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 1,725

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 - First 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 - WW I: The Battle of Amiens begins - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks
1918-08-17 - British troops attack Baku, Azerbaijan
1918-08-20 - WW I: Britain opens offensive on Western front
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
1919-05-03 - 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 the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets
1919-11-28 - US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons
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 over Nauru
1921-01-20 - British submarine HMS K5 (which was unusually equipped with steam turbines) sank with 57 crew during exercises in the Bay of Biscay
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 first British radio play "The 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 party loses British parliamentary election
1924-11-02 - Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle
1924-11-04 - British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns
1924-11-21 - British premier Baldwin cancels Labour 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, 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
1927-02-19 - General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
1927-03-21 - Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee
1927-03-26 - Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
1927-05-01 - 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
1927-05-20 - Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)

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, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (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 Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,073

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)
2001-10-12 - Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, British politician (b. 1907)


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