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1938
BBC radio began a broadcasting service to Latin America, Africa, Asia, and countries throughout Europe, which ran until 1943.
22 May 1923
Stanley Baldwin (Conservative ) became Prime Minister following Bonar Law 's resignation on grounds of ill health.
26 May 1870
Responding to fierce public debate, the Female Medical Society announced in The Times that all medical degrees and licences to practise medicine should be open to candidates without distinction of sex.
1826
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce produced a permanent positive image on pewter coated with bitumen of Judea; he called the process heliography.
10 December 1964
Dorothy Hodgkin of Great Britain was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries regarding the structures of important biochemical substances.
May-December 1848
The Constituent Assembly of Prussia, elected by indirect universal suffrage, sat in Berlin.
May 2003
Valerie Amos became Britain's first black woman Cabinet minister, following the resignation from Tony Blair 's Labour Cabinet of Clare Short .
6 July 1865
The Prison Act decreed that all local prisons must provide solitary cells, in keeping with the standards adhered to by national prisons.
By 1860
The Army Prayer Union and Scripture Readers Society was in full operation, founded by a number of Evangelical officers.
End of January 1908
The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies sent a deputation to discuss the issue of women's suffrage with Herbert Asquith .

Mary Stockdale

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century MS (daughter and sister of publishers, and a publisher herself) issued two collections of poetry (one including a short autobiography), besides individual poems, and several books for...
1976
Helen Foley published her final novel, Come to Grief.
April 1860
Mazzini 's supporters instigated revolt among nationalists in Sicily.
22 March 1832
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe died at Weimar in Germany in his early eighties.
Chisholm, Hugh, editor. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Cambridge University Press, 1911.
September 1886
A famous meeting of the Fabian Society resolved that it was desirable for socialists to form a politial party; this was the first germ of the Labour Party .
31 May 1766
Coalmine-owner and bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu , who had already commented acidly on the narrowness of Newcastle streets, wrote of its people as little better than Savages.
1724
Sixteen new novels or works of fiction were published in England this year, besides three translations.
13 July 1930
Six days after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died, a seance was held as a memorial tribute at the Albert Hall in London.
1880-1882
Josef Breuer worked with and studied Anna O., who became one of the most famous cases of hysteria.
10 September 1967
In a referendum, residents of Gibraltar chose continuing UK rule in preference to reunion with Spain.

Monica Furlong

MF was a Christian feminist who began as a journalist and went on to a prolific late-twentieth-century output of books. She published poetry, a couple of novels, stories for children, biographies of remarkable Christians, collected...
6 September 1817
Drury Lane Theatre installed gas lighting in the auditorium and on stage.
25 October 1919
The Medical Women's International Association (MWIA) was formed during an international gathering of woman doctors in New York.
1722
Sir Hans Sloane leased land at Chelsea from the Society of Apothecaries and founded the scientific centre which is still functioning as the Chelsea Physic Garden .

May Edginton

ME was a novelist popular in her day who published more than fifty romances between 1909 and 1955, besides serials, short stories, and plays. Several of her plays did well on stage. One of her...
Late November 1916
The Speaker's Conference on Electoral Reform , an all-party parliamentary group formed on an initiative of Millicent Garrett Fawcett , turned in a report which became the basis of the Act of 6 February 1918...
By 21 October 1837
Mrs Alexander Walker 's book Female Beauty claimed that tightly-laced corset stays were injurious to the female body.
14 April 1599
Sir John Davies registered with the Stationers' Company the first of the two well-known works he published this year, essays entitled NosceTeipsum (Know Thyself).
18 September 1869
Elizabeth Garrett published a letter in The Lancet informing readers that two scholarships were available for women's medical study, each worth £50 for three years.
Autumn1909
The young Vita Sackville-West , travelling in Russia (now Ukraine), saw the serfs grovelling up to their master and being slashed at carelessly with a dog-whip for their pains.
31 January 1926
The Women's Service Library , later known as the Fawcett Library , and presently known as the Women's Library , was established.
Black and white photograph of a line engraving of Catharine Trotter by an unknown artist, shown from the waist up. She wears a simple dark dress with scooped neckline over a white ruffled chemise. Her light hair is brushed back and hangs down behind her shoulders. The oval portrait is placed as if set into a wall, with a plaque below bearing her married name : "Catharine Cockburn". National Portrait Gallery.

Catharine Trotter

Since the late twentieth century CT has been known chiefly for her early writings, shortly before and after the year 1700, which include tragedies, poetry, a comedy, and a short fiction. Though this first phase...
16 October 1950
Literary scholar C. S. Lewis published the first of his extremely popular children's books: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Borne Back Daily.
16 October 2012
13 October 1924
The BBC broadcast its first election address: Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald speaking at a mass meeting in Glasgow.
3 June 1963
The death of the liberal Pope John XXIII marked the end of a brief reforming period in the life of the Roman Catholic Church .
10 December 1935
Irène Joliot-Curie and Frédéric Joliot were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their synthesis of new radioactive elements.
July 1859
Napoleon III of France and Francis Joseph of Austria signed the Treaty of Villafranca.
30 June 1865
The Anglican Community of the Mission Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus was founded at Malvern Link, Worcestershire.
10 August 1872
The Bastardy Law Amendment Act was passed.
Black and white photograph of Anna Livia staring into the camera, wearing a floral shirt and a short hair cut.

Anna Livia

Beginning in the later twentieth century, Anna Livia has written, compiled, and translated short stories and novels, as well as social and literary criticism and theory. In her fiction and non-fiction she is concerned with...
1876
An Order in Council created a Lower Division of clerks in the Civil Service who were transferable from one department to another.
1826
Everywoman's Book or What is Love?, by Richard Carlile , was first published as an 18-penny pamphlet.
After 11 May 1622
Abraham Darcie published a formal defence of women: The Honour of Ladies: Or, A True Description of their Noble Perfections.

Ann Batten Cristall

ABC 's single book of poems is a remarkable text of women's Romanticism.
1767
At auctions of copyright, Richardson 's Clarissa was valued at £600, but Addison and Steele 's Spectator at £1,300, Shakespeare at £1,800, and Pope at £4,400.
18-22 March 1848
A revolution occurred in Milan, where Italian civilians clashed with the (Austrian) military of the ruling Hapsburgs before driving the soldiers out.
1962
Bridget Riley , artist in the op or Optical style, had her first exhibition, at Victor Musgrave 's Gallery One in London.
1836
William Makepeace Thackeray published his first book, Flore et Zephyr, a collection of captioned ballet caricatures that he had drawn.
1921
Jonathan Cape publishing house was founded in London by Jonathan Cape and G. Wren Howard , who had met through the Medici Society .