English History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 1,332

  • 1986-03-31 English Hampton Court palace badly damaged by fire, 1 dead
  • 1986-03-31 Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
  • 1986-04-16 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
  • 1986-08-03 First NFL 'American Bowl' exhibition game at London's Wembley Stadium, Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6
  • 1986-12-12 Australian cricketer David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
  • 1986-12-17 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England
  • 1987-08-07 Javed Miandad becomes first to score 6,000 Test runs for Pakistan as he cracks 260 in drawn 5th Test v England at The Oval
  • 1987-08-08 Pakistan all out 708 v England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
  • 1987-08-09 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1987-08-18 Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it
  • 1987-08-19 Hungerford Massacre: in England, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide
  • 1987-10-15 The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
  • 1987-10-16 Great Storm of 1987: 175-kph hurricane force winds hit London and much of the South of England killing 23 people and causing widespread blackouts
  • 1987-10-31 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
  • 1987-11-25 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England in 1st Test at Lahore; best figures by a Pakistani, and by any bowler against England
  • 1987-11-27 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England

  • 1987-12-01 Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
  • 1988-06-12 The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.
  • 1988-07-05 Wist Indies cricket paceman Malcolm Marshall takes career best 7-22, beat England by an innings & 156 at Old Trafford
  • 1988-09-06 Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Channel
  • 1989-01-08 Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-01-14 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford, England

Novelist Salman Rushdie
Novelist
Salman Rushdie
  • 1989-02-20 An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
  • 1989-04-15 96 crushed to death and 766 injured at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield, England, during FA semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest
  • 1989-08-11 Geoff Marsh & Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England
  • 1989-09-24 Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
  • 1990-10-30 Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
  • 1990-12-01 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • 1991-01-28 David Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
  • 1991-02-01 Australian cricket fast bowler Craig McDermott sets up a 9 wicket, 5th Test win over England with a career best 8-97 in Perth
  • 1991-03-14 English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
  • 1991-05-15 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1991-07-28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • 1991-11-02 2nd Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham: Australia beats England, 12-6 with Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh landing 2 penalties and a conversion
  • 1991-11-09 Joint European Torus (JET) scientists in Culham England successfully harness nuclear fusion to produce the first large amount of controlled fusion power
  • 1992-03-18 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-03-25 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Imran Khan scores 72 in his final ODI as Pakistan beats England by 22 runs for their first title; Martin Crowe (NZ), Player of Series

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1992-05-19 Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches
  • 1992-08-20 England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs Pakistan, then world ODI record
  • 1992-11-11 The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
  • 1993-01-25 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
  • 1993-02-22 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • 1993-02-23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • 1993-03-18 Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
  • 1993-03-20 IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington, England
  • 1993-05-21 Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
  • 1993-06-18 Tōru Takemitsu's "Archipelago S" premieres in Aldeburgh England
  • 1993-06-21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • 1993-09-09 Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times
  • 1993-09-26 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: US beats Europe, 15-13; Davis Love III secures victory for the US beating Costantino Rocca at the 18th, 1 up
  • 1993-11-24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • 1993-12-08 Storm hits western Europe, 11 killed in England
  • 1994-03-07 David Platt appointed captain of English football team
  • 1994-03-12 The Church of England ordains its first ever 33 female priests
  • 1994-03-19 Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-03-21 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 1994-05-04 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen

Latest Wonder of the WorldLatest Wonder of the World

1994-05-06 Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens

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Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features
Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features
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  • 1994-11-14 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel
  • 1995-01-29 Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
  • 1995-03-22 Deputy Governor of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
  • 1995-05-10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 1995-06-27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • 1995-10-28 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • 1995-11-22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • 1996-03-01 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-03-09 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in Cricket World Cup Quarter Final

EnglandLady Godiva

1996-06-08 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England

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Lady Godiva as painted in c. 1897 by John Collier
Lady Godiva as painted in c. 1897 by John Collier
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  • 1996-07-03 UK House of Commons announces that the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish (and subsequently English and British monarchs), will be returned to Scotland after 700 years in Westminster Abbey
  • 1996-12-06 Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match
  • 1997-02-06 Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husband's sperm
  • 1997-05-06 The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-05-28 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1998-05-13 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 1998-12-26 Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland

Music releaseAlbum Release

2001-11-13 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • 2002-03-21 Schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, England
  • 2002-07-25 17th Commonwealth Games open in Manchester, England
  • 2002-09-29 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe wins 15½-12½ after teams tied at 8 points going into Sunday singles matches
  • 2002-10-27 The British ITV Network airs a regional service for the last time in England and Wales, LWT loses its identity completely

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2003-06-21 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 2003-08-28 An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
  • 2003-11-18 In England, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective
  • 2003-11-22 5th Rugby World Cup Final, Stadium Australia, Sydney: Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson lands winning drop goal in extra time as England beats Australia, 20-17
  • 2003-11-26 Supersonic airplane the Concorde makes its last ever flight, returning to Bristol, England.
  • 2004-02-05 Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
  • 2004-11-06 An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.
  • 2005-07-28 A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
  • 2005-11-30 John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York
  • 2005-12-11 The Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, England, is rocked by explosions, causing a huge oil fire.
  • 2006-03-01 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station
  • 2007-02-23 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
  • 2007-05-21 Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper, is badly damaged by fire in Greenwich, England.
  • 2007-07-01 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2007-10-20 6th Rugby World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Springboks fullback Percy Montgomery lands 4/4 penalties as South Africa beats England, 15-6

Music concertMusic Concert

2008-06-29 Glastonbury music festival in England; Leonard Cohen the highlight singing ""Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 2008-09-26 Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

KnightedKnighthood

2009-02-18 English fantasy author Terry Pratchett receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2010-05-08 Barrow AFC wins English FA Trophy at Wembley, makes them only team to win it at both Old & New Wembley stadiums
  • 2012-04-30 Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 4,663

  • 1880-01-01 Edie Martin, British actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1880-03-01 Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
  • 1880-03-12 House Peters, British silent film actor (This Is the Life, Kansas Territory), born in Bristol, England (d. 1967)
  • 1880-03-17 Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • 1880-04-10 Montague Summers, English clergyman and writer (Malleus Maleficarum), born in Clifton, Bristol, England (d. 1948)
  • 1880-09-22 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • 1880-11-02 John Foulds, British cellist, musicologist, and composer (World Requiem; Three Mantras), born in Hulme, Manchester, England (d. 1939)
  • 1880-11-25 Leonard Woolf, English author and husband of Virginia Woolf, born in London (d. 1969)
  • 1881-01-09 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
  • 1881-01-17 Alfred Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1955)
  • 1881-02-13 Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)
  • 1881-03-25 Mary Webb, English writer (Gone to Earth) born in Leighton, England (d. 1927)
  • 1881-04-03 Margaret "Daisy" Ashford, British child author who wrote "The Young Visiters" (Mister Salteena's Plan) aged 9, born in Petersham, Surrey (d. 1972)
  • 1881-06-01 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1881-08-01 Rose Macaulay, English writer (The Towers of Trebizond), born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1881-08-02 Ethel M. Dell, English author (Storm Drift), born in London (d. 1939)
  • 1881-09-12 Daniel Jones, English phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary), born in London (d. 1967)
  • 1881-09-16 Clive Bell, English art critic, born in East Shefford, Berkshire (d. 1964)
  • 1881-09-17 Alfred Carpenter, English Royal Navy soldier, born in Barnes, Surrey (d. 1955)
  • 1881-09-20 Walter Kingsford, British actor (Carefree, My Favorite Blonde), born in Redhill, England (d. 1958)
  • 1881-09-28 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • 1881-10-26 Margaret Wycherly, British actress (Keeper of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • 1881-11-04 Milton Rosmer, British director (Murder in the Red Barn), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1971)
  • 1881-11-17 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh, British peer, soldier, and politician

Person of interestA. A. Milne

1882-01-18 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, born in Hampstead Middlesex (d. 1956)

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne

Person of interestVirginia Woolf

1882-01-25 Virginia Woolf [Adeline], British author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)

  • 1882-02-22 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • 1882-03-02 Wallis Clark, British actress (Penny Serenade, Great Guy, Postal Inspector), born in Essex, England (d. 1961)
  • 1882-03-06 Geoffrey Mander, English industrialist (Mander Brothers Ltd.), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1962)
  • 1882-03-25 Haydn Wood, English composer, born in Slaithwaite (d. 1959)
  • 1882-04-18 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1912-40; Disney's Fantasia, 1939; American Symphony Orchestra, 1962-72), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1882-05-05 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist and suffragette, born in Old Trafford, Manchester, England (d. 1960)
  • 1882-06-01 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1882-07-30 Holmes Herbert, British actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Kiss), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1956)
  • 1882-08-05 Joe English, Flemish Irish painter (designed WWI gravestones), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • 1882-08-14 Gisela Richter, English art historian, born in London (d. 1972)
  • 1882-10-24 Sybil Thorndike, British actress (Stage Fright, Gone to Earth), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (d. 1976)
  • 1882-11-18 Wyndham Lewis, English author (Tarr, Apes of God) and co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1957)
  • 1882-12-28 Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist, cosmologist and mathematician (stars), born in Kendal, Westmorland, England (d. 1944)
  • 1883-01-20 Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
  • 1883-01-24 Estelle Winwood [Goodwin], British actress (The Misfits, The Producers, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Lee, Kent, England (d. 1984)
  • 1883-02-15 Sax Rohmer [Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward], English author (Dr Fu Manchu novels), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • 1883-02-18 Tom Walls, British actor and producer (A Cuckoo in the Nest, Undercover), born in Kingsthorpe, England (d. 1949)
  • 1883-04-08 R. P. Keigwin, English academic, born in Lexden, Essex (d. 1972)
  • 1883-04-11 Leonard Mudie, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), born in Cheetham, England (d. 1965)
  • 1883-05-15 Stanley Marchant, English composer, born in London (d. 1949)

Person of interestJohn Maynard Keynes

1883-06-05 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1946)

  • 1883-07-01 Arthur Borton, English soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Cheveney, Kent (d. 1933)
  • 1883-07-23 Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, British field marshal, born in Bragnieres-de-Bigorre, France (d. 1963)
  • 1883-09-16 T. E. Hulme, English writer and poet, born in Endon, Shaffordshire (d. 1917)
  • 1883-09-18 Lord Berners [Gerald Tyrwhitt], English composer (1st Childhood), born in Apley Hall, Shropshire (d. 1950)
  • 1883-09-30 Robert Lightfoot, English theologist and exegetist (St John's Gospel) (d. 1953)
  • 1883-11-08 Arnold Bax, English composer (Farewell My Youth), born in London (d. 1953)
  • 1883-11-25 Percy Marmont, British actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon, Captain Apache), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1883-12-22 Arthur James Cook, British trade union leader (coal miners), born in Wookey, Somerset (d. 1931)
  • 1883-12-30 Mary Forbes, British actress (Terror by Night), born in Hornsey England (d. 1974)
  • 1884-01-18 Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
  • 1884-02-23 Frank Cellier, British actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England (d. 1948)
  • 1884-04-07 Charles Dodd, English new testament authority
  • 1884-08-12 Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
  • 1884-10-12 Godfrey Tearle, English-American actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1884-11-05 James Elroy Flecker, English poet and dramatist (Hassan), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1915)
  • 1885-01-01 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist (d. 1954)
  • 1885-02-25 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • 1885-03-01 Lionel Atwill, British actor (The Mystery of the Wax Museum), born in Croydon, London, England (d. 1946)
  • 1885-05-24 Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist and psychoanalyst, born in Turton, Lancashire (d. 1948).
  • 1885-08-07 Gordon Harker, British actor (Facts of Love, Champagne, Inspector Hornleigh), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1885-08-16 Charles Carson, British actor (Cry the Beloved Country), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1885-08-23 Henry Thomas Tizard, English chemist and inventor, born in Gillingham, Kent, England (d. 1959)
  • 1885-12-19 F S Flint, translator/poet (imagist movement), born in London, England
  • 1886-01-02 Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
  • 1886-01-11 George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), born in Manchester, England (d. 1960)
  • 1886-01-14 Hugh Lofting, English writer and illustrator (Dr. Doolittle), born in Maidenhead, England (d. 1947)
  • 1886-01-17 Ronald Firbank, British novelist (The Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England (d. 1926)
  • 1886-03-05 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)

Person of interestJim Barnes

1886-04-08 Jim Barnes, English golfer (PGA C'ship 1916, 19; US Open 1921, British Open 1925), born in Lelant, Cornwall (d. 1966)

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1886-06-11 Lillian Fontaine, British actress (Suddenly it's Spring), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1975)

Person of interestGeorge Mallory

1886-06-18 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), born in Mobberley, England (d. 1924)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 1886-08-27 Eric Coates, English viola player and composer, born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (d. 1957)
  • 1886-08-27 Rebecca Clarke, British-American violist and classical composer (Morpheus), born in Harrow, England (d. 1979)
  • 1886-09-08 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), born in Matfield, Kent, England (d. 1967)
  • 1886-09-25 May Sutton, American tennis player (first American woman to win Wimbledon singles title 1905), born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1886-10-25 Leo G. Carroll, English actor (Topper; Strangers On A Train; Man From U.N.C.L.E.), born in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire (d. 1972)
  • 1886-11-21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat and author (Good Behaviour), born in Tehran, Persian Empire (d. 1968)

Person of interestVictor McLaglen

1886-12-10 Victor McLaglen, English actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935), born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1959)

  • 1887-02-01 Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1887-02-20 Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)
  • 1887-02-23 Cyril Delevanti, British actor (Soylent Green, The Night of the Iguana), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1887-02-25 Leonard Carey, British actor (Rebecca, Laughter), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1887-02-27 James D Innes, English painter
  • 1887-04-24 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter, born in Kensington, London (d. 1931)
  • 1887-05-02 Vernon Castle, English-American dancer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1918)
  • 1887-06-01 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1887-06-22 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1887-08-05 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), born in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1972)
  • 1887-08-08 Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • 1887-08-08 Malcolm Keen, British actor (The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), born in Bristol, England (d. 1970)
  • 1887-09-07 Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1964)
  • 1887-09-26 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (Built in Jerusalem’s Wall: A Book in praise of Jerusalem), born in Wareham, Dorset, England (d. 1958)
  • 1887-09-26 Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (bouncing bomb), born in Ripley, Derbyshire, England (d. 1979)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,342

  • 1887-08-14 Richard Jefferies, English naturalist and essayist, dies of tuberculosis at 38
  • 1887-10-12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61
Poet & Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet & Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • 1888-09-30 Catherine Eddowes, English woman murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1888-09-30 Elizabeth Stride "Long Liz", English woman murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1889-03-27 John Bright, English reform politician and anti0war advocate, dies at 77
  • 1889-06-08 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (Windhover), dies at 54
  • 1889-09-23 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (The Moonstone), dies at 65
  • 1889-10-11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)

Person of interestRobert Browning

1889-12-12 Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

  • 1889-12-21 J. B. Lightfoot, English theologist and bishop of Durham, dies at 61
  • 1890-03-13 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1890-08-11 John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89

Person of interestRichard Francis Burton

1890-10-20 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), dies at 69

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • 1891-03-15 Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (b. 1819)
  • 1891-04-25 Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)
  • 1891-10-06 Charles Stewart Parnell, English-Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45
  • 1891-10-15 Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837)
  • 1892-01-21 John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discover Neptune), dies at 72
  • 1892-01-31 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist, dies at 57
  • 1892-03-20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer, dies at 41
  • 1892-03-29 William Bowman, English anatomist, dies at 75
  • 1892-12-18 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), dies at 88
  • 1893-09-15 Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • 1893-12-30 Samuel White Baker, English explorer (Ceylon & Egypt), dies at 72
  • 1894-03-27 Verney Lovett Cameron, English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49
  • 1894-12-29 Christina Rossetti, English poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away) dies at 64
  • 1895-03-10 Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer (House of Worth), dies at 69
  • 1895-06-29 Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (comparative anatomy), dies at 70
  • 1895-08-05 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
  • 1896-03-22 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School days), dies at 73
  • 1896-06-10 Amelia Dyer, English murderer of 300 infants, hanged at Newgate Prison, London (b. 1829)
  • 1896-08-13 John Everett Millais, English painter (Order of Release), dies at 67
  • 1897-04-23 Clement Harris, English composer, killed fighting in the Greco-Turkish war at 25
  • 1897-07-20 Jean Ingelow, English poet (b. 1820)

Person of interestLewis Carroll

1898-01-14 Lewis Carroll, English writer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), dies at 65

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1898-03-01 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, dies at 72
  • 1898-03-15 Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
  • 1898-03-16 Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23
  • 1898-06-03 Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74
  • 1898-06-17 Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, dies at 64
  • 1898-11-02 George Goyder, English surveyor-general of South Australia, dies at 72
  • 1898-11-20 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies at 81
  • 1899-02-11 George Morgan, 1st English motorist to die in an motor accident, dies
  • 1899-03-18 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76
  • 1899-12-30 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget), dies at 85
  • 1900-01-20 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 1900-01-20 R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (Norie, Lorna Doone), dies at 74
  • 1900-08-28 Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies at 62
  • 1900-11-22 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Mikado, Pirates of Penzance), dies at 58
  • 1901-01-09 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • 1901-01-14 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, dies at 57
  • 1901-02-14 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1901-04-22 William Stubbs, English historian & Anglican bishop of Oxford, dies at 74
  • 1901-06-09 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), dies at 64
  • 1901-07-17 John Farmer, English composer, dies at 64
  • 1901-07-20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • 1901-11-06 Kate Greenaway, English artist known for her children's book illustrations (Under the Window), dies of breast cancer at 55
  • 1902-05-01 John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid), dies at 85
  • 1902-06-19 John Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, dies at 69
  • 1902-09-06 Frederick Able, English chemist and inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • 1902-09-06 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1903-03-04 Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
  • 1903-12-28 George Gissing, British novelist (New Grub Street, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study), dies from a chill at 46
  • 1904-01-26 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • 1904-02-22 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • 1904-05-08 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer, pioneer in study of motion, dies at 74
  • 1904-07-22 Wilson Barrett, British manager, actor, and playwright (The Sign of the Cross), dies at 58
  • 1904-10-01 William Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 76
  • 1904-10-20 Henry Hiles, English composer, dies at 77
  • 1905-08-14 Simeon Solomon, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, dies at 64
  • 1905-09-02 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1905-10-13 Henry Irving [John Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895) and the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, dies at 67

Person of interestGeorge Williams

1905-11-06 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, dies at 84

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams
  • 1906-01-05 Kathleen Kenyon, English Archaeologist who excavated Jericho (the oldest known continuously occupied human settlement that has been inhabited for the last 11,000 years), dies at 72
  • 1907-05-19 Benjamin Baker, English civil engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground, dies at 67
  • 1907-07-14 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • 1907-09-09 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • 1908-01-25 Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
  • 1908-03-28 John Eliot, English meteorologist, dies at 68
  • 1908-04-11 Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829)
  • 1908-04-20 Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, dies at 85
  • 1908-06-02 Redvers Buller, English general and recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 68
  • 1908-11-08 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60
  • 1909-04-10 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), dies at 72
  • 1909-05-18 George Meredith, English poet & writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • 1910-01-27 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • 1910-04-02 Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37

Person of interestEdward VII

1910-05-06 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68

King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII

Person of interestElizabeth Blackwell

1910-05-31 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, dies at 89

  • 1910-06-01 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, dies at 91
  • 1910-09-07 William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), dies at 83
  • 1911-01-17 Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), dies at 88
  • 1911-01-26 Charles Dilke, British statesman and Radical politician, dies at 67

Person of interestWilliam Schwenck Gilbert

1911-05-29 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • 1911-09-16 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865), dies at 71
  • 1911-10-07 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • 1912-01-07 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English Physician and Feminist, dies at 71
  • 1912-03-01 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64