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  Wimbledon: Venus Williams reaches ninth final   The US star dispatched Johanna Konta -- who grew up idolizing the tennis playing Williams sisters -- 6-4 6-2 in a fine display of powerful tennis   Champions Trophy: Pakistan pulls off famous win against India Map of The Oval Lambeth London United Kingdom
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1. 09-15 Parsons Green bombing, 29 injured
C. 07-23 Jordan Spieth clinches Claret Jug in dramatic finish Southport, Merseyside, Royal Birkdale, Northern England
D. 07-16 Federer overwhelms Cilic to clinch historic eighth Wimbledon title
E. 07-13 Wimbledon: Venus Williams reaches ninth final The All England Club, London
F. 06-18 Champions Trophy: Pakistan pulls off famous win against India
G. 06-13 About 60 dead in Grenfell Tower blaze
7. 06-04 Manchester: Joy shines through pain at benefit concert Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Old Trafford, Manchester, Northern England
8. 06-04 London attack: 12 arrested in Barking
05-22 Manchester Arena blast: 23 dead Manchester Arena, Manchester, Northern England

Jordan Spieth clinches Claret Jug in dramatic finish  The Texan clinched his first Claret Jug by three shots from Matt Kuchar to secure the third leg of the career Grand Slam of all four of golf's big events   Federer overwhelms Cilic to clinch historic eighth Wimbledon title Map of Centre Court All England Club London United Kingdom
Parsons Green bombing, 29 injured  At around 8:20 am, an explosion occurred on a District line train at Parsons Green tube station The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack
2017 Sep.15  
 The blast sent a fireball through the rear carriage of the packed rush-hour train. Numerous passengers were reported to have suffered flash burns
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  A dominant 6-3 6-1 6-4 defeat of Cilic handed the Swiss a record eighth Wimbledon singles title, and his 19th major overall
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  Hot favorite India was supposed to trounce underdog Pakistan in the Champions Trophy cricket final in London
2017 Jun.13   About 60 dead in Grenfell Tower blaze Map of Grenfell Tower West London United Kingdom
  A huge fire has raged through the night at a tower block in Latimer Road, west London, with eyewitnesses claiming people are trapped in their homes
 Firefighters rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington
2017 Jun.4   Manchester: Joy shines through pain at benefit concert  The benefit concert held in the wake of the Manchester attack turned into a night of unity, healing and joy for 50,000 music fans 2017 Jun.4     London attack: 12 arrested in Barking Map of Barking East London United Kingdom
  The arrests in Barking, east London, followed a raid at a flat belonging to one of the 3 attackers. Islamic State group has claimed responsibility
2017 May.22   Manchester Arena blast: 23 dead Map of Manchester Arena Manchester United Kingdom
  50 more injured in a suspected terror attack at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande
 The attacker was identified by police as Salman Ramadan Abedi,[7][10] a 22-year-old British citizen of Libyan descent who detonated an improvised explosive device as concertgoers were leaving the arena
2017 May.4   Prince Philip will no longer carry out public engagements Map of Buckingham Palace United Kingdom
  Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will step away from public life this fall, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday
2017 Mar.13     UK Parliament gives government power to begin Brexit   Britain lurched closer to leaving the EU when Parliament stopped resisting and gave Theresa May the power to file for divorce from the bloc 2017 Feb.26   United downs Southampton in thrilling EFL Cup  Manchester United had let a two-goal lead slip, but ultimately won the League Cup with Ibrahimovic's 87th minute header 2016 Jul.13     New Prime Minister Theresa May to form government Map of Downing Street United Kingdom
  Theresa May will continue to form her new government later - as she begins her first full day in Downing Street
 Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said been named new foreign secretary. Philip Hammond became chancellor, Amber Rudd is home secretary
2016 Jun.16     Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack Map of Birstall West Yorkshire United Kingdom
  Labour MP for Batley and Spen has died after she was shot and stabbed in a 'horrific' assault in her constituency, police have said
2016 Jun.16   British lawmaker critically wounded in shooting  A gunman who witnesses said shouted "Britain First" shot and critically wounded 41-year-old Jo Cox, a member of the Labor Part 2016 May.15   Controlled explosion carried out as Man Utd game called off Map of Old Trafford Manchester United Kingdom
  A controlled explosion has been carried out at Old Trafford after a suspect package was found before Manchester United's match against Bournemouth
2016 May.5     Europa League: Liverpool overpowers Villarreal 3-0 to reach final Map of Anfield Liverpool United Kingdom
  A first European final in nine years awaits, after a 3-0 win over Spanish team Villarreal sealed a spot in the Europa League final
2016 Apr.4     Italy coach confirmed as new Chelsea manager Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Antonio Conte is the latest big name coach to be heading for England's Premier League after signing a three-year deal with Chelsea
2016 Feb.28     Caballero saves three PKs, Man City wins League Cup in shootout Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Manchester City is winning this season's League Cup in a penalty shootout on Sunday after goalkeeper Willy Caballero saved three spot kicks
2015 Dec.26   UK floods: Homes evacuated amid heavy rain  Heavy rain has caused more flooding in northern England, with homes evacuated in Lancashire and Yorkshire, and rivers overflowing in Manchester, Leeds 2015 Dec.19     Chelsea appoints Guus Hiddink as manager for rest of season Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea, currently in 16th place in the Premier League, has appointed Guus Hiddink as first-team manager for the rest of the season
2015 Dec.17     Jose Mourinho: 'Special One' sacked by Chelsea Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea has sacked the Portuguese manager after an awful run of form left the English Premier League champion
2015 Oct.31       Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies Map of Twickenham United Kingdom
  New Zealand held off a fierce Australian comeback to win a thrilling World Cup final and become the first team to retain their title
2015 Oct.25       Rugby: Australia beat Argentina to reach final Map of Twickenham United Kingdom
  Australia will play New Zealand in the World Cup final after they held off an inspired Argentina fightback to win another thriller of a semi-final
2015 Aug.6     Rampant England humiliate old enemy Australia Map of Trent Bridge Nottingham United Kingdom
  Australia's cricketers suffered the ignominy of being bowled out for 60 runs in just over 90 minutes on the opening morning of the 4th Ashes Test
2015 May.30     Arsenal defeat Aston Villa 4-0 in FA Cup Final Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  The victors playing in a record 19th final and achieving a record 12th win
2015 May.4     Royal princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Map of Kensington United Kingdom
  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace has said
2015 May.3     Chelsea clinches EPL title Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  There had been an air of inevitability for several weeks but Sunday Chelsea completed the task with a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace
2015 Mar.1     Chelsea wins League Cup vs. Tottenham Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Chelsea beat Tottenham, 2-0, at Wembley on Sunday with an exemplary display of rope-a-dope
2015 Feb.25     Madonna falls off stage at Brits Map of O2 Arena United Kingdom
  Pop star Madonna has fallen off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards. The singer tumbled down a set of stairs
2015 Jan.1     Harry Kane stuns Chelsea Map of White Hart Lane United Kingdom
  Chelsea relinquished sole leadership of the English Premier League after suffering a surprise 5-3 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur
2014 Dec.12     UK flights hit by computer failure Map of Swanwick United Kingdom
  Passengers are facing widespread flight disruption after a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre
2014 Dec.6   Newcastle end Chelsea's unbeaten run  It lasted 23 matches and 102 days. The English Premier League leaders were handed their first defeat of the season by Newcastle United 2014 Nov.16     Federer out of ATP World Tour final v Djokovic   The 33-year-old Swiss has withdrawn from the final against Novak Djokovic because of a back injury, saing he was 'not match-fit' 2014 Oct.19     Cutty Sark damaged in fire on deck Map of Greenwich United Kingdom
  Famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark has been damaged in a fire in London
2014 Sep.20       Alan Henning's wife appeals to IS to release him Map of Salford United Kingdom
  The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) has pleaded with the militants to 'see it in their hearts' to release him
2014 Sep.8   Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child Map of Kensington United Kingdom
  Prince George is not going to be an only child for long -- the toddler will soon have a baby sister or brother to share his fancy digs at Kensington Palace
2014 Aug.26   Abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited by Pakistani men  At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found 2014 Aug.16     Man dies after 35 found in container Map of Tilbury Docks United Kingdom
  A man has died after 35 people - including children - were found in a shipping container. The survivors believed to be from the Indian subcontinent
2014 Aug.16   EPL: Manchester United defeated by Swansea on opening day  Swansea upset Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United to win at Old Trafford on the opening day of the EPL season 2014 Aug.8   Man killed as e-cigarette 'explodes'  A man was killed when a charging e-cigarette exploded and ignited oxygen equipment he is believed to have been using 2014 Jul.20   British Open: Rory McIlroy triumphs at Hoylake  McIlroy emerged triumphant at the end of a testing final round to win the title at Hoylake Sunday to claim the third major title of his career 2014 Jul.19   Rory McIlroy six clear after three rounds  Rickie Fowler tied McIlroy for the lead as the two-time champion toiled amid the thick and unforgiving rough of Hoylake's 12th hole 2014 Jul.17     Rory McIlroy hits the front early at British Open Map of Hoylake United Kingdom
  McIlroy led an early morning assault by the world's best golfers on a toothless Hoylake to claim the first round lead at the British Open
2014 May.17     Arsenal fight back to win FA Cup Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Aaron Ramsey's extra-time winner ensured Arsenal ended their nine-year wait for a trophy as they came from two goals behind to beat Hull City
2014 Apr.30     Champions League: Atletico beats Chelsea Map of Stamford Bridge United Kingdom
  A convincing 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge secured a place in the Champions League all-Madrid final
2014 Apr.8     Chelsea takes control against PSG Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea scored an 87th-minute goal through Demba Ba to take control against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals
2014 Mar.16   Liverpool defeats Manchester United  A 3-0 victory over United was the least Brendan Rodgers' side deserved as it outclassed and outfought an insipid and pitiful United 2014 Mar.2     Man City land League Cup Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Manchester City captured the first trophy of the English domestic season as they recovered from a goal down to beat Sunderland 3-1 in the final
2013 Dec.18   Thousands lose power as gales hit UK  Thousands of homes are without power as gale-force winds and rain batter the western UK 2013 Oct.1     Arsenal, Atleti keep rolling in Champions League Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  The night’s biggest winner was Arsenal, who coasted past Napoli, while Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund also got their campaigns back on track
2013 Sep.12       Prince William to leave military Map of Kensington United Kingdom
  Prince William is to leave the military after more than seven years of service, Kensington Palace has announced
2013 Jul.24   Royal baby prince named George Map of Kensington United Kingdom
  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace has said
2013 Jun.3   Mourinho returns to Chelsea  The English Premier League club ended weeks of speculation by confirming that the former Real Madrid coach has agreed a four-year contract 2013 May.25   Bayern wins Champions League. 2-1, over Dortmund Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final
 Bayern Munich captured their fifth European title with goals from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic. Bayern later won the Bundesliga, and German Cup, with the European Super Cup and Club World Cup
2013 May.25   UK zookeeper dies from tiger attack injuries  24-year-old Sarah McClay, was in the big cats' enclosure at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria when she was mauled by the Sumatran tiger 2013 May.22   'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body
 The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a bus and asking people to take photos of him as if he wanted to be on TV
2013 May.11   Wigan header tops Man City to win first FA Cup  Wigan Athletic team made their dream come true with a shock win against Manchester City 1-0 2012 Aug.27   $50M Modric to join Madrid  English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid reached an agreement for the highly-anticipated transfer of Luka Modric 2012 Aug.23     Palace raised Harry photo concern Map of St James%27s United Kingdom
  St James's Palace has confirmed it contacted the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) over the possible use of naked photos of Prince Harry
2012 Aug.9   Football: U.S. women retain title  The United States avenged its defeat in last year's FIFA Women's World Cup final by beating Japan 2-1 to defend its Olympic title 2012 Aug.7   Mexico, Brazil to play for gold in soccer  Mexico beat Japan 3-1 . After trailing 1-0, Mexico beat Japan in soccer semifinal with 3 straight goals 2012 Aug.3   Federer, Murray into Olympic final  Federer played for four hours, 26 minutes to beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17 2012 Jul.4   Federer, Djokovic cruise into semis  Roger Federer earned a record 32nd Grand Slam semifinal berth when he beat Youzhny 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Djokovic beat Mayer 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 2012 Jul.2   No. 1 Sharapova bounced in 4th round  Maria Sharapova's bid for a second consecutive Grand Slam title ended with a 6-4, 6-3 loss to No. 15 Sabine Lisicki in a windy, rainy fourth-round match 2012 Jun.29   Federer escapes disaster  Federer had showed a fighter's grit in rallying for a 4-6, 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-6(6), 6-1 triumph over a game Julien Benneteau 2012 May.29   Parents detained over fire deaths  The mother and father of six children who died in a house fire in Derby are continuing to be held on suspicion of murder 2012 May.5     FA Cup success for Chelsea Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  The nailbiting 2-1 victory at Wembley is but a tasty precursor to a Champions League final
2012 Apr.18     Chelsea stun Barcelona Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea stunned European champions Barcelona with a 1-0 victory in the semifinal first leg of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night
2012 Apr.7     Protester in river halts Oxford-Cambridge race Map of MORTLAKE United Kingdom
  The Boat Race was brought to a standstill when a protester jumped into the Thames and narrowly avoided being struck by the oars
2012 Apr.4     Chelsea, Madrid reach Champions League semis Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea defeated Benfica 2-1 for a 3-1 aggregate win and will play Barcelona. Real romped to a 5-2 victory over APOEL Nicosia
2012 Mar.17     Footballer collapses during match Map of Tottenham United Kingdom
  Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba is critically ill after collapsing during an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Tottenham
2012 Mar.14     Chelsea win extra-time thriller Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Branislav Ivanovic scored a superb extra time goal to put Chelsea through to the quarterfinals of the European Champions League
2012 Mar.4     Chelsea sack manager Villas-Boas Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked by Chelsea after less than a year in charge at Stamford Bridge
2012 Feb.26   Liverpool beats Cardiff in Carling Cup  Liverpool won the shootout 3-2 at Wembley Stadium, giving the team a record eighth League Cup and its first title since the 2006 FA Cup 2011 Nov.27   Wales football boss dead at 42  Wales football manager Gary Speed was found dead at 07:08 GMT at his home in Huntington, Chester 2011 Aug.9     'No evidence' man fired on police Map of Tottenham United Kingdom
  An independent police body reported that there was no evidence that the man who was fatally shot in Tottenham had opened fire at officers
2011 Jun.4       Swiss deny England in qualifier Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  While suspended Rooney was recovering from a hair transplant, England suffered a blow on Saturday as Switzerland claimed at 2-2 draw
2011 May.28   Barcelona wins Champions League over MU  Barcelona delivered a masterclass to inflict another final defeat on Manchester United as Lionel Messi inspired an emphatic victory, 3 - 1 2011 May.22     Chelsea sack Ancelotti Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Carlo Ancelotti was sacked as Chelsea manager after their 1-0 defeat to Everton in the final match of the English Premier League season
2011 May.8     United closes in on title, beating Chelsea Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Manchester United is on the verge of a record 19th English championship crown after beating title rival Chelsea 2-1
2011 Apr.13       Gomes error gives Real win Map of Tottenham United Kingdom
  An error from Brazilian goalkeeper saw Madrid win 1-0 at Tottenham to reach the semifinals of the Champions League 5-0 on aggregate
2011 Apr.12     Man United seal semi place Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Manchester United ended 10-man Chelsea's hopes of winning a trophy this season with a 2-1 home victory
2011 Mar.9   Draw enough for Tottenham  Tottenham Hotspur are through to the quarterfinals of the European Champions League after a 0-0 draw at home with AC Milan 2010 Sep.18       Pope expressed deep sorrow for abuse Map of Westminster Cathedra United Kingdom
  Benedict XVI has expressed his 'deep sorrow' for the 'unspeakable crimes' of child abuse within the Catholic Church
2010 Jul.21   Scientists discover monster star  Led by Paul Crowther, professor of astrophysics at University of Sheffield, the team of astronomers used a Very Large Telescope 2010 Jul.9   Gunman Raoul Moat kills himself  37-year-old fugitive has killed himself after a six-hour stand-off with armed officers after a week-long manhunt 2010 Jun.2   12 killed in England shooting spree   At least 12 people have been killed and 25 injured after a gunman -- believed to be a local taxi driver -- went on a shooting spree through 3 small towns 2010 May.9     Eight-goal Chelsea claim title Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea routed 10-man Wigan Athletic 8-0 at Stamford Bridge to dethrone Manchester United as English Premier League champions
2010 Apr.28     PM apologizes for calling woman 'bigot' Map of Rochdale United Kingdom
  Gordon Brown described himself as a 'penitent sinner' after personally apologizing to a voter Gillian Duffy, he described as a 'bigoted woman'
2009 Nov.21   Praise for policeman killed in UK floods  Forecasters predicted more rain for England's flood-ravaged northwest region; the two rivers raged through Cockermouth streets 2009 Nov.3     MU, Chelsea advance in Champs League Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Manchester United and Chelsea both scored to clinch places in the next round of the league along with Bordeaux and FC Porto
2009 Apr.14     Chelsea in semis with win over Reds Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea is sharing eight goals with Liverpool on one of the most dramatic night's in the history of the tournament for a 7-5 aggregate win
2009 Mar.1     United win League Cup after shootout Map of Tottenham United Kingdom
  Manchester United stayed on course for a clean sweep of major trophies with a penalty shootout victory 4-1 over Tottenham Hotspur
2008 Jun.11     Scolari named new manager of Chelsea Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea named 59-year-old Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as it's new manager
2008 May.24     Chelsea hands pink slip to Grant Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea fired the Israeli coach 3 days after the club lost to Manchester United in the Champions League final
2008 May.22   Tories snatch Crewe from Labour  The Conservative Party has achieved its first by-election gain in 26 years, taking the previously safe Labour seat 2008 Apr.30     Drogba, Lampard send Chelsea through Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Extra-time goals from Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba gave Chelsea a 3-2 victory over Liverpool to a Champions League final
2007 May.19     Drogba wins the FA Cup for Chelsea Map of Wembley United Kingdom
  Didier Drogba scored 4 minutes from the end of extra time for a 1-0 victory over MU in the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley stadium
2007 Apr.25     Chelsea thank Cole for narrow lead Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea wins 1-0 over Liverpool in the first leg of their all-English Champions League semifinal at Stamford Bridge
2007 Apr.12     Kanoute guides Sevilla into semis Map of Tottenham United Kingdom
  Frederic Kanoute helped UEFA Cup holders make a 2-2 draw against Tottenham
2006 Dec.24     Abramovich to cut Chelsea spending Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea will cut down on buying players in future years to bring up our own players through the academy
2006 May.31     Shevchenko completes Chelsea deal Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea have signed 29-year-old told Ukraine striker from AC Milan for a record fee expected to be around $56m
2005 Oct.21     Abramovich goal: Chelsea supremacy Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea owner has said he wants to turn the English football club into the most successful in the world
2005 Jun.1     Chelsea, Mourinho and Cole guilty Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea and manager Jose Mourinho plus Arsenal defender have been found guilty of breaking Premier League rules
2005 May.3     Garcia fires Liverpool into final Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea. Liverpool gets into the European Cup final for the first time in 20 years
2005 Apr.30     Chelsea gets 1st championship in 50 years Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Bolton 0-2 Chelsea. Lampard struck twice in the second half
2005 Apr.13     Liverpool win 2-1 on aggregate Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Liverpool sealed an all-English Champions League semi-final with Chelsea after a superb display
2005 Mar.8     Chelsea reach final 8 over Barcelona Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Terry headed Chelsea into the Champions League quarterfinals in a dramatic 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge
2004 Oct.29     Chelsea ditch Mutu over drugs test Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea have sacked their Romanian striker after he tested positive for cocaine last month
2004 Jun.2     Chelsea name Mourinho as coach Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea is giving him a 3-year contract as he takes over from Claudio Ranieri
2004 May.5   Monaco end Chelsea dream   Chelsea is missing a string of chances as their hopes of reaching the Champions League final were dashed by 2-2 draw 2004 Apr.25     Arsenal claimed Premiership title Map of Tottenham United Kingdom
  Arsenal became champions for the 13th time when a 2-2 draw at Tottenham gave them a 10-point lead in the table
2004 Apr.6     Chelsea gets semifinal over Arsenal Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Wayne Bridge sent Chelsea into a Champions League semifinal when his 87th minute goal earned a dramatic 2-1 win
2003 May.11     West Ham relegated to first division Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Chelsea held on to fourth place and makes Champions League
2002 Mar.24     Liverpool goes to top of table Map of Chelsea United Kingdom
  Smicer goal lifts Liverpool over Chelsea 1-0
Jan. 10, 1946   First United Nations General Assembly held in London Map of Methodist Central Hall Westminster United Kingdom  The first session was convened on 10 January 1946 in the Westminster Central Hall in London and included representatives of 51 nations Sep. 22, 1880   Dame Christabel Pankhurst, suffragette, born Map of Old Trafford Manchester United Kingdom  A co-founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), she directed its militant actions from exile in France from 1912 to 1913 Jan. 9, 1873   Emperor Louis Napoleon Bonaparte III died  Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte was the first President of the French Second Republic and, as Napoleon III, the Emperor of the 2nd French Empire Apr. 5, 1827   Joseph Lister born  A British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery May. 5, 1821   Napoleon Bonaparte died on St. Helena  He reconciled with the Catholic Church. He died after confession, Extreme Unction and Viaticum in the presence of Father Ange Vignali Aug. 20, 1818   Emily Bronte born Map of Thornton West Yorkshire United Kingdom  An English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature Jul. 25, 1814   George Stephenson constructs first effective steam locomotive Map of Killingworth United Kingdom
  An English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives
Feb. 5, 1788   St. Robert Peel born Map of Ramsbottom United Kingdom  A British Conservative statesman, who reformed and liberalised the criminal law, and created the modern police force Jun. 9, 1781   George Stephenson, locomotive inventor, born Map of Wylam United Kingdom  An English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives Apr. 7, 1770     William Wordsworth born   A major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age with their Lyrical Ballads Aug. 10, 1675   Greenwich Observatory founded  The Royal Observatory played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known as the location of the prime meridian Jul. 2, 1644   Battle of Marston Moor   During the First English Civil War the combined forces of the English Parliamentarians defeated the Royalists Sep. 7, 1533   Queen Elizabeth I born  Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty Jun. 11, 1509   Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon  Catherine was Queen of England from 1509 until 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII; she was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Prince Arthur May. 22, 1455   Battle of St. Albans begins War of Roses  The First Battle of St Albans marks the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Richard, Duke of York, and Richard Neville defeated the Lancastrians

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