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  1. National Trust — 2022-07-02 09:18:26
    …l Trust :: == National Trust == [[CategorySociety]]:[[1800s]] In 1895 the world's first National Trust was set up in [[England]]. {{Image url="NationalTrust.jpg" class="left-right" title="National Trust" width="" }} {{Image url="national-trust-l…
  2. Full Breakfast — 2022-05-20 12:26:19
    …goryFood]] item, aka the ''Fry Up'', is very British and very popular and has regional variations. ~&“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.” //W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)// The full breakfast is a centuries …
  3. Police — 2022-05-20 08:52:50
    …=== Robert Peel 1829 === Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) born in Bury, [[Lancashire]], [[England]] introduced the first professional police force in 1829. == Glasgow Police force == {{Image url="Bobby.jpg" class="le…
  4. Cambridge Cream — 2022-05-20 08:48:45
    …itle="Wonderful Cambridge Burnt Cream" }} ~-[[CategoryFood]]:[[1600s]] Chefs at the **Trinity College** in Cambridge, [[England]] first produced **'Cambridge Burnt Cream'** dessert no later than **1630**. ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items…
  5. Cinematography — 2022-05-17 05:23:08
    …is Le Prince - 1888 === ~- [[CategoryTechnology]]::[[Entertainment]]:[[1800s]] The first movie-film was shot in Leeds [[England]] on the 14 October 1888. Louis Le Prince filmed moving motion picture sequences he called **Roundhay Garden**, **Lee…
  6. YMCA — 2022-05-17 05:19:39
    …[[CategorySociety]]:[[1800s]] George Williams founded the '''**Young Men's Christian Association**''' in [[London]], [[England]], on June 6, **1844**. /* event_date="6 June 1844" The YMCA is founded. */ ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|| Williams (1821…
    … - 1905) was born on a farm in Dulverton, [[Somerset]], [[England]]. George came to London in 1841 to work as a sales assistant in a draper's shop. Many people lived in unhealthy socia…
  7. Crufts — 2022-05-03 17:14:00
    …uft, who worked as general manager for a dog biscuit manufacturer. Charles was born in 1852 Bloomsbury [[Sussex]], [[England]]. {{Image url="CruftsAgility.jpg" class="right" title="Crufts Agility" width="350" }} Crufts takes up more than 25 acr…
  8. Cheddar cheese — 2022-05-03 17:03:04
    …ese** is the **world's** most popular variety of cheese. Originating in the village of **Cheddar** in [[Somerset]], [[England]]. The cheese was traditionally made in** Cheddar Gorge** on the edge of the village. It has a number of caves, which …
    …t have //Protected Designation of Origin// but only Cheddar produced from local milk within four counties of south west England may use the name** "West Country Farmhouse Cheddar".** {{Image url="CheddarCaveCheese.jpg" class="left" title="Cheddar …
  9. KitKat — 2022-05-03 17:00:51
    …tegoryFood Food]]:[[1900s]] === Rowntree 1935 === **Rowntree**'s chocolate covered wafer bar was first introduced in [[England]] in 1935 and was renamed #%KitKat#% in 1937. The best selling chocolate bar in the world began life in [[Yorkshire]]. …
  10. Vacuum Tube — 2022-01-12 08:49:37
    …04 === [[CategoryTechnology]]:[[1900s]] Sir John Ambrose Fleming ( 1849 – 1945) born in Lancaster, [[Lancashire]], [[England]] invented the first **thermionic valve** or vacuum tube, or just **valve** as it was known. He received a patent on No…
  11. WorldWideWeb — 2021-11-07 21:14:35
    …t 1991" First web page goes online */ ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|| == World Wide Web == Born 8th June 1955 [[London]] [[England]]. He graduated from Oxford, and landed a temporary contract job as a software consultant at CERN ( the famous European…
  12. Radio — 2021-11-06 16:49:14
    …e="25/4/1874" death_date="20/7/1937" }} **Guglielmo Marconi** gave the first public transmission of wireless signals in England 1896. {{Toc}} The invention of communication by radio waves had a long history with many scientists contributing. ==…
    …u ready**". The English channel was crossed on 27 March **1899**, from Wimereux, France to South Foreland Lighthouse, [[England]]. ==1897 == {{Image url="MarconiFactory.jpg" title="Marconi Factory" class="right" width="250" }} Marconi established…
  13. Postage Stamp — 2021-11-06 16:32:56
    … wanted the principle adopted for their mail service. == Early Life == Born in Kidderminster in [[Worcestershire]], [[England]] on the 3rd December 1795, Rowland was the third son of Thomas Wright Hill. At the age of seven his father took charge…
  14. Marshall Amplification — 2021-08-29 20:23:50
    …29/7/1923" death_date="5/4/2012" }} James Charles Marshall, OBE (1923 – 2012) was born in Acton, West [[London]], [[England]]. By the age of 14, he had given up on formal education. Instead, Marshall became an established drummer and teacher …
    …tubes]] and produced a tone that musicians still favour today. So the Marshall production facility, sited in Bletchley, England, still uses "valves". ::c:: == Recognition == {{Image url="MArshallLemmy.jpg" class="right" title="Lemmy and a Marsha…
  15. Air Traffic Control — 2021-08-20 11:30:31
    …e="Modern Air Traffic Control" width="400" }} Amy Johnson's record-breaking flights - the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia took off from Croydon in May 1930. == Links == More info: [[http://www.nats.aero/about-us/what-we-do/atc…
  16. Telephone — 2021-08-20 11:29:39
    …ellTelephone.jpg" class="left" title="Early Bell Telephone" width="260" }} He showed the invention to Queen Victoria of England and she wanted lines to connect her castles. By 1917, nearly all of the United States had telephone service. …
  17. Hip Replacement — 2021-08-20 11:18:03
    …, and is now one of the most performed elective surgical procedures in the world. Each year 35,000 hips are replaced in England and Wales on the NHS, and close to 300,000 THAs performed per year in the United States.…
  18. Titanic — 2021-08-20 11:12:19
    …= White Star Line 1912 === Perhaps the most famous ship ever built by the White Star Line shipping company of Liverpool England. Work on Titanic started on 31 March 1909, one of three ships called the 'Olympic class'. These magnificent vessels we…
    …ading out across the Atlantic, on course for New York. It struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from [[Hampshire]] , [[England]], to New York City and sank on April 15, 1912. {{image url="Titanic-Hull.jpg" class="center" title="Titanic Hull to sh…
  19. Charlie Chaplin — 2021-08-20 11:11:51
    …n" birth_date="16/4/1889" birth_place="Walworth [[London]]" death_date="25/12/1977" }} {{{toc}}} === Walworth London England 1889 === Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (16 April **1889** – 25 December **1977**) he was born at **East Street, Walwo…
    …rth, in South [[London]]** [[England]] {{footnote note='There is growing evidence that Chaplin was born in a gypsy caravan on a travellers site known as The…
    … Black Patch, in Smethwick, near Birmingham, England.'}}. {{image url="Charles_Chaplin_plaque.jpg" class="left" title="Charlie Chaplin blue plaque" width="280" }} Cha…
  20. Split the Atom — 2021-08-20 11:02:25
    …it Atom" width="200" }} Working in a vacant room at Ernest Rutherford's Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University [[England]], Englishman Cockcroft and Irishman Walton used spare parts along with some wood and nails to build the world's first …
  21. Paralympic Games — 2021-08-20 10:59:53
    …st. {{toc}} == From Stoke Mandeville == The first Paralympic sports competition were held in [[Buckinghamshire]], **[[England]] in 1948** and became known as the **Stoke Mandeville Games**. Guttman wanted to give World War II veterans with spina…
  22. Cary Grant — 2021-08-20 10:57:47
    …ald Alexander Leach == ~-[[Entertainment]]:[[1900s]] Hollywood actor Cary Grant starred in over 70 films. === Bristol England 1904 === Actor Cary was born **'Archie Leach'** on January 18, 1904 at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, a suburb of Bristol…
    …, [[Gloucestershire ]] [[England]]. When he was 10 years old, Grant was told that his mother was dead while, in fact, she had been committed to an in…
  23. Four-minute Mile — 2021-08-20 10:55:12
    …" class="left" title="Bannister Blue plaque" width="" }} === Roger Bannister 1954 === Roger Bannister, born in Harrow, England, in 1929, was a top mile-runner while a student at the University of Oxford and at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School…
  24. Miss World — 2021-08-20 10:50:22
    …was created in Britain by Eric Morley in **1951**. It was held on 29 July 1951 at the Lyceum Ballroom in [[London]], [[England]]. == Miss World == Morley had arranged the beauty event as a one-off for the **Festival of Britain.** A total of 26 …
  25. James Bond — 2021-08-20 10:49:07
    …iterature]]:[[Entertainment]]:[[1900s]] {{Toc}} Ian Fleming was born on 28 May 1908 at 7 Green Street, [[London]] W1 [[England]]. He was the second son of Valentine and Eve Fleming. Ian Fleming's first boarding school, Durnford School, was based …
  26. Beatles — 2021-08-20 10:46:43
    …atles" width="" }} Probably the most popular and even successful band in history. Formed in Liverpool [[Lancashire]], [[England ]]. === Liverpool England 1961 === Band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Forming…
  27. Winston Churchill — 2021-08-20 10:43:51
    …ld's greatest leader** of the 20th century. {{toc}} === Blenheim 1874 === Churchill was born 1874 in [[Oxfordshire]], [[England]] in Blenheim palace. He is another example of great British men who shunned education but had great qualities of lead…
  28. Intraocular Lens — 2021-08-20 10:40:24
    …ar lens** (IOL). **Nicholas Harold Lloyd Ridley** was born on July 10 1906 at Kibworth Harcourt, [[Leicestershire]], [[England]]. == Eye Cataracts == {{Image url="cataract.jpg" class="left" title="cataract eye" width="350" }} Due to age, trauma,…
  29. IVF — 2021-08-16 10:02:09
    …="Robert Geoffrey Edwards" birth_date="27 September 1925" birth_place="Batley" death_date="10 April 2013" death_place="England" }}|| == In Vitro Fertilisation == ~-[[CategoryScience]]:[[Medical]]:[[1900s]] === Steptoe, Edwards and Purdy 1977 ==…
    … Fertilisation AKA __Test Tube Baby__), Louise Brown on 25 July 1978, in Oldham General Hospital, Greater Manchester, [[England]]. Louise Brown recently stated: “A few years ago, just before she died, my mum realised that every blood relative sh…
  30. Vitamins — 2021-08-16 09:52:16
    …er 1872" death_date="18 September 1938" class="right" }} **William Fletcher** was born in 1872 in [[Leicestershire]], [[England]]. He was the first scientist to determine, that if special factors (vitamins) were removed from food, disease occurre…
  31. Stan Laurel — 2021-08-14 21:08:01
    …th_date="23/2/1965" death_place="" }} Stan was the English half of the comedy duo **Laurel and Hardy**. === Ulverston England 1890 === Laurel was born **Arthur Stanley Jefferson** in Argyle Street, **Ulverston** 16 June 1890 in [[Lancashire]] n…
    …ow [[Cumbria]], [[England]]. == Music Hall == His career began in the British pantomime and music hall. Developing his skills in comedic sketch…
  32. DNA — 2021-08-14 21:04:12
    …=" 'Rosalind Elsie Franklin' was born on " event_date="25th July, 1920" }} at 5 Pembridge Place, Kensington, London, [[England]] and died of cancer on the 16th April,1958. {{Datetext text=" 'Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins', was born " event_da…
    … text=" 'Francis Harry Compton Crick', was born on the " event_date="8th June, 1916" }} in Weston Favell, Northampton, England. == The Story == Franklin was head hunted in '''1951''' by John Randall, of the Medical Research Council Biophysic…
  33. Reflecting Telescope — 2021-08-14 20:51:21
    …flecting telescope. {{{toc}}} Isaac Newton, see [[Gravity]], was born in 1642 in a manor house in [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]]. Others had experimented with the idea of a reflecting telescope including James Gregory but had not manufactured a …
  34. CT Scan — 2021-08-14 20:48:42
    …ley Hospital in Wimbledon, London, in **1975**. Godfrey Hounsfield was born in Sutton-on-Trent, [[Nottinghamshire]], [[England]]. He perfected the **C**omputed **A**xial **T**omography scanner, CAT scan for short. He worked for **EMI** and bec…
  35. Automatic Kettle — 2021-08-14 20:44:42
    …_date="11 April 2008" }} Peter Wallace Hobbs was born on May 3 1916 at Langton Green, near Tunbridge Wells [[Kent]], [[England]], and educated at the Skinners' school, where he was keen on drama. Working from a rundown factory at Croydon, Russell…
  36. Agatha Christie — 2021-08-14 20:41:37
    …d Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion. === Torquay England 1890 === Born **Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller** on the 15th September **1890**, in Torquay, [[Devon]], [[England]]. She…
  37. Scouts — 2021-08-14 20:35:19
    … a decorated soldier, talented artist and actor. {{{toc}}} == War Hero == '''Baden-Powell''' (1857-1941) returned to [[England]] a national hero, after defending the town of **Mafeking** for seven months from the besieging Boer troops, the first …
    …real British triumph in the **Boer War**. When he returned to England, he discovered that many boys and young men were avidly reading his book '**Aids to Scouting**'. This book was intended…
  38. Public Park — 2021-08-14 20:30:20
    …ategorySociety]]:[[1800s]] Joseph Paxton designed the first public park in **1847**. He was born in [[Bedfordshire]], [[England]] on 3 August 1803 into a farming family. {{{toc}}} == Birkenhead Park == **Birkenhead Park** is famous as the first…
  39. Modern Olympics — 2021-08-14 20:26:14
    …r" Image="Brookes.jpg" width="300" title="Dr William Penny Brookes" birth_date="13/8/1809" birth_place="Much Wenlock [[England]]" death_date="11/12/1895" death_place="Much Wenlock" }} ===Dr William Penny Brookes 1850 === ~-[[CategorySport Sport]…
    …48.jpg" title="London Olympics" width="200"}}>> In 1889 a wealthy young Frenchman named **Baron de Coubertain** visited England on a fact finding mission aimed at instigating physical education in French schools. Brookes invited Coubertain to his …
  40. Plastic — 2021-08-14 20:24:15
    …[CategoryInventions]]:[[CategoryIndustry]]:[[1800s]] Parkes was born December 29, 1813, Birmingham, [[Warwickshire]], [[England]]. Alexander was a British chemist and inventor noted for his development of various industrial processes and materials…
  41. Clouds — 2021-08-14 20:16:00
    …{{Databox Image="LukeHoward.jpg" class="right" title="Luke Howard" birth_date="28/11/1772" birth_place="[[London]], [[England]]" death_date="21/3/1864" width="" }} Luke Howard named the three principal categories of clouds – **cumulus, stratu…
    … title="Howard cloud names" width="300" }} ::cr:: Howard (28 November 1772 – 21 March 1864) was born in [[London]], [[England]] <<""<br/>Source: <a href="http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/clouds/cloud-spotting-guide" target="_blank">metoffic…
  42. Fish and chips — 2021-08-14 20:10:50
    …e United Kingdom not subject to rationing. === Tommyfield 1860 === The dish grew popular in [[London]] and South East England in the 19th century. Charles Dickens mentions a "fried fish warehouse" in //Oliver Twist//, first published in 1838, wh…
    …ile in the north of [[England]] a trade in deep-fried chipped potatoes developed. {{Image url="Firstnchip_shop.jpg" class="left" title="First chip s…
  43. Fingerprints — 2021-08-14 20:06:49
    …tion System', co-devised by Haque and Bose ( working under their supervisor, Sir Edward Richard Henry), was accepted in England and Wales when the first United Kingdom Fingerprint Bureau was founded in Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police headqu…
  44. Football — 2021-08-14 19:52:33
    …" text="England won the World cup Jules Rimet trophy." }} England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final at Wembley. …
  45. Vibrator — 2021-08-14 19:48:28
    …s manufactured and sold to physicians to relieve muscle aches. Dr. Joseph Mortimer Granville was born in [[London]], [[England]] 1833. == Hysteria == The "**pelvic massage**" was a common treatment of female hysteria (//overwhelming or unmanagea…
  46. Christmas Cracker — 2021-08-12 20:39:19
    …the next few years his idea evolved and grew and he moved from his original premises in Clerkenwell, East [[London]], [[England]] to Finsbury Square in the City. Tom left his business to his three sons: Tom, Henry and Walter. In 1953 the firm m…
  47. Antiseptic — 2021-08-12 20:38:14
    …tegoryScience]]::[[Medical]]:[[1800s]] {{toc}} Joseph Lister 5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912 West Ham, [[Essex]], [[England]]. Lister was a British surgeon who pioneered **antiseptic surgery**. Lister successfully introduced carbolic acid to …
  48. Procter Gamble — 2021-08-12 20:35:23
    …ter.jpg" class="left" title="William Procter" width="200" }} Procter was born 7th December 1801 in [[Herefordshire]] [[England]]. /* event_date="7 December 1801" William Procter was born in England */ As a boy, he worked as general store appre…
    …shop was destroyed by fire and burglary leaving Procter £5,000 in debt – a huge sum in 1832. prompting him to leave England. Determined to rebuild, he and his wife emigrated to the United States. While traveling down the Ohio River, Mrs. Proc…
  49. Custard — 2021-08-12 20:30:56
    … }} === Alfred Bird 1837 === ~-[[CategoryFood]]:[[1800s]] Alfred Bird was born in Nympsfield, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]] in 1811. He invented **Bird's Custard Powder** in 1837. He was a food manufacturer and pharmacist. He set up a chemi…
  50. Horlicks — 2021-08-12 20:30:08
    …licks was invented in 1873 by William Horlick (1846-1936) and his brother James (1844-1921) from [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. {{Image url="horlicks_original.jpg" class="left" title="horlicks original" width="250" }} Father James Horlick (180…
    … in a boiler. ::c:: == Relocation == Joseph Horlick had emigrated to Racine in the USA in 1844. He took a trip back to England in 1869 and, while visiting his cousin James at Ruardean, persuaded 24 year old William Horlick to return to America wi…
  51. Baking Powder — 2021-08-12 20:27:52
    …edBird.jpg" class="right" title="Alfred Bird" width="300" }} Alfred Bird was born in Nympsfield, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]] in 1811. He invented **Baking Powder** in 1843. He was pharmacist and set up a chemist's shop in Birmingham 1837. {{…
  52. Rubber — 2021-08-12 20:24:10
    …tented before Mr Goodyear made his 'discovery'. Thomas Hancock (1786-1865) was born at Marlborough in [[Wiltshire]], [[England]], the third of twelve children of a lumber merchant and cabinet maker. Around 1815 Hancock went into the stagecoach bu…
    …siness with one of his brothers in London, England. The need for an effective waterproofing agent for coaches, drivers, and passengers drew Hancock's attention to rubber.…
  53. Internal Combustion Engine — 2021-08-11 11:45:10
    …xplode the mixture. ~i)1878: Dugald Clerk designed the first two-stroke engine with in-cylinder compression patented in England in 1881. ~i)1884: British engineer Edward Butler constructed the first petrol internal combustion engine. Butler invent…
  54. Colgate — 2021-08-11 11:43:11
    …} === William Colgate 1806 === ~-[[CategoryDomestic]]:[[1800s]] William Colgate was born in Hollingbourne, [[Kent]], [[England]], on January 25, 1783. {{Image url="ColgateDentalCream.jpg" class="left" title="Colgate Dental Cream" width="" }} Wil…
  55. Sewing Machine — 2021-08-11 11:41:32
    …r articles. . . .//" in 1790. Thomas was a cabinet maker born in Greenhill Rents parish of St. Sepulchre [[London]], [[England]]. ::c:: == Working again == Many years later in 1874 a man named **William Newton Wilson** found the patent of Thoma…
  56. Blood transfusion — 2021-08-10 08:28:02
    …lace="London" }} === James Blundell 1818 === ~-[[Medical]]:[[1800s]] Dr. James Blundell ( 1791 Holborn, [[London]], [[England]] – 1878) performed the first successful transfusion of human blood to treat postpartum haemorrhage. The donor was th…
  57. Electric Generator — 2021-08-10 08:26:18
    …e laws of electrolysis and his **invention of the electric generator**. Born in 1791 to a poor family in [[London]], [[England]], Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was extremely curious, questioning everything. He felt an urgent need to know more. At a…
  58. Computer — 2021-08-10 08:24:21
    …Technology]]:[[1800s]] {{{toc}}} ===Charles Babbage 1825 === Charles Babbage (1791 – 1871) was born in [[London]], [[England]]. A mathematician, philosopher, mechanical engineer and computer scientist who originated the idea of a programmable c…
  59. Worcestershire Sauce — 2021-08-10 08:21:54
    …red. One of their promotional activities was to arrange that all restaurants on **ocean liners** sailing to and from [[England]] carried Worcestershire Sauce They even paid the waiters to serve it. Customers could purchase a bottle of this tasty…
    …was such a success that the importer, John Duncan of New York, opened a processing plant, imported the ingredients from England and manufactured exactly according to the English formula. == Round Bottle == **Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce**…
  60. Lawn Mower — 2021-08-10 08:19:36
    …220" }} The lawn mower was invented in **1830** by Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Stroud, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. Budding was inspired after seeing a machine in a local cloth mill which used a cutting cylinder (or bladed reel) mou…
  61. Match — 2021-08-09 22:35:30
    …00s]] The **friction match** was invented in 1826 by English chemist John Walker from Stockton-on-Tees [[Durham]], [[England]]. == The Friction Match == {{Image url="matchstrike.jpg" class="left" title="Safety match" width="200" }} Walker was …
  62. Nature Reserve — 2021-08-09 22:30:53
    …ure reserve'''. == Walton Hall == '''Waterton''' (1782 - 1865) was born at Walton Hall, Wakefield, [[Yorkshire]], [[England]]. He was educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. Waterton was an early opponent of '''pollution'''. He fought a…
  63. Guillotine — 2021-08-09 22:22:29
    …itle="Halifax Gibbet" width="400" }} The first use of a guillotine for execution by decapitation was in [[Yorkshire]] [[England]] with the **'Halifax Gibbet'** around 1280. == The Halifax Gibbet == The Halifax Gibbet was a menacing wooden struct…
  64. Zoo — 2021-08-09 22:18:40
    …ica" death_date="5 July 1826" death_place="London" }} == London Zoo == ~-[[CategorySociety]]:[[1800s]] [[London]] Zoo [[England]] is the world's oldest zoo. Intended for scientific and conservation of wild animals. {{Image url="London_zoo_entrance…
  65. USA anthem — 2021-08-09 22:14:22
    …omposed by John Stafford Smith, born in Gloucester, [[Gloucestershire]]. Smith was baptised in Gloucester Cathedral, [[England]] on 30 March 1750. === The Star-Spangled Banner song === Smith was elected as a member of the select Anacreontic Soc…
  66. Chocolate Bar — 2021-08-09 22:11:02
    …tion="Creator" Image="Josephfry.jpg" width="300" title="Joseph Fry" birth_date=" 21/4/1777" birth_place="[[London]], [[England]]" death_date="28/8/1861" death_place="" }} The process of turning cocao into a tablet or bar of chocolate was first …
  67. Portland Cement — 2021-08-09 22:09:08
    …f Portland off the British Coast. Portland stone was then, and still is today, a prestigious building stone in use in [[England]] at the time. Many fine buildings and cathedrals use the fine stone. With this invention, Aspdin laid the foundation …
  68. Aluminium — 2021-08-09 22:06:56
    …e == Alum salts have been used for centuries. In 1808 Humphry Davy, an English chemist born in Penzance, [[Cornwall]] [[England]], discovered that aluminium could be isolated by electrolytic reduction from alumina (aluminium oxide). The name **Alu…
  69. Light Bulb — 2021-08-09 21:56:27
    …tric lamp in 1878. Swan was born in **1828** at Pallion Hall in Bishopwearmouth (now Sunderland) [[Northumberland]], [[England]] and he served an apprenticeship with a pharmacist there. === Let there be Light === One of the first to produce ele…
    …aper filament worked well, but burned up quickly. In **1878**, he demonstrated his new electric lamps in **Newcastle**, England. Swan pursued his search for a more durable filament, he decided to use cotton to produce "parchmentised thread" and o…
  70. Can — 2021-08-09 21:53:19
    …10 === ~-[[1800s]] {{Image url="DurandTinCan.jpg" class="left" title="Durand Tin Can" width="" }} In 1810 Durand from [[England]] patented the use of tin-coated iron "**Food Can**" or canning. The patent (No 3372) was granted on August 25, 1810 b…
    …n 1813 **John Hall** and **Bryan Dorkin** acquired the Durand patent and opened the first commercial canning factory in England. The firm of Donkin, Hall and Gamble was later merged into Crosse & Blackwells. The patent was re-sold in America some …
  71. Tarmac — 2021-08-09 21:38:37
    …dgar Purnell Hooley" birth_date="5/6/1860" birth_place="Swansea [[Wales]]" death_date="26/1/1942" death_place="Oxford England" Invented="Tarmac" }} {{Toc}} === Edgar Purnell Hooley 1902 === ~-[[1900s]] /* event_date="1902" Hooley patents Tarma…
    …905. == Beginnings of Macadam == **John Loudon ""McAdam""** was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1756. He moved to Bristol, England in 1802 and became a Commissioner for Paving in 1806. In 1816 he was elected Surveyor-General of roads for the Turnpike…
  72. Shire Horse — 2021-08-09 21:35:31
    …origin of the Shire Horse dates back to a cold blooded heavy horse first mentioned in around 1066 probably brought into England after the Norman Conquest. From this developed the "English Great Horse". The **Packington Blind Horse Stallion** is re…
  73. Chicken Tikka Masala — 2021-08-09 21:27:48
    … The first documented recipe for Currey (Curry) was published in ‘//Art of Cookery//’ by **Hannah Glasse**, 1747 in England.…
  74. Jigsaw Puzzle — 2021-08-09 21:24:39
    …d a ‘**dissection**’. These //educational tools// became highly popular and he went on to create dissected maps of England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. It became a highly successful business venture. …
  75. Modern Farming — 2021-08-09 21:21:42
    …l was a major pioneer in the modernization of agriculture. Jethro (1674 - 1741) was born in Basildon [[Berkshire]] , [[England]] in early 1674, the son of Jethro Tull Senior, a gentleman farmer of that parish, and his wife, Dorothy, the daughter …
  76. Carbonated water — 2021-08-09 21:20:42
    …te and tartaric acid. == Back to Blighty == After his initial success in Switzerland, Schweppe moved his company to [[England]] in **1792** where he set up his first mas production factory in London at 141 Drury Lane.…
  77. Pub — 2021-08-09 21:19:14
    …Taverns** began to appear. Originally meant to provide food and refreshment for Roman soldiers they were built all over England. When the Romans finally withdrew from Britain they left behind the beginnings of the modern pub. In **965 King Edgar…
    …** the then ruler of England, decreed that there should be one **Ale House** per village (a very popular ruler). By this time the use of pub signs w…
    …gs Arms’ ‘Royal Oak’ or ‘Queens Head’. The Royal Oak is the English oak tree within which King Charles II of England hid to escape the Roundheads following the Battle of Worcester in 1651. In fact pub signs commemorate many important e…
  78. Fire Extinguisher — 2021-08-09 21:05:28
    …pressed air. == Earlier == The first fire extinguisher, of a sort, was patented in 1723 by **Ambrose Godfrey **from [[England]]. His idea was more of a 'sledge hammer' approach. It consisted of a cask of fire-extinguishing liquid containing a pe…
  79. Cowboy — 2021-08-09 21:03:46
    … width="350" }} == Cowboy == ~-[[Livestock]]:[[1600s]] The first reference of the word 'cowboy' is in Medieval Ireland/England. A cowboy was literally //boys tending cattle//, a young male cow herder. === England 1620 === The word cowboy never…
    …ur, then a U.S. president, spoke sneeringly when he denounced a band of desperadoes as //cowboys//. {{Image url="Cowboy_England.jpg" class="left" title="Cowboy in Britain" width="" }} References go back to around 1620 but written proof starts to a…
    …2/01/on-the-history-of-the-word-cowboy.html | Reference]] {{tag ids="Cowboy horse vacquero buckaroo cows cattle herder England"}} …
  80. Steam Engine — 2021-08-08 20:42:29
    …gether with his business partner **Matthew Boulton**, developed these patents into the Watt steam engine in Birmingham, England. The increased efficiency of the **Boulton & Watt** engine finally led to the general acceptance and use of steam power…
  81. Sandwich — 2021-08-08 20:40:14
    … The sandwich, is the most popular world-wide fast food. The word sandwich that we use today was born in [[London]] [[England]] during the very late hours one night in **1762** when an English nobleman, John Montagu (1718-1792), the **Fourth Ear…
  82. Sparkling Wine — 2021-08-08 20:32:53
    …entist. He demonstrated his method to add sparkle to wine in 1662. Merret was born in Winchcombe [[Gloucestershire]] [[England]]. Although Britain is not renown for wine, it has been produced here for at least 2000 years introduced by the Romans.…
    …loding bottles were an occupational hazard of winemaking. Sir Robert Mansell obtained a monopoly on glass production in England in the early 17th century and industrialised the process; his coal-powered factories in Newcastle upon Tyne produced mu…
  83. Refrigeration — 2021-08-08 18:50:45
    …nd Britain was a cold country anyway. == [[CategoryDomestic]] Refrigerator == A inventor called Jacob Perkins came to England in 1818 and was granted the first patent for a '//vapor-compression refrigeration cycle//', on August 14, 1835 his devi…
  84. Plywood — 2021-08-08 18:44:16
    …ventor" Image="samuelbentham.jpg" Who="Samuel Bentham" width="350" birth_date="11 January 1757" birth_place="[[London]] England" death_date="31 May 1831" death_place="London England" Education="Self educated" }} === Samuel Bentham 1797 === ~- [[C…
    …ards in Northern Europe and in Russia he built and equipped a flotilla of ships. == Patents == In 1791 he returned to England and took out his first patent for wood-working machines for sawing, planing and block-making. In 1793 Bentham took out…
  85. Sunday School — 2021-08-08 18:39:06
    …}} {{toc}} Robert Raikes ("the Younger") (14 September 1736 – 5 April 1811) was a philanthropist born in Gloucester [[England]] who promoted the concept of Sunday school free education. In 1757 he inherited his fathers publishing business, becom…
    …a story about the new Sunday schools. Before too long, around 4,000 new Sunday schools were started in towns all over [[England]]. Robert even used his printing press to publish reading books, spelling books, Bible study books, and copies of the S…
    …ow a Public House" width="400" }} == World wide == Within a decade children were attending schools on a Sunday all over England. Soon the idea spread abroad to Ireland and the Commonwealth, into Europe, Canada and the U.S.…
  86. Thoroughbred Horse — 2021-07-06 07:34:30
    …Thoroughbred Horse :: {{draft}} === England 1680 === [[Livestock]] Thoroughbred horse breed can be traced back to three stallions imported into England from the Mi…
  87. Powered Flight — 2021-04-05 22:36:49
    …aft to fly under its own power was flown by its inventor, '''John Stringfellow''' (1799-1883), in Chard [[Somerset ]] [[England ]] in '''1848'''. {{Image url="PoweredFlightChard.jpg" class="left" title="Powered Flight Chard" width="300" }} The fi…
    …orn="1812" Died="1888" }} Long before the **Wright brothers** aviation engineer and inventor Henson, born in Nottingham England, Henson worked in Chard lace-making business. In 1842 he designed a large passenger-carrying steam-powered monoplane,…
    …Henson, Stringfellow, Frederick Marriott, and D.E. Colombine, incorporated as the **Aerial Transit Company **in 1843 in England. Henson married and emigrated in 1849 to the United States, while Stringfellow continued to experiment with aviation. …
  88. Marmite — 2021-04-03 10:38:16
    …is the original. ===External Link === [[http://www.marmite.co.uk Marmite]] === HP Sauce === HP Sauce was invented in England at the end of the 19th century by Mr **FG Garton**, a [[Nottinghamshire Nottingham]] grocer. He was down on his luck an…
  89. Patent Leather — 2021-01-31 22:10:03
    … and glossy treatment of leather used for shoes was patented in 1793 by a gentleman from Birmingham [[Warwickshire]], [[England]]. After being granted the patent, Hand’s method was discussed, in a British publication called "The Bee"in 1793. ^…
    …g.jpg" class="left" title="Patent Leather Bag" width="" }} In November 1799, inventor Edmund Prior, of Holborn, London, England, patented a method of painting and colouring leather. {{Image url="PatentLeatherRedShoes.jpg" class="right" title="Pate…
  90. Toothbrush — 2021-01-28 15:14:07
    …in place by wire. Addis starting mass-producing his contraption after leaving prison in Whitechapel, east [[London]], [[England]]. == Production == His business boomed having to move premises. William died a wealthy man in 1808 leaving business t…
  91. DNA Forensics — 2021-01-22 08:47:52
    …goryScience]]:[[1900s]] {{{toc}}} Professor Sir Alec John Jeffreys born (9 January 1950) in Oxford, [[Oxfordshire]], [[England]] is a geneticist at the University of Leicester. In **1984** through his investigations Jeffreys discovered a method …
  92. Float Glass — 2020-12-08 00:24:27
    …nd 1957, Sir Alastair Pilkington and Kenneth Bickerstaff of the UK's Pilkington Brothers in St.Helens [[Lancashire]], [[England]] developed the world's first commercially successful manufacture of high quality flat glass. {{Image url="FloatGlass.…
  93. Mensa — 2020-12-03 00:59:15
    …00" death_place="" }} === Roland Berrill, Lance Ware - 1946 === ~-[[CategorySociety]]:[[1900s]] Mensa was founded in [[England]] on the 1 October 1946 by **Dr Lance Ware**, a scientist and lawyer **Roland Berrill**, an Australian barrister. /* e…
  94. Electric Toaster — 2020-12-01 01:05:39
    …arly toaster" class="right" width="300" }} Crompton and Co. went on to develop the first electric toaster 1893 in Leeds England. This was the forerunner of today's toasters. The device was quite simple and a person had to turn the bread over to to…
    …0" title="Colonel Crompton" }} **Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton** was born at Sion Hill, near Thirsk in [[Yorkshire]] , [[England]] on 31 May 1845 , one of five children. His passion for engineering began early. In his autobiography, Reminiscences, …
  95. Jet airliner — 2020-11-30 22:29:36
    …commercial jetliner. It was developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield Aerodrome, [[Hertfordshire]], [[England]]. The plane was beautifully shaped with an aerodynamically clean design. Four de Havilland Ghost [[Jet_Engine| turboje…
  96. Toilet — 2020-11-30 16:28:35
    …" }}>> Thomas William Twyford (1849-1921)born in Hanover Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, was a Pottery manufacturer in England. By 1870, Thomas Twyford's improved version of the Bramah contained no metal parts, and in 1885 he created the one-piec…
    …s Crapper 1880 === >>{{image url="Crapper.jpg" title="Thomas Crapper" width="180" }}>> Born 1836 Waterside, Yorkshire, England. During the 1880s Thomas Crapper invented the siphonic system for emptying the cistern. This avoided the problem of lea…
  97. Pencil — 2020-11-30 16:27:31
    …egoryIndustry]]:[[Literature]]:[[1500s]] The modern graphite pencil was first produced in Cumberland now [[Cumbria]], [[England]]. == Discovery == The pure graphite was discovered in the 1500s near Keswick after a violent storm that had up roote…
  98. Suffolk Punch — 2020-11-30 16:25:44
    … **Suffolk Punch** is a breed of work horse first mentioned in 1586. It takes its name from the county of [[Suffolk]] [[England]] and punch to describe its strength and solid build. The local farmers needed a draught horse with power, stamina, h…
  99. Railway — 2020-11-30 12:55:52
    …" The world's first locomotive-hauled railway journey. */ Trevithick (1771 –1833) was an inventor from [[Cornwall]], England. On 21 February **1804** the **world's first locomotive-hauled railway journey** took place as Trevithick's steam locom…
    …ous early railway locomotive. George Stephenson was born on 9 June 1781 near Newcastle-upon-Tyne [[Northumberland]], [[England]]. His father was an engineman at a coalmine. Stephenson himself worked at the mine and learned to read and write in hi…
    …naging the primitive steam engines employed in mines, and worked in a number of different coalmines in the northeast of England and in Scotland. In 1814 Stephenson constructed his first locomotive, 'Blucher', for hauling coal at Killingworth Coll…
  100. Badminton — 2020-11-30 00:52:31
    …Badminton :: [[CategorySport]] === Badminton, Gloucestershire 1887 === [[Gloucestershire]] [[England]] [[1800s]] {{redirect page="Sport"}}…
  101. Sport — 2020-11-30 00:32:47
    … 4,000 years ago, and in Ethiopia around 1,000 BC. {{Image url="Field_hockey.jpg" class="right" width="100"}} Hockey in England in the 17th and 18th century consisted of whole villages playing the game with the objective of hitting the ball into t…
    … with injuries such as broken arms and legs not uncommon. The game that we know today emerged at '''Eton College''' in England in the 1860s when the first rules were written down. Further rules were written in 1875 when the first Hockey Associati…
    …ondon's '''Wimbledon Hockey Club''' (organized 1883) standardized the game after the many centuries of informal play in England and it thereafter spread to other countries, particularly in Europe and the British empire. At this time British sold…
    …tish Rounders Association was formed. It is typically a bat & ball team game. Rounders is still played in Ireland and England. '''Baseball''' and '''Town-ball''', are both bat and ball games, played by teams, that have originated from Rounders.…
  102. Vacuum cleaner — 2020-10-11 23:24:10
    … 6a 279 http://www.airgale.com.au/booth/d6.htm */ Booth was born in Theresa Place, Gloucester, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]] moving to Belle Vue House, Spa road at the age of nine. His father, Abraham Booth, was a lumber merchant. While tra…
  103. Silicone — 2020-09-22 23:25:26
    …r **Frederick Stanley Kipping** FRS (1863-1949) was an English chemist who was born near Manchester, [[Lancashire]], [[England]]. he pioneered the study of the organic compounds of silicon and invented the term silicone. <<{{amazon type="book" it…
  104. Cricket — 2020-08-26 21:18:47
    …e pupils of Royal Grammar School, Guildford. The first //recorded// cricket match took place at Coxheath in [[Kent]], [[England]] in **1646**. This match also produced the first record of betting on cricket. === Marylebone Cricket Club 1787 === T…
  105. Shakespeare — 2020-08-21 08:52:48
    …1564 === ~-[[Arts]]:[[Literature]]:[[1500s]] {{toc}} Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in [[Warwickshire]], [[England]]. An English poet, playwright, and actor, regarded as the greatest writer and dramatist in the English language. His …
  106. Glastonbury Festival — 2020-08-20 21:47:36
    …tival in the **world**. === Michael Eavis 1970 === Athelstan Joseph Michael Eavis was born in Pilton, [[Somerset]] [[England]] on 17 October 1935. After his father died in 1954, Eavis inherited the family farm of 150 acres with 60 cows, so he b…
  107. Digital Photography — 2020-08-17 17:33:21
    …Inventor" Image="Michael_Tompsett.jpg" Who="Michael Tompsett" width="" birth_date="1/6/1939" birth_place="[[Surrey]], [[England]]" death_date="now" death_place="" }} === Michael Tompsett 1972 === ~-[[CategoryTechnology]]:[[1900s]] The first digit…
  108. Slavery Abolition — 2020-08-17 15:00:36
    …rs == From before 1500 the Barbary pirates of **Africa** operated raids of seaside villages in **Italy, Spain, France, England, Netherlands** even as far north as **Iceland**, capturing **European** men, women and **children** to be used in thei…
    …ve trade. Some villages like Baltimore, Ireland had to be abandoned following persistent raids. Between 1609 and 1616, England alone had **466** merchant ships lost to **Barbary coast** pirates. Captives were forced to convert to **Islam**. Thos…
  109. Pop Rivet — 2020-08-17 14:41:51
    …pg" class="left" title="Pop rivet advert" width="700" }} George Tucker Eyelet Company of Birmingham, [[Warwickshire]] [[England]] also began manufacturing the "Pop" rivet as war increased the need for aircraft. {{tag ids="Rivet Aviation Engineer…
  110. Hydraulics — 2020-08-17 13:24:35
    …ranted a patent for his **hydraulic press** in 1795. Joseph Bramah was born in Stainborough, Barnsley [[Yorkshire]], [[England]] in 1748. {{Image url="BramahPress.jpg" class="left" title="Bramah Press" width="" }} == Bramah Press == The hydra…
  111. Bungee Jumping — 2020-08-17 13:17:46
    …n **1st April 1979** (April Fool's day) from the 250ft **Clifton Suspension Bridge in** Bristol, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. === David Kirke 1979 === David Kirke (born in 1945) was the first to //jump// of the bridge in top hat and tails an…
  112. TV Black and White Kiss — 2020-08-17 09:07:45
    …iss" width="440" }} ~-[[Arts]]::[[1900s]] The first //unambiguous// black and white interracial kiss was broadcast in [[England]] on Granada TV in 1962, starring Elizabeth ""MacLennan"" and Lloyd Reckord. {{toc}} British Film Institute found a {{D…
  113. Hydroelectric Power — 2020-08-17 09:05:43
    …- [[CategoryIndustry]]:[[1800s]] The first **hydroelectricity** power station was in **Cragside** [[Northumberland]], [[England]]. **William George Armstrong** (1810 – 1900) installed a generator in his home to power labour-saving machines suc…
  114. Bicycle — 2020-08-15 09:22:15
    …l. So the need for a safer design was being sought. Starley was born 24th of December 1855 Walthamstow, [[London]], [[England]]. In 1877 he started a new business //Starley & Sutton Co// with William Sutton a local cycling enthusiast. They set …
  115. Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner — 2020-08-15 09:18:21
    …ow" death_place="" }} === James Dyson 1982 === ~-[[CategoryDomestic]]:[[1900s]] James Dyson was born in [[Norfolk]], [[England]]. In 1978, while vacuuming his home, James Dyson realized his bag [[Vacuum_Cleaner| vacuum cleaner]] was constantly l…
  116. Stereo — 2020-08-15 08:57:04
    …th_place="Hampstead" death_date="7/6/1942" death_place="Welsh Bicknor" }} **Alan Dower Blumlein** born in [[London]], [[England]] invented //stereophonic sound// recording and transmission in 1931. {{toc}} == At the Talkies == Before Blumleins in…
  117. Jet Engine — 2020-08-15 08:35:25
    …jpg" class="left" width="200" title="Whittle Jet engine" }} Whittle was born in Earlsdon, Coventry [[Warwickshire]], [[England]] on June 1, 1907, the son of a mechanic. **Aged just 22** in 1930 Whittle sent his new idea about jet propulsion to t…
  118. Electronic Computer — 2020-08-14 21:59:12
    …renz-sz40.jpg" class="left" title="Lorenz sz40" width="" }} == Humble Background == Flowers was born in [[London]], [[England]] the son of a **bricklayer**. He started his apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer but took evening classes to achie…
  119. Plastic Surgery — 2020-08-06 08:24:01
    …900s]] Gillies developed the techniques of modern plastic surgery. A New Zealander who studied medicine in Cambridge, England later he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and worked as a medical minder during the Great War where he experienced p…
  120. Gravity — 2020-08-06 08:19:13
    …ravity'''** inspired by a falling apple in 1665. Isaac Newton was born in 1642 in a manor house in [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]]. He was not interested in the family farm, so he was sent to Cambridge University to study. ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|…
  121. Potato Crisp — 2020-08-06 08:17:45
    …title="Apicius Redivivus: The Cooks Oracle" width="320" }} Dr. Kitchiner lived at 43 Warren Street, Camden [[London]] [[England]]. He was a man of eclectic interests, music, optics and spectacles and improving **telescopes**. He wrote books on all…
  122. Charles Darwin — 2020-08-06 07:52:58
    …" }} ==Charles Robert Darwin== ~-[[CategoryScience]]::[[1800s]] Charles Darwin, born in Shrewsbury, [[Shropshire]], [[England]], established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors. === Origin of Species 1859 ===…
  123. Obstetrical Forceps — 2020-06-28 13:29:13
    …o aid birth were invented by Peter the elder Chamberlen (c.1560–1631) around 1600. The Chamberlens had migrated to England in 1569 to escape the religious violence in France. From his roots as a barber-surgeon working in London, he became t…
  124. Rubber Band — 2020-06-28 12:40:44
    …ategoryIndustry]] Stephen Perry of Messers Perry and Co, Rubber Manufacturers of [[London]] patented the rubber band in England on March 17, 1845. Also known as an elastic band the idea was touted by Thomas Hancock after he patented vulcanized [[R…
  125. Christmas Traditions — 2019-12-27 02:21:30
    …cake.jpg" title="thumb" width="200" title="christmas cake" }}||A rich baked fruit cake started around 1870 in Victorian England. Sometimes with marzipan, icing and sugar frosting.|| == Mincemeat Pie == ||{{Image url="MincemeatPie.jpg" width="200…
  126. Underground Railway — 2019-10-23 19:35:16
    …ro**. In 1890 the first underground electric railway opened, the City and South London, which ran from near the Bank of England under the Thames to the South Bank. {{image url="TrainTube.jpg" class="right" title="Modern Tube Train" width="400" }}…
  127. Paternoster — 2018-09-18 13:06:34
    …mbers" width="400" }} In 1877, British engineer Peter Hart obtained a patent on a paternoster and in 1884, in Dartford, England, the engineering firm of J & E Hall installed its first "Cyclic Elevator", using Hart's patent, in a London office bloc…
  128. Motor Racing Circuit — 2018-05-20 20:38:53
    …1926" death_place="" }} The world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit was built near Weybridge in [[Surrey]], [[England]] in 1907. === Hugh Locke King 1907 === Hugh Fortescue Locke King decided, while taking a European tour, that Britain…
  129. Stonehenge — 2018-01-26 21:52:34
    …pg" class="right" title="Stonehenge" width="600" }} {{toc}} The prehistoric megalith monument built in [[Wiltshire]], [[England]] dates from **3100 years B.C**. Along with Avebury, Stonehenge is one of the most famous groups of megaliths in the wo…
  130. English Language — 2018-01-26 21:45:55
    …lish (or Anglo-Saxon Englisc ). It was an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what are now [[England]] and southern Scotland from around 450 to 1250 AD. It is a West Germanic language and is closely related to '''Old Fri…
    …one billion people are learning English in one form or another. Less than a hundred years ago people from the north of England would struggle to communicate with people from the south of England, a matter of a hundred miles or so! Now speakers fr…
  131. England — 2017-06-21 15:15:39
    England :: === [[CategoryInventions]] by County === {{Category col="4"}} In England.…
  132. Banksy — 2017-06-19 21:04:17
    …Banksy?" width="150" }} Banksy whose identity remains 'unknown' is a street artist from Bristol [[Gloucestershire ]] [[England]]. His stenciled artwork is characterized by clever striking images, often combined with slogans. His work often involv…
  133. Hampshire — 2017-06-12 12:52:33
    …Hampshire :: [[England]]:: @@Inventions made up in Hampshire@@ {{Category}}…
  134. Viagra — 2017-06-01 14:56:53
    …In 1991, inventors **Andrew Bell**, **Dr David Brown** and **Dr Nicholas Terrett** (also Pfizer employees at [[Kent]] [[England]]) discovered that chemical compounds belonging to the pyrazolopyrimidinone class were useful in treating heart problem…
    …iagra were more than **one billion dollars** (~£670,000,000 pounds). **Peter Dunn** and **Albert Wood** both of Kent, England are named as the inventors of the process by which Viagra was created. Their names appeared on an application by Pfizer…
  135. Thriller — 2017-05-19 15:12:25
    … **Rodney Lynn Temperton** (born 15 October 1947) composer, producer and musician from Cleethorpes, [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]], wrote the iconic title track for the **best-selling album** ever **Thriller** by **Michael Jackson**. {{Image url…
  136. Meccano — 2017-05-14 01:23:25
    …Meccano :: {{Databox Image="Frank_hornby.png" Who="Frank Hornby" birth_date="15/5/1863" birth_place="Liverpool [[England]]" death_date="21/9/1936" Invented="Meccano" }} [[CategoryInventions]] == Meccano == Is one of the world's most popular…
    … toys. === Frank Hornby 1901 === **Hornby** was born on 15 May 1863 in Liverpool [[Lancashire]], [[England]] and was the son of John Oswald Hornby, and his wife Martha Thomlinson. ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="14101…
  137. Grand Theft Auto — 2017-05-11 15:45:29
    …Dan Houser" Born="1974" }} [[Entertainment ]] === Dan and Sam Houser 2013 === {{toc}} Dan and Sam Houser , born in [[England]] Dan is video game producer as well the co-founder (along with his brother Sam) and vice president of creativity for *…
  138. Speedfit — 2017-05-11 00:37:50
    … invented the ‘Super Speedfit’ tube and pipe connector concept. John Guest was born in Doncaster [[Yorkshire]], [[England]] in 1927. John Guest Ltd. is a family-owned company that was founded in 1961. Now operating in UK, Europe, North Ame…
  139. Lever Brothers — 2017-02-07 11:33:36
    …16) formed the British manufacturing company Lever Brothers. == Beginings == The Lever brothers were born in Bolton [[England]]. William & James worked in their fathers small grocery business. A local Bolton chemist, **William Hough Watson**, h…
  140. Suffolk — 2017-02-07 11:13:07
    …Suffolk :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Suffolk. …
  141. Berkshire — 2017-02-03 14:57:31
    …Berkshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Berkshire…
  142. Olivia Newton John — 2016-09-26 14:14:34
    …_place="" }} [[Music]] == Olivia Newton-John == Olivia Newton-John is a singer, songwriter and actress. === Cambridge England 1948 === Olivia Newton-John was born in [[Cambridgeshire]], England on September 26th 1948. Her father, Brinley "Bryn"…
  143. Bouncing bomb — 2016-09-26 13:45:18
    …rnes_Wallis.jpg" width="" who="Sir Barnes Neville Wallis" birth_date="26/9/1887" birth_place="Ripley [[Derbyshire]] [[England]]" death_date="30/10/1979" death_place="Effingham Surrey " }} [[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategoryTechnology]] === Barnes…
  144. Refrigerator — 2016-07-20 16:13:41
    …Refrigerator :: [[CategoryDomestic]]>[[CategoryScience]] === Jacob Perkins 1835 === [[England]] == Refrigerator == {{redirect page="Refrigeration"}}…
  145. Surrey — 2016-07-07 00:19:31
    …Surrey :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Surrey…
  146. Rugby — 2016-06-23 13:07:05
    …Rugby :: [[CategorySport]] === Rugby, Warwickshire 1871 === [[Warwickshire]] [[England]] {{redirect page="Sport#hn_Rugby_1871"}}…
  147. Billiards — 2016-06-23 11:09:55
    … was in English by **Charles Cotton** in **1647**. === Charles Cotton 1647 === The game was already very popular in England with commoners and within the Royal houses of [[England]]. Even Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, in 1609 in Act II,…
  148. Safety Match — 2016-06-23 01:04:56
    …Safety Match :: [[CategoryDomestic]], [[CategoryScience]] === John Walker 1826 === [[Durham]] [[England]] {{redirect page="Match"}}…
  149. Bob Hope — 2016-06-20 13:51:44
    … in over 70 films. **Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope** was born at 44 Craigton Road, Eltham, a suburb of South [[London]],** [[England]]**, on 29 May 1903. === London England 1903 === His father William Henry Hope was English and a stonemason from Wes…
  150. Jimi Hendrix Experience — 2016-06-02 09:48:10
    …Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed */ Jimi Marshall Hendrix, who was struggling for recognition in the USA, came to [[England ]] at the invitation of **Chas Chandler** in September 1966. === London 1966 === <<{{amazonad}}<< Chas became his man…
  151. Pound Sterling — 2016-05-31 15:19:41
    …itle="Pound Coin" width="" }} It is still ranked in 4th place for trading. === King Offa 780 === The King of Mercia [[England]], in the latter half of the 8th Century, began the minting of the earliest English silver pennies. The pound was divi…
  152. UniLever — 2016-05-26 10:35:52
    …UniLever :: [[CategoryDomestic]] == UniLever 1930 == In 1930 the Lever Brothers from Bolton, [[Lancashire]] [[England]] merged with Margarine Unie to form Unilever. {{redirect page="Lever Brothers"}}…
  153. Whisky — 2016-05-26 10:22:03
    …he (unofficial) birthplace of Scotch whisky. But it was still a mainly monastic production and when King Henry VIII of England dissolved the monasteries in 1541 production was forced underground and overnight. It was this period when whisky rece…
  154. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    … of a penny coin to operate it, hence the euphemism to "**spend a penny**". Born in Cheltenham, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. He trained as a watchmaker but later became interested in conjuring. Maskelyne became a member of **The Magic Circle…
  155. Mary Poppins — 2016-05-05 17:16:51
    …. L. Travers" birth_date="9/8/1899" birth_place="Maryborough, Australia" death_date="23/4/1996" death_place="London, [[England]]" }} Mary Poppins is the lead character in books written by **P. L. Travers**, which was first published in 1934. T…
  156. Cilla Black — 2016-03-03 14:46:01
    … title="Cilla Black" width="400" }} Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White (1943-2015) born in Liverpool [[Lancashire]], [[England]] was a singer whose career began in 1963 under the **[[Beatles]]** manager **Brian Epstein**. === Liverpool England
  157. Oxfordshire — 2016-03-03 13:11:32
    …Oxfordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Oxfordshire…
  158. Middlesex — 2016-02-08 01:01:13
    …Middlesex :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Middlesex…
  159. Cornwall — 2016-02-08 00:19:46
    …Cornwall :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Cornwall. …
  160. Norfolk — 2016-02-08 00:18:16
    …Norfolk :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Norfolk…
  161. Herefordshire — 2016-02-02 11:15:41
    …Herefordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Herefordshire…
  162. Darts — 2016-02-02 00:46:51
    …Darts :: [[CategorySport]] === Darts 1900 === [[England]] {{redirect page="Sport"}}…
  163. Cambridgeshire — 2016-01-17 16:53:21
    …Cambridgeshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Cambridgeshire…
  164. Buckinghamshire — 2016-01-11 15:00:35
    …Buckinghamshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Buckinghamshire…
  165. Shropshire — 2016-01-11 14:50:51
    …Shropshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Shropshire…
  166. Northumberland — 2016-01-11 14:35:44
    …Northumberland :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Northumberland…
  167. Kent — 2016-01-08 16:06:28
    …Kent :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Kent…
  168. Durham — 2016-01-08 11:13:06
    …Durham :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Durham…
  169. Leicestershire — 2016-01-07 22:57:52
    …Leicestershire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Leicestershire. …
  170. Staffordshire — 2016-01-07 22:48:03
    …Staffordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Staffordshire. …
  171. Essex — 2016-01-07 17:44:15
    …Essex :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Essex…
  172. Dorset — 2016-01-07 15:48:54
    …Dorset :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Dorset…
  173. Salvation Army — 2016-01-07 15:19:48
    …" class="right" title="William and Catherine Booth" width="" }} {{toc}} The Salvation Army was founded in [[London]], [[England]] by Minister William Booth from Nottingham and wife Catherine. Originally called the 'East London Christian Mission'. …
  174. Lincolnshire — 2016-01-06 01:17:29
    …Lincolnshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Lincolnshire. …
  175. Somerset — 2016-01-05 18:36:13
    …Somerset :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Somerset…
  176. Worcestershire — 2016-01-05 17:33:31
    …Worcestershire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Worcestershire…
  177. Hertfordshire — 2016-01-03 16:36:24
    …Hertfordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Hertfordshire…
  178. Nottinghamshire — 2016-01-02 21:31:58
    …Nottinghamshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Nottinghamshire…
  179. Sussex — 2016-01-02 21:30:29
    …Sussex :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Sussex…
  180. Yorkshire — 2016-01-02 21:28:50
    …Yorkshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Yorkshire…
  181. Cumbria — 2016-01-02 21:27:57
    …Cumbria :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Cumbria…
  182. Bedfordshire — 2016-01-02 21:26:18
    …Bedfordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Bedfordshire…
  183. Derbyshire — 2015-12-31 14:14:20
    …Derbyshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Derbyshire…
  184. Wiltshire — 2015-12-31 14:13:49
    …Wiltshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Wiltshire…
  185. Warwickshire — 2015-12-31 14:13:23
    …Warwickshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Warwickshire…
  186. Lancashire — 2015-12-31 12:03:57
    …Lancashire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Lancashire. …
  187. Gloucestershire — 2015-12-31 11:59:05
    …Gloucestershire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Gloucestershire…
  188. London — 2015-12-31 11:32:58
    …London :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in London…
  189. Devon — 2015-12-31 10:41:21
    …Devon :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Devon. …

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