1889 in the United Kingdom
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Events from the year 1889 in the United Kingdom.
- 12 February — The London County Council elects Lord Rosebery as its first chairman.
- 17 February — Royal Society for the Protection of Birds founded in Manchester, originally as "The Plumage League" to campaign against the use of plumage in women's clothing.
- 30 March — Preston North End win the FA Cup final with a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Kennington Oval, London. Having already sealed the first Football League title with no defeats all season, they complete the double.
- 1 April — New elected county councils in England and Wales (including the London County Council) created by the Local Government Act 1888, take up their powers.
- 31 May — The Naval Defence Act dictates that the fleet strength of the Royal Navy must be equal to that of at least any two other countries.
- 12 June — 80 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster in Northern Ireland.
- 6 July — Several aristocrats are implicated in the Cleveland Street scandal after police raid a male brothel in London.
- 15 July — The Scottish National Portrait Gallery opens in Edinburgh in premises designed by Rowand Anderson, the first in the world to be purpose-built as a portrait gallery.
- 31 July — Louise, Princess Royal, marries Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife.
- 3 August
- 6 August — The Savoy Hotel in London opens.
- 14 August to 15 September — London dockers strike for a minimum wage of sixpence an hour ("The dockers' tanner"), which they eventually receive, a landmark in the development of New Unionism.
- 26 August
- 30 August — Official opening of Royal Mail Mount Pleasant Sorting Office in London.
- 2 September — Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. move into their new Molineux stadium in the grounds of Wolverhampton's Molineux Hotel.
- 29 October — British South Africa Company receives a Royal Charter.
- Birmingham is granted the status of a city, despite not (at this time) having a cathedral, which was previously a requirement for the honour.
- The landmark court decision in the case of The Moorcock establishes the concept of implied terms in English contract law.
- Morley Memorial College for Working Men and Women opens in south London.
- English football teams Sheffield United F.C. and Wimbledon F.C. formed.
- Lewis Carroll's children's novel Sylvie and Bruno.
- T. H. Huxley's book Agnosticism.
- Jerome K. Jerome's novel Three Men in a Boat.
- Andrew Lang's The Blue Fairy Book.
- Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Master of Ballantrae.
- Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th edition, completed in 24 main volumes.
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack publishes its first Wisden Cricketers of the Year (actually titled Six Great Bowlers Of The Year). The cricketers chosen are George Lohmann, Bobby Peel, Johnny Briggs, Charles Turner, J. J. Ferris and Sammy Woods.
- 17 January — Ralph H. Fowler, astronomer and physicist (died 1944)
- 21 January — Edith Tolkien, wife of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (died 1971)
- 31 January — Frank Foster, cricketer (died 1958)
- 5 February — Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (died 1962)
- 19 February — Ernest Marsden, physicist (died 1970)
- 22 February — Olave Baden-Powell, founder of the Girl Guides (died 1977)
- 22 February — R. G. Collingwood, philosopher and historian (died 1943)
- 24 March — Albert Hill, athlete (died 1969)
- 8 April — Adrian Boult, conductor (died 1983)
- 16 April — Charlie Chaplin, actor and film director (died 1977)
- 11 May — Paul Nash, artist (died 1946)
- 1 June — Charles Kay Ogden, linguist, philosopher and writer (died 1957)
- 21 August — Richard O'Connor, General in WWII (died 1981)
- 25 September — C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, writer and translator (died 1930)
- 30 November — Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1977)
- 26 March — Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, (born 1823)
- 8 June — Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet (born 1844)
- 23 September — Wilkie Collins, novelist (born 1824)
- 11 October — James Prescott Joule, physicist (born 1818)
- 12 December — Robert Browning, poet (born 1812)
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- "Preston North End 1888-1889 Home". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-06-15.
- Edwards, John (1955). "County". Chambers's Encyclopedia. London: Newnes. pp. 189–191.
- "The County Council Elections". The Times (32595) (London). 14 January 1889. p. 10.
- "The County Councils". The Times (32601). 21 January 1889. p. 10.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- "The Scottish National Portrait Gallery". The Times (32752). 16 July 1889. p. 5.
- "The History of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery". History & Architecture. National Galleries of Scotland.[dead link]
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- "The Great Dock Strike". PortCities project. Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
- Batty, David (18 May 2005). "Timeline: a history of child protection". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-09-15.
- "The History of Molineux 1889-1989". Thewolvessite.co.uk. 2 July 1986. Retrieved 2012-06-15.
- 14 PD 64.