English History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 1,350

  • 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
  • 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 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16½-11½ at The Belfry, England
  • 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.
  • 1986-04-16 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
  • 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
  • 1987-07-06 Pakistan score their 1st innings win over England, at Leeds
  • 1987-08-03 Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1987-08-07 Javed Miandad scores 260 v England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
  • 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.
  • 1987-10-16 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
  • 1987-10-16 Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
  • 1987-10-31 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
  • 1987-11-25 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • 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 Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
  • 1988-09-06 Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Channel
  • 1989-01-08 Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die
  • 1989-01-14 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford, England
  • 1989-02-20 An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
  • 1989-04-15 96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England
  • 1989-08-11 Geoff Marsh & Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England
  • 1989-09-24 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
  • 1990-07-07 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats England 2-1 in football's World Cup Third Place game
  • 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 Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
  • 1991-02-01 Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA
  • 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: Australia beats England 12-6 in London

  • 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
  • 1992-03-25 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup
  • 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 Toru Takemitsu's "Archipelago" 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 30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
  • 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 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women 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
  • 1994-05-06 Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
  • 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
  • 1996-03-09 Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in Cricket World Cup Quarter Final
  • 1996-06-08 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
  • 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
  • 2002-08-04 17th Commonwealth Games close in Manchester, England
  • 2002-09-29 34th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 15.5-12.5 at The Belfry, England
  • 2002-10-27 The British ITV Network airs a regional service for the last time in England and Wales, LWT loses its identity completely

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 4,830

  • 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 W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
  • 1879-06-04 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1964)
  • 1879-06-06 L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect
  • 1879-06-23 William Ewart Berry, 1st viscount Camrose/English nobleman
  • 1879-08-13 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
  • 1879-08-21 Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1945)
  • 1879-09-27 Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)
  • 1879-10-30 Eily Malyon, British actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1879-12-22 Ralph Hawtrey, Buckinghamshire England, economist (multiplier)
  • 1879-12-27 Sydney Greenstreet, British actor (Casablanca, Maltese Falcon), born in Sandwich, Kent, England (d. 1954)
  • 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 writer (d. 1948)
  • 1880-09-22 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • 1880-11-02 John Foulds, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939
  • 1880-11-25 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • 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 Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1881-04-03 Margaret MJ "Daisy" Ashford, English author (Young Sisters)
  • 1881-06-01 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1881-08-01 Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer
  • 1881-08-02 Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
  • 1881-09-12 Daniel Jones, English phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary), born in London (d. 1967)
  • 1881-09-16 Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
  • 1881-09-17 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (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, Southport England, director (Murder in the Red Barn)
  • 1881-11-17 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh, British peer, soldier, and politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 interestPerson of Interest

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), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1882-05-05 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
  • 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, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI)
  • 1882-08-14 Gisela Richter, English art historian (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/painter (Tarr, Apes of God)
  • 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 (real name Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward), English author of Dr Fu Manchu novels (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 (d. 1972)
  • 1883-04-11 Leonard Mudie, England, 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 interestPerson of Interest

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 (d. 1933)
  • 1883-07-04 Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]
  • 1883-09-16 T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
  • 1883-09-18 Lord Berners, [Gerald Tyrwhitt], England, composer (1st Childhood)
  • 1883-09-30 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist (St John's Gospel)
  • 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/dramatist (Hassan)
  • 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 (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, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • 1886-01-17 Ronald Firbank, British novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England (d. 1926)
  • 1886-03-05 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1886-04-08 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), 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 interestPerson of Interest

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, Hucknall Nottinghamshire England, viola player/composer
  • 1886-08-27 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, born in Harrow, England (d. 1979)
  • 1886-09-08 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • 1886-11-21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,379

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1888-04-15 Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • 1888-09-30 Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1888-09-30 Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, 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 interestPerson of Interest

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

  • 1889-12-21 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/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 interestPerson of Interest

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 S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45
  • 1891-10-15 Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837)
  • 1892-01-02 George B Airy, English astronomer/writer, dies at 90
  • 1892-01-21 John Couch Adams, English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies
  • 1892-01-31 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist (b. 1834)
  • 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, dies at 72
  • 1894-03-27 Verney L Cameron, English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49
  • 1894-12-29 Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London
  • 1895-03-10 Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer (House of Worth), dies at 69
  • 1895-06-29 Thomas Henry Huxley, English scientist (b. 1825)
  • 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 (b. 1829)
  • 1896-08-13 John Everett Millais, English painter, 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 interestPerson of Interest

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, author (b. 1825)
  • 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-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  • 1898-11-20 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies
  • 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 Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
  • 1900-08-28 Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies
  • 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, English bishop/historian, dies at 57
  • 1901-02-14 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1901-04-22 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop, 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 children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • 1902-05-01 John Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
  • 1902-06-19 John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69
  • 1902-09-06 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • 1902-09-06 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1903-03-04 Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
  • 1903-12-28 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies 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 (horse trot), dies
  • 1904-07-22 Wilson Barrett, British manager, actor, and playwright (The Sign of the Cross), dies at 58
  • 1904-10-01 William GGVV Harcourt, historian/English Sect of State, 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), dies at 67
  • 1905-11-06 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, dies at 84
  • 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 H Buller, English general, dies at 68
  • 1908-11-08 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60
  • 1909-04-10 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, 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