Today in United Kingdom History (Part 7)

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 601 - 700 of 1,732

1911-05-15 - British House of Commons accept Parliament Bill
1911-07-20 - Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
1911-08-23 - British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
1911-09-18 - Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
1911-11-18 - Britain's first seaplane flies
1912-01-04 - The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.
1912-07-15 - British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
1912-08-21 - Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia
1912-09-29 - French/British troops lands on Samoa
1913-01-16 - British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
1913-04-03 - British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail
1913-05-07 - British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote
1913-05-26 - Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate.
1913-07-28 - 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
1913-10-10 - British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)
1913-10-14 - Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.
1914-01-01 - Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
1914-03-01 - Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
1914-05-06 - British House of Lords rejects women's suffrage
1914-05-25 - British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill
1914-07-20 - Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1914-07-26 - First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain
1914-07-28 - First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow
1914-07-29 - British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
1914-07-30 - John French appointed British supreme commander
1914-08-01 - British fleet reaches Scapa Flow
1914-08-02 - Great Britain mobilizes
1914-08-04 - WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
1914-08-04 - WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany
1914-08-07 - Engagement between British cruiser HMS Gloucester and German cruisers SMS Breslau and SMS Goeben off Greece
1914-08-09 - German U-15 was sunk by the British cruiser, H.M.S. Birmingham
1914-08-12 - Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914-08-14 - British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France
1914-08-22 - 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
1914-08-24 - Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
1914-08-28 - Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed
1914-09-01 - Von Gluck's army meets up with British expeditionary army
1914-09-03 - British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attack the Marne
1914-09-05 - Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London
1914-09-08 - HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titantic, sinks off Scotland
1914-09-08 - Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during WW1
1914-09-09 - World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.
1914-09-22 - 1 German submarine sinks 3 British ironclads, 1,459 die
1914-10-13 - Pro-German Boers begin opposition to British authority in South Africa
1914-10-27 - British battleship Audacious sunk by mine
1914-10-31 - Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey
1914-11-01 - German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
1914-11-02 - Great Britain annexes Cyprus
1914-11-21 - British army conquerors Bazra
1914-12-08 - British & German fleets battle at Falkland Island
1914-12-15 - British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea
1914-12-17 - Great Britain declares Egypt a protectorate
1915-01-19 - 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915-01-24 - German-British sea battle at Dogger Bank & Helgoland
1915-02-19 - British fleet fire on Dardanelles coast
1915-03-02 - British vice adm Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts
1915-03-10 - British Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
1915-03-18 - Failed British attack in Dardanelles
1915-04-26 - Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia
1915-05-01 - British liner Lusitania leaves NY for Liverpool
1915-05-17 - Last liberal British government of Asquith falls
1915-06-10 - British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
1915-06-16 - The foundation of the British Women's Institute.
1915-06-21 - Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
1915-07-10 - British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
1915-08-09 - British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipoli
1915-08-14 - British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000
1915-09-25 - Battle of Loos commenced, lasted until 14th October. Chlorine gas deployed by the British was blown back into their own trenches: 59,000 British & 26,000 German casualties
1915-09-29 - British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia
1915-10-08 - Battle of Loos WWI, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed
1915-10-16 - Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
1915-11-12 - Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago
1915-12-30 - Cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die
1916-01-09 - The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
1916-01-12 - Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Is colony in Pacific
1916-01-28 - German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France
1916-02-09 - Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)
1916-02-10 - Military conscription begins in Britain
1916-03-12 - French airship sinks British submarine D3
1916-04-20 - German-British sea battle off Belgian coast
1916-04-24 - Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins
1916-05-09 - British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
1916-05-17 - British Summer Time (Daylight Savings) introduced
1916-05-21 - Britain begins "Summer Time" (daylight saving time)
1916-05-24 - Conscription begins in Britain
1916-05-24 - Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
1916-05-31 - British battle cruiser HMS Invincible explodes, killing all but 6 (Battle of Jutland)
1916-07-01 - British court martial (Easter uprising)
1916-11-03 - Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar
1916-11-13 - British offensive at Ancre, Belgium
1916-12-07 - British government of David Lloyd George forms
1916-12-07 - David Lloyd George replaces resigning H. H. Asquith as British PM
1916-12-11 - David Lloyd George forms British war government
1917-02-21 - British Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 627 die
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V 1917-05-11 - King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand
1917-06-04 - Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1
1917-07-09 - British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 804
1917-07-17 - Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor
1917-07-22 - British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
1917-08-05 - British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,289

1912-04-15 - Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
1912-04-28 - Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)
1912-05-06 - Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral
1912-05-24 - Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1912-07-19 - Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)
1912-08-27 - Peter Gretton, British vice admiral
1912-10-02 - Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col
1912-12-04 - Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
1912-12-31 - Maj-Gen John Frost, British para commander (d. 1993)
1913-01-02 - Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
1913-02-03 - Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
1913-02-27 - Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
1913-03-15 - Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
1913-03-29 - Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH)
1913-04-19 - Cyril English, British educator
1913-05-06 - Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist
1913-05-06 - Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner
1913-05-25 - Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)
1913-05-31 - Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
1913-06-01 - Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
1913-06-25 - Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)
1913-07-03 - Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral
1913-08-13 - Lord Oram, British MP (Labour)
1913-08-23 - Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
1913-08-27 - Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
1913-09-25 - David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner
1913-10-22 - Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)
1913-11-21 - Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
1914-01-15 - Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
1914-01-19 - Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
1914-02-05 - Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
1914-02-13 - Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
1914-02-16 - J Tobin, British anaesthetist
1914-02-20 - Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
1914-02-24 - Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
1914-03-14 - Bill Owen, British actor (d. 1999)
1914-03-29 - Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)
Actor Alec GuinnessActor Alec Guinness (1914-04-02) 1914-04-02 - Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai)
1914-04-04 - John Beith, British diplomat
1914-04-26 - Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
1914-05-07 - Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (d. 1996)
1914-05-10 - Lord Smith, British surgeon
1914-05-18 - Anthony Fell, British MP
1914-05-27 - Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister
1914-05-27 - Rose Stainton, CEO (British Airways)
1914-06-24 - Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)
1914-08-06 - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
1914-09-18 - Jack Cardiff, British film director
1914-10-28 - Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)
1914-12-13 - Alan L Bullock, British historian
1914-12-27 - Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter
1914-12-28 - Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street)
1915-01-11 - Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service (d. 1955)
1915-02-01 - Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
1915-02-15 - Paul Ferris, British author
1915-02-16 - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
1915-02-18 - Phyllis Calvert, Chelsea, London, English actress (The Man in Grey)
1915-02-19 - John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
1915-04-13 - Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)
1915-04-22 - Lord Airedale, British Lord (social democrat)
1915-05-06 - John Arnold, British high court judge
1915-05-09 - Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
1915-05-10 - Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
1915-05-26 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
1915-05-29 - Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
1915-06-12 - Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
1915-07-15 - Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
1915-07-15 - Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
1915-08-01 - Ronald MacDonald, British major-general
1915-08-22 - Hugh Paddick, British actor (d. 2000)
1915-08-28 - Max Robertson, British sports commentator
1915-10-24 - Marghanita Laski, British Journalist and Novelist(d. 1988)
1915-10-26 - Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)
1915-12-25 - Noelle de Mosa, Neth/British dancer/teacher (Brigadoon)
1916-01-12 - William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
1916-01-16 - Frederick Stewart, British geologist
1916-01-23 - Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
1916-02-06 - John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
1916-02-25 - Ian Wallace, British CEO
1916-03-11 - [James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)
1916-03-17 - Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
1916-03-19 - Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
1916-04-17 - Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral
1916-05-07 - Huw Wheldon, British broadcaster (d. 1986)
1916-05-14 - Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
1916-06-04 - Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
Molecular biologist Francis CrickMolecular biologist Francis Crick (1916-06-08) 1916-06-08 - Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and Nobel laureate (1962)
1916-06-10 - Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
1916-06-14 - Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
1916-06-20 - Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
1916-06-21 - Joe Bamford, British manufacturer/multi-millionaire
1916-06-25 - Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)
1916-07-09 - Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)
1916-09-18 - Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
1916-09-24 - John Lapsley, British air marshal
1916-10-22 - Michael F Howard, British Major-General (Gold Stick to the Queen)
1916-11-12 - Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
1916-12-28 - Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
1917-02-20 - Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)
1917-03-12 - Tom Normanton, British MP

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,074

1986-10-28 - John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)
1986-12-29 - [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, PM of Great-Britain (1957-63), dies at 92
1987-04-26 - John Ernest Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)
1987-05-08 - Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (b. 1920)
1987-07-01 - Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
1987-09-17 - Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)
1987-10-19 - Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42
1987-12-27 - Geoffrey D Lloyd, Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (b. 1933)
1988-04-14 - John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
1988-04-27 - David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)
1988-05-11 - H A R (Kim) Philby, British double agent, dies
Choreographer Frederick AshtonChoreographer Frederick Ashton (1988-08-18) 1988-08-18 - Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83
1988-10-02 - Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)
1988-12-21 - Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81
1988-12-29 - Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
1989-01-18 - Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
1989-01-27 - Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
1989-04-12 - Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
1989-07-14 - Frank Bell, British educator (b. 1916)
1989-08-23 - R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
1989-12-05 - John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
1990-01-26 - Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
1990-03-12 - Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)
1990-06-16 - Eva Turner, British soprano, dies
1990-07-30 - Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
1990-08-02 - Edwin Richfield, British actor (b. 1921)
1990-08-21 - George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya
1990-09-07 - Alan J P Taylor, British historian (Origins of WW II), dies
1990-11-14 - Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
Author Roald DahlAuthor Roald Dahl (1990-11-23) 1990-11-23 - Roald Dahl, British short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74
1991-02-21 - Margot Fonteyn, ballerina (1st lady of British Ballet), dies at 71
1991-03-27 - Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
1991-04-19 - Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
1991-05-08 - Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse), dies at 72
1991-05-09 - Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman III, Whats Up Nurse), dies at 72
1991-05-16 - Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
1991-05-23 - Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies
1991-05-31 - Angus Wilson, [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
1991-06-14 - Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
1991-06-14 - Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
1991-08-12 - Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
1991-08-20 - Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
1991-08-29 - Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
1991-09-01 - Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
1991-09-01 - Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
1991-10-22 - Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
1991-11-14 - Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
1991-11-24 - Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45
1991-12-03 - Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
1991-12-14 - Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
1991-12-15 - Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
1992-01-10 - Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
1992-02-02 - Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
1992-02-16 - Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
1992-02-21 - Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
1992-02-29 - Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70
1992-03-17 - Charles Rea, British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
1992-03-23 - Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
1992-04-28 - Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82
1992-05-09 - Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident
1992-05-21 - Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
1992-07-05 - Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
1992-07-12 - Albert Pierrepont, last British executioner (433 men/17 women), dies
1992-08-12 - Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], wife of British newspaper magnate, dies
1992-10-29 - Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
1993-01-18 - Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
1993-02-09 - David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
1993-03-27 - Kate Reid, British actress (Lil-Dallas), dies of cancer at 62
1993-04-15 - Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
1993-05-09 - Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author
1993-06-09 - Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
1993-07-12 - Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
1993-09-01 - Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
1993-09-20 - Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
1993-09-24 - Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
1993-09-26 - James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
1993-12-21 - Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100
1993-12-24 - Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
1994-01-03 - Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
1994-04-09 - Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
1994-04-25 - David Langton, British actor (Upstairs Downstairs), dies at 82
1994-05-12 - John Smith, British Labour Party chairman (1992-94), dies at 55
1994-05-27 - Norman Cook, British museum curator, dies at 87
1994-05-31 - Sidney Gilliat, British screenwriter/director, dies at 86
1994-06-07 - Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59
1994-06-14 - Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
1994-07-30 - Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
1994-07-31 - Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
1994-08-05 - Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot, dies at 84
1994-08-14 - Elias Canetti, Bulgaria/British author (Nobel 1981), dies at 89
1994-08-19 - Nancy Keene Lancaster, US/British architect (Binnen House), dies at 96
1994-08-30 - Lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71
1994-09-07 - Terence Young, British director (Thunderball), dies of at 79
1994-09-08 - Arthur Rex Alston, British sports commentator, dies at 93
1994-09-10 - Amy Clampitt, British poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
1994-09-16 - Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
1994-12-10 - Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
1994-12-11 - Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102
1994-12-21 - Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37
1995-01-03 - Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74


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