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1727 Death of Sir Isaac Newton (scientist)
1727 George I dies. George II becomes king.
Hunt Thomas (George crossed out)1727Nassington
Scotney Elizabeth1727Nassington
Hunt Richard1728Nassington
Hunt William1731Nassington
1733 John Kay invents the flying shuttle
Hunt Jane1733Nassington
1735 The Prime Minister moves into 10 Downing Street
Hunt Charles1736Nassington
1739 The highwayman Dick Turpin is hanged
Hunt John1740Nassington
Hunt Robert1743Nassington
1746 Jacobite Rebellion crushed at Culloden
Hunt James1746Nassington
Hunt Elizabeth1751Nassington
Hunt John1752Nassington
Hunt William1754Nassington
1755 Samuel Johnson publishes his "Dictionary"
Hunt Mary1755Nassington
1759 Halley's Comet - Sir Edmund Halley proves periodic return of comets
1759 General Wolfe captures Quebec (but is killed) ensuring Canada becomes British and not French
Hunt Jane1759Nassington
Wells John1759Nassington
Churchyard George1759Shrawley, Worcs.
Salford Elizabeth1759Shrawley, Worcs.
Churchyard John1761Shrawley, Worcs.
1762 Catherine II (the Great) becomes ruler of Russia
Churchyard Margaret1763Shrawley, Worcs.
Churchyard Elizabeth1765Shrawley, Worcs.
Hunt William1768Nassington
Sutton Elizabeth1768Nassington
Churchyard George1768Shrawley, Worcs.
1769 Watt's steam engine and Arkright's spinning mill invented
Churchyett William1769Shrawley, Worcs.
1770 Captain James Cook claims New Zealand and Eastern Australia for Britain
Scotney Elizabeth1770Nassington
Hunt James1770Harringworth, Northants
Hackett Elizabeth1770Harringworth, Northants
Sharp Ann1770Morcott, Rutland
1771 Richard Arkwright introduces a loom powered by a water mill
Hunt Thomas (George crossed out)1771Nassington
Hunt George1771Glapthorn, Northants
Churchyett Thomas1772Shrawley, Worcs.
1773 Boston Tea Party signals start of American Revolution
1773 The Stock Exchange is founded
1774 Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette succede to French throne
Churchyard Mary1774Shrawley, Worcs.
Hunt John1774Glapthorn, Northants
1776 America declares independence from Britain
Munn Thomas1776Worcester
Hunt James1776Glapthorn, Northants
1779 The world's first iron bridge is built in Shropshire
Hunt 'Cafern'1779Glapthorn, Northants
1780 The Industrial Revolution begins to transform Britain
1781 British finally surrender to Americans at Yorktown
Danks Elizabeth1781Bewdley
Coles Sarah1781Oundle, Northants
1783 Montgolfier brother becomes first men to fly (in hot-air balloon)
1783 Britain signs a treaty recognising the independence of the American colonies
1784 Henry Cort invents the 'puddling' process. A new way of making wrought iron
Hunt Sarah1784Nassington
1785 Edmund Cartwright invents the power loom
1787 The first convicts leave Britain from Portsmouth for Australia
1789 George Washington becomes first American President
1789 Storming of the Bastille - start of French Revolution
Susannah1790Haconby, Lincs
Sutton Elizabeth1791Nassington
Payne Alice1791Thurby nr Bourne, Lincs
Hunt George1791Morcott, Rutland
Sharp Ann1791Morcott, Rutland
1792 Gas light is invented
Hunt James1792Glapthorn, Northants
Hackett Elizabeth1792Glapthorn, Northants
1793 Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette beheaded
Hunt John1793Clopton, Northants
Hunt James1793Clopton, Northants
Hunt John1794Polebrook
Slatcher Ann1794Polebrook
Hight Mary1795Rutland, Waddington
Hunt Elizabeth1796Clopton, Northants
Hunt George1798Clopton, Northants
1799 Income tax is introduced to pay for the war against France
Deakin Sarah1799Kidderminster
Hunt William1799Clopton, Northants
Churchyett William1800Ribbesford, Worcs.
Danks Elizabeth1800Ribbesford, Worcs.
Hunt James1800Stibbington.
Coles Sarah1800Stibbington.
1801 Richard Trevithick developes high-pressure steam engine
1801 The first census is held
Hunt William1801Nassington
Churchett Thomas Danks1801Kidderminster
Hunt Elizabeth1801Water Newton
Marshall Elizabeth1802Yeldon Beds
Hunt Charles1803Clopton, Northants
Hunt Sarah1803Water Newton
Hunt James1804Water Newton
1805 British under Lord Horatio Nelson defeat Napoleon at Trafalgar
Hunt Ann1805Clopton, Northants
1806 Isambard Kingdom Brunel is born
Cope Eunice1806Kimbolton, Hunts
Hunt John1806Orton Waterville
Potter/Smart Jane1806Orton Waterville
1807 Slave trade abolished in Britain
Hunt Joseph1807Clopton, Northants
Hunt Frances1807Water Newton
Hunt James1808Water Newton
Churchyett/Churchett John1808Kidderminster
Hunt Henry1808Clopton, Northants
Middleton Mary1809Elton
Churchyett James1809Kidderminster
Hunt George1809Clopton, Northants
Hunt Frances1809Clopton, Northants
Wheeler Richard1810Walford, Shropshire
1811 Luddite riots against new technologies
1811 Prince George becomes Prince Regent as his father is insane
Hunt John1811Water Newton
1812 Napoleon's Grand Army destroyed - retreat from Moscow
1813 Interior of Australia begins to be opened up
1813 The Duke of Wellington defeats the French army at the battle of Vitoria in Spain
Hunt George1813Water Newton
1814 George Stevenson builds first steam locomotive
Line Mary1814Covington, Huntingdon
Middleton Anne1814Elton
Churchyett Eliza1814Kidderminster
1815 Duke of Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo
1815 Humphrey Davy invents the miners safety lamp, which saves many lives
Hunt William1815Water Newton
Munton Frances1816Wittering
Hunt Frances1817Water Newton
Jane.1817Cardigan
Churchyett George1817Kidderminster
Bennett Ann1817Bromsgrove
1818 Queen Charlotte dies
Phillips John1818Cardigan
Churchett Thomas Danks1818Kidderminster
Deakin Sarah1818Kidderminster
1819 The Peterloo Massacre. Cavalry charge unarmed people in Manchester.
Hunt John1819Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Payne Alice1819Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Churchyett/Churchett William1819Kidderminster
1820 Charles Babbage's Difference Engine - pre-cursor to computer
1820 George III dies. George IV becomes king.
Hunt Samuel1820Water Newton
Munn Arabella1820Claines
Fox Christiana1821Castor
Churchyett Maria1821Kidderminster
Wootton William1822Castor
Hunt Sophia1822Water Newton
Hunt Frances1823Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Munn Ann1823Claines
Caroline1823Lowick, Northants
Spooner Mary Ann1823Kidderminster
1824 Repeal of Combination Acts - trade unions now legal in Britain
Churchyett Moses1824Kidderminster
Churchyett Thomas1824Wolverley
Churchyett/Churchett John1824Kidderminster
Esther1824Kidderminster
1825 Nicholas I becomes Tsar of Russia - Decembrist Uprising
1825 The world's first public passenger railway opens (The Stockton and Darlington railway).
Hunt George1825Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Hunt Anne1825Water Newton
Gulson Lucy1825Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Hunt John1825Boothby Pagnall, Lincs
Doughty Emma1825Boothby Pagnall, Lincs
Churchett James1825Kidderminster
Mary1825Middx
Munn Jane1826Claines
Hunt Charles1826Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Hunt Joshua Marshall1826Yeldon, Beds
Shadbolt Jane1826Great Catworth, Hunts.
Munn William James1828Claines
Churchett Harriett1828Kidderminster
Churchyett/Churchett Agnes1828Kidderminster
1829 Sir Robert Peel forms the first modern police force
Hunt John1829Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Hunt William1829Boothby Pagnall, Lincs
Hunt William1829Clopton, Northants
1830 Death of George IV - accession of William IV
Hunt James1830Water Newton
Middleton Mary1830Water Newton
Hunt William1830Sharnbrook, Beds
Pearce John Downing1830Whiteshill, Stroud.
Churchett Louisa1830Kidderminster
Hunt James1831Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Hunt George1831Water Newton
Peacock Eliza1831Great Catworth, Hunts.
Hunt Thomas1831Sharnbrook, Beds
Hunt Henry1831Clopton, Northants
Churchyett/Churchett Venus1831Kidderminster
1833 Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire
Hunt Jacob1833Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Hunt Ann1833Sharnbrook, Beds
Hunt Caroline1833Sharnbrook, Beds
Hunt John1833Elton
Middleton Anne1833Elton
Hunt Charles1833Clopton, Northants
Churchett Catharine1833Kidderminster
Lees William1833Birmingham
1834 Tolpuddle Martyrs victimised to discourage trade unions
Hunt Harriet1834Elton
Watts Elizabeth1834Little Catworth, Hunts.
Knighton James1834St Neots, Cambs
1835 Conservative Party established by Sir Robert Peel
1835 Bull baiting is banned
Hunt John1835Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Hunt George1835Wittering
Munton Frances1835Wittering
Hunt Frances1835Wittering
Gee Francis1835Wittering
Churchyett Elizabeth1835Claverley
Wheeler Richard1835Claverley
Churchett Eliza1835Kidderminster
Hunt William1836Water Newton
Hunt George1836Sharnbrook, Beds
Mary1836Oundle, Northants
Moore Eliza1836Islington
1837 Early photography pioneered by Louis Daguerre
1837 William IV dies. Victoria becomes queen.
Watts Anne1837Little Catworth, Hunts.
Hunt George1837Clopton, Northants
Dowell Esther Kezia1837Pitchcombe Glos.
1838 Trail of Tears - mass relocation of American Indians
Hunt Henry1838Kirkby Underwood, Lincs
Hunt James1838Elton
Hunt Elizabeth1838Water Newton
Parkes Louisa1838Birmingham
Hunt James1839Elton
Hunt Sarah Ann1839Water Newton
Hunt William1839Water Newton
Hurry/Harry Hannah1839Water Newton
Munn Thomas1839Claines
Phillips Mary1839Cardigan
Meeks Sarah1839Claines
Churchyett/Churchett Eliza1839Brecknock
Churchyett/Churchett Sarah1839Brecknock
Churchyett George1839Kidderminster
Bennett Ann1839Kidderminster
1840 End of British practice of deporting convicts to Australia
1840 The penny black stamp is introduced.
1840 Queen Victoria marries Albert
Hunt John1840Great Catworth, Hunts.
1841 China cedes Hong Kong to Britain
1841 David Livingstone begins African explorations
Hunt Hannah1841Elton
Hunt Samuel1841Woodstone
Rebecca1841Woodstone
Hunt Emma Sophia1841Elton
Phillips David1841Cardigan
Churchyett/Churchett William1841Kidderminster
Spooner Mary Ann1841Kidderminster
1842 A new law bans women and children from working underground in mines
Hunt James1842Elton
Hunt John1842Water Newton
Phillips William1842Cardigan
Churchyett/Churchett Moses1842Kidderminster
1843 Charles Dickens publishes A Christmas Carol.
1843 The first Christmas card goes on sale
Hunt Anne1843Water Newton
Middleton Thomas1843Water Newton
Fox Christiana1843Castor
Hunt Thomas1844Great Catworth, Hunts.
Line Mary1844Great Catworth, Hunts.
Hunt Jane Middleton1844Water Newton
Hunt Esther1844Water Newton
Churchyett William1844Kidderminster
Hunt Sarah Ann1845Peterborough
Phillips Elizabeth1845Cardigan
Churchett John1845Plymouth Devon
Wheeler Rosetta1845Cleobury Mortimer
1846 Great Potato Famine in Ireland
Hunt Mary Jane1846Fletton
Hunt Jane1846Water Newton
Rebecca1846Water Newton
Sharp Ann1846Clopton, Northants
1847 A new law bans women and children from working more than 10 hours a day
Hunt Emma1847Water Newton
Phillips Margaret1847Cardigan
Wilkins Carrie Jennie1847Frome Somerset
1848 California Gold Rush begins
1848 There are cholera epidemics in British towns. The Health Act is passed.
Hunt Samuel1848Water Newton
Flintham Sophia1848Water Newton
Hunt Charles1848Wilsford, Sleaford, Lincs
Gulson Lucy1848Wilsford, Sleaford, Lincs
Pettit Samuel1848Bythorn, Hunts.
Phillips Thomas1848Cardigan
Churchyett/Churchett Harriett1848Kidderminster
Churchyett/Churchett George1848Kidderminster
Hunt Anne Francis1849Water Newton
Hunt Sarah Ann1849Water Newton
Hunt Sophia1850Elton
Hunt Lydia E1850Elton
Churchyett William1850Kidderminster
Phillips Jane1850Cardigan
Churchett Thomas1850Kidderminster
Allbut Anne1850Kidderminster
1851 First Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace, London
1851 Gold discovered in Australia
Hunt Samuel George1851Oundle, Northants
Hunt David1851Great Catworth, Hunts.
Churchett James1851Kidderminster
Churchett William1851Kidderminster
Hunt Harriet1852Castor
Hatfield Emma Jane1852Kimbolton, Hunts
Hunt Joseph1852Water Newton
Martin Ellen Anne1852Birmingham
Hunt Alice Amelia1853Fletton
Hunt Hannah1853Great Catworth, Hunts.
Churchyett Anne1853Kidderminster
Churchyett/Churchett Thomas J?1853Kidderminster
Kirby Harriet1853Kidderminster
Laugher Emily1853Wednedfield Heath
1854 The Crimean War is fought. Britain and France defeat the Russians.
Hunt Emily1854Castor
Fox Eliza1854Castor
Phillips John1854Cardigan
1855 Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia
1855 David Livingstone "discovers" Victoria Falls
Alcock Elizabeth1855Boothby Pagnall, Lincs
Pearce John Downing1855Stroud
Dowell Esther Kezia1855Stroud
Churchett Alice1855Kidderminster
1856 Henry Bessemer invents a way of converting pig iron to steel
Middleton Anne1856Fletton
Hunt Mary J1856Peckham
Hunt Thomas1856St Neots, Cambs
Watts Elizabeth1856St Neots, Cambs
Hunt George1856St Neots, Cambs
Watts Anne1856St Neots, Cambs
1857 The Indian Mutiny takes place
Hunt George1857Castor
Pearce Alfred J1857Stroud
Churchyett/Churchett Louisa1857Kidderminster
Churchett Mary1857Birmingham
Price Frederick1857Kidderminster
Middleton Mary1858Elton
Hunt Thomas A1858Walsall
Hunt Emma Sophia1858Fletton
Leary Arthur John1858Fletton
Churchett Emma Morris1858Kidderminster
1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species"
Hunt James1859Elton
Hight Mary1859Elton
Munn Charles1859Claines
Meeks Sarah1859Claines
Munn Thomas1859Northwick
Coles Sarah1859Water Newton
1860 HMS Warrior, Britain's first iron warship is launched
Hunt Mary Ann1860Fletton
Callow Henry1860Fletton
Pearce Joseph H1860Birmingham
Churchyett/Churchett Mary Ann1860Kidderminster
Hunt William1860Castor
Churchett Alfred1860Birmingham
Churchett George1860Birmingham
1861 Start of American Civil War
1861 Prince Albert dies.
Churchyett/Churchett Joseph W(?)1861Kidderminster
Hunt John1862Haconby, Lincs
Doughty Emma1862Haconby, Lincs
Munn William1862Claines
1863 Abraham Lincoln gives Gettysburg Address speech
1863 The first (steam driven) underground train in London
Hunt Emily1863Walsall
Hunt Joseph J1863Clopton, Northants
Hunt John1863Castor
Gibbons Emma1863Castor
Pearce Caroline Savena1863Birmingham
Hunt Lois1863Castor
Churchyett/Churchett George F1864Kidderminster
1865 End of American Civil War
1865 Abolition of slavery in America
1865 Joseph Lister invents antiseptic surgery.
1865 Lewis Carroll publishes Alices's Adventures in Wonderland
Hunt Emma1865Castor
Hunt James1865Water Newton
1866 Swede Alfred Nobel produces dynamite
Pearce John W1866Birmingham
1867 End of transportation of criminals to Australia
1867 America buys Alaska from Russia
Munn Thomas1867Worcester
Hunt William1867Clopton, Northants
Hunt Louisa1867Castor
1868 The last public execution is carried out in England
Dowell Esther Kezia1868Birmingham
Pearce William (C or G)1868Birmingham
Esther1868Kidderminster
Johnstone Catherine Clarke1868Millsteads, Hutton & Corrie, Dumfries
Kington Harriet Ann1868Castor
Churchett John1868Durham
Wheeler Rosetta1868Durham
1869 Suez Canal opened in Egypt
Hunt James1869Boothby Pagnall, Lincs
Hunt George1869Castor
Hunt George Thomas1869Castor
Churchett Wiliam Edward1869Durham
1870 Education Act to provide state education for all.
Hunt James1870Woodstone
Hunt James1870Woodstone
Hunt Arthur John1870Castor
Churchyett/Churchett George1870Ribbesford, Worcs.
Laugher Emily1870Ribbesford, Worcs.
1871 Trade unions legalized in Britain
1871 Henry Stanley finds David Livingstone near Lake Tanganyika
1871 The Bank Holiday Act is passed, for the working class bank holidays are their only paid holidays
Hunt David1871Kimbolton, Hunts
Hatfield Emma Jane1871Kimbolton, Hunts
Hunt Herbert1871Castor
1872 The secret ballot is introduced
Hight Mary1872Castor
Hunt Ernest Harry1872Castor
Pearce John Downing1872Birmingham
Parkes Louisa1872Birmingham
Churchyett/Churchett Elizabeth Ann1872Kidderminster
Levers John Eskers1872Mevagissey
Churchett John Ernest1872Kidderminster
Annie1872Kidderminster
Hunt James1873Woodstone
Short Mary1873Woodstone
Hunt George1873Tichmarsh, Northants
Churchyett/Churchett William1873Kidderminster
Jones Emily1873Chester
Harrod Jane Eliza1873Collyweston
1874 First Impressionist exhibition
Hunt Horrice G1874Forest Hill, Kent
Gibbons Emma1874Castor
Churchyett/Churchett John1874Kidderminster
Hunt James1874Whiston, Northants
1875 A law bans the practice of sending small boys up chimneys to clean them
1875 Captain Matthew Webb swims the English Channel
Pearce Leah E1875Birmingham
Phillips John1875Cardiff
Wilkins Carrie Jennie1875Cardiff
Montague James P1875Glasgow
1876 Alexander Graham Bell invents telephone
1876 Custers Last Stand - killed fighting in Indian Wars
Susannah1876Boothby Pagnall, Lincs
Flintham Sophia1876West Bromwich
Hunt Joseph1876Castor
Plant Elizabeth1876Castor
Hunt John1876Wellingborough.
Fox Christiana1876Wellingborough.
Churchett Albert George1876Stourport
1877 Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India
1877 Thomas Edison invents first phonograph
Munton Frances1877Castor
Hunt Ernest1877Tichmarsh, Northants
Hunt Emily1877Castor
Hunt George William1877Ailsworth
Phillips Mabel Eliza1877Penarth
Churchyett/Churchett Arthur1877Kidderminster
1878 Thomas Edison develops electric light
Meeks Sarah1878Droitwich
Churchett Edward Wheeler1878Droitwich
Churchett William1878Kidderminster
1879 Britain and France take control of Egypt and Suez Canal
1879 Zulu War in South Africa
Hunt Sarah Elizabeth1879Ailsworth
Hunt Harriet Agnes1879Castor
Phillips Florence M1879Penarth
Churchyett/Churchett Edith Emily1879Kidderminster
Hunt Kate1880Tichmarsh, Northants
Churchett Frederick1880Kidderminster
1881 Wyatt Earp in OK Corral gunfight
Hunt Ada M.1881Ailsworth
Hunt Annie1881Castor
Phillips Maurice D1881Penarth
1882 Jesse James shot by own gang member
Munn Thomas1882Worcester
Martin Ellen Anne1882Worcester
Churchett Christiana1882Droitwich
1883 Eruption of Krakatoa Volcano, Indonesia (35,000 killed)
Potter Phoebe1883Kidderminster
Hunt William1883Birmingham
Pearce Caroline Savena1883Birmingham
Hunt Clara1883Castor
Churchett Minnie1883Kidderminster
Phillips Louisa Gwendoline1883Penarth
1884 The 3rd reform act gives more men the vote
Hunt Arthur T.1884Werrington, Northampton
Hunt William Frederick1884Castor
Hunt William George1884Birmingham
Churchyett/Churchett May1884Kidderminster
1885 George Eastman markets first box camera
Churchett George Imber1885Kidderminster
Phillips Eva Carrie1885Penarth
Munn Harry1885Northwick
1886 All American Indians now in reservations
1886 Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz produce first automobiles
Hunt Rose Emily1886Werrington, Northampton
Hunt Laura May1886Castor
Hunt Albert Thomas Moore1886Forest Hill, Kent
Hunt Percy1886Birmingham
Churchyett/Churchett Ethel Maud1886Kidderminster
1887 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writes first Shelock Holmes book
Churchett Jesse Kirby1887Kidderminster
Churchett William J1887Kidderminster
Rogers Frederick Spray1887Beeston, Notts
1888 Girls who make match boxes successfully strike (ho ho)
Hunt Charles Frederick1888Werrington, Northampton
Deakin Sarah1888Birmingham
Johnstone John Hornel1888Haas, Dryfesdale, Dumfries and Galloway
1889 Eiffel Tower built in Paris
1889 Henry Stanley completes his explorations of Africa
Hunt Eva Madeline1889Birmingham
1890 Lumiere bothers develop motion pictures
1890 The first electric underground trains run in London
Bennett Ann1890Kidderminster
Phillips Alfred Henry1890Cadoxton, Barry
Hunt Alice1891Werrington, Northampton
Churchett Eva May1891Kidderminster
Spooner Mary Ann1892Kidderminster
1893 British Labour Party formed
Hunt George Thomas1893Castor
Kington Harriet Ann1893Castor
1894 Nicholas II becomes last Romanov Tsar of Russia
Hunt William1894Peterborough
Hunt James1894Salford
Jones Emily1894Salford
Munn Alice1894Droitwich
Hunt Eliza Agnes Moore1894Oundle, Northants
James Charles Ernest1894Stourbridge
1895 Guglielmo Marconi sends first radio message
1895 Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovers x-rays
Churchett Frank H1895USA, Troy, New Hampshire
1896 Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska and Yukon
Hunt Mabel Winifred1896Stourbridge
1897 First zeppelin airship launched
Wheeler Rosetta1897Kidderminster
Churchett John1897Kidderminster
Kirby Harriet1897Kidderminster
1899 Beginning of Boer War in South Africa
Hatfield Emma Jane1899Salford
Hunt Gladys Mary Mills1899Stourbridge
Churchett John Howard1899Kidderminster
Pearce John Downing1900Birmingham
Hunt George William1900Werrington, Northampton
Harrod Jane Eliza1900Werrington, Northampton
Hunt Henry1900Pendleton, Salford
Jackson Ada Lilian1900Rusholme, Manchester
Phillips Albert Henry1900Cadoxton, Barry
1901 Marconi sends first transatlantic radio message from Britain
1901 Queen Victoria dies. Her son becomes Edward VII.
Hurry/Harry Hannah1901Eye
Phillips Doris Mabel1901Cadoxton, Barry
Churchett Albert George1901Kidderminster
Styles Elizabeth1901Kidderminster
Churchyett/Churchett Arthur1901Kidderminster
Price Mary Ann1901Kidderminster
1902 Boers surrender to British forces in South Africa
Churchett Rosetta Doris1902Kidderminster
1903 Wright Brothers make first controlled flight in aeroplane
1903 Henry Ford designs first mass-produced cars
Line Mary1903Great Catworth, Hunts.
Churchett Reginald A1903Kidderminster
1904 Britain signs the Entente Cordiale (friendly understanding) with France (ho ho again)
Churchett Wiliam Edward1904Kidderminster
Perks Eliza1904Kidderminster
Churchyett Florence Elizabeth1904Kidderminster
1905 Albert Einstein develops special theory of relativity
Hunt John1905South Luffenham
Hunt William1905Stourbridge
Churchett Elsie Emily1905Kidderminster
1906 Movement for Women's Suffrage becomes active in Britain
Hunt Hannah1906Great Catworth, Hunts.
Hunt William George1906Coventry
Phillips Eva Carrie1906Coventry
Hunt Thomas1907Great Staughton, Cambs
Jones Emily1907Salford
1908 Lord Baden-Powell founds Boy Scouts and Girl Guides
1909 The first old age pensions are paid
Hunt William John Phillips1909Coventry
1910 Death of Florence Nightingale
1910 Edward VII dies. George V becomes king.
Bashford Fred1910Stourbridge
1911 Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes first to reach South Pole
Laugher Emily1911Kidderminster
Hunt Griffith George1911Kidderminster
1912 African National Congress (ANC) formed in South Africa to fight apartheid
Hunt Eva Madeline1912Stourbridge
Taylor Charles1912Stourbridge
Churchyett/Churchett May1912Kidderminster
Tovey Henry F1912Kidderminster
Churchyett/Churchett Ethel Maud1913Kidderminster
Leddington William1913Kidderminster
1914 Panama Canal opened
1914 Charlie Chaplin makes his first silent movies
1914 In August the First World War begins
Munn Harry1915Hereford
Vale Adelaide1915Hereford
1916 The Battle of the Somme is fought. Tanks are used in battle for the first time.
Munn Harry Thomas1916Hereford
Fancourt Phyllis Joan1917West Ham.
1917 Death of Buffalo Bill Cody
1917 US enters First World War - balance tips in Allies' favour
1917 Bolshevik Revolution under Vladimir Ilych Lenin and Leon Trotsky
1917 The Battle of Passchendale is fought
Churchyett/Churchett Arthur1917France
1918 Lawrence of Arabia aids British forces in Middle East
1918 Tsar Nicholas II killed
1918 End of First World War (25m killed) - Versailles Conference
1918 Earnest Rutherford splits the atom
1918 Spanish influenza pandemic (50 to 100 million killed worldwide)
1918 Women over 30 are allowed to vote
1918 The school leaving age is raised to 14
Phillips Louisa Gwendoline1918London
Montague James P1918London
Churchyett/Churchett Edith Emily1918Kidderminster
Rowley Charles1918Kidderminster
Parker Geoffrey Harold1918Staffs
1919 Treaty of Versailles
1919 Prohibition of alcohol in North America
Hunt David1919Chorlton, Lancs
Hunt Ralph Pearce1919Borden Camp
Marshall Elizabeth Louisa1919Lichfield
Munn Thomas1920Worcester
James George Harold1920Stourbridge
Bridgens Edith Margaret1920Stourbridge
Churchett Vera May1920Kidderminster
1921 Economic collapse and famine in Russia - 5 million die
Fox Christiana1921South Luffenham
Hunt George Thomas1921South Luffenham
Phillips John1921Stourbridge
Hunt (male)1921Rusholme, Manchester
Churchett Rosetta Doris1921Kidderminster
Lancett Benson C1921Kidderminster
1922 Fascist Benito Mussolini siezes power as dictator in Italy
1922 The BBC is founded
Churchett Robert W Jun1922Kidderminster
Hunt James1923Chorlton, Lancs
Hunt Joan1923Newton Heath, Manchester
1924 First Labour Government under Ramsay MacDonald voted in Britain
1924 Joseph Stalin becomes Premiere of Russia after Death of Lenin
Montague Gwendoline Margaret1924Stourbridge
1925 Art Deco movement at its height
Hunt Eric Charles1925Stourbridge
Woodall Leslie H1925Dudley.
Churchett Margaret J1925Kidderminster
Churchett Reginald A1925Kidderminster
Broadfield Annie May1925Kidderminster
1926 Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan
1926 Workers hold a General Strike but they are defeated
1926 A. A. Milne publishes Winnie The Pooh
Hunt (male)1926Newton Heath, Manchester
James Madeline A1926Stourbridge
Churchett John1926Kidderminster
Churchett Brian J1926Kidderminster
1927 Charles Lindburgh makes first solo flight of Atlantic
1927 First "talkie" movie - "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson
Wilkins Carrie Jennie1927Cardiff
Munn Harry1927Hereford
1928 Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
1928 Universal suffrage is introduced. (Everyone over the age of 21 is allowed to vote).
Churchett Leonard R1928Kidderminster
1929 US Stock Market Crash
Churchett Albert George1929Kidderminster
Churchyett Edith L1929Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
Matts Charlie1929Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
1930 Pluto (last planet) discovered by Clyde Tombaugh
1930 Frank Whittle invents the jet engine
Taylor Savena Joyce1930Stourbridge
Bashford Fred1930Stourbridge
Churchyett Florence Elizabeth1930Kidderminster
Hope Thomas Benjamin1930Kidderminster
1931 National Coalition Government in Britain
1932 Aldous Huxley writes "Brave New World"
Taylor Joyce A1932Stourbridge
1933 Adolph Hitler becomes dictator after coup
1933 End of Prohibition of alcohol
1934 Bonnie Parke and Clyde Barrow killed in Louisiana
1935 Germany under Hitler begins persecution of Jews (6m killed)
Coffey (male)1935Australia, Melbourne
1936 King George V dies - Edward VIII abdicates - George VI accedes
1936 Spanish Civil War starts
1936 Television begins in Britain
1936 The Jarrow March is held
Hunt Griffith George1936Newport, Mon.
Reeves Alice M E1936Newport, Mon.
1937 Neville Chamberlaine's government appeases Germany and Italy
1937 German bombing of Guernica, Northern Spain
1938 Enrico Fermi wins Nobel Prize for work on atomic energy
1938 Hitler siezes Austria and Czechoslovakia
1939 Russia signs non-agression pact with Hitler's Germany
1939 Britain and France enter Second World War after Hitler invades Poland
1939 Discovery of nuclear fission by German physicists
Hunt Percy1939Hereford
Hunt (male)1939Blackpool
Taylor Geoffrey F1939Stourbridge
1940 Sir Winston Churchill becomes British Prime Minister
1940 The British army is evacuated from Dunkirk
1940 Battle of Britain - Germany defeated in air
James George Harold1940Stourbridge
Bridgens Edith Margaret1940Stourbridge
1941 Germany invades Russia - Russia enters Second World War
1941 Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbour brings US into Second World War
James Pauline M1941Stourbridge
1942 Manhattan Project established to develop atomic bomb
1942 The Battle of El Alamein is fought. The British army crush the Germans and Italians.
Pearce Caroline Savena1942Stourbridge
Phillips Louisa Gwendoline1942Cardiff
Taylor Winifred Eva1942Stourbridge
Blount Basil D H1942Stourbridge
1943 Mussolini overthrown and Fascist Party dissolved
Taylor Gwenyth Joan1943Stourbridge
Hunt (male)1943Chester
1944 D-Day - Allies make crucial push into France
1944 International Monetary Fund (IMF) established
1944 The Germans fire V I flying bombs from June and V II missiles from September
Hunt Eva Madeline1944Stourbridge
Hunt (male)1944Manchester
Roberts (living)1944Manchester
1945 Germany surrenders - end of Second World War (45m killed)
1945 US drops first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Japan surrenders
1945 ENIAC considered to be first functional computer
1945 Russian intransigence after Potsdam conference starts "Cold War"
1945 Second World War ends
Hunt William John Phillips1945West Ham.
Fancourt Phyllis Joan1945West Ham.
Munn Harry Thomas1945Kidderminster
Churchett Vera May1945Kidderminster
1946 Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunal
1946 General Juan Peron elected president of Argentina
Hunt Ralph Pearce1946Daventry
Marshall Elizabeth Louisa1946Daventry
Taylor Basil T1946Bath
James Glynn T J1946Stourbridge
James Madeline A1946Stourbridge
Woodall Leslie H1946Stourbridge
Munn (living)1946Kidderminster
1947 British withdraw from India - Partition of India and Pakistan
1947 "Iron Curtain" effectively drawn around Soviet-controlled countries
1947 The school leaving age is raised to 15
James Susan H1947Stourbridge
Hunt (male)1947Ruislip
Hunt (male)1947Bristol
1948 George Orwell writes "1984"
1948 Afrikaaner National Party comes to power in South Africa - apartheid
1948 Mahatma Ghandi assassinated
1948 The National Health Service is founded
1949 People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Tse-Tung
1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) formed
1949 George Orwell's novel 1984 is published
Phillips Mabel Eliza1949Barry Dock
Montague Gwendoline Margaret1949Walsall
Parker Geoffrey Harold1949Walsall
1950 US becomes involved in Korean War
1951 American post-war occupation of Japan ends
1951 The Festival of Britain is held
1952 George VI dies - Elizabeth II takes British throne
1952 Death of Eva Peron
Kington Harriet Ann1952South Luffenham
Phillips Eva Carrie1952Newport, Mon.
Hunt (male)1952Stamford
1953 New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary first to reach summit of Everest
1953 Death of Josef Stalin - Nikita Khruschev becomes Premiere
1953 Crick and Watson demonstrate double-helix structure of DNA
1953 Soviets successfully test hydrogen bomb
1953 Korean War ends after involving China, US and several other countries
Hunt William George1953Cardiff
Pringle (living)1953Swansea
1954 Rock'n'Roll music becomes popular
1954 UK Food rationing ends
Montague James P1954London
1955 Coup deposes dictator Juan Peron in Argentina
1955 ITV begins broadcasting
1956 Suez Crisis - Britain and France invade Egypt
1956 Hungarian revolt brutally suppressed by Soviets
1956 The first UK nuclear power station opens at Calder Hall
1957 Russian Sputnik sattelite launched
1957 European Economic Comunity (EEC) established
1958 Oral contraceptive pill becomes available
Styles Elizabeth1958Pershore
1959 Fidel Castro establishes communist dictatorship in Cuba
1959 Cars increasingly common in the UK, a survey shows 32% of households own one.
Hunt William Frederick1959South Luffenham
1960 DH Lawrence's 1928 book "Lady Chatterley's Lover" legally published in the UK
Hunt (female)1960Kuala Belait, Borneo
1961 Cuban Missile Crisis after US-backed anti-Castro Bay of Pigs invasion fails
1961 Berlin Wall built between East and West Germany
1961 Russian Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space
Hope Thomas Benjamin1961Wordsley
1962 Death of Marilyn Munroe
1962 Rachael Carson's book "Silent Spring" launches environmental movement
1962 The Beatles release their first single 'Love Me Do'
Hunt (female)1962Australia, Melbourne
Coffey (male)1962Australia, Melbourne
1963 US President John F Kennedy shot
1963 Doctor Who is broadcast for the first time
1963 Dr Beeching axes minor railways
1964 Nelson Mandela jailed for campaigning against apartheid in South Africa
1964 Civil Rights Act passed in US
1964 US becomes involved in Vietnam War
1964 The last executions in Britain are carried out
Coffey (female)1964Australia
1966 Cultural Revolution begins in China
1967 Sir Francis Chichester first to sail around world single-handed
1967 First Arab-Israeli (6-Day) War
1967 Nigerian Civil War - Biafra famine
1967 First human heart transplant performed in South Africa
1967 "Flower Power" at its height in California
1967 Colour TV begins in the UK
Hunt (male)1967Australia, Melbourne
Valdmaria (female)1967Australia, Melbourne
Coffey (male)1967Australia
1968 Prague Spring uprising in Czechoslovakia crushed by Soviets
1968 Black rights campaigner Martin Luther King assassinated
Hunt William John Phillips1968Albrighton, Shropshire
1969 British supersonic aircraft Concorde makes maiden flight
1969 Neil Armstrong becomes first man to walk on Moon
Hunt (male)1970Finchfield, Wolverhampton
Munn (living)1970Finchfield, Wolverhampton
Coffey (female)1970Australia
1971 Indo-Pakistan War - Bangladesh declared independent republic
1971 Britain switches to decimal currency
1972 Francis Ford Coppola's movie "The Godfather" released
1972 President Idi Amin expels Asians from Uganda
1973 Second Arab-Israeli (Yom Kippur) War
1973 Saudi Arabia leads huge oil price increases - world economy slows
1973 Britain joins the EEC (forerunner of the EU)
Hunt (male)1973RAF Cosford, Shropshire
1974 Alexander Solzhenitsyn deported to the West
1974 South Africa voted out of UN for apartheid policies
1974 India explodes first nuclear device
1974 Watergate Scandal - Richard Nixon quits as President
1975 Birmingham Pub Bombings by IRA
1975 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia assassinated
1975 Juan Carlos becomes King of Spain after Franco's death
1975 US pulls out of Vietnam War
Hunt (female)1975RAF Cosford, Shropshire
1976 Mao Tse-Tung dies - Gang of Four arrested
1978 Radical reorganization of Cambodia by cruel Pol-Pot regime
1978 The first test tube baby is born
Hunt Henry1978Manchester
Hunt (male)1978Swansea
Pringle (living)1978Swansea
Hunt (female)1978Penmark, Glamorgan
Forrest (living)1978Penmark, Glamorgan
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes British Prime Minister
1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
1979 Three Mile Island nuclear reactor incident in US
1980 John Lennon shot
1980 Iran-Iraq War begins
1980 Tito dies - Yugoslavia's six states begin to argue
1980 Eruption of Mount St Helens (60 killed)
Hunt (male)1980Calgary, Canada
Mikkelson (living)1980Calgary, Canada
Hunt (male)1980Coleshill, West Midlands
Whitehouse (living)1980Coleshill, West Midlands
1981 AIDS becomes major health threat throughout world
1981 Prince Charles marries Diana
Hunt (female)1981Eaton Bray, Beds.
Greenwood (living)1981Eaton Bray, Beds.
1982 Britain regain Falklands Islands after Argentinian occupation
1982 Israel invades Lebanon - Israel-Lebanon War
1982 The Mary Rose is raised from the sea bed
1984 Miners' Strike in Britain
1984 Bhopal industrial disaster in Madhya Pradesh (4,000 - 25,000 killed)
Hunt Griffith George1984Australia, Melbourne
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Russian Premiere
Hunt Eliza Agnes Moore1985Hayling Island, Hants
1986 Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, contaminating most of Europe
1988 End of Iran-Iraq War
1989 Pro-democracy protest in Tianenmen Square, Beijing, brutally crushed
1989 Russians pull out of costly war in Afghanistan
1989 European Monetary System (EMS) establishes move towards single currency
1989 Exxon Valdez oil-spill in Alaska
1989 Berlin Wall demolished
1990 Neslon Mandela released - end of apartheid in South Africa
1991 USSR breaks up into constituent countries
1991 Persian Gulf War starts after Iraq invades Kuwait
1992 Civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina starts
1993 Bill Clinton elected US President
1993 European Union (EU) formed by former EEC members
1994 Nelson Mandela becomes first black President of South Africa
1994 The Channel Tunnel opens
1994 The UK National Lottery begins
1995 Russian war in Chechnya
1996 Prince Charles divorces Princess Diana
1997 Hong Kong returns to Chinese rule
1997 Princess Diana killed in Paris car accident
1997 Catholic nun Mother Teresa dies after nearly 50 years work in India
Munn Harry Thomas1997Wolverhampton
Montague Gwendoline Margaret1998Wolverhampton
Parker Geoffrey Harold1998Wolverhampton
Hunt (female)1998Solihull
Kenny (living)1998Solihull
1999 Euro launched on international currency markets
1999 King Hussein of Jordan dies after ruling for 46 years
1999 China launches first spacecraft
Hunt Ralph Pearce1999Cardiff
2000 A Concorde supersonic airliner crashes after take-off from Paris, killing all 109 on board
Taylor Savena Joyce2000Stourbridge
2001 Hijacked planes are used in a massive terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York
2001 US and UK forces launch military action against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan
Taylor Winifred Eva2001Bath
Churchett Vera May2001Wolverhampton
2002 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, widow of the British king George VI, dies at the age of 102
2003 US, British, Australian and Polish forces invade Iraq
2003 Space shuttle Columbia disintegrates, with seven on board, when re-entering the earth's atmosphere
2003 The last three Concorde airliners to carry fare-paying passengers land at Heathrow
2004 A massive earthquake under the Indian Ocean triggers a tsunami that kills nearly 200,000 people
2004 The population of England reaches 50 million.
Hunt (male)2004Boston Spa, Yorkshire
Marsden (living)2004Boston Spa, Yorkshire
2005 Four suicide bombers cause 52 deaths on London's transport system during the morning rush hour
2005 Hunting foxes with dogs is banned
2006 More than 53 million is stolen in a raid on the Securitas depot in Kent
2008 Stock markets plunge around the world as fears grow on US subprime mortgage crisis
Marshall Elizabeth Louisa2008Cardiff
2010 Ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland disrupts northern Europe air traffic for several days
Hunt (female)2010Coleshill, West Midlands
Stoddard (living)2010Coleshill, West Midlands
Fancourt Phyllis Joan2013Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

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