Today in United Kingdom History (Part 8)

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 701 - 800 of 1,733

1917-09-20 - British assault on Polygon Forest, France
1917-09-26 - British assault on Menin-street, France
1917-10-04 - British assault on Broodseinde, France
1917-10-17 - 1st British bombing of Germany
1917-10-30 - British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
1917-11-07 - British capture Gaza Palestine from Turks
1917-11-16 - British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa
1917-11-20 - 1st successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI
1917-12-09 - British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
1917-12-23 - 3 British warships come close to Holland
1918-01-05 - British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
1918-01-31 - A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
1918-02-06 - Britain grants women (30 & over) vote
1918-08-01 - British troops enter Vladivostok
1918-08-08 - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens
1918-08-17 - British troops attack Baku, Azerbaijan
1918-08-20 - Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I
1918-10-15 - British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6
1919-01-02 - Anti-British uprising in Ireland
1919-04-12 - British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
1919-04-13 - Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India
1919-04-13 - British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)
1919-05-03 - Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
1919-05-06 - Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1919-07-06 - British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)
1919-08-08 - Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognise Afghanistan's independence
1919-08-13 - British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India; killing 350
1919-09-04 - British intervene in Petrograd
1919-09-14 - British regime forbids Sinn Fein Dáil
1919-09-27 - British troops withdraw from Archangelsk
1919-11-28 - US-born Lady Astor elected 1st female member of British Parliament
1919-12-01 - Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
1920-03-31 - British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law
1920-04-20 - Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate
1920-04-24 - British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)
1920-07-23 - British East Africa renamed Kenya & becomes a British crown colony
1920-08-10 - Turkish government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate
1920-12-17 - British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru
1921-01-20 - British submarine K5 leaves with man & mouse
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1921-02-12 - Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies
1921-02-18 - British troops occupy Dublin
1921-03-17 - Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
1921-03-31 - British coal miners goes on strike
1921-05-24 - British Legion forms
1921-05-27 - After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty
1921-06-19 - Census held in Great Britain
1921-08-24 - British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die
1921-11-13 - US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
1922-02-21 - Great Britain grants Egypt independence
1922-02-28 - Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1922-09-11 - British mandate of Palestine begins
1922-10-18 - British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded (later called British Broadcasting Corporation)
1922-11-15 - British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second
1922-11-16 - Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help
1922-11-17 - The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
1922-11-22 - British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
1922-12-17 - Last British troops leave Irish Free State
1922-12-24 - BBC broadcasts 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"
1923-01-01 - Britain's Railways are grouped into the Big Four: LNER, GWR, SR, and LMSR.
1923-02-23 - Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5%
1923-03-25 - British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
1923-05-22 - Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
1923-05-25 - Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
1923-06-19 - Baldwin-Mellon-agreement concerning Britain entering the war
1923-09-12 - Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1923-10-02 - British occuping army leaves Constantinople
1923-12-08 - Labour/Liberals win British parliament
1923-12-21 - Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
1924-01-23 - Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
1924-02-01 - Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union
1924-03-06 - British Labour government cuts military budget
1924-03-31 - Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established
1924-04-01 - Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1924-04-01 - Imperial Airways forms in Britain
1924-04-23 - British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
1924-08-08 - British-Russian trade agreement signed
1924-10-08 - British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives
1924-10-29 - Labour loses British parliamentary election
1924-11-02 - Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle
1924-11-04 - British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns
1924-11-21 - British premier Baldwin cancels Labor contract with USSR
1924-12-02 - British-German trade agreement signed
1925-01-29 - British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader
1925-03-12 - British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
1925-04-03 - Great Britain goes back to gold standard
1925-04-06 - 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
1925-04-28 - Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard
1925-05-01 - Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
1925-05-21 - George Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in Egypt
1925-05-30 - British mariners shoot on demonstrators
1925-06-23 - British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
1925-12-06 - Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
1926-05-01 - British coal miners go on strike
1926-05-03 - British general strike: 3 million workers support miners
1926-05-12 - British general strike ends
1926-05-12 - British general strike ends, but mine workers stay on strike
1926-09-01 - British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
1926-11-19 - British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends
1927-01-19 - British government decides to send troops to China
1927-02-12 - British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,289

1917-03-24 - John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
1917-05-13 - Paul Osmond, British senior civil servant
1917-05-24 - Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
1917-06-04 - Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)
1917-06-26 - William Hamilton, British MP
1917-07-27 - John Cunningham, executive director (British Aerospace)
1917-07-27 - Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)
1917-08-01 - Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert
1917-09-21 - Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)
1917-10-27 - Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough (d. 2007)
1917-11-16 - John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Saint's Day)
1917-11-27 - Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
1918-01-28 - Trevor Skeet, British MP
1918-02-10 - Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
1918-03-05 - Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
1918-03-20 - Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
1918-04-11 - William Perrie, British prison governor
1918-04-16 - Dick Gibson, British racing driver
1918-04-23 - Anthony Craxton, British TV producer
1918-05-13 - John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
1918-07-03 - Lord Mulley, British MP (Labour)
1918-08-01 - Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist
RAF Pilot Guy GibsonRAF Pilot Guy Gibson (1918-08-12) 1918-08-12 - Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (d. 1944)
1918-08-13 - Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal
1918-08-27 - Lord Winstanley, physician/British MP (Labour)
1918-09-08 - Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)
1918-09-27 - Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
1919-01-20 - Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
1919-01-29 - Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
1919-02-23 - Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
1919-03-06 - Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)
1919-03-18 - Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
1919-03-23 - Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
1919-04-05 - Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
1919-05-28 - Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
1919-06-06 - Charles Pringle, British air marshal
1919-06-18 - Ted Leadbitter, British MP (Lab)
1919-06-20 - Ronald Hines, Dutch/British actor (Pack of Lies)
1919-06-26 - Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)
1919-08-22 - Earl Cathcart, British major-general
1919-08-27 - Lord Dormand, of Eastington, British MP (Labour)
1919-11-24 - David Kossoff, British actor (d. 2005)
1920-01-06 - Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
1920-01-09 - Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
1920-01-09 - Clive Dunn, British actor, (d. 2012)
1920-01-15 - John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
1920-01-27 - John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
1920-02-05 - Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
1920-03-11 - Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
1920-03-14 - Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Great Britain, high jumper (Oly-silver-36, 48)
1920-04-06 - Bernard Carter, British painter/etcher
1920-05-13 - Gareth Morris, British flautist (d. 2007)
1920-05-20 - William Simpson, British trade union leader
1920-05-29 - Robin Haydon, British diplomat
1920-06-20 - Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge
1920-06-21 - Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC)
1920-07-15 - Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
1920-07-18 - Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
1920-07-20 - Jack Harman, British general
1920-07-20 - Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
1920-07-27 - James Munn, commissioner (British University)
1920-08-12 - Peter West, British sports commentator
1920-09-04 - Teddy Johnson, British singer
1920-09-05 - Peter Racine Fricker, British composer
1920-09-16 - Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
1920-09-23 - Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
1920-10-06 - Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
1920-11-02 - Ann Rutherford, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, actress, (d. 2012)
1920-11-05 - Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
1920-11-11 - Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
1920-11-22 - Anne Crawford, British film actor (d. 1956)
1920-12-06 - George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
1921-01-13 - Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
1921-02-16 - Araucaria, British crossword compiler
1921-02-20 - Ruth Gipps, British(?) conductor/composer
1921-02-22 - David Greene, British television director (d. 2003)
1921-03-06 - Oliver Wright, British Ambassador (To US)
1921-03-26 - George Jefferson, CEO (British Telecom)
1921-04-05 - Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)
1921-04-06 - Franta Belsky, British sculptor
1921-04-13 - James Wilson, British Lt-General
1921-05-06 - Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)
1921-05-13 - Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
1921-05-17 - John Garlick, British senior civil servant
1921-05-20 - John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
1921-05-31 - Andrew Grima, British jeweller
1921-06-12 - Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
1921-06-27 - Muriel Pavlow, British actress
1921-07-31 - Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
1921-08-01 - Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert
1921-08-08 - John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
1921-08-10 - Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)
1921-08-12 - Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
1921-09-11 - Edwin Richfield, British Actor (d. 1990)
1921-09-24 - Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)
1921-11-26 - Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)
1922-01-25 - Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
1922-02-06 - Denis Norden, British television personality
1922-02-13 - Lord Pym of Sandy, British minister of foreign affairs
1922-02-16 - Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,074

1995-01-06 - Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
1995-01-07 - Larry Grayson, British entertainer (Generation Game), dies at 65 or 71
1995-01-22 - Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
1995-01-27 - Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
1995-01-27 - Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
1995-01-29 - Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
1995-01-29 - Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77
1995-01-30 - Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70
1995-02-04 - Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
1995-02-08 - Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor, dies at 88
1995-02-15 - Viscount Camrose, British large landowner/Conservative, dies
1995-02-25 - Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
1995-03-05 - Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51
1995-03-07 - Don Cook, British foreign correspondent, dies at 74
1995-03-08 - Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader (Jewish Aid Fund), dies at 83
1995-03-29 - Baltimora, British singer (b. 1957)
1995-05-24 - Harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79
1995-05-28 - Jean Muir, (Dress Queen), British model, dies at 66
1995-08-02 - Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
1995-08-19 - Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
1995-08-25 - John Killan Houston Brunner, British sci-fi writer, dies at 60
1995-08-29 - Harry Broadhurst, British airman, dies at 89
1995-10-09 - Alec Douglas-Home, PM of Britain (1963-64), dies
1995-10-09 - Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
1995-11-21 - Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
1996-02-17 - Bentley Bridgewater, british Museum secretary, dies at 84
1996-03-04 - Barbara Lewis, British obituarist, dies at 55
1996-03-28 - Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, British bibliophile, dies at 87
1996-04-30 - David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
1996-05-24 - John Abbott, British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90
1996-06-10 - Norman Lambert, British restuarateur, dies
1996-06-11 - Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
1996-06-25 - Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)
1996-07-09 - Peter Martini, British journalist, dies at 31
1996-07-09 - Susan Cowdy, British ornithologist, dies at 81
1996-12-29 - Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67
1997-02-02 - Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92
1997-08-07 - Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
1997-09-06 - P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
1997-12-02 - Shirley Crabtree, British professional wrestler (b. 1930)
1997-12-04 - Richard Vernon, British actor (Gandhi, Hard Days Night), dies at 72
1998-02-08 - Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member (b.1912)
1998-03-16 - Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
1998-04-05 - Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)
1998-05-02 - Kevin Lloyd, British actor (b. 1949)
1998-06-11 - Catherine Cookson, British novelist (b. 1906)
1998-07-27 - Binnie Barnes, British actress (b. 1903)
1998-09-10 - Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
1998-10-17 - Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
Poet Ted HughesPoet Ted Hughes (1998-10-28) 1998-10-28 - Ted Hughes, British Poet Laureate dies aged 68
1998-11-02 - Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
1998-11-13 - Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917)
1998-12-01 - Freddie Young, British cinematographer (b. 1902)
1998-12-07 - John Addison, British composer (b. 1920)
1999-01-15 - Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
1999-02-09 - Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
1999-02-28 - Christine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)
1999-03-17 - Rod Hull, British comedian (b. 1936)
1999-03-21 - Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
1999-04-14 - Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (b. 1931)
1999-04-15 - Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
1999-04-26 - Jill Dando, British television presenter (b.1961)
1999-06-01 - Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor (b. 1910)
1999-06-16 - David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)
1999-06-23 - Buster Merryfield, British actor (b. 1920)
1999-07-12 - Bill Owen, British actor (b. 1914)
1999-08-15 - Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910)
1999-09-17 - Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
1999-11-21 - Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
1999-12-29 - Leon Radzinowicz, British criminologist (b. 1906)
2000-01-02 - Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
2000-01-17 - Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
2000-01-26 - Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
2000-03-07 - Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
2000-03-28 - Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
2000-04-11 - Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
2000-05-21 - Sir John Gielgud, British actor (b. 1904)
2000-05-25 - Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
2000-05-27 - Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)
2000-06-02 - Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
2000-06-24 - Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
2000-06-28 - Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
2000-07-01 - Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
2000-07-22 - Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
Actor Alec GuinnessActor Alec Guinness (2000-08-05) 2000-08-05 - Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914)
2000-09-09 - Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)
2000-09-19 - Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
2000-10-01 - Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
2000-10-03 - John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
2000-11-09 - Hugh Paddick, British actor (b. 1915)
2001-01-11 - Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
2001-01-16 - Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
2001-01-30 - Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
2001-03-02 - John Diamond, British journalist (b. 1953)
2001-04-01 - Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (b. 1919)
2001-05-02 - Ted Rogers, British comedian (b. 1935)
2001-08-03 - Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)
2001-08-18 - David Peakall, British scientist (b. 1931)
2001-09-01 - Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
2001-10-07 - Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)


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