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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,732

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
King of England Edward IIIKing of England Edward III 1327-01-25 - King Edward III accedes to the English throne
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
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing of Great Britain James I and VI 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.
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
King Charles IKing Charles I 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.
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
King Charles IIKing Charles II 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 - British ex-premier Walpole becomes 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
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, London, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner', (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]
British Army Officer James WolfeBritish Army Officer James Wolfe (1727-01-02) 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)
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)
American Patriot Paul RevereAmerican Patriot Paul Revere (1735-01-01) 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, London England, British Orientalist/jurist (d. 1794)
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)
British Naval Officer Horatio NelsonBritish Naval Officer Horatio Nelson (1758-09-29) 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
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
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V (1893-07-06) 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)
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
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien (1916-03-22) 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
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
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II (1947-11-20) 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
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)
Poet Ted HughesPoet Ted Hughes (1956-06-16) 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
Singer Robbie WilliamsSinger Robbie Williams (2010-08-07) 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
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
Daughter of Princess Anne Zara PhillipsDaughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips (2011-07-30) 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
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)
English Military and Political Leader Oliver CromwellEnglish Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell (1658-09-03) 1679-10-26 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (b. 1621)
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
1776-09-22 - Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by British 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)
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook (1779-02-14) 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)
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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