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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • 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)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose

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