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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,726

0308-11-11 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.
0355-11-06 - Emperor Constantine II crowns cousin Julianus keizer of Britain
1066-09-20 - Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar
1303-05-20 - Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges for marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella
1327-01-25 - King Edward III accedes to the English throne
King of England Edward IIIKing of England Edward III 1340-06-24 - In the Hundred Years War, English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys
1421-03-21 - Battle of Beauge-French beat English
1430-05-23 - Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English
1537-08-25 - The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
1600-12-31 - British East India Company chartered
1603-07-25 - James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of English uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland
1607-04-26 - 1st British colony in American lands at Cape Henry, Virginia
1618-07-16 - Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
1624-01-28 - Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing of Great Britain James I and VI 1632-06-20 - Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area
1639-08-22 - Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1641-08-20 - England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
1647-06-04 - English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
1653-07-04 - British Barebones Parliament goes into session
1658-06-25 - Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & British
1664-03-12 - New Jersey becomes a British colony
1664-07-23 - 4 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston
1673-11-09 - British king Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury
1679-07-12 - Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined
1683-11-01 - The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1689-02-13 - British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights - establishes limits on the crown and rights of parliament
1689-04-11 - William III & Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
1690-01-22 - Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
1691-02-17 - Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service
1704-08-13 - French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany
1707-04-29 - English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; form United Kingdom of Great Britain
1707-05-01 - England, Wales & Scotland form United Kingdom of Great Britain
1708-03-11 - Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
1709-02-02 - British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"
1710-04-10 - The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
1710-10-16 - British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
1712-07-20 - The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain.
1713-04-11 - Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain - English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty
1713-06-23 - The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
1718-12-17 - France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.
1731-04-09 - British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain
1733-05-17 - England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions
1735-09-22 - Robert Walpole is 1st British PM to live at 10 Downing Street
1736-05-26 - Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1739-10-23 - War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.
1742-02-02 - British Walpole government resigns
1742-02-09 - Sir Robert Walpole, often referred to as the first British Prime Minister, enobled as 1st Earl of Orford
1742-02-16 - Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier (First Lord of the Treasury)
1743-02-14 - Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury
1743-06-27 - War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.
1746-04-16 - Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the Duke of Cumberland defeat the Jacobite army.
1747-05-14 - A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
1747-10-25 - British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
1749-05-11 - British parliament accepts Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization
1753-07-07 - British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament (opens in 1759)
1754-06-19 - Albany Congress held by seven British colonies & Iroquois indians
1755-06-16 - British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians
1755-07-09 - Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
1756-05-17 - Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
1756-06-20 - Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British
1756-12-06 - British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India
1757-01-02 - British troops occupy Calcutta India
1758-06-23 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
British Army Officer James WolfeBritish Army Officer James Wolfe 1758-07-26 - British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg
1758-08-08 - British troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg
1758-09-11 - Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War.
1758-11-25 - Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
1758-12-31 - British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal
1759-01-15 - British Museum opens in Montague House, London
1759-04-08 - British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
1759-05-01 - British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France
1759-07-25 - British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
1759-09-12 - British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.
1759-09-13 - British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
1759-09-18 - Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
1759-11-20 - -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French
1760-01-22 - Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
1760-10-25 - George III becomes King of Great Britain.
1761-01-16 - The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French.
1761-06-08 - British fleet occupies Belle Île off the Brittany Coast
1761-09-22 - Coronation of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.
1762-04-05 - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
1762-12-09 - British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris
1763-02-12 - John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs
1763-08-05 - Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run - British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run.
1763-10-07 - George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement
1764-11-16 - Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
1765-03-22 - Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
1765-03-24 - Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
1765-08-14 - Massachusetts colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
1765-11-01 - Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
1766-03-17 - Britain repeals the Stamp Act
1767-05-14 - British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
1767-06-29 - British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
Former Slave and Seaman Crispus AttucksFormer Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks 1770-03-05 - Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Native African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die. Later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings
1771-01-22 - Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
1772-06-10 - Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders
1773-04-27 - British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)
1773-10-14 - American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
1774-03-07 - British close port of Boston to all commerce

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,289

1364-05-20 - Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1564-09-24 - William Adams, British navigator (d. 1620)
1605-08-08 - Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
1605-10-19 - Thomas Browne, British writer (Garden of Cyrus)
1609-08-06 - Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
1620-10-31 - John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1621-04-25 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (d. 1679)
1638-05-06 - Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1696)
1653-07-05 - Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (d. 1726)
1655-12-28 - Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)
1656-09-14 - Thomas Baker, British antiquarian (d. 1746)
1657-06-10 - James Cragg the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)
1660-04-16 - Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
1661-04-16 - Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)
1661-11-28 - Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)
1663-03-06 - Francis Atterbury, British man of letters (d. 1732)
1663-05-20 - William Bradford, British-born printer (d. 1752)
1665-12-28 - George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)
1666-02-09 - George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
1674-10-15 - Robert Herrick, Mass, British poet (Together)
1676-08-26 - Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1683-03-01 - Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II of Great Britain (d. 1737)
1683-03-13 - John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British philosopher (d. 1744)
1683-10-25 - Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (d. 1757)
1683-10-30 - George II [August], King of Great-Britain (1727-60)
1685-06-30 - John Gay, British writer (d. 1732)
1685-07-03 - Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
1686-04-09 - James Craggs the Younger, British politician (d. 1721)
1693-03-24 - John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)
1693-09-03 - Charles Radclyffe, British politician (d. 1746)
1696-06-27 - William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier (d. 1759)
1697-04-23 - George Baron Anson, British admiral/explorer
1704-10-29 - John Byng, British admiral (d. 1757)
1705-02-21 - Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
1706-03-06 - George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the ElderBritish Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder (1708-11-15) 1708-11-15 - William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner', born in London, England (d. 1778)
1710-04-17 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)
1710-09-30 - John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
1710-11-27 - Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)
1711-07-10 - Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain (d. 1783)
1711-08-19 - Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
1712-10-14 - George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)
1712-10-21 - Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)
1713-05-30 - Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
1713-10-07 - Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)
1714-02-25 - Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
1715-03-04 - James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, British statesman (d. 1763)
1717-01-05 - William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
1717-09-24 - Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto)
1718-06-17 - George Howard, British field marshal (d. 1796)
1718-08-11 - Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)
1719-03-04 - George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (d. 1777)
1719-03-13 - John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (d. 1797)
1720-07-18 - Gilbert White, English "father of British naturalists"
1721-01-21 - James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
1721-08-31 - George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
1721-12-06 - James Elphinston, British philologist (d. 1809)
1722-09-16 - Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
1722-12-30 - Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)
1723-02-24 - John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)
1723-03-05 - Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
1723-11-08 - John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)
1723-12-22 - Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer
1724-02-28 - George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
1724-05-19 - Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779)
1724-09-03 - Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (d. 1808)
British Admiral Samuel HoodBritish Admiral Samuel Hood (1724-12-12) 1724-12-12 - Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)
1725-03-11 - Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
1725-04-25 - Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral (d. 1786)
1725-09-25 - Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
1726-03-08 - Richard Howe, British admiral (d. 1799)
1726-06-25 - Thomas Pennant, British naturalist
1727-01-02 - James Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, England, British Army officer, defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec
1729-01-01 - Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
1729-01-12 - Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
1730-12-08 - Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-born British physiologist and botanist (d. 1799)
British Army Officer James WolfeBritish Army Officer James Wolfe (1727-01-02) 1732-04-13 - Frederick North, (C) British PM (1770-82)
1733-01-22 - Philip Carteret, British Naval Officer
1735-01-01 - Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)
1737-05-02 - William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
1737-05-14 - George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, British statesman (d. 1806)
1737-05-20 - William Petty Fitzmaurice, British statesman (d. 1805)
1738-04-14 - William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09) Dies 1809.
1738-04-16 - Henry Clinton, British general (d. 1795)
1743-09-22 - Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)
1745-07-13 - Robert Calder, British naval officer (d. 1818)
1746-09-28 - Sir William Jones, British Orientalist/jurist (d. 1794), born in London, England
American Patriot Paul RevereAmerican Patriot Paul Revere (1735-01-01) 1750-01-10 - Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor (d. 1823)
1750-05-02 - John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)
1750-09-26 - Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)
1753-03-26 - Benjamin Thompson, physicist (Royal Inst of Great Britain, Woburn MA)
1753-08-12 - Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
1754-08-21 - Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (d. 1833)
1757-05-30 - Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth (C), British PM (1801-04)
1758-05-17 - John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (d. 1839)
1758-09-29 - Horatio Nelson, Burnham Thorpe Britain, naval hero (Trafalgar)
1759-08-24 - William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade
Abolitionist William WilberforceAbolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-08-24) 1759-10-25 - Baron Grenville, (Whig) British PM (1806-07)
1760-10-01 - William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek)
1761-11-21 - Dorothy Jordan, British actress (d. 1816)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 61 of 61

1734-03-25 - William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau marries princess Anne of Great Britain, eldest daughter of King George II at St. James' Palace
1761-09-08 - Marriage of George III of the United Kingdom to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Charlotte).
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook (1762-12-21) 1762-12-21 - British Explorer Captain James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1816-05-02 - Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta
1840-02-10 - British Queen Victoria (20) marries her cousin Albert (20) of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later the Prince Consort at St James' Palace
1848-04-10 - British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).
1880-05-16 - British writer Mary Anne Evans, pen name George Eliot, aged 60 marries John Cross, 20 years her junior
1893-01-18 - British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London
1893-07-06 - British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace
1912-08-10 - British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)
Writer D. H. LawrenceWriter D. H. Lawrence (1914-07-13) 1914-07-13 - British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband
1914-10-07 - 44th US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's mother, Rose Fitzgerald (24)
1916-03-22 - British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick
1922-07-18 - British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London
1924-08-28 - British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)
1927-04-23 - Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien (1916-03-22) 1934-02-10 - British born actor "North by Northwest" Cary Grant (30) weds "City Lights" actress Virginia Cherrill (26)
1936-12-28 - British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale
1942-07-08 - British born actor "His Girl Friday" Cary Grant (38) weds American heiress and socialite Barbara Hutton (29)
1943-10-20 - British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London
1947-11-20 - Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London
1949-12-25 - British born actor "Notorious" Cary Grant (45) weds actress Betsy Drake (26)
1951-12-13 - Future British PM Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher
1953-07-02 - British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal
Poet Ted HughesPoet Ted Hughes (1956-06-16) 1956-06-16 - British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.
1956-09-14 - British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)
1973-07-04 - British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England
1973-11-14 - Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey
1980-11-27 - British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)
1981-07-27 - British television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, proving to be a national event with massive viewer numbers
1986-07-23 - Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England
1989-04-15 - South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
1992-07-18 - Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle
Actress Judy GarlandActress Judy Garland (1996-09-04) 1996-09-04 - Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
1997-08-28 - British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West
1998-02-22 - Singer-songwriter Tori Amos (34) weds British sound engineer Mark Hawley (34) in West Wycombe, England
1999-01-23 - Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco
1999-05-01 - "As Good As It Gets" actor Greg Kinnear (35) weds British model Helen Labdon (29)
2003-08-30 - Daughter of Paul McCartney and fashion designer Stella McCartney (31) weds British publisher Alasdhair Willis on the 300-acre Gothic Estate in Scotland's Isle of Bute
Supermodel Heidi KlumSupermodel Heidi Klum (2005-05-10) 2005-05-10 - Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico
2005-05-14 - The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Jason Priestley (35) weds British makeup artist Naomi Lowde at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas
2005-06-01 - "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
2005-06-25 - British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria
2005-09-10 - British television presenter Kate Garraway (38) weds former political lobbyist Derek Draper (38) at St. Mary The Virgin parish church in London, England
2006-05-13 - British football star player Gary O'Neil (22) weds Donna Guerin in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
2006-07-22 - British TV presenter Ant McPartlin (30) weds former member of "Deuce" Lisa Armstrong (29) at St. Nicholas Church in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England
Actress Scarlett JohanssonActress Scarlett Johansson (2008-09-27) 2008-09-27 - Actress and singer Scarlett Johansson (23) weds film actor Ryan Reynolds (31) at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, British Columbia
2009-03-21 - British songbird who soared to the top of the charts with her hit "Unwritten" Natasha Bedingfield (27) weds California businessman Matthew Robinson at Church Estate Vineyard's in Malibu, California
2010-01-09 - Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England
2010-05-16 - British comedian David Walliams (38) weds supermodel Lara Stone (26) at Claridge's Hotel in London
2010-07-21 - Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr (27) weds British actor Orlando Bloom (33) in a secret ceremony
2010-08-07 - British pop star Robbie Williams (36) weds actress Ayda Field (31) in an intimate ceremony at Beverly Hills mansion
2010-11-06 - Professional golfer Greg Norman (51) weds Australian interior decorator Kirsten Kutner (41) on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands
Golfer Greg NormanGolfer Greg Norman (2010-11-06) 2011-06-18 - British peer and brother of Princess Diana Charles Spencer (47) weds Canadian social entrepreneur and former model Karen Gordon (39) at Althorp House in Northamptonshire
2011-06-22 - British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York
2011-07-15 - American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands
2011-07-30 - Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland
2011-08-27 - British heiress Petra Ecclestone (22) weds entrepreneur James Stunt at Orsini Odescalchi Castle near City of Rome
Daughter of Princess Anne Zara PhillipsDaughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips (2011-07-30) 2011-12-30 - Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom
2012-08-26 - "Bridesmaids" actor Chris O'Dowd (32) weds British TV presenter Dawn Porter (33) at an intimate ceremony with family and friends in London
2012-09-29 - "The Lovely Bones" actor Stanley Tucci (52) formally weds British literary agent Felicity Blunt at Middle Temple Hall in London

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

1992-04-23 - British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years
2010-04-02 - "Wayne's World" actress Tia Carrere (43) divorces British photojournalist Simon Wakelin due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage
Supermodel Heidi KlumSupermodel Heidi Klum (2012-04-06) 2012-04-06 - Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,074

0093-08-23 - Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)
1450-07-12 - Jack Cade, slain in a revolt against British King Henry VI
1534-04-20 - Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies
1546-03-26 - Thomas Elyot, British diplomat, dies
1563-03-12 - John Bull, composer of British natl anthem (God Save The King), dies
1605-04-06 - John Stow, British historian, dies
1622-01-23 - William Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38
1622-07-01 - William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, British politician (b. 1575)
King Charles IKing Charles I (1649-01-30) 1649-01-30 - Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason
1658-09-03 - Oliver Cromwell, British general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59
1660-12-24 - Mary, 1st British Princess Royal and the Princess of Orange (b. 1631)
1662-06-14 - Henry Vane the Younger, British Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
1666-06-30 - Alexander Brome, British poet
1668-12-22 - Stephen Day, 1st British colonial printer, dies
1675-04-12 - Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1609)
1677-05-20 - George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (b. 1612)
1679-10-26 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (b. 1621)
English Military and Political Leader Oliver CromwellEnglish Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell (1658-09-03) 1680-08-24 - Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)
1696-04-30 - Robert Plot, British naturalist (b. 1640)
1696-05-30 - Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1638)
1698-04-29 - Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1655)
1706-08-23 - Colonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)
1710-06-01 - David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)
1714-05-15 - Roger Elliott, British general and Governor of Gibraltar
1716-04-14 - Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
1716-10-28 - Stephen Fox, British politician (b. 1627)
1717-03-03 - Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
1717-05-20 - John Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637)
1717-11-26 - Daniel Purcell, British composer (b. 1664)
1719-11-26 - John Hudson, British classical scholar (b. 1662)
1723-03-31 - Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British-born American statesman (b. 1661)
1726-04-28 - Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (b. 1653)
1726-07-22 - Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia
King George IKing George I (1727-06-11) 1727-06-11 - King George I of Great Britain (b. 1660)
1727-07-23 - Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
1729-09-07 - William Burnet, British-born American statesman (b. 1688)
1732-01-12 - John Horsley, British archaeologist (b. 1685)
1736-03-25 - Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
1737-01-29 - George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
1737-02-14 - Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
1737-11-20 - Caroline of Ansbach, queen of Great-Britain, dies
1738-12-22 - Constantia Jones, British prostitute (executed)
1740-06-06 - Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony
1744-10-18 - Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, close friend of Queen Anne of Great Britain (b. 1660)
1745-03-29 - Robert Walpole, 1st British premier (1722-42), dies at 68
1746-12-08 - Charles Radclyffe, British politician (b. 1693)
1748-03-14 - George Wade, British military leader (b. 1673)
1748-11-25 - Isaac Watts, British hymnwriter (b. 1674)
1751-12-19 - Louise of Great Britain, wife of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724)
1752-05-03 - Samuel Ogle, British provincial Governor of Maryland (b. c. 1692)
1752-07-29 - Peter Warren, British admiral
1753-01-11 - Hans Sloane, English physician (British Museum), dies at 92
1755-07-09 - Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
1755-07-13 - Edward Braddock, British general, dies in battle at Pittsburgh
1756-12-08 - William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
1757-05-06 - Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (b. 1683)
1758-07-06 - George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, British general
1758-10-12 - Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)
1758-11-22 - Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, British politician (b. 1680)
1759-03-11 - John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)
British Army Officer James WolfeBritish Army Officer James Wolfe (1759-09-13) 1759-09-13 - James Wolfe, British general (Plains of Abraham), dies in battle at 32
1759-10-10 - Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)
1760-10-25 - George II (August), king of Great Britain (1727-60), dies at 76
1761-01-10 - Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711)
1761-04-09 - William Law, British minister and theologian (b. 1686)
1761-11-30 - John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706)
1763-05-03 - George Psalmanazar, British impostor (b. 1679)
1763-08-21 - Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, British statesman (b. 1710)
1764-10-02 - William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1764-10-26 - William Hogarth, British painter (b. 1697)
1765-09-02 - Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
1765-11-30 - George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)
1765-12-03 - Lord John Philip Sackville, British cricketer (b. 1713)
1766-01-01 - James III Edward, Old Pretender/king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies at 77
1766-01-09 - Thomas Birch, British historian (b. 1705)
1767-12-01 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (b. 1710)
1768-02-01 - Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (b. 1685)
1770-01-20 - Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)
1770-07-27 - Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1693)
1770-10-18 - John Manners, Marquess of Granby, British soldier (b. 1721)
1770-11-13 - George Grenville, British premier (1763-65)/Stamp Act, dies at 58
1771-01-05 - John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
1774-07-14 - James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (b. 1682)
1775-06-17 - Major John Pitcairn, British marine (killed in battle) (b. 1722)
1775-11-21 - John Hill, British writer
1775-12-07 - Charles Saunders, British admiral
1776-06-27 - Thomas Hickey, plan to hand George Washington to British, executed
US Patriot and Soldier Nathan HaleUS Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale (1776-09-22) 1776-09-22 - Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by the British for spying at 21
1776-11-17 - James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)
1777-05-11 - George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (b. 1719)
1778-08-12 - Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (b. 1714)
1779-02-14 - James Cook, British explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50
1779-12-23 - Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (b. 1724)
1780-05-18 - Charles Hardy, British governor of Newfoundland
1780-09-23 - John Andre, hanged as a British spy at 29
1780-10-02 - John Andre, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold)
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook (1779-02-14) 1780-11-26 - James Denham Steuart, 4th Baronet, British economist (b. 1712)
1781-04-23 - James Abercrombie, British general (b. 1706)
1781-09-28 - William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)
1781-10-16 - Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (b. 1705)


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