30th August - Hubert Cecil Booth patented they vacuum cleaner.
2nd October - The first British submarine was launched in Barrow.
10th December - Nobel Prizes awarded for the first time.
16th December - A Young Offenders Detention Centre was opened in Borstal, Kent.
16th June - Henry Ford formed a new motor company.
7th January - A distress signal CQD, the forerunner of SOS was established.
12th March - Britain's first electric main-line train ran from Liverpool to Southport.
21st July - The 4,607 mile long Trans-Siberian Railway was completed after 13 years.
13th December - The Metropolitan Underground line went electric.
17th December - American inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright took off for a few minutes in the first ever flight.
17th May - A typhus epidemic breaks out in the East End of London.
1st July - Albert Einstein produced his theory of relativity.
17th February - The Liberal Party gained power in a landslide General Election victory.
19th February - Will Kellogg established the Battle Creek Toasted Cornflake Company.
8th March - The British Empire currently reached across one-fifth of the world's land surface.
7th April - Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupts.
17th June - The largest, fastest passenger liner, the Lusitania, was launched in America.
3rd October - SOS International distress signal replaced call sign CQD.
25th July - Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scout Movement.
10th December - Rudyard Kipling won the Nobel Prize for Literature for The Jungle Book.
31st August - W.G.Grace retired from cricket.
1st January - The first payment in the UK of Old Age Pensions and was 5/- per week.
15th January - Europe's worst earthquake in Messina in southern Italy.
16th January - South Pole reached by Shackleton.
15th April - Britain's largest department store, Selfridges, opened in London.
29th April - Lloyd George announces a 'People's Budget', raising taxes to fund the first pensions for the over-seventies.
28th September - The House of Commons confirmed that nine Suffragette prisoners arwere being force fed.
13th January - Opera was broadcast on radio for the first time.
26th January - Record floods in Paris devastate the city.
1st February - The government opens the first eighty labour exchanges to aid the unemployed.
8th March - The first Pilots Licence issued.
20th May - Halley's Comet pases within 13 miles of the earth.
15th June - Captain Scott sets out on his expedition to the Antarctic.
27th August - American Thomas Edison demonstrates the first talking motion pictures.
7th September - Marie Curie isolates the first pure sample of radium.
18th November - Suffragettes storm the Houses of Parliament.
7th March - The first non-stop flight from Paris to London is made in three hours.
3rd April - Figures show that Britain's population has grown to 45 million.
31st May - The SS Titanic was launched at the Shipyard of Harland and Wolf in Belfast.
23rd June - King George V was crowned.
14th December - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen beats Captain Scott to the South Pole.
17th January - Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole.
To be continued