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Bristol - Notable Historical Events

John WesleyJun 24, 1748

Elizabeth IIDec 5, 1958

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Bristol - Historical Events
Date Event
1497-05-02

John Cabot's expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across the Atlantic

1497-08-06

Italian explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from North America (Newfoundland) - first European to do so since the Vikings

1610-07-05

John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.

1645-09-11

Thomas Fairfax's 'New Model Army' occupies Bristol

1748-06-24

The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath.

1838-04-08

Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol, England, to NYC)

1845-03-17

Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour

1890-05-12

The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.

1895-05-17

W G Grace completes his 100th 100 v Somerset at Bristol

1909-05-24

Bristol University granted Royal Charter

1909-08-26

Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn & 31 in a single day

1923-07-03

Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London

1935-04-12

First flight of the Bristol Blenheim.

1940-09-15

Luftwaffe bombs Bristol Aeroplane Company

1943-10-16

US 1st Army establishes headquarter in Bristol

1944-05-14

91 German bombers harass Bristol

1952-05-05

Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base

1952-05-13

Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings

1956-08-05

WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1958-12-05

Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

1967-04-20

A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126.

1969-01-09

First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England

1969-04-09

1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)

1993-09-09

Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times

2003-11-26

Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.

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Bristol - Notable Birthdays

Elizabeth BlackwellFeb 3, 1821

Paul DiracAug 8, 1902

Bristol - Birthdays
Date Event
1612-02-22

George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)

1662-05-18

George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)

1665-08-27

John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)

1721-08-31

George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)

1724-05-19

Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779)

1766-02-24

Samuel Wesley, Bristol England, composer/organist (Exultate Deo)

1821-02-03

Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

1824-02-10

Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)

1848-07-25

Arthur J. Balfour, A.J. Balfour at Bristol

1886-06-17

Edith Bristol, Mother Knows Best

1887-08-08

Malcolm Keen, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Chris-Mama)

1902-08-08

Paul Dirac, Bristol, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), (d. 1984)

1902-08-14

Howard Bristol, Rope

1907-12-18

Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)

1908-03-20

Michael Redgrave, Bristol England, actor (Browning Version, Lady Vanishes)

1913-08-31

Sir Bernard Lovell, Bristol England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, (d. 2012)

1915-05-11

Arthur Swinson, The Case of the Bristol Mail

1919-02-13

Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bristol Tn, country vocalist/actor (pea picker)

1931-07-14

Robert Stephens, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust)

1931-11-20

Iris Bristol, Mr. Flotsam

1932-04-05

Henry Bruimaud, Bristol

1939-02-03

Johnny Bristol, 54

1940-05-24

Gary Burghoff, Bristol CT, actor (Radar-M*A*S*H)

1942-05-03

Lynn Farleigh, Bristol England, actress (Lovers of Their Time)

1954-09-15

7th marquess of Bristol, English large landowner/multi-millionaire

1957-07-25

Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)

1958-12-17

Marc Bruimaud, Bristol

1961-04-02

Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)

1963-09-05

John Elliot, Bristol CT, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Miss Gulf Coast)

1963-10-28

Lauren Holly, Bristol PA, actress (Picket Fences)

1964-01-10

Karen Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)

1964-01-10

Sarah Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)

1966-01-17

Trish Johnson, Bristol England, LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)

1966-11-27

Chryssandra Hines, Bristol Conn, team handball wing (Olympics-1996)

1969-01-24

Mark Lambert Bristol, Memento

1972-01-20

Lawrence Walford, Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

1973-11-14

Caroline Hall, Bristol England, golfer (Curtis Cup 1992)

1986-01-11

Gavin Bristol, Twilight

1990-10-18

Bristol Palin, Week 3: The Results

Bristol - Notable Weddings

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOct 4, 1795

Bristol - Weddings
Date Event
1795-10-04

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (22) weds Sara Fricker in Bristol, England

2012-10-28

Bristol Palin's former fiance Levi Johnston (21) weds Sunny Oglesby (20) at Settlers Bay Lodge in Wasilla, Alaska

Bristol - Deaths
Date Event
1677-05-20

George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (b. 1612)

1719-09-27

George Smalridge, English Bishop of Bristol (b. 1662)

1751-01-20

John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (b. 1665)

1779-12-23

Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (b. 1724)

1930-03-19

Arthur J. Balfour, A.J. Balfour at Bristol

1946-02-16

Edith Bristol, Mother Knows Best

2004-03-21

Johnny Bristol, 54

2010-03-25

Henry Bruimaud, Bristol


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