Guardian in History

Historical Events

  • 1999-06-12 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Historic Publication

2013-06-05 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK

  • 2014-12-19 The Guardian newspaper calls 2014 'The year the people stood up'

Famous Birthdays

  • 1906-01-21 John Putz, British journalist (Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • 1923-10-20 Joe Minogue, British journalist (Guardian)
  • 1927-10-10 John Eric Tieman, production manager (The Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • 1938-05-23 Peter Preston, editor (Guardian)
  • 1938-10-13 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1958-02-01 Kevin McCarra, Scottish sports journalist (The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday, The Times), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)

Famous Weddings

Archibald Primrose

1878-03-20 53rd UK Prime Minister Archibald Primrose (31) weds heiress Hannah de Rothschild (27) at the Board of Guardians in Mount Street, London

Famous Deaths

  • 1995-07-09 John Eric Tieman, production Manager (The Guardian), dies at 67
  • 2003-09-22 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), dies at 64
  • 2020-10-24 Kevin McCarra, Scottish sports journalist (The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday, The Times), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 62