Jersey in History

Historical Events

  • 1776-07-02 New Jersey gives the right to vote to all adults who could show a net worth of 50 pounds
  • 1781-01-06 Battle of Jersey: Major Francis Peirson and his men defeat invading French troops
  • 1911-05-16 Remains of a neanderthal man found on Jersey, Channel Islands
  • 1969-10-01 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps

Famous Birthdays

  • 1825-05-04 Augustus Le Plongeon, French-American photographer and antiquitarian, born in Island of Jersey, France (d. 1908)
  • 1904-04-11 Arthur Ernest Mourant, British hematologist, born in La Hougue Bie, Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1910-02-15 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1919-05-06 Frank Ereaut, Balliff of Jersey
  • 1926-02-01 Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
  • 1983-05-05 Henry Cavill, English actor (Superman), born in Jersey, Channel Islands

Famous Deaths

  • 1711-08-25 Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician