English History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,330

  • 1967-02-08 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • 1967-02-27 Dominica gains independence from England
  • 1967-07-03 "News at 10" premieres on British TV
  • 1967-07-28 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
  • 1967-09-08 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • 1967-09-11 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
  • 1968-03-01 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-04-20 British politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech

British Politician Enoch Powell
British Politician
Enoch Powell
  • 1968-05-19 Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard
  • 1968-06-24 Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's

TrainOpening of Euston Station

1968-10-14 Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London, England

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An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
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  • 1968-11-11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
  • 1969-01-09 First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England
  • 1969-05-01 Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
  • 1969-07-07 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language

Sport awardRyder Cup

1969-09-20 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: US, Great Britain tie, 16-16; great sporting gesture, America's Jack Nicklaus concedes missable 3-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole for the draw

  • 1969-11-15 The 1st ever colour television commercial in the UK, for Birds Eye peas, airs on ATV in the Midlands during a Thunderbirds episode
  • 1969-12-18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • 1970-03-16 New English Bible published
  • 1970-03-17 US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
  • 1970-03-29 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
  • 1970-04-03 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt
  • 1970-05-23 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US, as part of 'The Hollywood Rock Music Festival', in Newcastle under Lyme, England
  • 1970-12-11 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England
  • 1970-12-13 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA
  • 1971-01-05 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
  • 1971-01-14 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
  • 1971-01-29 Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
  • 1971-01-30 Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-03-14 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • 1971-08-24 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971-09-06 British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • 1971-09-27 Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England
  • 1972-07-01 The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • 1972-12-23 B. S. Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • 1973-05-16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki

  • 1974-02-04 Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
  • 1974-02-25 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
  • 1974-04-01 In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
  • 1974-07-13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • 1974-11-12 A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833
  • 1974-11-21 Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")
  • 1975-01-09 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
  • 1975-01-14 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England
  • 1975-01-24 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
  • 1975-03-10 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • 1975-08-27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • 1975-11-12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • 1975-11-27 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • 1975-12-06 Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
  • 1976-07-09 England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • 1977-03-13 Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test
  • 1977-05-14 English football international Bobby Moore retires
  • 1977-09-17 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: US wins 12½-7½; last time a Great Britain & Ireland team competes for Ryder Cup
  • 1978-01-18 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pakistan at Karachi
  • 1978-05-21 118 Unification church couples wed in England

  • 1978-07-29 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • 1979-06-06 200th running of horse's Derby in England
  • 1979-06-12 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-07-17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower
  • 1979-08-06 Marcus Hooper, 12, becomes then youngest person to swim English Channel
  • 1979-08-09 English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
  • 1979-08-20 The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
  • 1979-09-04 India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • 1980-02-29 Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England
  • 1980-03-20 The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate radio Caroline sinks
  • 1980-05-14 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • 1980-09-02 Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match

Music releaseAlbum Release

1981-06-05 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England", his ninth studio album, includes John Lennon tribute "All Those Years Ago"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-06-10 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe
  • 1981-07-07 The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel
  • 1981-07-20 England set for innings loss v Aust, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
  • 1981-08-09 Six English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
  • 1981-08-12 Jon Erikson (US) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)
  • 1981-08-24 American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
  • 1981-09-20 Ryder Cup Golf, Walton Heath GC: US wins 18½-9½; 6th and final Ryder Cup for Jack Nicklaus as a player; wins all 4 of his matches

  • 1982-02-03 John Sharples of England finishes 371 hours of disco dancing

BeatificationPapal Visit

1982-05-28 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982-07-09 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 1982-09-14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • 1982-10-11 English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
  • 1983-01-07 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
  • 1983-04-01 Anti-nuclear demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
  • 1983-08-06 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium
  • 1983-08-18 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • 1983-11-14 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England
  • 1983-11-26 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
  • 1984-02-01 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1984-02-05 NZ beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days
  • 1984-08-14 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
  • 1985-01-17 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
  • 1985-02-17 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
  • 1985-05-11 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history
  • 1985-05-15 Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1985-07-05 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min
  • 1985-09-09 Race riot in Birmingham, England
  • 1985-09-15 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe beats US, 16½-11½; sole US loss in 50 years; Sam Torrance clinches for Europe beating Andy North, 1 up
  • 1985-09-24 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
  • 1986-03-31 English Hampton Court palace badly damaged by fire, 1 dead
  • 1986-03-31 Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 4,660

  • 1869-10-11 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • 1869-10-14 Joseph Duveen, British art connoisseur (Elgin marbles), born in Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1939)
  • 1869-10-30 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1952)
  • 1869-12-02 Jonas Cohn, German philosopher (Theory of the Dialects), born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1870-01-04 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • 1870-02-03 Franklin Dyall, British actor (Easy Virtue, Atlantic), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1950)
  • 1870-02-12 Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • 1870-03-04 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • 1870-07-27 Hilaire Belloc, Anglo-French author (Path to Rome), born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1953)
  • 1870-09-02 Marie Ault [Mary Cragg], Wigan England

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1870-09-22 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1870-10-22 Alfred Douglas, English poet, journalist and partner of Oscar Wilde, born in Powick, Worcestershire, England (d. 1945)

Person of interestDavid Beatty

1871-01-17 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England (d. 1936)

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1871-01-30 Seymour Hicks, British actor & theatrical impresario (Scrooge), born in St. Hélier, Isle of Jersey, England (d. 1949)
  • 1871-02-18 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1871-04-06 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • 1871-07-08 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • 1871-09-24 Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (Wimbledon 1887-88, 1891-93), born in Bebington, England (d. 1960)
  • 1871-09-30 John Fabricius, Dutch English stage author (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1871-11-03 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league five eighth (RL pioneer; Hunslet 713 games), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 1943)
  • 1872-01-16 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), born in Stevenage Hertfordshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1872-02-24 John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)

Person of interestBertrand Russell

1872-05-18 Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher (Nobel 1950), born in Trellech, England (d. 1970)

Philosopher Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
  • 1872-05-31 W. Heath Robinson, English illustrator and cartoonist (Don Quixote), born in Islington, England (d. 1944)
  • 1872-07-01 Louis Blériot, French aviator and 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1936)
  • 1872-08-21 Aubrey Beardsley, English artist (Salome), born in Brighton, England (d. 1898)
  • 1872-08-24 Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), born in London (d. 1956)
  • 1872-09-25 Charles Blake Cochran, English theatrical manager and impresario, born in Sussex, England (d. 1951)
  • 1872-09-28 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, born on the ship Wellesley (d. 1957)
  • 1872-09-28 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1872-10-12 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), born in Down Ampney, England (d. 1958)
  • 1872-11-03 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, born in Coleford, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1939)
  • 1872-12-21 Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), born in Manchester, England (d. 1922)
  • 1873-01-16 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • 1873-03-11 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • 1873-03-26 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), born in London, England (d. 1934)
  • 1873-04-28 Harold Bauer, English-American pianist (Beethoven-Association), born in Kingston, England (d. 1951)
  • 1873-09-01 Guy Standing, English actor (Cradle Song), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1873-10-21 George P Gooch, English historian/MP
  • 1873-11-04 G. E. Moore, English philosopher (systematic approach to ethical problems), born in London (d. 1958)

Person of interestTeddy Flack

1873-11-05 edwin flack, Australian athlete, (Olympic gold 800m, 1500m 1896), born in London, England (d. 1935)

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 1873-12-17 Ford Madox Ford, English novelist/editor (Inheritors)
  • 1874-01-16 Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1874-01-25 Hewlett Johnson [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop, born in Salford, Greater Manchester (d. 1966)
  • 1874-03-05 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • 1874-05-29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • 1874-09-21 Gustav Holst, English composer (Planets), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1934)

Person of interestCharles Vyner Brooke

1874-09-26 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England (d. 1963)

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke

Person of interestWinston Churchill

1874-11-30 Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II and winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature, born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1965)

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1875-03-29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)

Person of interestEdgar Wallace

1875-04-01 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1932)

  • 1875-06-09 Henry Dale, English physiologist (Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology 1936), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1875-07-17 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
  • 1875-08-09 Albert William Ketèlbey, British pianist and composer (In A Monastery Garden), born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1959)
  • 1875-08-15 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1875-08-23 William Eccles, English physicist and radio pioneer, born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1966)
  • 1875-10-12 Aleister Crowley, British occultist, founded the religion of Thelema, born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England (d. 1947)
  • 1875-10-26 H. B. Warner, British actor (Sunset Boulevard, The King of Kings), born in London, England (d. 1958)
  • 1876-01-11 Thomas Hicks, English athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1904), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1952)
  • 1876-02-16 G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1876-04-14 Cecil Chubb, English barrister, gifted Stonehenge to the British nation, born in Shrewton (d. 1934)
  • 1876-05-12 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria
  • 1876-06-13 William Sealy Gosset, English statistician (Student's t-distribution), born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1937)
  • 1876-09-01 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877-02-07 G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (Hardy–Weinberg principle, A Mathematician's Apology), born in Cranleigh, England (d. 1947)
  • 1877-06-07 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), born in Widnes, England (d. 1944)
  • 1877-06-11 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)
  • 1877-08-04 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1877-08-29 Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1943)

Person of interestFrederick Soddy

1877-09-02 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956), born in Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1956)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1877-09-26 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), born in London, England (d. 1959)
  • 1877-11-16 Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), born in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1877-11-18 Arthur Cecil Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), born in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1959)
  • 1877-11-25 Harley Granville-Barker, English dramatist, producer (The Voysey Inheritance) and critic, born in London (d. 1946)
  • 1877-12-31 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author, born in Wirksworth, United Kingdom (d. 1967)
  • 1878-01-04 Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
  • 1878-01-19 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1878-01-22 Constance Collier, British actress and writer (Rope, Stage Door, Whirlpool), born in Windsor, England (d. 1955)
  • 1878-04-22 Kitty Gordon, English entertainer, born in Folkestone, Kent (d. 1974)
  • 1878-04-26 Ethel Griffies, British actress (Billy Liar, The Birds, We Live Again), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • 1878-07-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1878-11-06 Ernest Irving, English composer, born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1953)
  • 1878-11-24 Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian

Person of interestE. M. Forster

1879-01-01 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1879-01-15 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1879-02-05 Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), born in Ashford, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • 1879-02-23 Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
  • 1879-02-26 Frank Bridge, English violinist, composer, conductor and tutor of Benjamin Britten, born in Brighton, England (d. 1941)
  • 1879-04-26 Owen Williams Richardson, British physicist (Nobel 1928), born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England (d. 1959)
  • 1879-04-29 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (co-founded and led London Philharmonic, 1932-39; Royal Philharmonic, 1946-60), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)
  • 1879-05-25 William Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian English newspaper publisher (Daily Express), born in Maple, Ontario (d. 1964)
  • 1879-06-04 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, born in Mile End, London (d. 1964)
  • 1879-06-06 Patrick Abercrombie, English architect and town planner, born in Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1879-06-23 William Ewart Berry, 1st viscount Camrose/English nobleman
  • 1879-08-13 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Mai-Dun), born in Bowdon, Cheshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1879-08-21 Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1945)
  • 1879-09-27 Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Heroic Suite), born in Oxton, Cheshire (d. 1970)
  • 1879-10-30 Eily Malyon, British actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1879-11-22 Ralph Hawtrey, British economist (multiplier, quantity theory of money), born in Slough, England (d. 1975)
  • 1879-12-27 Sydney Greenstreet, British actor (Casablanca, Maltese Falcon), born in Sandwich, Kent, England (d. 1954)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,340

Person of interestMary Shelley

1851-02-01 Mary Shelley, English novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1852-09-14 Augustus Pugin, English architect in Gothic Revival style (interior of the Palace of Westminster), dies at 40
  • 1852-09-22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, dies at 69

Person of interestAda Lovelace

1852-11-27 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and writer and daughter of poet Lord Byron, considered the first computer programmer, dies of uterine cancer at 36

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1854-02-17 John Martin, English painter and engraver, dies at 64
  • 1854-04-15 Arthur Aikin, English scientist & writer (b. 1773)
  • 1854-04-29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general, dies at 85
  • 1854-11-18 Edward Forbes, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography, dies of an illness at 39
  • 1854-11-25 John Gibson Lockhart [Scorpion], Scottish biographer (Life of Walter Scott), dies at 60
  • 1855-01-10 Mary Russell Mitford, English playwright and poet (Julian), dies at 67
  • 1855-01-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet, diarist and sister of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • 1855-03-20 Joseph Aspdin, English mason and inventor (b. 1788)

Person of interestCharlotte Brontë

1855-03-31 Charlotte Brontë, English novelist (Jane Eyre), dies at 38

  • 1855-04-13 Henry De la Beche, English geologist, dies at 59
  • 1855-05-05 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (b. 1786)
  • 1855-05-23 Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (discoverer of Malden Island, central Pacific), dies at 57
  • 1855-07-08 William Parry, English Arctic explorer (Parry Channel), dies at 64
  • 1855-12-06 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist, dies at 66
  • 1856-02-17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
  • 1856-08-05 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1856-08-30 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811)
  • 1858-06-16 John Snow, English epidemiologist, 'Father of modern epidemiology' studied cholera, dies of a stroke at 45
  • 1858-11-08 George Peacock, English mathematician (algebraic theory), dies at 67
  • 1859-05-02 Eliza Courtney, English illegitimate daughter of Charles Grey and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, dies at 67
  • 1859-06-07 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73
  • 1859-12-08 Thomas De Quincey, English writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), dies at 74
  • 1859-12-28 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), dies at 59
  • 1860-02-20 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader, dies at 69
  • 1860-05-12 Charles Barry, British architect (rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, dies at 64
  • 1860-06-29 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67
  • 1860-11-08 Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies
  • 1861-12-14 Albert, English prince consort & husband of Queen Victoria, dies at 42
  • 1862-03-01 Peter Barlow, English mathematician, dies at 85
  • 1862-06-17 Charles Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49
  • 1863-03-11 Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
  • 1865-04-30 Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and scientist, dies at 59
  • 1865-06-08 Joseph Paxton, English architect, gardener and MP (Crystal Palace), dies at 61
  • 1865-11-12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
  • 1866-01-23 Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785)
  • 1866-03-06 William Whewell, English polymath and philosopher (History of Inductive Science), dies at 71
  • 1866-04-15 William Jackson, British organist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1866-08-06 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)

Person of interestMichael Faraday

1867-08-25 Michael Faraday, English scientist discovered electromagnetic induction, invented 1st electric motor, dies at 75

Scientist and Inventor Michael Faraday
Scientist and Inventor
Michael Faraday
  • 1869-01-26 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross, committed suicide at 22
  • 1869-06-16 Charles Sturt, English explorer (Australia), dies at 74

Person of interestPeter Mark Roget

1869-09-12 Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus) and inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard), dies at 90

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget
Lexicographer and Inventor
Peter Mark Roget

Person of interestCharles Dickens

1870-06-09 Charles Dickens, English writer (Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol), dies of stroke at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
  • 1871-04-07 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old

Person of interestAnna Atkins

1871-06-09 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • 1871-09-07 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (revolving gun turret), drowns at 51

Person of interestCharles Babbage

1871-10-18 Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79

Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • 1871-11-11 William Lonsdale, English geologist and paleontologist (fossil coral), dies at 77
  • 1872-04-01 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (Church of England), dies at 66
  • 1872-04-01 William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer, dies at 28
  • 1873-01-18 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • 1873-04-20 William Tite, English architect (The Royal Exchange), dies at 75
  • 1873-04-27 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, dies at 80
  • 1873-07-19 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67
  • 1873-08-02 Frank Mori, English composer, dies at 53
  • 1873-10-09 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1874-06-22 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1875-01-23 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • 1876-05-20 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
  • 1876-05-24 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
  • 1876-07-14 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder, dies at 60
  • 1876-08-19 George Smith, English archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), dies of fever at 36
  • 1877-03-09 Mark Prager Lindo, English Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • 1877-03-24 Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
  • 1878-02-01 George Cruikshank, English caricaturist & illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85
  • 1878-03-03 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English artist and Egyptologist, dies at 81
  • 1878-03-16 William Banting, English undertaker, dies
  • 1878-04-25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58
  • 1878-06-23 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (Back River), dies at 81
  • 1879-08-03 Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
  • 1880-01-27 Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)
  • 1880-05-10 John Goss, English composer and organist (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), dies at 79
  • 1880-05-26 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, dies at 63
  • 1880-08-15 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), dies while horse riding at 32
  • 1880-10-04 William Lassell, British astronomer who discovered satellites of Uranus and Neptune, dies at 81

Person of interestGeorge Eliot

1880-12-22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English novelist (Adam Bede, Middlemarch), dies on her 61st birthday

Writer George Eliot
George Eliot
  • 1881-06-16 Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795)
  • 1881-07-20 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh, dies
  • 1882-01-03 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
  • 1882-01-04 John William Draper, English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
  • 1882-04-09 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53

Person of interestCharles Darwin

1882-04-19 Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, dies of heart failure at 73

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1883-03-09 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, dies at 30
  • 1883-06-14 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)

Person of interestMatthew Webb

1883-07-24 Matthew Webb, English long distance swimmer who was first to swim unassisted across the English Channel, drowns in the Niagara Falls whirlpool at 35

Long Distance Swimmer Matthew Webb
Long Distance Swimmer
Matthew Webb
  • 1884-02-21 John Pike Hullah, English composer, dies at 71
  • 1884-03-01 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician, dies at 63
  • 1884-08-06 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman, dies at 71
  • 1885-01-19 Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
  • 1885-01-26 Edward Davy, English inventor (b. 1806)
  • 1885-02-18 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, English contralto and composer, dies at 61
  • 1885-05-19 Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
  • 1885-10-29 James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda
  • 1886-09-20 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1886-11-08 Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29
  • 1887-02-10 Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73