Elizabeth Events in History

2015 Event - Queen Elizabeth II surpasses her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria as the U.K.'s longest-reigning royal with 63 years on the throne; Elizabeth II was installed on the throne at age 25 in 1952 after the sudden death of her father, George VI

2015 Event - Queen Elizabeth II officially celebrates her 89th birthday with a Trooping the Color ceremony; as part of the celebration, the Queen also knighted figures including actor Kevin Spacey and singer Van Morrison

2015 Event - Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, announce the name of their baby girl, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

2014 Event - Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, makes the first visit to the U.K. as Irish head of state; his visit reciprocates that of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland in 2011

2013 Event - The German racing horse, Novellist, wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

2013 Event - The 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation is commemorated by thousands at Westminster Abbey

2013 Event - Queen Elizabeth of the U.K. is named 'the most memorable Bond girl' for her appearance at the London Olympics. BAFTA, gave her the honorary award for her support of British film and television

2013 Event - As a precautionary measure, Queen Elizabeth II is admitted to the hospital for observation after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis

2012 Event - Queen Elizabeth II shares her Christmas Message with her Commonwealth subjects, referencing the 'humbling' experience of her diamond jubilee celebrations and the 2012 Summer Olympics;the speech is the first to be broadcast in 3D

2012 Event - United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II attends a meeting of the Cabinet for the first time, receiving a gift honoring her Diamond Jubilee; this was first time a Cabinet meeting was attended by a British monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria

2012 Event - A pop concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee takes place at Buckingham Palace, featuring artists Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, among others

2012 Event - A pageant on London's River Thames marks the highpoint of a series of events celebrating The Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II

2012 Event - Love letters written between poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning are published online by Wellesley College and Baylor University

2012 Event - Elizabeth Taylor's collection of artworks by Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas sell for over 13.7 million pounds at Christie's in London

2012 Event - Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary of becoming monarch of the U.K and seven sovereign states in the Commonwealth of Nations

2012 Event - Jamaica's new Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announces the country will become a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

2012 Event - Queen Elizabeth II appoints John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, and artist David Hockney, to the Order of Merit

2011 Event - Queen Elizabeth II makes her 16th visit to Australia, commencing in the capital city of Canberra

2011 Event - Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, Zara Phillips marries Mike Tindall, an England rugby union international

2011 Event - On his visit to the United Kingdom, U.S. President Barack Obama meets Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh

2011 Event - Queen Elizabeth II visits Ireland's Croke Park in Dublin, where the Bloody Sunday massacre of 1920 occurred during the Irish War of Independence

2011 Event - Queen Elizabeth II becomes the second-longest-reigning monarch in Britain

2010 Event - The engagement of Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall, a Rugby Union player, is announced

2010 Event - Queen Elizabeth II launches a page on Facebook; no one is allowed to 'poke' or 'befriend' her

2007 Death - Elizabeth Hardwick, dies at 91, in New York City

2003 Death - "Elizabeth ""Ma Pampo"" Israel", old woman, ", may have been world's oldest but ""undocumented"" person, ", dies at 128, disputed

2001 Death - Elizabeth Jennings, English Poet

1999 Death - Elizabeth Gray Vining, American Writer

1996 Death - Elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96

1996 Death - Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant, dies at 77

1996 Death - Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor, dies at 59

1996 Death - Elizabeth Eyre de Lanaux, designer artist/writer, dies at 102

1995 Event - Queen Elizabeth askes Prince Charles and Diana to divorce

1995 Death - Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer, dies at 79

1995 Event - Queen Mother Elizabeth undergoes hip surgery

1995 Death - Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67

1995 Death - Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer, dies at 104

1995 Death - Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer, dies at 32

1995 Death - Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker, dies at 66

1995 Death - Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62

1994 Death - Elizabeth Meyer, wife of Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47

1994 Death - Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, English composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87

1994 Death - Sara Taylor, mother of Elizabeth, dies at 62

1994 Event - Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)

1994 Event - Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse and breaks her left wrist

1993 Event - Qn Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24)

1993 Death - Margaret MacDonald, maid to Queen Elizabeth, dies at 89

1993 Event - Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth

1992 Event - Queen Elizabeth's home Windsor Castle catches fire

1992 Death - Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies

1992 Death - Elizabeth McDonald, inventor (Spic and Span), dies at 98

1992 Death - Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

1992 Birthday - Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, Columbia, South Carolina, sport pistol 1996 Olympics

1991 Event - Elizabeth Taylor weds for 8th time (Larry Fortensky)

1991 Death - Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Netherlands/Indian writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86

1991 Event - Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss

1991 Event - Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church

1991 Event - Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl is ordained in Episcopal Church

1991 Event - Queen Elizabeth becomes 1st British monarch to address U.S. congress

1991 Event - President Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game

1990 Death - Elizabeth Allan, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Camille, Java Head), dies

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

1989 Event - Queen Elizabeth II knights Ronald Reagan

1988 Event - Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989

1988 Event - Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth

1987 Death - Elizabeth Hartman, actress (Fixer, Patch of Blue), dies at 45

1986 Event - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1985 Death - Elizabeth Julesberg, author (Dick and Jane), dies

1985 Event - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1984 Event - Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) and Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed

1984 Event - Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

1984 Death - Elizabeth Goudge, English Writer

1984 Event - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1984 Event - California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital

1983 Event - Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, New York, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA

1983 Event - Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of New Zealand, crowned 32nd Miss Universe

1983 Event - Elizabeth Dole, 1st female secretary of transportation, is sworn-in

1983 Event - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1982 Event - President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth

1982 Event - Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution

1982 Event - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1981 Birthday - Elizabeth Jordan Carr, 1st American test tube baby

1981 Event - Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982

1981 Event - Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II

1981 Birthday - Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne

1981 Event - Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1980 Event - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1979 Death - Elizabeth Bishop, poet (North and South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68

1979 Death - Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

1979 Event - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1978 Event - Gerald Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin

1978 Event - Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American

1978 Birthday - Elizabeth Reid, born in Fairfax, Virginia, gymnast alternate for 1996 Olympics

1978 Event - Musical "Runaways" with Elizabeth Swados premieres in New York City

1977 Event - Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks

1976 Birthday - Shannon Elizabeth, American Actress

1976 Event - Wayne Hays, Representative-D-Ohio 1949 - 1976, resigns after scandal with Elizabeth Ray

1976 Birthday - Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, born in Auckland, New Zealand, 3k ind pursuit cyclist 1996 Olympics

1975 Event - Senator Robert Dole and Elizabeth Hanford marry

1975 Event - Pope Paul VI declares Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton 1st U.S. saint

1975 Birthday - Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint

1974 Birthday - Marissa Ryan, actress, Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad

1973 Event - Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

1973 Event - Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

1973 Death - Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73

1973 Birthday - Amanda Elizabeth Spivey, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Miss America-South Carolina 1996

1972 Birthday - Elizabeth Wolfgramm, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, singer, member of The Jets family group, composed of siblings

1972 Birthday - Elizabeth Vassey, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, actress, Emily Martin-All My Children

1972 Birthday - Elizabeth Berkley, born in Michigan, actress, Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl

1972 Birthday - Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, Australian Royalty

1972 Event - Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire

1971 Event - Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)

1971 Birthday - Elizabeth Punsalan, Syracuse, New York, dance skater, & Swallow, 1994 Olympics

1970 Birthday - Elizabeth McIntyre, Dunbar, West Virginia, Miss America-WV 1996

1970 Birthday - Elizabeth Patricia Reilly, North Providence, Rhode Island, Miss America-RI 1996

1970 Event - Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays named 1st female U.S. generals

1969 Event - John and Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)

1969 Birthday - Cate Blanchett, born in Ivanhoe, Australia, actress, Academy-Award winning performance in 'The Aviator', other films include, 'Elizabeth', 'The Lord of the Rings'

1969 Event - British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to New York

1967 Event - Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope

1967 Event - British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank, Scotland

1967 Birthday - Elizabeth Wurtzel, New York City, actress, Prozac Nation

1967 Birthday - Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg, born in Kirkland, Washington, rower, Olympics-4th-92, 96

1967 Birthday - Elizabeth Cheshire, born in Burbank California, actress, Jill-Sunshine

1967 Event - Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London

1966 Death - Elizabeth Arden, U.S. cosmetic manufacturer, dies

1966 Birthday - Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford, New Jersey, field hockey defender 1996 Olympics

1966 Death - Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90

1965 Event - Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of British Empire

1965 Event - Elizabeth Lane becomes 1st female British supreme court justice

1965 Birthday - Elizabeth Manley, born in Canada, figure skater, Olympics-Silver-88

1965 Event - Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends

1965 Birthday - Elizabeth Hurley, born in Basingstroke, England, actress, Christabel

1964 Event - Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend

1964 Birthday - Elizabeth McColgan, British running star, world record 5 km indoor

1964 Birthday - Edward Anthony Richard Louis, Prince of Britain/Elizabeth II grandson

1963 Birthday - Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer

1963 Birthday - Elizabeth Bourland, born in Costa Rica, U.S. 3x20 rifle, Olympics-7th-1996

1963 Birthday - Elizabeth Smylie, born in Perth, Australia, tennis star, 1987 Oklahoma City

1963 Event - Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York beatified (canonized in 1975)

1963 Birthday - Elizabeth Chavez, born in Santa Monica, California, WPVA volleyballer, U.S. Open-13th-91

1962 Birthday - Elizabeth Daily, actress, Street Music

1962 Birthday - Elizabeth Vargas, American Journalist

1962 Birthday - Elizabeth Berridge, Westchester, New York, actress, Amadeus, Funhouse

1961 Birthday - Elizabeth Pena, Havana Cuba, actress, La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder

1961 Birthday - Elizabeth McGovern, Evanston, Illinois, actress, Once Upon a Time in Amer

1961 Birthday - Mary Elizabeth McDonough, born in Van Nuys, California, actress, Erin-Waltons

1961 Event - Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes President of U.S. Communist Party

1961 Birthday - Roger Wessels, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, golfer, 1994 Canadian Masters

1960 Birthday - Michael Swain, Elizabeth, New Jersey, judoka, Olympics-bronze-88

1960 Birthday - "Lovely" Elizabeth, Frankfurt, Kentucky, WWF's 1st lady of wrestling

1960 Birthday - Elizabeth Perkins, Queens, New York, actress, About Last Night, Big

1960 Birthday - Elizabeth Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress, Beth-Four Seasons

1959 Event - Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse

1959 Event - Queen Elizabeth and President Eisenhower open St. Lawrence Seaway

1959 Birthday - Elizabeth Lindsey, actress, China Beach

1958 Birthday - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, born in Oak Park, Illinois, actress, Color of Money

1958 Birthday - Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg, Spokane, Washington playmate, June, 1987

1957 Event - Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits White House

1957 Event - Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia

1957 Death - Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies

1957 Birthday - Joan Benoit Samuelson, born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, marathoner, Gold Medal 1994 Olympics

1957 Birthday - Martha Elizabeth Thomsen, Moses Lake Wash, playmate, May, 1980

1954 Event - Queen Elizabeth II opens New Zealand parliament

1953 Death - Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer, dies at 89

1953 Birthday - Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II

1953 Event - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey

1953 Event - Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

1953 Birthday - Debralee Scott, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, actress, Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie

1952 Event - England replaces King George VI stamp series with Queen Elizabeth II

1951 Birthday - Elizabeth Swados, Buffalo, New York, composer/playwright, 1972 TONY

1950 Birthday - Ellen Brusse, Elizabeth Wenmakers, Dutch TV hostess

1950 Birthday - Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, Engl, Princess/olympic equestrian

1949 Birthday - Sara Lane, born in New York City, actress, Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian

1949 Birthday - Elizabeth George, American Author

1948 Birthday - Elizabeth Baur, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer

1947 Event - Future Queen Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey

1947 Event - Britain's Princess Elizabeth, marries Duke Philip Mountbatten

1947 Event - Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement

1947 Birthday - Ronald J Freeman II, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 4x400m runner, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics

1947 Birthday - Donna Elizabeth De Varona, born in Greenwich, Connecticut, swimmer, Olympic-2 gold-64

1946 Birthday - Elizabeth A. Lynn, U.S., sci-fi author, Watchtower, Red Hawk

1945 Birthday - Elizabeth Moon, American Author

1944 Birthday - Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell, U.S., sci-fi author, Jaws of Menx

1944 Birthday - R P Mardling, headmaster, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield

1943 Birthday - Elizabeth Andrews, British Politician

1943 Birthday - Elizabeth Ray, Marshall, North Carolina, congressman Wayne Hays lover

1941 Birthday - Elizabeth Hartman, Youngstown Ohio, actress, Walking Tall, Beguilled

1941 Event - Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved

1941 Birthday - Elizabeth Holtzman, Brooklyn DA, D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee

1941 Birthday - Jim Colbert, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, PGA golfer, 1969 Monsanto Open

1939 Birthday - Elizabeth Ashley, Cole, Ocala Florida, actress, Coma, Evening Shade

1939 Event - Future Queen Elizabeth of England meets future husband Philip

1939 Event - 1st king and queen of England to visit U.S., George VI and Elizabeth

1938 Birthday - Elizabeth H "Rina" Venter, South African minister of Health care

1938 Birthday - Elizabeth E Bailey, university dean, Carnegie Mellon

1938 Event - British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth," launches at Clydebank Scotland

1938 Event - Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched at Glasgow

1937 Birthday - Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor

1937 Birthday - Elizabeth Vaughan, opera soprano, Victor-Victoria

1937 Event - K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-U.S. female lawyer

1936 Birthday - Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice

1936 Birthday - Elizabeth Furse, born in Nairobi, Kenya, Representative-D-Oregon 1993 - 1999

1936 Birthday - Elizabeth Hanford Dole, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1983 - 1987

1936 Birthday - Elizabeth Dole, American Politician

1935 Birthday - Elizabeth Drew, journalist, Politics and Money: The Road to Corruption

1935 Birthday - Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist, Living legacy award-1984

1934 Event - Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

1934 Birthday - Elizabeth Allen, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, actress, Laura-Bracken's World

1933 Birthday - Elizabeth Montgomery, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Samantha/Serena-Bewitched

1932 Birthday - Elizabeth Southey, British CEO, National Federation of Women's Institutes

1932 Birthday - Elizabeth Taylor, born in London, actress, Cleopatra, violet eyes

1931 Birthday - Matthew John Rinaldo, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Representative-R-New Jersey 1973 - 1993

1930 Event - 43rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (62 62)

1930 Death - Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79

1928 Birthday - Herbert H. Bateman, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Representative-R-Virginia 1982 - 2000

1928 Birthday - Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker

1928 Birthday - Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher

1928 Birthday - Tony Williams, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, singer, Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights

1928 Birthday - Elizabeth Joan Smith, Canadian Politician

1926 Event - 40th U.S. Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (46 64 97)

1926 Birthday - Elizabeth Jennings, English Poet

1926 Birthday - Nicky Hilton, 1st husband of Elizabeth Taylor

1926 Birthday - Elizabeth, Alexandra Mary Windsor II, Queen of England, 1952-

1926 Birthday - Elizabeth II, British Royalty

1926 Birthday - Queen Elizabeth II, English Royalty

1926 Birthday - Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician, Wyoming house of Reps

1925 Birthday - Elizabeth Wilson, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, actor, Doc, East Side/West Side

1923 Birthday - Elizabeth Sellars, born in Glasgow, Scotland, actress, Chalk Garden

1923 Event - English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

1923 Birthday - Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist, After Julius

1923 Death - Sarah Bernhardt, Henriette, actress (Qn Elizabeth), dies at 77

1923 Birthday - Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, Texas, journlist/author, WNBC, New York Daily News

1922 Birthday - Benjamin Smit, Curaeaos architect, St. Elizabeth Hospital

1922 Birthday - Russell Wood, treasurer, Queen Elizabeth

1921 Birthday - Philip Mountbatten, born in Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr. Elizabeth II

1919 Birthday - Elizabeth Thomas, literary consultant

1919 Event - Harry S Truman marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence

1919 Birthday - Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer

1918 Birthday - Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant

1917 Birthday - Faye Emerson, born in Elizabeth, Louisiana, actress, I've Got a Secret

1916 Birthday - Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic, novelist, author, co-founded The New York Review of Books

1916 Birthday - Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer

1912 Birthday - Cissie Elizabeth Charlton, football matriarch

1912 Event - 1st foreign feature film exhibited in U.S. - "Queen Elizabeth" - New York City

1911 Birthday - Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, U.S. 100m sprinter 1928 Olympics gold

1911 Birthday - Elizabeth Bishop, U.S. poet, North and South, Pulitzer Prize, 1956

1910 Birthday - Elizabeth Blackwell, Hastings, 1st woman doctor of medicine

1910 Death - Elizabeth Blackwell, 1st woman physician, dies at 89

1909 Birthday - Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London

1909 Birthday - Hardy Amies, born in London, England, royal dressmaker, Queen Elizabeth II

1907 Birthday - Elizabeth Morna MacTaggart Ferrars, crime writer

1905 Birthday - Elizabeth Poston, composer

1905 Birthday - Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice

1905 Birthday - Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Netherlands/Indonesian writer, Camp diary

1903 Birthday - Elizabeth Pinkston Becker, U.S., platform diver, Gold Medal 1928 Olympics

1902 Birthday - Elizabeth Gray Vining, American Writer

1900 Birthday - Elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages

1900 Birthday - Elizabeth Bergner, Vienna Austria, actress, Catherine the Great

1900 Birthday - Elizabeth, Queen Mother Of England, King George VI's wife

1900 Birthday - Elizabeth Goudge, English Writer

1899 Birthday - Elizabeth Bowen, born in Dublin, novelist, Death of the Heart, Encounters

1894 Birthday - Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues, over 200 songs

1891 Birthday - Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer

1891 Birthday - Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim California, doubles tennis champ, 6 time Wimbled

1889 Event - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, by finishing trip following January in 72 days, 6

1889 Event - Start of South Africa's 1st Test, vs. England, Port Elizabeth

1888 Death - Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45

1887 Birthday - Dorothy Dix, Elizabeth Gilmer, journalist, advice to the lovelorn

1885 Birthday - Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, 1st lady, 1945-52

1884 Event - 1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria

1875 Birthday - Elizabeth Patterson, Savannah, Tennessee, actress, Climax, Tall Story

1869 Event - Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress

1867 Birthday - Nellie Bly, Elizabeth Cochran Seaman, journalist

1865 Death - Elizabeth Gaskell, British Novelist

1864 Birthday - Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer

1861 Death - Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, writer, dies at 55

1861 Death - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English Poet

1850 Event - Airship Elizabeth leaves in storm for Fire Island, crashes (42 die)

1850 Birthday - Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress, Stupid force

1849 Event - Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in U.S. to receive medical degree

1849 Birthday - Elizabeth Harrison, U.S., educator, National Congress of Parents and Teachers

1849 Event - Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US

1848 Event - Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott open 1st women's rights convention

1846 Event - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning elopes

1846 Event - Elizabeth Barrett and R Browning exchange last letters before eloping

1845 Birthday - Sarah Bernhardt, born in France, actress, Camille, Queen Elizabeth

1845 Event - Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin corresponding

1843 Birthday - Susan Elizabeth Blow, U.S., pioneered kindergarten education

1842 Birthday - Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator, Joan of Arc of the Civil War

1842 Event - John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in White House

1836 Birthday - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1st woman mayor in England, Aldeburgh

1828 Birthday - Josephine Elizabeth Butler, social reformer

1821 Death - Elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson), actress/author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68

1821 Birthday - Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

1821 Death - Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland

1816 Death - Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68

1815 Birthday - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Johnstown, New York, suffragist, 80 Years and More

1810 Birthday - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, London, novelist

1810 Birthday - Elizabeth Gaskell, British Novelist

1807 Event - 17 die and 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty and Elizabeth Godfrey in England

1806 Birthday - Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, poet

1806 Birthday - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet, Sonnets from the Portuguese

1804 Death - Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, poet (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66

1804 Birthday - Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator and founder, U.S. kindergarten

1802 Death - Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51

1802 Birthday - Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet, Heath's Book of Beauty

1800 Death - Elizabeth Montagu, British Writer

1780 Birthday - Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse

1774 Birthday - Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint, 1975

1768 Birthday - Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, 1st lady, 1817-25

1762 Event - James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts

1758 Birthday - Elizabeth Hamilton, author, Cats: A Celebration

1752 Birthday - Elizabeth Griscom, Betsy, Ross, flag maker

1751 Birthday - Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer

1738 Birthday - Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author and poet, Sara Burgerhart

1737 Death - Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies

1718 Birthday - Elizabeth Montagu, British Writer

1709 Birthday - Elizabeth, empress of Russia, to Peter the Great and Catherine I

1622 Birthday - Louise Hollandine, daughter of King Frederik V and Elizabeth Stuart

1613 Event - English princess Elizabeth marries earl Frederik of Palts

1613 Event - King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik

1603 Death - William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59

1603 Death - Elizabeth I Tudor, Maiden Queen, U.K. queen (1558-1603), dies at 69

1601 Death - Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth

1601 Event - Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth

1588 Event - Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I

1587 Event - English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence

1586 Event - Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth

1585 Event - English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland

1585 Event - Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands

1585 Event - English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands

1585 Event - English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I

1581 Event - Queen Elizabeth I and Francois of Anjou wed

1579 Event - Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I

1578 Event - Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir 20,000 pounds to aid Dutch rebellion

1575 Event - English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis and William Byrd music press monopoly

1571 Event - Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London

1570 Event - Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth, absolves her subjects from allegiance

1568 Event - English queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary

1566 Birthday - Robert Devereux 2nd earl of Essex/cousin/lover of Elizabeth I

1559 Event - Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey

1558 Event - Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary

1538 Birthday - Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth, 1572

1534 Death - Elizabeth Barton, St. Magd van Kent, British prophet, dies

1533 Birthday - Elizabeth, daughter of English king Henry VIII and Anna Boleyn

1533 Birthday - Queen Elizabeth I, England, 1558-1603, daughter of Henry VIII

1518 Birthday - Elizabeth Talbot, countess of Shrewsbury/builder of country houses

1503 Death - Elizabeth of York, Consort of King Henry VII, dies on 38th birthday

1503 Death - Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies

1486 Event - King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV

1465 Birthday - Elizabeth of York, London, Consort of King Henry VII