Today in United Kingdom History (Part 12)

UK Countries & Territories: Ascension Islands - Bermuda - Cayman Islands - England - Falkland Islands - Gibraltar - Guernsey - Isle of Man - Jersey - Montserrat - Northern Ireland - Scotland - Turks and Caicos Islands - Virgin Islands (British) - Wales

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,729

1944-07-18 - 7:45 Operation-Goodwood: British assault east of Caen
1944-07-18 - RAF Mosquitos attack Cologne & Berlin
1944-07-18 - British air raid on German convoy SW of Helgoland
1944-07-18 - British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range, Normandy
1944-07-20 - Heavy storm hampers British offensive at Caen
1944-07-21 - British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1944-07-26 - The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain (nicknamed "gasometer").
1944-07-27 - 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
1944-08-04 - British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy
1944-08-11 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy
1944-08-13 - British 8th Army occupies Florence
1944-08-14 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
1944-08-20 - US & British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap
1944-09-03 - Tank division of British Guards free Brussels
1944-09-04 - British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp
1944-09-05 - British premier Churchill travels to Scotland
1944-09-15 - British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs
1944-09-17 - British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US
1944-09-17 - Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth
1944-09-18 - British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed
1944-09-21 - Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders
1944-09-26 - British & Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
1944-09-28 - Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
1944-10-04 - British troops land on Greek continent
1944-10-09 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin
1944-10-14 - British troops march into Athens
1944-10-19 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
1944-11-01 - World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1944-11-05 - Canadian & British troops liberate Dinteloord
1944-11-25 - World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
1944-11-30 - Biggest & last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground
1944-12-03 - British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece
1944-12-27 - Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London
1945-01-03 - British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
1945-01-21 - British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
1945-02-05 - British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Crimea
1945-02-13 - Gerbrandy Dutch government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
1945-02-21 - British Army captures Goch
1945-02-22 - British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
1945-03-01 - British 43rd Division under Gen Essame occupies Xanten
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1945-03-04 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.
1945-03-08 - "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain
1945-03-16 - W├╝rzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers.
1945-03-19 - British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)
1945-03-23 - British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
1945-03-24 - Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings east of the Rhine
1945-03-26 - British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)
1945-03-27 - British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
1945-04-15 - British Army liberates Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen
1945-04-25 - British troops reach Grebbe line Neth
1945-04-28 - British commandos attack Elbe & occupies Lauenburg
1945-05-03 - British troop join in Rangoon
1945-05-07 - WWII: British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands
1945-05-09 - World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
1945-05-23 - British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz
1945-05-23 - German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British
1945-07-05 - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1945-07-26 - Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat
1945-08-29 - British liberate Hong Kong from Japan
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1945-10-08 - US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada
1945-10-09 - British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1946-02-21 - Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
1946-03-01 - British government takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years
1946-03-15 - British premier Attlee agrees with India's right to independence
1946-03-22 - Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
1946-05-01 - Field Marshal Montgomery appointed British supreme commander
1946-05-25 - Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day); Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1946-06-29 - British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv
1946-07-01 - Rajah cedes Sarawak to British crown
1946-07-15 - British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
1946-08-13 - Britain diverts illegal immigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
1946-08-23 - Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
1946-10-06 - US Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
1946-10-22 - 2 British ships sink near Albania
1947-01-01 - Britain nationalizes its coal industry
1947-01-10 - British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel
1947-02-07 - Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
1947-06-03 - British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
1947-07-09 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
1947-07-10 - Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.
1947-07-18 - British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
1947-07-19 - Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
1947-08-14 - Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain
1947-09-08 - British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis
1947-10-26 - The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
1947-12-26 - British transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia
1948-01-01 - British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
1948-02-29 - Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
1948-03-18 - France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
1948-05-14 - Israel declares independence from under British administration
1948-05-15 - 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
1948-06-28 - US/British airlift to West Berlin begins
1948-06-30 - Last British troops leave Israel
1948-07-05 - Britain's National Health Service Act begins
1948-07-15 - Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
1948-08-14 - 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
1948-09-08 - British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
1948-11-17 - Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1949-04-03 - North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
1949-04-09 - UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,289

1933-04-06 - Roy Goode, British lawyer
1933-04-16 - Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)
1933-04-24 - Claire Davenport, British actress (d. 2002)
1933-04-25 - Helen Paling, British circuit judge
1933-05-24 - Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1933-06-04 - John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
1933-06-09 - Patrick Symons, British vice-admiral
1933-06-13 - Tom King, British politician
1933-06-26 - David Winnick, British MP
1933-07-01 - Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer
1933-07-13 - David M Storey, British rugby player/playwright (Home)
1933-07-17 - Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
1933-08-10 - Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
1933-08-11 - Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
1933-08-21 - Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
1933-09-08 - Michael Frayn, British playwright
1933-09-17 - D A Fenner, British headmaster (Alleyn's School)
1933-09-17 - Desmond Fennell, British high court judge
1933-10-10 - Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)
1934-01-20 - Tom Baker, British actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
1934-02-11 - John Surtees, British race car driver
1934-02-12 - Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress
1934-03-06 - John Noakes, British TV presenter
1934-03-11 - Keith Speed, British MP
1934-03-27 - David Hancock, secretary (British Dept of Education & Science)
1934-04-02 - Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)
1934-04-02 - Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
1934-04-03 - David Jones, British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School)
1934-04-16 - Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)
1934-04-16 - Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster
1934-04-22 - 9th viscount Portman, British large landowner/multi-millionaire
1934-04-22 - Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=
1934-05-21 - Phillip King, British sculptor
1934-06-05 - Gwen Swire, British social worker
1934-06-10 - Paul Gibson, British high court judge
1934-06-11 - Anthony Evans, British high court judge
1934-06-18 - Carl de Winter, sect-gen (Federation of British Artists)
1934-06-19 - Terence Clark, British diplomat
1934-06-20 - Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)
1934-06-26 - Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)
1934-07-15 - Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
1934-08-12 - Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)
1934-08-14 - Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
1934-08-18 - Ronnie Carroll, British singer
1934-09-28 - Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
1934-10-02 - Richard Scott, British high court judge
1934-10-27 - David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1934-10-27 - Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1934-11-01 - William Mathias, British composer (d. 1992)
1935-02-14 - David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)
1935-04-04 - Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
1935-04-05 - Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
1935-05-08 - Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)
1935-05-23 - Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
1935-05-26 - Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
1935-06-15 - Fernand Schokweiler, British judge
1935-07-16 - Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster
1935-07-28 - Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
1935-08-10 - Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
1935-08-23 - Brendan Jackson, British air marshal
1935-10-09 - Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer
1935-11-05 - Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)
1936-01-03 - David Vine, British sport commentator
1936-01-08 - Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
1936-01-28 - Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
1936-01-30 - Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
1936-02-13 - John Harris, British(?) cricket player
1936-02-15 - Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)
1936-02-20 - Roy Beggs, British MP
1936-03-04 - David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
1936-03-22 - Philip Ely, president (British Law Society)
1936-03-30 - Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)
1936-04-03 - Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)
1936-04-05 - Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)
1936-04-09 - Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)
1936-04-16 - James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
1936-04-26 - Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
1936-05-05 - Patrick Gowers, British composer
1936-05-08 - Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)
1936-05-10 - Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
1936-05-15 - Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
1936-05-27 - Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff
1936-05-27 - Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party
1936-06-01 - Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator
1936-06-05 - Barry Wilson, deputy chief (British Defense Staff)
1936-06-17 - Ken Loach, British film director
1936-06-26 - Robert Maclennan, British MP
1936-07-25 - Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
1936-08-14 - Trevor Bannister, British actor
1936-08-22 - Anne Downey, British circuit judge
1936-09-29 - Michael Partridge, British civil servant
1936-10-25 - Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian
1936-11-23 - Robert Barnard, British mystery writer
1936-12-22 - James Burke, British writer
1937-02-14 - John MacGregor, British MP
1937-02-15 - P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
1937-02-22 - Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
1937-02-24 - Jerry Wiggin, British MP
1937-03-20 - Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge
1937-04-03 - Simon Brown, British high court judge

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