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8 March 1763
William Thomas 's diary notes that an old woman buried this day was universally feared in the neighbourhood (south-east Glamorgan) as a witch.
The number of hospital beds available throughout England and Wales increased by an average of 1,600 beds per year.
New urban development began in Bristol with Queen Square; five more new squares were completed in the city by 1784.
More than six million people died from drought, famine, and disease during a major famine in India.
10 April 1941
The National Service Act legislated conscription for women.
9 July 1777
Henry Hallam , historian, was born at Windsor in Berkshire.
After September 1940
During the London blitz, according to a US literary historian, one of the earliest harbingers of rehabilitation was the appearance of books in the fetid burrows while the bombs rained overhead.
14 November 1834
George Stephen told Anne Knight that women, banded together in Ladies' Societies, deserved most credit for the recent Abolition Act.
24 August 1871
The Anglican Community of St Mary The Virgin and St Modwenna was formally consecrated in Dundee.
Dulcie Gray launched her publishing career: Samuel French issued her playLove Affair (which had been staged the previous year) and the first of her murder mysteries, Murder on the Stairs, also appeared.
10 July 1886
The Royal Niger Company was given a royal charter and authorized to administer the Niger territory
Early 1897
Scottish painter Katharine Cameron , whose work was influenced by the Glasgow School, contributed illustrations to The Yellow Book.
30 October 1925
Librarian William Kirk Dickson issued to the Rev. Donald J. Ross the first reader's ticket for the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.
The Irish government decriminalized homosexuality.
After 1816
A court ruled against a widowed father (a Unitarian minister) in his suit to get his daughters back from his wife's family, who had brought them up as Baptists.
Early July 1820
Keats published Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes, and other Poems.
About 1470
The Distaff Gospels, a collection of the beliefs, proverbs, stories, medical and cookery recipes, and advice of medieval peasant women, is assigned to this date by its editors, Kathleen Garay and Madeleine Jeay .
27 April 1968
The Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAS), led by the geneticist Dr Martin Cole , began in Birmingham to work within the terms of the Abortion Act of 1967.
March 1919
The General Nursing Council for England and Wales was established to maintain a registry of nurses, who could declare themselves Registered Nurses.
4 October 1951
A coloured American woman named Henrietta Lacks died of virulent cancer, riddled with tumours. She was aged just thirty-one.
Gere, Cathy. “Dying and Not Dying”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 11, pp. 16-18.
The Irish Bernadette Devlin , aged twenty-one, became one of the British Parliament 's youngest-ever elected members.
6 April 1780
The Radical cause in Britain was advanced when the House of Commons passed a motion by John Dunning (later Baron Ashburton) , that the influence of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to...
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.
2 May 1857
A grand dome designed by Panizzi was opened in what had been the central courtyard of the British Museum .
March 1960
In response to an appeal from the African National Congress (and following Harold Macmillan 's famous winds of change speech of 3 February), a Boycott Committee against South African produce was established in Britain...