1891 in the United Kingdom

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1891 in the United Kingdom:
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Events from the year 1891 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 14 February – In the FA Cup quarter final in English Association football, a goal is deliberately stopped by handball on the goal line. An indirect free kick is awarded, since the penalty kick, proposed the previous year by William McCrum, has not yet been implemented. This event probably changes public opinion on the penalty kick, seen previously as 'an Irishman's motion'.
  • 1 to 28 February – The driest month in the EWP series with an average of only 3.6 millimetres (0.14 in).[1]
  • 9–12 March – The Great Blizzard of 1891 in the south and west of England leads to extensive snow drifts and powerful storms off the south coast, with 14 ships sunk and approximately 220 deaths attributed to the weather conditions.[2][3]
  • 17 March – The British steamship SS Utopia sinks in the inner harbour of Gibraltar after collision with the battleship HMS Anson, killing 564.[4]
  • 18 March – Official opening of the London-Paris telephone system.[5]
  • 1 April – The London–Paris telephone system is opened to the general public.[5]
  • 5 April – Census in the United Kingdom: 15.6 million people live in cities of 20,000 or more in England and Wales and cities of 20,000 or more account for 54% of the total English population.
  • 25 June – Arthur Conan Doyle's detective Sherlock Holmes appears in The Strand Magazine for the first time.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hadley Center Ranked EWP.
  2. ^ Woodward, Antony; Penn, Robert (2007). The Wrong Kind of Snow. London: Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-0-340-93787-7. 
  3. ^ Carter, Clive (1971). The Blizzard of '91. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5137-0. 
  4. ^ 562 passengers and crew from Utopia and two rescue sailors from HMS Immortalité"The Dead of the Utopia". The New York Times. 20 March 1891. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  6. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 318–319. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  7. ^ "Baptist History". Baptist Union of Great Britain. 2008. Archived from the original on 3 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  8. ^ Negev, Eilat; Koren, Yehuda (2011). The First Lady of Fleet Street: A Biography of Rachel Beer. London: JR Books. ISBN 978-1-906779-19-1. 
  9. ^ Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (2nd ed.). London: Chatto & Windus. 

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