Today in United Kingdom History (Part 9)

Sub-Topics: 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 801 - 900 of 1,749

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
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)
1927-12-14 - Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1928-07-02 - British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)
1928-11-12 - British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
1929-05-27 - 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
1929-06-05 - Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
1929-09-17 - British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
1929-10-03 - British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
1929-10-07 - Ramsay MacDonald is 1st British premier to address US Congress
1929-11-01 - Lundy, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1930-03-12 - Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
1930-04-22 - US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
1930-07-01 - Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
1930-10-05 - British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die
1930-10-20 - British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
1931-03-05 - Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact
1931-03-10 - British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley
1931-03-26 - New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
1931-04-20 - British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday
1931-09-10 - Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
1931-09-15 - British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
1931-09-21 - Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20%
1932-01-04 - British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
1932-01-26 - British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead)
1932-06-13 - Great Britain & France sign peace treaty
1932-10-01 - Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
1932-10-03 - Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1932-10-19 - British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
1932-10-24 - British government signs trade treaty with USSR
1932-12-19 - British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
1933-01-27 - Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
1933-05-08 - Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
1933-06-27 - 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½ at Southport & Ainsdale, England
1933-07-30 - 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
1933-09-11 - Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
1934-03-26 - Driving tests introduced in Britain
1934-07-31 - 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
1934-09-26 - British liner Queen Mary is launched
1935-03-13 - Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
1935-05-06 - British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee
1935-06-03 - One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
1935-07-02 - Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
1935-07-24 - 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain
1935-11-06 - 1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft
1935-11-13 - Anti-British riots in Egypt
King of Great Britain Edward VIIIKing of Great Britain Edward VIII 1936-01-20 - Edward VIII succeeds British king George V
1936-03-11 - British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
1936-04-01 - Orissa constituted a province of British India
1936-05-16 - 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
1937-01-01 - Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
1937-04-01 - Aden becomes a British crown colony
1937-05-12 - Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey.
1937-07-01 - Britain begins using 999 emergency phone number
1937-07-27 - 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
1937-11-17 - Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
1938-02-25 - British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1938-02-27 - Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain
1938-03-18 - Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
1938-04-16 - Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia
1938-06-04 - 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
1938-08-26 - British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine
1938-09-15 - British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden
1938-09-17 - British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich
1938-09-23 - British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich
British Prime Minister Neville ChamberlainBritish Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain 1938-09-27 - British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" launches at Clydebank Scotland
1939-02-25 - 1st Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden
1939-02-28 - Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1939-03-31 - Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
1939-04-06 - Great Britain & Poland sign military pact
1939-04-13 - In India, the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.
1939-04-16 - Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact
1939-04-17 - Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1939-05-19 - Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact
1939-05-23 - British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949
1939-06-01 - British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
1939-08-23 - John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats
1939-09-03 - German U-boat sinks British passenger ship Athenia
1939-09-03 - Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, NZ, South Africa & Canada
1939-09-04 - German submarine U-30 sinks British passenger ship Athenia
1939-09-06 - 1st German air attack on Great-Britain in WW II
1939-09-11 - British submarine Triton torpedoes British submarine Oxley
1939-09-14 - British fleet attacks German U-39 boat
1939-09-17 - German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
1939-09-19 - British Expeditionary Force reaches France
1939-09-20 - British navy captures German U-27 boat
1939-09-30 - Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1939-10-06 - Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,292

1922-03-17 - Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
1922-04-05 - Tom Finney, Preston, Lancashire, English football player (Preston North End)
1922-04-09 - Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service
1922-04-16 - Leo Tindermans, British statesman
1922-05-10 - David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
1922-05-13 - Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
1922-05-18 - GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
1922-07-26 - Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
1922-08-01 - Frank Hauser, British theatrical director
1922-08-01 - Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist
1922-08-12 - Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
1922-08-23 - Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
1922-09-25 - John Farr, British MP
1922-11-19 - Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)
1923-02-11 - Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
1923-02-15 - Justice Drake, British justice
1923-03-26 - Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
1923-03-27 - Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orch)
1923-04-02 - Hugh Overton, British diplomat
1923-04-05 - Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)
1923-04-12 - E C Meade, British chartered accountant
1923-04-18 - Baroness Platt of Writtle, British CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm)
1923-04-25 - Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer
1923-05-05 - Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
1923-05-20 - Hugh Beach, British General
1923-05-27 - Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
1923-06-04 - John Lea, British vice-admiral
1923-06-25 - Nicholas Mosley, British writer
1923-06-26 - David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)
1923-07-16 - Reginald Prentice, British government minister
1923-08-31 - Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)
1923-09-28 - Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
1923-11-17 - Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law
1924-01-03 - Roy Harding, British teacher
1924-01-03 - Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
1924-01-27 - William van Straubenzee, British MP
1924-01-29 - Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
1924-02-09 - George Guest, British organist
1924-02-16 - Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
1924-02-24 - William Pillar, British admiral
1924-02-29 - David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ
1924-03-07 - Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
1924-03-19 - Mary Wimbush, British actress (d. 2005)
1924-04-02 - Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
1924-04-15 - John Grigg, British historian
1924-04-18 - Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
1924-04-24 - Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
1924-05-06 - Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
1924-05-23 - Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)
1924-05-28 - Lord Rippon, British MP
1924-06-26 - Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
1924-07-23 - Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
1924-07-24 - David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
1924-09-22 - Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
1924-09-24 - Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge
1924-09-29 - David Atkinson, British air marshal
1924-10-02 - Sam Wainwright, deputy chairman (British Post Office)
1924-11-07 - Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright
1924-11-19 - William Russell, British actor
1924-11-21 - Christopher Tolkien, British author
1925-01-07 - Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
1925-01-26 - Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
1925-01-27 - Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
1925-01-28 - Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
1925-02-11 - Peter Berger, British vice-admiral
1925-02-12 - Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
1925-02-22 - Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
1925-03-17 - G M Hughes, British zoologist
1925-03-26 - Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
1925-04-03 - Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
1925-04-06 - John Knox, British supreme court justice
1925-04-09 - Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)
1925-04-25 - Anthony Christopher, British trade unionist
1925-05-10 - Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
1925-06-19 - Charlie Drake, British comic (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash)
1925-08-02 - Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
1925-10-02 - Brian Dilton, British lord justice of appeal
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1925-10-13) 1925-10-13 - Margaret Thatcher, Grantham England, (Tory) British PM (1979-90)
1925-11-09 - Sir Alistair Horne, British historian
1925-11-11 - June Whitfield, British comedian
1925-11-27 - John Maddox, British science writer and editor
1925-12-28 - Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
1926-01-13 - Michael Bond, British writer
1926-02-10 - Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
1926-02-11 - Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera)
1926-02-20 - Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
1926-02-24 - Reginald Freeson, British MP
1926-02-27 - Peter Emery, British MP
1926-03-12 - Gudrun Ure, British actress (Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)
1926-03-25 - Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
1926-04-16 - Barbara Tizzard, British educator
1926-05-06 - John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Maj-Gen
1926-05-09 - Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
1926-05-13 - Wallace Breem, British author
1926-05-31 - Derek Birley, founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster
1926-06-18 - Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
1926-07-15 - John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
1926-07-30 - Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)
1926-08-01 - Frank Hauser, British theatrical director
1926-08-17 - George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 1,075

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)
2001-10-23 - Ronald William Kirby, British artist (b. 1928)
2001-11-05 - Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
2001-11-14 - Charlotte Coleman, British actress (b. 1968)
2001-11-28 - William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
2001-12-09 - Michael Carver, British soldier (b. 1915)
2002-01-16 - Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
2002-02-07 - Jack Fairman, British racing driver (b. 1913)
2002-02-09 - Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
2002-02-11 - Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)
2002-03-04 - Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley MooreActor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore (2002-03-27) 2002-03-27 - Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)
2002-03-30 - Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of the United Kingdom, dies at 101
2002-03-31 - Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)
2002-05-03 - Barbara Castle, British politician (b. 1910)
2002-07-18 - Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
2002-08-03 - Carmen Silvera, British actress (b. 1922)
2002-08-09 - Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)
2002-09-07 - Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (b. 1961)
2003-01-02 - Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
2003-01-05 - Roy Jenkins, British politician (b. 1920)
2003-01-05 - Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
Consort of George VI & mother of Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth, the Queen MotherConsort of George VI & mother of Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (2002-03-30) 2003-01-08 - Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
2003-01-12 - Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53
2003-01-26 - George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (b. 1931)
2003-02-28 - Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)
2003-03-10 - Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
2003-03-15 - Dame Thora Hird, British actress (b. 1911)
2003-03-18 - Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
2003-04-07 - David Greene, British television director (b. 1921)
2003-04-11 - Cecil Howard Green, British geophysicist and businessman (b. 1900)
2003-04-15 - Reg Bundy, British performer (b. 1941)
2003-05-14 - Wendy Hiller, British actress (b. 1912)
2003-05-15 - George Francis, British gangster (b. 1940)
2003-05-29 - David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
2003-06-06 - Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
2003-07-10 - Hartley Shawcross, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
2003-07-25 - John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
2003-08-02 - Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933)
2003-08-24 - Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
2003-09-01 - Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
2003-09-18 - Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
2003-09-20 - Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941)
2003-09-22 - Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
2003-11-04 - Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
2003-11-20 - Robert Addie, British actor (cancer) (b. 1960)
2003-11-20 - Roger Short, British Consulate General (b. 1944)
2003-11-28 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (b. 1915)
2003-12-02 - Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)
2004-01-13 - Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
2004-01-29 - M. M. Kaye, British writer (b. 1908)
2004-03-28 - Peter Ustinov, British actor (b. 1921)
2004-03-30 - Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
2004-04-13 - Caron Keating, British television presenter (b. 1962)
2004-04-25 - Thom Gunn, British poet (b. 1929)
2004-05-03 - Anthony Ainley, British actor (b. 1932)
2004-05-03 - Ken Downing, British racing driver (b. 1917)
2004-05-14 - Anna Lee, British actress (b. 1913)
2004-06-05 - Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
2004-07-17 - Pat Roach, British professional wrestler and actor (b. 1937)
2004-07-18 - Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
2004-08-12 - Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
2004-08-14 - Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (b. 1918)
2004-09-21 - Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952)
2004-09-30 - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
2004-10-07 - Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
2004-11-19 - John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)
2004-11-24 - Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
2004-12-02 - Alicia Markova, British ballerina (b. 1910)
2004-12-18 - Anthony Sampson, British journalist and biographer (b. 1926)
2004-12-26 - Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent (b. 1928)
2005-01-01 - Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham, British newspaperman (b. 1931)
2005-01-02 - Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (b. 1913)
2005-01-10 - Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
2005-01-20 - Miriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)
2005-01-23 - Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, British politician (b. 1921)
2005-03-06 - Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (b. 1943)
2005-03-07 - John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
2005-03-16 - Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (b. 1914)
2005-03-26 - James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)
2005-03-28 - Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
2005-04-05 - John Sichel, British film and television director (b. 1937)
2005-04-07 - Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
2005-04-16 - Kay Walsh, British actress (b. 1911)
2005-04-21 - Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
2005-05-25 - Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (b. 1938)
2005-06-02 - Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
2005-06-26 - Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
2005-06-27 - Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
2005-07-12 - John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)
2005-07-17 - Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)
2005-07-17 - Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (b. 1924)
2005-07-19 - John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
2005-07-21 - Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
2005-07-21 - Lord Alfred Hayes, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (b. 1928)
2005-07-26 - Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
2005-08-06 - Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)
2005-08-31 - Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
2005-08-31 - Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)


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