1919 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1919 in the United Kingdom .

Incumbents

George V King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India

George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom head of Her Majestys Government in the United Kingdom

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of government of the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister directs both the executive and the legislature, and together with their Cabinet are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Monarch, to Parliament, to their political party and ultimately to the electorate. The office of Prime Minister is one of the Great Offices of State. The current holder of the office, Theresa May, leader of the Conservative Party, was appointed by the Queen on 13 July 2016.

David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, was a British statesman and Liberal Party politician. He was the final Liberal to serve as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Events

1 January: Iolaire sinks. Admiralty-yacht-HMS-Iolaire-ship-Amalthaea-1908.jpg
1 January: Iolaire sinks.
Folkestone town in the Shepway District of Kent, England

Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. The town lies on the southern edge of the North Downs at a valley between two cliffs. It was an important harbour and shipping port for most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Bentley automotive brand manufacturer

Bentley Motors Limited is a British manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars and SUVs—and a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 1998.

The First Dáil was Dáil Éireann as it convened from 1919 to 1921. It was the first meeting of the unicameral parliament of the revolutionary Irish Republic. In the December 1918 election to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the Irish republican party Sinn Féin won a landslide victory in Ireland. In line with their manifesto, its MPs refused to take their seats, and on 21 January 1919 they founded a separate parliament in Dublin called Dáil Éireann. They declared Irish independence, ratifying the Proclamation of the Irish Republic that had been issued in the 1916 Easter Rising, and adopted a provisional constitution.

January: David Kirkwood is detained by police during the Battle of George Square. 1919 Battle of George Square - David Kirkwood.jpg
January: David Kirkwood is detained by police during the Battle of George Square.
Éamon de Valera Irish statesman, longest-serving Head of Government of Ireland, later 3rd President; Republican and conservative

Éamon de Valera was a prominent statesman and political leader in 20th-century Ireland. His political career spanned over half a century, from 1917 to 1973; he served several terms as head of government and head of state. He also led the introduction of the Constitution of Ireland.

Sinn Féin is a left-wing Irish republican political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Michael Collins (Irish leader) Irish revolutionary leader

Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary, soldier and politician who was a leading figure in the early-20th-century Irish struggle for independence. He was Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 until his assassination in August 1922.

6 July: R34 lands at Mineola, New York. R34.jpg
6 July: R34 lands at Mineola, New York.
Airship type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft

An airship or dirigible balloon is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft that can navigate through the air under its own power. Aerostats gain their lift from large gasbags filled with a lifting gas that is less dense than the surrounding air.

A transatlantic flight is the flight of an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe, Africa, or the Middle East to North America, Central America, or South America, or vice versa. Such flights have been made by fixed-wing aircraft, airships, balloons, and other aircraft.

RAF East Fortune

Royal Air Force Station East Fortune or more simply RAF East Fortune is a former Royal Air Force station, just south of the village of East Fortune, a short distance east of Edinburgh in Scotland. It was used as a fighter station during World War I and for training and night fighters during World War II. The motto of the station was "Fortune Favours the Bold".

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Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Webb, Simon (2016). 1919: Britain's year of revolution. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. ISBN   978-1-47386-286-9.
  2. Tatchell, Peter (2014-08-01). "WW1: The hidden story of soldier's mutinies, strikes and riots". Left Foot Forward. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  3. Nicholson, G. W. L. (1962). Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919: Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War. Ottawa: Queen's Printer.
  4. Dyson, F.W.; Eddington, A.S.; Davidson, C.R. (1920). "A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun's Gravitational Field, from Observations Made at the Solar eclipse of May 29, 1919". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences . 220 (571–581): 291–333. Bibcode:1920RSPTA.220..291D. doi:10.1098/rsta.1920.0009.
  5. 1 2 3 Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN   0-14-102715-0.
  6. Wainwright, Martin (2010-08-23). "British warships sunk 90 years ago found off Estonian coast". The Guardian . London. Archived from the original on 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  7. Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 357–358. ISBN   0-7126-5616-2.
  8. The History Today Companion to British History. London: Collins & Brown. 1995. p. 392. ISBN   1-85585-178-4.
  9. "Council housing". Parliament of the United Kingdom . Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  10. "English Division One (old) 1919-1920: Results". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  11. "History of the Forestry Commission". Forestry Commission. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  12. "History of the Club – The birth of Leeds United, 1919". The Mighty Mighty Whites. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  13. "Review of 1920-21". The Mighty Mighty Whites. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  14. Fox, Seamus (31 August 2008). "November 1919". Chronology of Irish History 1919–1923. Dublin. Archived from the original on 23 November 2004. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  15. Beadle, Jeremy; Harrison, Ian. "First two-minute silence". Military. Firsts, Lasts & Onlys. London: Robson. p. 113. ISBN   9781905798063.
  16. "Economic slump". The Cabinet Papers 1915–1986. Kew: The National Archives (United Kingdom) . Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  17. Sykes, Christopher (1984). Nancy: the Life of Lady Astor. Academy Chicago Publishers. ISBN   0-89733-098-6. The first elected was Constance Markievicz in 1918.
  18. "The Family Butcher: Further Concessions By Controller". The Times (42282). London. 1919-12-13. p. 14.
  19. Fox, Seamus (31 August 2008). "December 1919". Chronology of Irish History 1919–1923. Dublin. Archived from the original on 15 November 2004. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  20. Oliver & Boyd's New Edinburgh Almanac and National Repository for the Year 1921. p. 213.
  21. Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (rev. ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.

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