July

1 July
1860

1896

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2 July
1900

  • The first flight of a zeppelin airship
1954

1972

1995

2006

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3 July
1938

  • LNER’s Mallard became the world’s fastest steam locomotive

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4 July
1790

1976

2004

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5 July
1810

1948

  • Aneurin Bevan‘s National Health Service Act of 1946 came into force creating the British NHS

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6 July
1189

  • Death of Henry II, king of England
1483

  • Coronation of Richard III, king of England
1553

  • Death of Edward VI, king of England
  • Accession of Mary I, queen of England
1935

1960

1975

1986

2003

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7 July
1307

  • Death of Edward I, king of England
1966

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8 July
975

  • Death of Edgar, king of England
1249

  • Death of Alexander II, king of Scots
1307

  • Accession of Edward II, king of England

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9 July
1964

2006

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10 July
1296

  • Abdication of John Balliol, king of Scots

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11 July
1274

  • Birth of Robert I, king of Scots
1976

1982

1993

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12 July
1346

1712

  • Death of Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
1962

1992

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13 July
1249

  • Inauguration of Alexander III, king of Scots
1975

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14 July
1996

2002

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15 July
1955

1972

  • The Pioneer 10 spacecraft entered the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter
1973

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16 July
1377

  • Coronation of Richard II, king of England
1964

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17 July
975

1983

2005

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18 July
1919

1963

1976

2004

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19 July
1821

  • Coronation of George IV, king of the United Kingdom
1837

1843

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20 July
966

  • Death of Dubh, king of Scots
1956

2005

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21 July
1966

1974

1985

1996

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22 July
1956

1965

1973

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23 July
1964

2006

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24 July
1567

  • Abdication of Mary I, queen of Scots
  • Accession of James I (VI) as king of Scots

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25 July
1603

  • Coronation of James I (VI) as king of England
2004

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26 July
1845

1962

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27 July
1986

2003

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28 July
1966

1985

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29 July
1567

  • Coronation of James I (VI) as king of Scots
1955

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30 July
1995

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