-05-19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • 1965-08-12 Dame Elizabeth Lane becomes first female English High Court judge
  • 1965-10-08 Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England

Sport awardRyder Cup

1965-10-09 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1966-01-29 Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
  • 1966-02-16 Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 4,676

  • 1857-05-13 Ronald Ross, British pathologist (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Almora, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1932)

Person of interestEdward Elgar

1857-06-02 Edward Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode, Pomp and Circumstance), born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (d. 1934)

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar
  • 1857-07-28 Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1857-11-22 George Gissing, British novelist (New Grub Street, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study), born in Wakefield, England (d. 1903)
  • 1857-11-27 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist (Nobel 1932-functions of neurons), born in London (d. 1952)
  • 1858-01-22 Beatrice Potter Webb, English sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), born in Standish (d. 1943)
  • 1858-02-17 Ernest Ford, English composer, born in Warminster, Wiltshire (d. 1919)
  • 1858-06-23 William Ernst Johnson, mathematician, born in Cambridge, England

Person of interestEmmeline Pankhurst

1858-07-15 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), born in Moss Side, Manchester (d. 1928)

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 1858-08-15 Edith Nesbit, British children books author (The Story of the Treasure Seekers, Five Children and It), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1858-09-09 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • 1858-10-20 John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • 1859-01-06 Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral Order & Progress), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1859-03-26 A. E. Housman, English poet (A Shropshire Lad), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1936)A
  • 1859-05-02 Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1859-07-13 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • 1859-07-30 Henry Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader, born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire (d. 1939)
  • 1859-11-22 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1860-02-25 William James Ashley, English economic-historian
  • 1860-05-31 Walter Sickert, Danish-English painter (The Miner), born in Munich (d. 1942)
  • 1860-06-06 William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, born in Crayke, Yorkshire (d. 1954)
  • 1860-08-14 Ernest T. Seton, naturalist, painter and author (Buffalo Wind-1938), born in South Shields, Durham, England (d. 1946)
  • 1860-10-03 Annie Horniman, English theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), born in Surrey Mount, Forest Hill, London (d. 1937)
  • 1860-12-20 Dan Leno [George Wild Galvin], English comedian & stage actor, born in Somers Town, London (d. 1904)
  • 1861-06-20 Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), born in Eastbourne, England (d. 1947)
  • 1861-08-08 William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
  • 1861-08-10 Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist
  • 1861-12-18 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1861-12-19 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, born in Brighton England
  • 1862-01-29 Frederick Delius, British composer (A Mass of Life, Brigg Fair, In a Summer Garden), born in Bradford, England (d. 1934)
  • 1862-04-25 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon and Minister of Foreign Affairs, born in London (d. 1933)
  • 1862-06-06 Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England (d. 1938)
  • 1862-07-02 William Henry Bragg, English physicist (Nobel 1915-analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays), born in Westward, Cumberland, England (d. 1942)
  • 1862-08-05 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", born in Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • 1862-10-13 Mary Kingsley, English ethnographer and explorer who became the first European to enter parts of Gabon, Africa, born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), born in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India (d. 1960)

Person of interestDavid Lloyd George

1863-01-17 David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1916-22), born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire, England (d. 1945)

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1863-02-09 Anthony Hope [Hopkins], novelist, born in London, England
  • 1863-03-10 E J Ratcliffe [Edward], British stage and screen actor, born in London (d. 1948)
  • 1863-04-17 Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (theory of elasticity), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England (d. 1940)
  • 1863-05-18 William Heinemann, English publisher (Heinnemann), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1920)
  • 1863-06-13 Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer, born in London (d. 1935)
  • 1863-07-21 C Aubrey Smith [Charles], British actor (The Prisoner of Zenda), born in London, England (d. 1948)
  • 1863-11-21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, Cornish novelist and editor (The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900), born in Bodmin, Cornwall (d. 1944)
  • 1864-01-28 Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
  • 1864-02-14 Israel Zangwill, Jewish author (Children of The Ghetto) and Zionist leader, born in London (d. 1926)
  • 1864-04-09 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical engineer and inventor, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1930)
  • 1864-06-02 Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), born in London, England (d. 1947)
  • 1864-07-15 Marie Tempest [Marie Susan Etherington], British actress known as the "queen of her profession" (Yellow Sands), born in London, England (d. 1942)
  • 1864-09-28 Barry Pain, English writer (Punch), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1928)
  • 1864-11-28 James Allen, English writer (As a Man Thinketh), born in Leicester, England (d. 1912)
  • 1865-01-03 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), born in London, England (d. 1936)
  • 1865-02-09 Mrs Patrick Campbell [Beatrice Tanner], English actress (Pygmalion), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • 1865-02-21 John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
  • 1865-02-28 Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, born in Neston, England (d. 1940)
  • 1865-03-21 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian and politician, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1940)
  • 1865-06-19 May Whitty, British actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1948)
  • 1865-07-18 Laurence Housman, English author and playwright (Victoria Regina), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1959)
  • 1865-09-26 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English aviator and ornithologist, born in Stockbridge, Hampshire, England (d. 1937)
  • 1865-10-12 Arthur Harden, English biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)
  • 1865-10-27 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (Why War), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1958)

Person of interestEdith Cavell

1865-12-04 Edith Cavell, British nurse (WWI), born in Swardeston, Norfolk, England (d. 1915)

Person of interestRudyard Kipling

1865-12-30 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1936)

  • 1866-01-20 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1866-02-15 Bannister Fletcher, English architect and architectural historian (A History of Architecture), born in London (d. 1953)
  • 1866-02-24 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • 1866-06-03 George Howells Broadhurst, English director (d. 1952)
  • 1866-06-20 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, born in Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England (d. 1923)
  • 1866-07-25 Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist, born in London (d. 1947)

Person of interestBeatrix Potter

1866-07-28 Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator (The Tale of Peter Rabbit), born in London (d. 1943)

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1866-08-17 Julia Marlowe [Sarah Frances Frost], English-American Shakespearean actress, born in Cumberland, England (d. 1950)

Person of interestH. G. Wells

1866-09-21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1866-11-08 Herbert Austin, English automobile designer and builder (founder of Austin Motor Company), born in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1941)
  • 1866-12-14 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic, born in St Pancras, London, England (d. 1934)
  • 1867-01-01 Charles Edward Montague, English author/critic (Fiery Particles)
  • 1867-02-09 Edward Naylor, English composer and organist, born in Scarborough (d. 1934)
  • 1867-02-17 William Cadbury, British chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury), born in Edgbaston, England (d. 1957)
  • 1867-03-15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, British poet and critic (Ireland & Other Poems), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1902)
  • 1867-05-27 Arnold Bennett, English novelist (Anna of the Five Towns), born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 1931)
  • 1867-07-02 Herbert Prior, British actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire), born in Oxfordshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1867-07-24 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, born in Wellington College, Berkshire, England (d. 1940)

Person of interestStanley Baldwin

1867-08-03 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1867-08-14 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 1933)
  • 1867-09-19 Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales, Rip van Winkle), born in London, England (d. 1939)
  • 1867-09-27 Rosa Lewis, English chef and owner (Cavandish Hotel London), born in Leyton, Essex (d. 1952)
  • 1868-03-15 Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)

Person of interestGeorge Arliss

1868-04-10 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England (d. 1946)

  • 1868-04-25 John Bevins Moisant, American pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him, born in Kankakee, Illinois (d. 1910)
  • 1868-04-26 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, English newspaper (Daily Mail and Daily Mirror), born in London, England (d. 1940)

Person of interestRobert Falcon Scott

1868-06-06 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

Polar Explorer Robert Falcon Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Falcon Scott
  • 1868-06-21 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist, born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England (d. 1946)
  • 1868-06-30 C. V. France, British actor (The Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail), born in Bradford, England (d. 1949)

Person of interestGertrude Bell

1868-07-14 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), born in Washington Hall, County Durham, England (d. 1926)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • 1868-08-07 Granville Bantock, English composer and conductor (Hebridean Symphony), born in London (d. 1946)
  • 1868-08-12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1868-10-23 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • 1869-02-14 Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel), born in Glencorse, Scotland (d. 1959)

Person of interestNeville Chamberlain

1869-03-18 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40), born in Birmingham, England

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1869-05-02 Tyrone Power Sr., British actor (Big Trial, Test of Donald Norton, Alexanders Ragtime Band), born in London, England (d. 1931)
  • 1869-08-09 Randle Ayrton, British actor (The Manxman, Nell Gwyn), born in Chester, Cheshire, England (d. 1940)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 2,346

  • 1806-02-19 Elizabeth Carter, English poet, bluestocking and translator (All the Works of Epictetus Which Are Now Extant), dies at 88
  • 1806-02-23 John Alcock, English composer and organist, dies at 90
  • 1806-03-23 George Pinto, English composer, dies at 20
  • 1806-09-13 Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
  • 1807-04-09 John Opie, English painter (The Murder of Rizzio), dies at 46
  • 1807-07-13 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1807-12-03 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies at 78
  • 1807-12-21 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, died at 82
  • 1808-05-28 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)

Person of interestThomas Paine

1809-06-08 Thomas Paine, English American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1809-08-18 Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (b. 1728)
  • 1809-11-09 Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)
  • 1811-02-09 Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies

Person of interestAugustus FitzRoy

1811-03-14 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), dies at 75

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • 1811-09-30 Thomas Percy, English literary and bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
  • 1811-10-15 Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735)
  • 1811-12-08 Eliza Poe, English-American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Po, dies of tuberculosis at 23 or 24

Person of interestIsaac Brock

1812-10-13 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1812-12-12 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1812-12-27 Joanna Southcott, an English self-described religious prophetess.
  • 1813-06-17 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician, dies at 86
  • 1813-08-11 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • 1813-11-21 William Russell, English composer and organist, dies at 36
  • 1814-01-27 Philip Astley, English circus owner "Father of the Modern Circus", dies at 72
  • 1814-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian, dies at 88
  • 1814-07-19 Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40
  • 1815-01-15 Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761
  • 1815-07-06 Samuel Whitbread, English politician, dies at 51
  • 1816-07-03 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, dies at 65

Person of interestJane Austen

1817-07-18 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1818-11-17 Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
  • 1819-01-14 John Wolcot, English satirist (Peter Pindar), dies at 80
  • 1819-05-02 Mary Moser, English painter (Flowers Still Life), dies at 74

Person of interestJoseph Banks

1820-06-19 Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks

Person of interestJohn Keats

1821-02-23 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), dies of tuberculosis at 25

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1821-04-22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter & etcher, dies at 52
  • 1821-07-04 Richard Cosway, English portrait painter, dies at 78
  • 1821-08-01 Elizabeth Inchbald [Simpson], English actress and author (Lovers' Vows, Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1821-12-12 Phoebe Hessel, English woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in the British Army, probably to be with her lover, Samuel Golding, dies at 108
  • 1822-06-19 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess), dies on his 40th birthday
  • 1822-07-08 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English romantic poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29

Person of interestEdward Jenner

1823-01-26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies at 73

Physician and Scientist Edward Jenner
Physician and Scientist
Edward Jenner
  • 1823-02-07 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest), dies at 58
  • 1823-02-26 John Philip Kemble, British actor and director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1824-02-22 John Davy, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1824-05-26 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • 1824-12-21 James Parkinson, English physician (First description of Parkinson's disease) and political activist, dies at 69
  • 1825-01-14 George Dance the Younger, English architect (b. 1741)
  • 1827-01-05 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • 1827-06-26 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine), dies at 73

Person of interestWilliam Blake

1827-08-12 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), dies at 69

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake
  • 1828-01-25 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42
  • 1829-05-16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56
  • 1830-01-07 Thomas Lawrence, English portrait painter, dies at 60
  • 1831-02-14 Henry Maudslay, English inventor of the metal lathe, dies at 59
  • 1831-04-20 John Abernethy, English surgeon, dies at 67
  • 1831-06-08 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage, Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • 1831-08-22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1832-02-03 George Crabbe, English poet (Everlasting Mercy), dies at 77
  • 1832-03-30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1832-06-06 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • 1833-05-15 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), dies at 46
  • 1833-08-24 Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, dies at 65
  • 1834-12-27 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), dies at 59
  • 1835-06-18 William Cobbett, English journalist and author, dies at 72
  • 1836-04-07 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • 1837-01-20 John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs, Soane Museum), dies at 84
  • 1837-03-31 John Constable, English landscape painter (Hay Wain), dies at 60

Person of interestJoseph Grimaldi

1837-05-31 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", dies at 57

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi
  • 1837-07-24 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • 1838-03-22 Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
  • 1839-07-15 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, dies at 36
  • 1839-08-28 William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), dies at 70
  • 1840-01-06 Fanny Burney, English novelist (Camille, Evalina), dies at 87
  • 1840-06-19 John Cockerill, English-Belgian industrialist (founded iron, steel, and manufacturing company - John Cockerill & Company), dies at 50
  • 1841-02-13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • 1841-08-24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • 1842-02-18 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
  • 1842-03-13 Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), dies at 80
  • 1842-04-11 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies
  • 1842-10-20 Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
  • 1843-03-21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • 1844-02-16 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer, dies at 51
  • 1844-06-15 Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66

Person of interestJohn Dalton

1844-07-27 John Dalton, English physicist and chemist who developed the atomic theory of matter and researched colour blindness, dies at 77

Chemist, Physicist and Meteorologist John Dalton
Chemist, Physicist and Meteorologist
John Dalton
  • 1844-08-30 Francis Baily, English astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse, dies at 70

Person of interestElizabeth Fry

1845-10-12 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister, dies of a stroke at 65

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • 1846-09-23 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
  • 1847-06-11 John Franklin, English rear admiral and explorer (Arctic), dies at 61
  • 1848-05-11 Tom Cribb, English boxer, dies at 66
  • 1848-08-09 Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies

Person of interestGeorge Stephenson

1848-08-12 George Stephenson, English engineer known as the "Father of Railways" (Locomotion No. 1, Standard Guage), dies of pleurisy at 67

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson
  • 1848-09-24 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, dies at 31

Person of interestEmily Brontë

1848-12-19 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), dies of tuberculosis at 30

  • 1849-01-26 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), committed suicide at 45
  • 1849-05-28 Anne Brontë, English novelist (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies at 29
  • 1849-11-13 William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
  • 1850-04-07 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87

Person of interestWilliam Wordsworth

1850-04-23 William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (The Prelude), dies at 80