English History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,344

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
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
  • 1966-05-06 Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England
  • 1966-07-30 FIFA World Cup Final: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany 4-2 a.e.t. in London, England
  • 1966-09-29 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • 1966-12-31 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
  • 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
  • 1968-04-20 British politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech
  • 1968-05-19 Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard
  • 1968-06-24 Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
  • 1968-11-11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
  • 1968-12-01 Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
  • 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 (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 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
  • 1979-07-17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-06-05 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1981-06-10 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
  • 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
  • 1983-11-25 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 4,801

  • 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)
  • 1869-09-06 Walford Davies, English composer, born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1941)
  • 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/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
  • 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), born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1870-10-22 Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (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 and 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 (5-time Wimbledon singles champion), born in Bebington, England (d. 1960)
  • 1871-09-30 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1871-11-03 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 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 William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)
  • 1872-07-01 Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
  • 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, Coleford Gloucestershire, 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
  • 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 (Ethics)

Person of interestTeddy Flack

1873-11-05 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 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 Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
  • 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
  • 1875-01-07 Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic gold 1904)
  • 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, physiologist (Nobel-1936), born in London, England
  • 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)
  • 1876-02-16 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 Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
  • 1876-09-01 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877-01-04 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1877)
  • 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 C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)
  • 1877-11-25 Harley Granville-Barker, dramatist/producer/critic, born in London, England
  • 1877-12-31 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (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, Folkestone England, entertainer
  • 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/tutor of B Britten
  • 1879-04-26 Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
  • 1879-04-29 Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
  • 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 (d. 1964)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,363

  • 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

  • 1850-07-04 William Kirby, English entomologist and original member of the Linnean Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society, dies at 90

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 (b. 1812)
  • 1852-09-22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, dies at 69

Person of interestAda Lovelace

1852-11-27 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician 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 chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • 1854-04-29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)
  • 1854-11-18 Edward Forbes, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography, dies of an illness at 39
  • 1854-11-25 John G Lockhart, [scorpion], English biographer, dies at 60
  • 1855-01-10 Mary Russell Mitford, English playwright and poet (Julian), dies at 67
  • 1855-01-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English writer, brother 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 (b. 1796)
  • 1855-05-05 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (b. 1786)
  • 1855-05-23 Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797)
  • 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
  • 1856-06-15 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73
  • 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 (b. 1813)
  • 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 artist (b. 1783)
  • 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, English architect (b. 1795)
  • 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, Prince consort of England and husband of Queen Victoria, dies at 42
  • 1862-03-01 Peter Barlow, English mathematician (b. 1776)
  • 1862-06-17 Charles J 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 of Masham, English composer and organist, dies at 51
  • 1866-08-06 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
  • 1867-08-25 Michael Faraday, English scientist who discovered principle of electric motor, dies at 75
  • 1869-01-26 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)
  • 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 (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), 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 of the Church of England, dies at 66
  • 1872-04-01 William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (b. 1843)
  • 1873-01-18 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • 1873-04-20 William Tite, English architect (b. 1798)
  • 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 and 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, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
  • 1880-12-22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English novelist (Adam Bede, Middlemarch), dies on her 61st birthday
  • 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)
  • 1883-07-24 Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • 1884-02-21 John Pike Hullah, English composer, dies at 71
  • 1884-03-01 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician (b. 1820)
  • 1884-08-06 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (b. 1812)
  • 1885-01-19 Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
  • 1885-01-26 Edward Davy, English inventor (b. 1806)