Events from the year 1910 in the United Kingdom.
- 15 January - A general election held in response to the House of Lords' rejection of the 1909 budget results in a reduced Liberal Party majority (Liberals, 275 seats; Labour, 40; Irish Nationalists, 82; Unionists (the title then preferred by the Conservative Party), 273).
- 31 January - Dr. Crippen poisons his wife and buries her body in the cellar.
- 1 February - First labour exchanges open in the UK.
- 15 February - The Royal Aero Club is granted its "Royal" prefix.
- 19 February - Old Trafford, the largest football stadium in England with an 80,000 capacity, is opened. Manchester United's first game there is a 4-3 home defeat to Liverpool in the Football League First Division.
- March - King Edward VII falls very ill with bronchitis in Paris, France, returning to London a few weeks later.
- April - It is reported that King Edward VII's health has deteriorated further and he is likely to die soon.
- 4 April - A Bill to abolish the legislative veto of the House of Lords is introduced in the Commons, starting a prolonged clash between the two Houses of Parliament.
- 27 April - The House of Commons passes David Lloyd George's (1909) 'People's Budget' for the second time; it is passed by House of Lords on 28 April.
- 6 May - George V succeeds to the British throne as King on the death of his father, Edward VII.
- 11 May - A firedamp explosion at Wellington Colliery, Whitehaven, in the Cumberland Coalfield, kills 136.
- 20 May - Funeral of Edward VII held, one of the largest and last gatherings of European royalty to take place, following the first public lying in state in Westminster Hall.
- June - Edinburgh Missionary Conference is held in Scotland, presided over by Nobel Peace Prize recipient John R. Mott, launching the modern ecumenical movement and the modern missions movement.
- 2 June - Charles Rolls becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane, including the first eastbound flight. He is also the first British resident to make the crossing in a British-built plane.
- 15 June - Terra Nova Expedition: Robert Falcon Scott's ship Terra Nova sets sail from Cardiff on an expedition with the purpose of undertaking scientific research and exploration along the coast and interior of Antarctica.
- 28 June - Consecration of the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral in London.
- 9–10 July - 'Fowler's match': the Eton v Harrow cricket match at Lord's, known after the captain of Eton College, Robert St Leger Fowler, and described as "what might just be the greatest cricket match of all time".
- 29 July - In a legal cause célèbre, the Crown drops its charge against naval cadet George Archer-Shee for stealing a postal order.
- 31 July - Dr. Crippen arrested on board the SS Montrose after a telegraph is sent to the ship's Captain.
- 20 October - RMS Olympic is launched at the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast.
- 22 October
- 1 November - Coal miners are balloted for strike action by the South Wales Miners' Federation following a lock-out, resulting in 12,000 men working for the Cambrian Combine beginning a 10-month strike.
- 7–8 November - Conflict between striking miners and police forces in the Rhondda, South Wales, leads to the Tonypandy Riots.
- 18 November - Black Friday: 300 suffragettes clash with police outside Parliament over the failure of the Conciliation Bill.
- 23 November - Dr. Crippen hanged.
- 3–19 December - The second general election of 1910 is held for the electorate to resolve the battle of wills between the Houses of Commons and Lords. The results are: Liberals, 272; Labour, 42; Irish Nationalists, 84; Unionists, 272 — making a majority of 126 for restriction of the powers of the Lords and for Irish Home Rule. This will be the last British election on which regular voting extends over several days and the last in which woman cannot vote.
- 16 December - In Houndsditch, London, four (Latvian) anarchists shoot three policemen in botched raid on a jewellers — three are arrested, other members of the gang escape but are later (January 1911) cornered in the 'siege of Sidney Street'.
- 21 December - The Pretoria Pit Disaster: a massive underground explosion in Westhoughton, Lancashire, kills 344, with just one survivor, the worst single mining accident in England and the third worst in Britain.
- 26 December - London Palladium music hall opens.
- 11 January - Maurice Buckmaster, head of Special Operations Executive (d.1992)
- 29 January - Colin Middleton, artist (d. 1983)
- 10 February - Joyce Grenfell, actress, comedian and singer-songwriter (died 1979)
- 13 February - William Shockley, physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1989)
- 21 February - Douglas Bader, World War II fighter pilot (died 1982)
- 1 March - Archer Martin, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2002)
- 22 March - Nicholas Monsarrat, novelist (died 1979)
- 3 May – Bernard Orchard, biblical scholar (d. 2006)
- 12 May - Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1994)
- 30 May – Harry Bernstein, author (died 2011)
- 4 June - Christopher Cockerell, inventor (died 1999)
- 12 June - Bill Naughton, playwright (died 1992)
- 13 June - Mary Whitehouse, TV campaigner (died 2001)
- 22 June - Peter Pears, tenor (died 1986)
- 14 July - Vincent Brome, biographer and novelist (died 2004)
- 5 September – Leila Mackinlay, romance writer (d. 1996)
- 10 September
- 8 November - Denis Mahon, art historian and collector (died 2011)
- 14 November - Eric Malpass, novelist (died 1996)
- 19 November - Griffith Jones, actor (died 2007)
- 1 December - Alicia Markova, ballerina (died 2004)
- 29 December - Ronald Coase, economist Nobel Prize laureate
- ^ a b c d e f g h Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- ^ Blake, John. "A Brief History of the Royal Aero Club". Royal Aero Club. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- ^ Lacey, David (20 February 2010). "100 years on Old Trafford is Manchester United's symbol of potency". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- ^ "Edward VII". English Monarchs. 2004-2005. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- ^ a b c Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 343–344. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- ^ "Wellington Colliery". Durham Mining Museum. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
- ^ Donald, Suzanne (2009). "Charles Rolls". BBC Wales South East. Archived from the original on 27 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
- ^ Crane, David (2005). Scott of the Antarctic. London: HarperCollins. p. 409. ISBN 978-0-00-715068-7.
- ^ "Fowler's match: 100 years on". The Spectator. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- ^ Bennett, Rodney M. (1973). The Archer-Shees against the Admiralty: the Story behind The Winslow Boy. London: Robert Hale. ISBN 0-7091-3676-5.
- ^ Frogley, Alain. Liner notes. 2007. UPC 094638215721.
- ^ "The Foundations and Early Years (1899-1920)". Cardiff City. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- ^ "Loraine's Daring Flight". The Irish Times (Dublin). 12 September 1910. p. 7.
- ^ "Mr Loraine's Irish Channel Flight". Flight. 17 September 1910.
- ^ Robbins, G. J.; Atkinson, J. B. (1991). The London B-Type Motor Omnibus (3rd ed.). Twickenham: World of Transport. ISBN 1-871979-04-8.
- ^ "What is her legacy?". BBC Four. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
- ^ Lewis, E. D. (1959). The Rhondda Valleys. London: Phoenix House. p. 175.
- ^ a b BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour - Women's History Timeline: 1910 - 1919
- ^ "General Election Dates 1832-2005". Parliament of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- ^ "The Pretoria Pit Disaster". The Parish of Westhoughton. Retrieved 2010-10-13.
- ^ "The Cathedral Story". Truro Cathedral. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
- ^ Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (rev. ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.
See also