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1741, 1743
A private edition of ten copies (only) was published of Athenian Letters or, the epistolary correspondence of an agent of the King of Persia, residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian war, written by Philip Yorke (later Lord Hardwicke)
About 1829
Alfred Novello , brother of Mary Cowden Clarke , launched the family music-publishing business at the family home, then 67 Frith Street, London.
November 1791
The SheffieldConstitutional Society , a working-class reform association, was formed.
24 September 1600
A meeting of eighty London merchants was held as a consequence of which, in 1600, the East India Company received its charter as the Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies
15 April 1971
The British coinage went decimal: from twenty shillings to the pound (and twelve pence to the shilling) to one hundred pence to the pound.
8 March 1971
International Women's Day was marked by the largest demonstration of women in London since the days of the suffrage struggle.
After a suppressed edition of 1555, there was published the anonymous A Myrroure for Magistrates: a collection of verse laments by famous men and women about how fortune brought them down in the end.
Between 1997 and 2002
Numbers of people in prison in Britain rose steeply: the male prison population rose by 14% (and that of black men by 41%) but the steepest rise was that of women: a 61% increase.
29 April 1892
George Gissing published his novelBorn in Exile.
January 1756
The Critical Review, or Annals of Literature, a monthly, began publishing under the editorship of Tobias Smollett , ostensibly by a Society of Gentlemen.
Members of the League of Nations members conducted a peace ballot in Britain: eleven and a half million people voted ten to one for disarmament.
February 2000
The Royal Court Theatre re-opened after having shut down for rebuilding in 1997.
By November 1805
Richard Payne Knight published his influential Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste; that month it had the lead review in the Critical.
February 1960
A Guardian article by Betty Jerman and a response from Maureen Nicol resulted in the birth of a Liberal-minded Housebound Wives' Register which eventually became the National Women's Register.
17 March 1677
Nathaniel Lee 's tragedyThe Rival Queens opened on stage.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton approached Priscilla Bright McLaren and Anna Maria Priestman to help organise a British delegation to an international conference of suffragists in Washington.
28 June 1905
Sailors on the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied. The ship was lying in port at Odessa, now in Ukraine.

E. M. Forster

EMF was a major novelist of the early twentieth century (despite his slender lifetime output of five novels). He was also a short-story writer, an influential critic of fiction, and the author of travel writing...
Alexander Grant 's history of Edinburgh University revealed that admission of female medical students had been considered solely because of low enrolment in the Faculty in 1869-1870.
Lady Catherine Herbert willed £6,000 for the building and maintenance of almshouses for poor women and girls at Preston-upon-the-Weald in Shropshire.

Charles Cowden Clarke

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 's Introduction to the Lectures on the History of Philosophy was published.
The London County Council banned stage tableaus or living pictures (erotic in content), and in their place the Palace Theatre engaged Maud Allan as a solo dancer.
The Prince of Wales (later George IV) was given full custody of his daughter Princess Charlotte ; George III (her grandfather) became her guardian.
September 1598
Ben Jonson 's earliest well-known comedy, Every Man in His Humour, was first performed, with a cast that included Richard Burbage and William Shakespeare .