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#1 liam

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 07:23 PM

Does anyone know any facts on britain during this time, but not including the war

#2 Miss Buxton

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 09:04 PM

Does anyone know any facts on britain during this time, but not including the war

Labour Party formed
Free school meals for poor children
Launching of HMS Dreadnought, first turbine-driven battleship
Freud and Jung begin their association
San Francisco earthquake and fire: 400 dead
Amundsen traverses the north-west passage
HW Fowler The King's English

School medical system begins
New Zealand becomes a Dominion
Imperial College, London, is established
First airship flies over London
Pavlov begins his studies on conditioned reflexes
Lumiere develops a process for colour photography
Diaghilev begins to popularise ballet
First 'Cubist' exhibition in Paris
Mahler Symphony No.8

Coal Mines Regulation Act in Britain limits men to an eight hour day
Separate courts for juveniles established in Britain
Lord Baden-Powell starts the Boy Scout movement
First 'Model T' Ford
Grahame The Wind in the Willows

Jan 1: Old Age Pensions Act came into force
Jul 25: Bleriot flies across the Channel (36 minutes, Calais to Dover)
Beveridge Report prompts creation of labour Exchanges
Peary reaches the north pole
First commercial manufacture of Bakelite start of the plastic age

Constitutional crisis in Britain
Railway strike and coal strikes in Britain
Union of South Africa formed Botha first Prime Minister
May 6: Edward VII dies George V king
Crippen caught by radio telegraphy
Madame Curie isolates radium
Halley's comet reappears
Tango becomes popular in North America and Europe
Stravinsky The Fire Bird

Parliament Act in Britain reduces the power of the House of Lords
British MPs receive a salary
Apr 2 Census: Pop. E&W 36M, Scot 4.6M, NI 1.25M
Dec 14: National Insurance in Britain
First British Official Secrets Act
Standard Oil in USA broken up into 33 companies
Rutherford: theory of atomic structures
Amundsen reaches the south pole
GK Chesterton The Innocence of Father Brown
Irving Berlin Alexander's Rag-time Band
Strikes by seamen, dock and transport workers

Irish Home Rule crisis grows in Britain
Apr 14: The 'unsinkable' Titanic sinks on maiden voyage loss of 1,513 lives
Britain nationalises the telephone system
Daily Herald founded lasts until 1964
Royal Flying Corps (later the RAF) founded in Britain
Captain Scott's last expedition he and his team die on way back from the south pole
Discovery of the 'Piltdown Man' hoax, exposed in 1953

Third Irish Home Rule Bill rejected by House of Lords threat of civil war in Ireland formation of Ulster Volunteers to oppose Home Rule
Suffragette demonstrations in London Mrs Pankhurst imprisoned
Trade Union Act in Britain establishes the right to use Union funds for political purposes
Panama Canal opened (1914?)
Geiger invents his counter to measure radioactivity
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
DH Lawrence Sons and Lovers
Shaw Pygmalion

First World War (the "Great War")

Jun 28: Archduke Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo
Aug 4: Britain declares war on Germany, citing Belgian neutrality as reason
Aug 5: British cableship Telconia cut through all five of Germany's undersea telegraph links to the outside world
Oct-Nov: Battle of Ypres beginning of trench warfare on western front
First Zeppelin air raid on England
Irish Home Rule Act provides for a separate Parliament in Ireland; the position of Ulster to be decided after the War
James Joyce The Dubliners
Chaplin and De Mille make their first films
Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes
Vaughan Williams London Symphony

Feb: Submarine blockade of Britain starts
Apr-May: Second Battle of Ypres poison gas used for first time
Apr 25: Gallipoli campaign starts
May 7: Lucitania sunk by German submarine off coast of Ireland 1,198 died
Junkers construct first fighter aeroplane
Coalition Government formed in Britain under Asquith
First automatic telephone exchange in Britain
Einstein General Theory of Relativity
Buchan The Thirty-nine Steps

Feb-Dec: Battle of Verdun appalling losses on both sides, stalemate continues
Apr 24: Easter Rising in Ireland after the leaders are executed, public opinion backs independence
May 31-Jun 1: Battle of Jutland only major naval battle between the British and German fleets
Jun 5: Sinking of HMS Hampshire and death of Kitchener
Jul: Battle of the Somme first use of tanks by Britain, but of limited effect over 1 million casualties
Dec 7: Lloyd-George becomes British Prime Minister of the coalition
Compulsory military service introduced in Britain
Kafka Metamorphosis
Holst The Planets
Jazz sweeps through America

February revolution in Russia; Tsar Nicholas abdicates
USA declares war on Germany
Battle of Cambrai first use of massed tanks, but effect more psychological than actual
May 26: George V changes surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor
Jul-Nov: Battle of Passchendaele little gained by either side
Oct 17: Trans-Australian railway line completed
October Revolution in Russia Bolsheviks overthrow provisional government; Lenin becomes Chief Commissar
Balfour Declaration: Britain will support a Jewish state in Palestine
Dec 9: British forces capture Jerusalem
Ministry of Labour is established in Britain
Daniel Jones English Pronouncing Dictionary

Jul-Aug: Second Battle of the Marne: last major German offensive
Nov 11: Armistice signed
Vote for women over 30, men over 21 (except peers, lunatics and felons)
Civil war in Ireland
World-wide 'flu epidemic

Liam these a general facts and dates from both British and international history.

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#3 Mr Field

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 10:04 PM

Blimey - I think a thank you is certainly in order for Miss Buxton there Liam!


#4 liam

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 03:48 PM

yeah, Big thankyou miss buxton :) You really helped me :)

#5 Miss Buxton

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 06:53 PM

Thank you Liam. B)

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