Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill was a notable statesman and author, he is best known for leading the United Kingdom through World War II. - AsNotedIn

Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. - Winston Churchill, Perth, Scotland, 28 May 1948, in Churchill, Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 & 1948 (London: Cassell, 1950), 347

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. - Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 22 October 1945

We are all worms. But I do believe that I am a glowworm. - Winston Churchill to Violet Asquith, daughter of Rt Hon Sir Herbert Asquith
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1874/11/30 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is born at 1:30 in the morning at Blenheim Palace to Lord Randolph Churchill and Lady Randolph Churchill, Blenheim Palace. Born Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire Winston Churchill's Birthday
1882/11/03 November 3. Churchill enters St George's School, Ascot. Education
1884/09/16 September 16. Churchill enters the Misses Thomson School, Hove. Education
1886/03/00 March. Churchill is ill with pneumonia. He is treated by Dr Robert Roose, and Lord and Lady Randolph rush to their son's bedside. Health
1888/04/17 Winston Churchill enters Harrow in the lowest form. He graduated from the school in 1892. Education The Old Schools, Harrow School Harrow On The Hill, Harrow
1891/12/21 December 21. Churchill departs for France where he will spend the holidays with a French family in order to improve his ability in the language. Education
1892/04/08 Churchill wins the Public School Fencing Championships by beating fencers from Brafield and Tonbridge in tournament held at Aldershot. Education
1892/08/00 August. Churchill learns the results of the entrance examination for Sandhurst. He fails the exams, placing 390 out of 693 candidates. Education
1893/01/10 January 10. During a stay at Bournemouth, Churchill falls thirty feet from a bridge. He is unconscious for three days before making a slow recovery. Health
1893/02/00 February. Churchill is sent to Captain James's crammer in London for six months in order to pass the entrance examination for Sandhurst. He passes the examination on his third attempt. Education
1893/08/03 August 3-29. In the company of his brother Jack and Eton tutor, JDG Little, Churchill completes a walking tour in Switzerland. At Lausanne Churchill and Jack nearly drown while rowing on the lake. Visitor
1893/09/01 After passing the exam for the British Royal Military College on his third try, Winston Churchill enters Sandhurst. Education Old Building, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
1894/12/00 December. Churchill passes out of Sandhurst eighth out his class of 150. Education Old Building, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
1895/02/20 Winston Churchill is commissioned as a cornet (second lieutenant) in the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. He trained as a cavalry officer at Beaumont Riding School. Education Beaumont Riding School Aldershot
1895/11/00 November-December. Churchill visits the United States and then travels to Cuba to observe the Spanish Army, then engaged in operations against Cuban rebels. He begins his career as a journalist by sending articles from Cuba to theDaily Graphic, a London Visitor
1896/10/01 October 1. Posted to India, Churchill disembarks at Bombay with his regiment and entrains for Bangalore. Military
1897/07/26 While on leave in England, Churchill delivers his first political speech at a meeting of the Primrose League in Bath. Politician
1897/09/01 September 1. Churchill joins the Malakand Field Force on the North West Frontier of India. Military
1898/03/14 Churchill's first book,The Story of the Malakand Field Force, is published. Author
1898/07/00 Winston Churchill writes his mother from Paris, "Bravo Zola! I'm happy to witness the complete debacle of this monstrous conspiracy Spectator Dreyfus Affair
1898/08/02 August 2. Churchill joins the 21st Lancers which forms part of Lord Kitchener's expedition to the Sudan. Military
1898/09/02 September 2. Churchill takes part in the cavalry charge of the 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman. Military
1899/02/24 February 24. As a member of the Hussars polo team, Churchill wins the prestigious Inter-Regimental Polo Tournament in India. Sports
1899/03/00 March. Churchill departs India. He resigns his army commission in order to enter British politics. Military
1899/07/06 July 6. Churchill unsuccessfully contests the by-election at Oldham for the Conservatives, losing by fifteen hundred votes. Politician
1899/10/14 October 14. Churchill departs for South Africa to cover the Anglo-Boer War as a correspondent for the Morning Post. Reporter
1899/11/06 The River War, Churchill's account of the reconquest of the Sudan, is published. Author
1899/11/15 November 15. Churchill is captured by the Boers and imprisoned in a POW Camp in Pretoria. Captive
1899/12/12 December 12. Churchill escapes from the Boers and reaches Durban 11 days later. Captive
1900/02/01 Churchill's only novel, Savrola, is published. Churchill later remarks, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it." Author
1900/02/28 February 28. After temporarily rejoining the British army, Churchill takes part in the relief of Ladysmith. Military
1900/05/16 London to Ladysmith, the first of Churchill's two books on the South African War, is published. Author
1900/06/02 Winston Churchill cycles through Boer-held Johannesburg ahead of the British troops. Military
1900/10/01 Churchill is elected as Member of Parliament for Oldham for the Conservatives. Member of Parliament Oldham Greater Manchester
1900/10/12 Churchill's second book on the South African War, Ian Hamilton's March, is published. Author
1900/11/00 Churchill makes a lecture tour of Britain. Speaker
1900/12/00 Churchill makes a lecture tour of the United States and Canada which lasts until February 1901. During the tour he meets Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, and the American writer also named Winston Churchill. Speaker
1901/02/18 February 18. Churchill makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons, in which he bitterly criticizes the war in South Africa saying "if I were a Boer I hope I should be fighting in the field." Member of Parliament Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1902/12/10 December 10. Churchill present at the ceremony for opening of the Aswan dam. Dignitary Aswan Egypt
1904/00/00 Churchill meets Clementine Hozier at a ball in Crewe House, home of the Earl of Crewe. Groom Crewe Hall Crewe Green Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1904/05/31 May 31. After disagreements with the Balfour Government over Free Trade, Churchill quits the Conservative Party and joins the Liberal Party. Member of Parliament
1905/12/09 December 9. Churchill is appointed Under Secretary of State for the Colonies. Member of Parliament
1906/01/02 January 2. Churchill's two-volume biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, is published. Author
1906/01/13 January 13. Churchill is elected Member of Parliament for Manchester, Northwest, for the Liberals. Member of Parliament
1907/04/00 April-May. Churchill attends the Colonial Conference held in London. Member of Parliament
1907/04/00 Violet Asquith, daughter of Rt Hon Sir Herbert Asquith (Prime Minister between April 1908 to December 1916) encounters Winston Churchill one April weekend at Lady Desborough's Taplow Court. Visitor Taplow House Hotel Taplow Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1907/05/01 May 1. Churchill becomes Privy Counsellor. Member of Parliament
1907/10/00 October. Churchill departs for a tour of East Africa, which includes traveling through Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt. Visitor
1908/04/08 Churchill is invited by Herbert Asquith to be President of the Board of Trade - the youngest man to join the British Cabinet in almost half a century. President of the Board of Trade Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1908/04/12 April 12. Churchill is appointed to the cabinet as President of the Board of Trade. He takes a prominent role in enacting the government's program of social legislation creating trade boards, labour exchanges, and unemployment and sickness insurance. Work
1908/04/24 April 24. Churchill is defeated at a by-election for Manchester, Northwest as a Liberal candidate. Member of Parliament
1908/05/09 May 9. Churchill is elected Member of Parliament for Dundee, for the Liberals. Member of Parliament
1908/08/10 Strolling together on the Blenheim Palace grounds, Winston and Clementine take refuge from a sudden rainstorm in the Temple of Diana where Winston proposes marriage to her. Groom Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1908/08/24 Wanting to explain to Violet his decision to marry Clementine, Churchill boards a train at Kings Cross for the 14-hour journey to Cruden Bay. A furious Clementine will threaten to call off the wedding. Life Kings Cross Station London Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1908/08/24 At Slains Castle, Violet and Churchill have a very long talk. Winston tells her that he has made the right decision to marry Clementine, but that he and Violet should still remain close friends. Life Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1908/09/12 Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill are married by the Bishop of St Asaph at St Margaret's, Westminster. Groom Church Of St Margaret, Westminster Westminster Abbey Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1908/10/00 Winston and Clementine return from their honeymoon in Italy to Winston's bachelor pad at 12 Bolton St, London. Bolton was Winston's home form 1905-1909. Home Bolton Street London Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1908/12/00 Churchill's "My African Journey" is published. Author
1909/03/00 Mr and Mrs Winston Churchill move to 33 Eccleston Square. Home 27-41, Eccleston Square Sw1 Eccleston Square Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1909/07/11 Churchill's first child, Diana Spencer Churchill, is born. Father
1909/09/06 September 6. Churchill delivers a combative and controversial speech on Lloyd George's budget at the Palace Theatre, Leicester. Member of Parliament
1909/11/13 November 13. Churchill is attacked by Miss Theresa Garnett, a suffragette, with a dog whip at Bristol railway station. Member of Parliament
1910/01/00 Churchill is reelected Member of Parliament for Dundee for the Liberals. Member of Parliament
1910/02/14 Winston Churchill is appointed Home Secretary. Member of Parliament
1910/11/08 Churchill sends army troops and Metropolitan police to Tonypandy, Wales, to maintain order during a mining strike. Member of Parliament
1910/12/08 Churchill is reelected Member of Parliament for Dundee for the Liberals. Member of Parliament
1911/01/03 January 3. Churchill appears in person to observe the police siege of two anarchists barricaded in a house in Sidney Street, East London. Member of Parliament
1911/05/28 May 28. Churchill's son, Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill, is born. Father
1911/06/22 June 22. Churchill and Clementine ride in the procession for the coronation of King George V. Dignitary
1911/10/23 PM Herbert Asquith appoints Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty. Churchill pushed for the development and effective use of new weapons, military aviation and the development of "land ships," later renamed "tanks," in an effort to deceive the enemy. Work Admiralty House The Admiralty
1913/00/00 Although he never solos, Churchill takes up flying and makes many flights. Life
1914/07/28 July 28. Churchill orders the British naval fleets to take up battle stations. Member of Parliament
1914/10/03 October 3-6. Churchill organizes and accompanies the expedition to defend Antwerp. Member of Parliament
1914/10/07 October 7. Sarah Millicent Hermione Churchill, Churchill's second daughter, is born. Father
1914/11/00 First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, proposes to break through to Russia and seize Constantinople via a naval attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula on the Dardanelles, the narrow 38-mile strait that links the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. British Planner The Admiralty London Gallipoli Campaign
1915/02/19 The Royal Navy begins bombardment of Turkish fortifications at the Dardanelles. First Lord of the Admiralty Gallipoli Campaign
1915/05/25 Churchill is dismissed as First Lord of the Admiralty by Prime Minister Asquith. British Planner Gallipoli Campaign
1915/05/27 May 27. Churchill is appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Politician
1915/06/00 June. While at Hoe Farm in Surrey, Churchill takes up painting. Painter
1915/11/18 Winston Churchill joins the Grenadier Guards regiment in France. Military Winston Churchill on the Western Front
1916/02/16 Churchill's temporary headquarters near the front lines in France are shelled during breakfast. British Lieutenant Colonel Winston Churchill on the Western Front
1916/03/07 While on leave from the front, Churchill suffers a severe political setback when he condemns the government's conduct of the war in a speech in the House of Commons and calls for the return of Sir John Fisher as First Sea Lord. Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1916/05/07 After six months' service in the trenches, Churchill returns to Britain to resume his political career. Politician Winston Churchill on the Western Front
1917/07/17 Prime Minister David Lloyd George, who had worked with Churchill since 1904, brings him out of the "political wilderness" and appoints him Minister for Munitions. Minister for Munitions War Office London
1917/07/30 July 30. Churchill is reelected Member of Parliament for Dundee for the Liberals. Politician
1918/11/11 On the night of the Armistice, Winston Churchill dines with Lloyd George and F E Smith at 10 Downing Street. UK Leader 10, Downing Street Sw1 London Armistice Day
1918/11/15 Clementine Churchill gives birth to Winston's forth child, Marigold Frances Churchill. Father
1918/12/14 Winston Churchill is reelected Member of Parliament for Dundee for the Liberals. Politician
1919/01/09 Churchill is appointed Secretary of State for War and Air. UK Leader
1919/02/14 Churchill attends the Paris Peace Conference and unsuccessfully presses for military intervention in the Russian Civil War, February 14-17. UK Leader
1919/11/17 The report of the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors is released. It concludes that it was "primarily due to the receptivity, courage, and driving force of the Rt Hon Winston Spencer Churchill that the general idea of the use of such an instrument of Inventor
1919/11/30 Churchill's "Will America Fail Us?" is published in the Illustrated Sunday Herald. Churchill explains to the British people why America was retreating into isolationism and away from the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. Author Treaty of Versailles
1919/11/30 Churchill's "Will America Fail Us?" is published in the Illustrated Sunday Herald. Churchill explains to the British people why America was retreating into isolationism and away from the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. Author League of Nations
1921/02/13 February 13. Churchill is appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies. He is a member of the Cabinet committee that negotiates a treaty with the leaders of the Irish Rebellion. UK Leader
1921/03/12 March 12-22. Churchill chairs the Cairo Conference on the future of Iraq and British policy in the Middle East. UK Leader
1921/03/20 March 20. Churchill, Clementine, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gertrude Bell ride horses to Great Sphinx. Visitor Great Sphinx Giza
1921/03/20 March 20. Churchill, Clementine, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gertrude Bell visit the pyramids. Visitor Great Pyramid of Khufu Giza
1921/08/27 Marigold Frances Churchill is burried on Saturday in London's Kensal Green cemetery. Grieving Father Tomb Of Marigold Churchill Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensington
1921/12/06 December 6. Churchill is one of the signatories of the treaty between Great Britain and Ireland. UK Leader
1922/00/00 Winston Churchill's fourth daughter, Mary Churchill, is born the same day the Churchills buy Chartwell Manor, making it their home until his death in 1965. Home Chartwell Westerham
1922/09/00 September-October. Churchill supports Prime Minister Lloyd-George in the Chanak Crisis. UK Leader
1922/11/15 Churchill is defeated in the general election at Dundee, standing as a National Liberal candidate. He later writes, "I found myself without office, without a seat, without a party, and even without an appendix." Politician
1923/04/10 Churchill's account of the First World War, World Crisis, is published. The fifth and last volume of the work is published in 1931. Author
1923/12/06 December 6. Churchill is defeated in the general election at Leicester West standing as a Liberal candidate. Politician
1924/03/19 March 19. Standing as an Independent Anti-Socialist candidate, Churchill is defeated at the by-election for Westminster Abbey. Politician
1924/10/29 October 29. Churchill is elected as a Member of Parliament for Epping as a Constitutionalist candidate. Politician
1924/11/06 Churchill is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer. Assuming any war was at least ten years away, Churchill strongly opposes the Admiralty's plans for building warships, the development of naval aviation and a naval base in Singapore. Chancellor of the Exchequer 11, Downing Street Sw1 London
1925/01/14 January 14. Churchill attends the Inter-Allied Finance Conference held in Paris. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer
1925/04/28 April 28. In his first budget as Chancellor, Churchill returns Britain to the Gold Standard at the prewar parity. Politician
1926/05/05 May 5-13. During the General Strike, Churchill edits the British Gazette, a newspaper published by the government. Work
1926/07/07 July 7. Churchill speaks in a raucous debate on the British Gazette in the House of Commons. He declares, "I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire." Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1926/07/12 In London, Churchill signs an agreement for the settlement of the War Debt of France to Great Britain. Politician
1927/01/08 January 8. While in Malta, Churchill plays his last game of polo. Life
1927/01/14 January 14. During a visit to Rome, Churchill meets Italian leader Benito Mussolini. Politician
1928/10/10 October 10. Under the occupation of bricklayer, Churchill is admitted to the Amalgamated Union of Building Trades Workers. Life
1929/05/30 May 30. Although Churchill is reelected as a Member of Parliament for Epping for the Conservatives in the general election, the Conservatives lose the election and he leaves cabinet office. Politician
1929/08/14 Mackenzie King host Winston Churchill at the Moorside on the Mackenzie King Estate, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Visitor Winston Churchill's 1929 North American Tour
1929/09/00 While visiting Hollywood, Churchill invest half of his 22,000 pound ($1,650,000 in 2015) publishing advance in American stocks through E F Hutton. Investor Stock Market Crash of 1929
1929/09/29 Winston Churchill is lavishly entertained in California by William Randolph Hearst. Visitor Hearst San Simeon Estate San Simeon Winston Churchill's 1929 North American Tour
1929/10/00 Churchill has lunch with Chaplin on the set of City Lights. Churchill also enjoys daytime studio tours and late-night parties with the film world's elite. Visitor City Lights Winston Churchill's 1929 North American Tour
1929/10/18 Churchill's gains with E F Hutton doubled to $420,000 ($6.3 million in 2015). Investor Stock Market Crash of 1929
1929/10/19 Winston Churchill visits Camp Hoover. Visitor Camp Hoover Shenandoah National Park Winston Churchill's 1929 North American Tour
1929/10/24 Churchill visits the NY Stock Exchange. At the opening bell, share prices fell by an average of 11 percent. Bankers slowed the panic by authorizing the exchange to bid for large blocks of leading shares. The Dow Jones index closed down 2 percent. Visitor New York Stock Exchange New York City Stock Market Crash of 1929
1929/10/24 Churchill visits the NY Stock Exchange. At the opening bell, share prices fell by an average of 11 percent. Bankers slowed the panic by authorizing the exchange to bid for large blocks of leading shares. The Dow Jones index closed down 2 percent. Visitor New York Stock Exchange New York City Winston Churchill's 1929 North American Tour
1929/10/25 On the advice E F Hutton broker William Van Antwerp, Churchill purchases another $26,500 ($397,500 in 2015). Investor Stock Market Crash of 1929
1929/10/30 Bernard Baruch feeling partially responsible, gives Churchill a $7,200 ($108,000 in 2015) personal profit he had made on a single share. Investor Stock Market Crash of 1929
1929/12/13 December 13. Churchill speaks at his installation as Chancellor at Bristol University. Work
1930/10/20 Churchill's autobiography,My Early Life, is published. Author
1931/01/27 January 27. Churchill resigns from the Conservative shadow cabinet over policy for India and enters the "wilderness." Politician
1931/02/23 February 23. Churchill opposes India's constitutional negotiations in a speech to the West Essex Conservatives in which he calls Gandhi "a seditious Middle Temple lawyer." Life
1931/10/27 October 27. Churchill is reelected as a Member of Parliament for Epping for the Conservatives in the general election. Politician
1931/12/13 Churchill is seriously injured by a car while crossing Fifth Ave in New York. Churchill is left bleeding and bruised. He turn the experience into a newspaper article - "New York Misadventure", Daily Mail, 5 January 1932. Health Winston Churchill's 1932 American Tour
1932/00/00 Winston Churchill visits Beneventum Plantation. Visitor Beneventum Plantation House Georgetown Winston Churchill's 1932 American Tour
1932/00/00 Barnard Baruch entertains Winston Churchill and his daughter Diana. Guest Hobcaw Barony Georgetown Winston Churchill's 1932 American Tour
1932/02/13 February 13. Churchill is received at the White House by President Hoover. Visitor The White House Washington, DC Winston Churchill's 1932 American Tour
1932/05/13 May 13. In a speech to the House of Commons, Churchill warns against France and Germany being equal in military strength saying he would ask those who do, "Do you wish for war?" Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1932/11/10 Churchill's book "Thoughts and Adventures" is published. Author
1932/12/12 December 12. Churchill gives the bride away at the wedding of his daughter Diana to John Bailey held at St Margaret's, Westminster. Father of the Bride Church Of St Margaret, Westminster Westminster Abbey
1933/06/28 June 28. Churchill speaks on India at a meeting of the Conservative Central Council in London, but fails to change the government's policy. Politician
1933/10/06 "Marlborough", Churchill's biography of his ancestor, is published. The fourth and last volume in the work is published in 1938. Author
1933/11/07 Churchill warns that Germany has already begun to rearm in the House of Commons. Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1934/03/08 March 8. In a parliamentary debate over Air Estimates, Churchill urges an increased spending on the Royal Air Force and stronger air defenses. Politician
1934/11/28 Churchill warns in a speech in the House of Commons that Germany will reach parity in air strength in 1935. Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1935/05/21 May 21. Churchill attends the funeral of T E Lawrence at Moreton Church, Dorset. Mourner Parish Church Of Ss Magnus The Martyr And Nicholas Of Myra Moreton
1935/07/09 July 9. Churchill joins the Committee of Imperial Defence on Air Defence Research. Politician
1935/09/16 September 16. Churchill gives the bride away at the wedding of his daughter Diana to Duncan Sandys held at St Ethelburga's Church, Bishopsgate. There are three children from the marriage: Julian (born 1936), Edwina (born 1938), and Celia (born 1943) Father of the Bride
1935/10/29 Germany makes a diplomatic protest to Britain over an article written by Churchill about Hitler that was published in theStrand. Politician
1935/11/14 W Churchill is reelected as a Member of Parliament for Epping for the Conservatives. Politician
1936/11/00 November-December. Churchill incurs great unpopularity by advising and supporting King Edward VIII during the Abdication Crisis. Politician Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1936/11/12 Churchill makes a brilliant speech in the House of Commons in the defense debate. Politician Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1936/12/07 Churchill can not make himself heard amid the uproar and is shouted down in the House of Commons as he pleads on the King's behalf. Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1936/12/07 Churchill can not make himself heard amid the uproar and is shouted down in the House of Commons as he pleads on the King's behalf. Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1937/10/04 "Great Contemporaries" by Winston Churchill is published. Author
1938/03/14 March 14. Churchill speaks on the German annexation of Austria in the House of Commons. Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1938/06/24 A collection of Churchill's speeches, Arms and the Covenant, is published. Author
1938/10/05 October 5. Churchill denounces the Munich Agreement in the House of Commons as "a defeat without a war." Politician Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1939/06/27 Churchill's "Step by Step" is published. Author
1939/07/00 July. A large billboard appears in the Strand, London which reads "What Price Churchill?" Politician
1939/09/03 Churchill is appointed First Lord of the Admiralty with a seat on the war cabinet. By April 1940, he will become chairman of the Military Coordinating Committee. First Lord of the Admiralty Admiralty House The Admiralty United Kingdom Enters World War II
1939/10/01 October 1. Churchill makes his first radio broadcast of the war. First Lord of the Admiralty
1939/10/04 October 4. Churchill attends the marriage of Randolph Churchill to Pamela Digby at St John's, Smith Square. There is one son from marriage, Winston Churchill, Jr., who was born on October 10, 1940. Father of the Groom St John's Smith Square Concert Hall London
1940/05/13 Winston Churchill replaces Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister. Chamberlain resigned after losing a confidence vote in the House of Commons. Prime Minister 10, Downing Street Sw1 London
1940/05/13 Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his first speech to the House of Commons, "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat...". Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1940/05/13 Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his first speech to the House of Commons, "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat...". Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster United Kingdom Enters World War II
1940/06/00 June. Churchill makes a visit to France for discussions with the Reynaud government. His offer of an Anglo-French Union is rejected by the French cabinet. UK Prime Minister
1940/06/04 Winston Churchill's speaks of the great military disaster at Dunkirk and warns of the expected invasion by Nazi Germany to the House of Commons. "We shall fight on the beaches..." Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster United Kingdom Enters World War II
1940/06/04 Winston Churchill's speaks of the great military disaster at Dunkirk and warns of the expected invasion by Nazi Germany to the House of Commons. "We shall fight on the beaches..." Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1940/06/18 Churchill speech at the House of Commons end with: Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.' Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster United Kingdom Enters World War II
1940/06/18 Churchill speech at the House of Commons end with: Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.' Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1940/08/00 August. Churchill negotiates the "Destroyers for Bases" agreement with President Franklin Roosevelt in which Britain obtains fifty American destroyers in exchange for leases on bases in the West Indies, Bermuda, and Newfoundland. The agreement is finalize UK Prime Minister
1940/08/20 Churchill addresses the House of Commons about the airmen who were fighting the Battle of Britain, the air war between the German Luftwaffe and Britain's Royal Air Force. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster
1940/10/09 October 9. Churchill accepts the leadership of the Conservative Party. UK Prime Minister
1940/12/00 December. Churchill urges President Roosevelt to provide material and economic support to the British war effort which eventually results in the "Lend-Lease Agreement." UK Prime Minister
1940/12/18 Churchill visits Harrow for its "Songs Night," an annual pilgrimage he will make for the next 20 years. UK Prime Minister The Old Schools, Harrow School Harrow On The Hill, Harrow
1941/00/00 Winston Churchill stays at The Swan and Royal between 1940 and 1941 during his visits to Sir Frank Whittle's jet engine factory. Guest Swan And Royal Hotel Clitheroe
1941/00/00 Prime Minister Winston Churchill's headquarters during World War II were a bunker beneath Treasury building, London. May 1940 until 28 March 1945. Military HM Treasury and the Churchill War Rooms London
1941/02/09 February 9. Churchill makes the "Give Us the Tools" speech in a broadcast from London. UK Prime Minister
1941/06/22 June 22. Churchill offers aid to the Soviet Union after the German invasion that began earlier that day in a broadcast from London. UK Prime Minister
1941/08/09 August 9-12. Churchill meets President Roosevelt aboard HMSPrince of Walesand USSAugustaat Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The Atlantic Charter is drafted and signed by Churchill and Roosevelt. UK Prime Minister
1941/12/07 Churchill is at Chequers when he learns of the Japanese attack and speaks with Roosevelt by telephone. UK Prime Minister
1941/12/22 W Churchill arrives in the United States for the Washington Conference. Lasting until January 14, 1942 the conference coordinates the combined war effort. With President Roosevelt, he lights the National Christmas tree. UK Prime Minister
1941/12/26 Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, addresses US Congress during his visit to America. "I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way round, I might have got here on my own." Prime Minister United States Capitol Washington, DC
1941/12/30 During a brief visit to Canada, Churchill addresses the House of Commons. UK Prime Minister
1942/02/19 February 19. The composition of Churchill's new War Cabinet is announced. UK Prime Minister
1942/03/00 March. Sir Stafford Cripps is dispatched by Churchill and the cabinet to India to negotiate a constitutional settlement. UK Prime Minister
1942/05/26 May 26. The Anglo-Soviet Treaty is signed in London by Churchill and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheskav Molotov. UK Prime Minister
1942/06/18 June 18. Churchill arrives in Washington by air for meetings with Roosevelt. UK Prime Minister
1942/06/19 Before the 2nd Washington Conference, FDR and Churchill meet at Hyde Park, June 19-20. Roosevelt would later say "Great fellow, that Churchill, if you can keep up with him". UK Prime Minister Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site Hyde Park
1942/08/00 Churchill flies to Cairo with his senior advisers to review the military situation in the Middle East. He dismisses Gen Auchinleck from command and appoints Gen Alexander in his place with Lt-General Bernard Montgomery to command the Eighth Army. UK Prime Minister
1942/08/12 August 12. Churchill arrives in Moscow for meetings with Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. UK Prime Minister
1943/01/14 January 14-24. At the Casablanca Conference, Churchill and President Roosevelt decide on a policy of "unconditional surrender" for the enemy. UK Prime Minister
1943/01/30 January 30. Churchill meets Turkish President Ismet Inonu at Adana in southern Turkey. UK Prime Minister
1943/05/11 May 11-25. At the second Washington Conference, Churchill and Roosevelt agree to delay the invasion of France in May 1944. UK Prime Minister
1943/05/19 May 19. Churchill addresses the US Congress in Washington. UK Prime Minister
1943/06/01 June 1. Churchill addresses British soldiers at the Roman Amphitheatre in Carthage. UK Prime Minister Archaeological Site of Carthage Tunis
1943/08/17 August 17-24. Churchill leads the British delegation of diplomatic and military advisors at the First Quebec Conference with President Roosevelt. UK Prime Minister
1943/11/00 November-December. At the Cairo Conference Churchill and Roosevelt are joined by Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek in discussions of allied strategy. UK Prime Minister
1943/11/28 November 28-December 1. At the Tehran Conference Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet together for the first time. UK Prime Minister
1943/12/12 Churchill falls ill with pneumonia in Tunisia and convalesces in Marrakesh from late December 1943 to January 1944. UK Prime Minister Marrakesh Morocco
1944/05/00 May. Churchill attends the Dominion Prime Ministers Conference held in London. UK Prime Minister
1944/06/06 June 6. At midday Churchill addresses House of Commons announcing the liberation of Rome and the Normandy landings. UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1944/06/12 June 12. Six days after D-Day, Churchill visits the Allied forces in Normandy. UK Prime Minister D Day
1944/08/10 August 10-28. Churchill travels to Algiers, visits the Italian front, and observes the amphibious landings in southern France. He holds conversations with Yugoslav Partisan leader Tito in Naples and has an audience with Pope Pius XII in Rome. UK Prime Minister
1944/09/12 September 12-16. At the Second Quebec Conference, Churchill and Roosevelt meet to discuss Allied strategy and plan for the post-war occupation of Germany. UK Prime Minister
1944/10/09 October 9-19. At the Moscow Conference with Joseph Stalin, Churchill agrees to zones of influence in Eastern Europe. UK Prime Minister
1944/11/10 November 10-14. Churchill visits recently liberated Paris with Charles De Gaulle and inspects the frontlines at Vosges. UK Prime Minister
1944/12/25 December 25-29. Churchill is in Athens to negotiate an agreement between Greek political factions. UK Prime Minister
1945/00/00 Sir Winston and Lady Churchill live at No 28 from 1945 until Winston's death in 1965. No 27 provided office accommodation for his staff. Home Winston Churchill Residence Hyde Park Gate
1945/02/02 UK Prime Minister Churchill meets with US President Roosevelt and the Combined Chiefs of Staff aboard the USS Quincy at the Grand Harbour, Malta. UK Prime Minister City of Valletta Malta
1945/02/04 February 4-11. Churchill attends Yalta Conference with President Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin. UK Prime Minister
1945/02/15 February 15. Churchill meets with Roosevelt aboard an American cruiser in the harbour at Alexandria, Egypt. UK Prime Minister
1945/02/16 February 16-17. In Egypt, Churchill holds separate meetings with the Emperor of Ethiopia, King Ibn Saud, the King of Egypt and the president of the Syrian Republic. UK Prime Minister
1945/03/05 March 5. Churchill observes the operations of the 21st Army Group in the crossing the Rhine. UK Prime Minister
1945/05/08 May 8. Churchill announces the end of the war in Europe in the House of Commons. UK Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster World War II Ends
1945/05/08 May 8. Churchill announces the end of the war in Europe in the House of Commons. UK Prime Minister Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1945/05/23 May 23. With the surrender of Germany, the British coalition government is dissolved. Churchill forms a "Caretaker Government" and a general election is scheduled. UK Prime Minister
1945/06/04 June 4. In his first broadcast of the election, Churchill makes his Gestapo speech. UK Prime Minister
1945/07/16 In Berlin, Churchill inspects the ruins of Hitler's Chancellery and bunker. UK Prime Minister Berlin Germany World War II Ends
1945/07/17 July 17-25. At the Potsdam Conference, Winston Churchill, US President Harry Truman and Soviet Communist leader Joseph Stalin meet at Cecilienhof Palace to discuss Japan's surrender terms and Europe's post-war boundaries. UK Prime Minister Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Berlin World War II Ends
1945/07/17 July 17-25. At the Potsdam Conference, Winston Churchill, US President Harry Truman and Soviet Communist leader Joseph Stalin meet at Cecilienhof Palace to discuss Japan's surrender terms and Europe's post-war boundaries. UK Prime Minister Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Potsdam World War II Ends
1945/07/26 The results of the general election are announced. The Conservatives are defeated and Clement Attlee succeeds Churchill as Prime Minister. Churchill is reelected as a Member of Parliament and becomes Leader of Opposition in the House of Commons. UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1946/01/01 January 1. Churchill is awarded the Order of Merit. UK Prime Minister
1946/01/14 Churchills disembark from the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth (probably Pier 90) in New York City. Visitor USS INTREPID (aircraft carrier) New York City Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/01/30 Mr and Mrs Winston Churchill enjoy a day at the Hialeah race track. Life Hialeah Park Race Track Hialeah Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/02/00 January-March. Churchill travels to the United States and Cuba and visits President Truman at the White House. UK Prime Minister The White House Washington, DC Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/05 With Truman in attendance, Churchill delivers his 'Iron Curtain' speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Speaker Sinews of Peace Westminster College Gymnasium Fulton Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Churchills and Eisenhowers arrive at Broad Street Station on a special 5 car sleeper train from Washington, DC. Visitor Broad Street Station Richmond Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Eisenhower and Churchill speak to the Virginia General Assembly. Churchill: "Colonial Williamsburg was the cradle of the Gt Republic in which more than 150 years afterwards the strong champions of freedom were found to have been nursed." Speaker Virginia State Capitol Richmond Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Clementine, Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie, travel by train to Williamsburg and tour Colonial Williamsburg in a horse-drawn carriage. Visitor Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower and Clementine and Winston Churchill tour College of William and Mary. Visitor Wren Building, College of William and Mary Williamsburg Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 At the Raleigh Tavern, Churchill and Eisenhower enjoy Scotch and Soda in the Tap Room while Clementine and Mamie have tea in the Apollo Room. Visitor Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/08 Churchill, Clementine and Dwight Eisenhower and his wife Mamie attend a banquet at the Williamsburg Inn hosted by Mr and Mrs John D Rockefeeler III. Visitor Williamsburg Inn Williamsburg Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/03/12 Churchill pays his respects at the grave of his wartime colleague Franklin D Roosevelt at Hyde Park, New York, with Roosevelt's widow, Eleanor Roosevelt, looking on. Visitor Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site Hyde Park Winston Churchill's 1946 American Tour
1946/09/19 September 19. After receiving an honorary degree at Zurich, Churchill delivers a speech urging the creation of a "kind of United States of Europe." Life
1947/02/11 February 11. Churchill gives the bride away at the wedding of his daughter Mary to Christopher Soames held at St Margaret's, Westminster. There are five children from the marriage: Arthur (born 1948), Emma (born 1949), Jeremy (born 1952), Charlotte (born Father of the Bride Church Of St Margaret, Westminster Westminster Abbey
1947/02/23 February 23. With Churchill in attendance his brother, John Strange Spencer Churchill, dies at the age of 67 in London. Family
1947/05/03 Churchill exhibits two paintings, Winter Sunshine and The Loup River, are exhibited at the Royal Academy. He submitted his works under the name of David Walker. Painter Royal Academy Including Burlington House And Galleries And Royal Academy Schools Buildings London
1948/05/07 May 7. Churchill attends the inaugural Congress of Europe at The Hague. UK Leader
1948/06/21 The first volume of Churchill's "The Second World War" is published. The sixth and final volume of the work is published in 1953. Author
1948/11/02 Churchill attends a luncheon at the Savoy in honor of the marriage of his son Randolph to June Osborne. There is a daughter from the marriage, Arabella, born 30 November 1949. Father of the Groom The Savoy Hotel London
1949/03/00 March-April. Churchill visits the United States. Visitor
1949/08/25 August 25. Having established a racing stable earlier in the year, Churchill's horse, Colonist II, wins at the Salisbury races. Owner
1950/02/23 February 23. Although Churchill is reelected Conservative Member of Parliament for Woodford, the Labour Party under Attlee retain power in the general election. Member of Parliament
1951/10/25 Churchill is reelected Conservative Member of Parliament for Woodford. The Conservative Party wins the general election and Churchill returns as Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. Prime Minister 10, Downing Street Sw1 London
1952/01/04 January 4-22. Churchill visits North America to hold meetings with Truman in Washington and Prime Minister Louis St Laurent in Ottawa. UK Prime Minister
1952/01/17 January 17. Churchill addresses the United States Congress in Washington. UK Prime Minister United States Capitol Washington, DC
1952/02/07 February 7. Churchill pays tribute to King George VI as a "model" sovereign in a eulogy broadcast from London. UK Prime Minister
1952/03/01 March 1. Churchill relinquishes duties as Minister of Defence, while remaining as Prime Minister. UK Prime Minister
1953/04/24 April 24. Queen Elizabeth II confers the Knight of the Garter on Churchill. Life
1953/06/02 Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon Guest, UK Prime Minister Westminster Abbey London Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
1953/06/23 June 23. Churchill suffers a serious stroke. Health
1953/10/10 October 10. Churchill addresses the Conservative party conference at Margate. UK Prime Minister
1953/10/15 Winston Churchill is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Nobel Prize
1953/12/04 December 4-8. Churchill attends the Bermuda Conference with President Dwight Eisenhower and French Prime Minister Joseph Laniel. UK Prime Minister
1954/06/14 June 14. Churchill is installed as a Knight of the Garter. Life
1954/06/25 June 25-30. Churchill visits the United States and Canada to meet President Eisenhower in Washington and Prime Minister Louis St Laurent in Ottawa. Visitor
1954/10/09 October 9. Churchill speaks on "Peace through Strength" at the Conservative party conference at Blackpool. UK Prime Minister
1954/11/30 In Westminster Hall, members of the House of Commons and House of Lords honor Sir Winston Churchill with a portrait of himself painted by Graham Sutherland. Churchill said it had "force and candour", but he also thought is was "filthy" and "malignant". UK Prime Minister Westminster Hall Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill's Birthday
1955/04/05 April 5. At the age of eighty, Churchill resigns as Prime Minister. He declines the offer of a dukedom from Queen Elizabeth II to remain as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons. UK Prime Minister Buckingham Palace London
1955/05/26 May 26. Churchill is reelected Member of Parliament for Woodford for the Conservatives. Member of Parliament
1956/04/23 April 23. The first volume ofA History of the English Speaking Peoplesis published. The fourth and final volume of the work is published in 1958. Author
1956/05/10 May 10. Churchill is awarded the Charlemagne Prize at Aachen, Germany. Life
1958/09/12 September 12. Churchill and Clementine mark their Golden wedding anniversary at the Villa Capponcina, Lord Beaverbrook's estate in France. Groom Marriage of Clementine Hozier and Winston Churchill
1959/05/06 May 6. Churchill speaks on "Union of the English-Speaking Peoples" at the White House. Speaker The White House Washington, DC
1959/09/01 September 1. Churchill attends a reunion dinner hosted by Eisenhower at the residence of the American ambassador in London with many of the leading military figures of the war in attendance. Guest
1959/10/08 October 8. Churchill is reelected Member of Parliament for Woodford for the Conservatives. Member of Parliament
1960/04/06 Charles de Gaulle visits Churchill at his home on Hyde Park Gate, London. Host Winston Churchill Residence Hyde Park Gate
1961/04/00 April. Churchill makes his final visit to the United States. Visitor
1963/04/09 After a vote of both houses of Congress, President John F Kennedy confers honorary American citizenship on Winston Churchill. Too ill to attend, Churchill's son Randolph accepts on his behalf at a White House ceremony. Life The White House Washington, DC
1963/10/19 October 19. Churchill's daughter Diana dies by suicide. Family
1964/04/19 Winston Churchill Memorial's groundbreaking ceremony Guest of Honor Winston Churchill Memorial Fulton
1964/07/27 Winston Churchill attends the House of Commons for the last time. Member of Parliament Houses Of Parliament Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill in the House of Commons
1964/10/15 Churchill does not stand as a candidate at the October 15, 1964 general election and steps down as a Member of Parliament. Member of Parliament
1964/11/30 Churchill makes his last public appearance at the window of No 28 Hyde Park Gate on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Life Winston Churchill Residence Hyde Park Gate
1965/01/24 Sir Winston Churchill passes away at 28 Hyde Park Gate, London. Died Winston Churchill Residence Hyde Park Gate Winston Churchill's Funeral
1965/01/27 Winston Churchill lies in state at Westminster Hall where 300,000 people pay their respects, January 27-30. Memoriam Westminster Hall Palace of Westminster Winston Churchill's Funeral
1965/01/30 A state funeral for Sir Winston Churchill is held at St Paul's Cathedral. Memoriam Cathedral Church Of St Paul London Winston Churchill's Funeral
1965/01/30 Sir Winston Churchill is buried during a private ceremony at the Church of St Martin in the village of Bladon. Memoriam Church Of St Martin Bladon Winston Churchill's Funeral
1966/00/00 The first volume of "Winston S Churchill", the official biography of Churchill's life, is published. The first two volumes are written by his son Randolph. After Randolph's death, Sir Martin Gilbert assumes the authorship of the biography. Author
1968/06/06 June 6. Randolph Churchill dies at his home at East Bergholt, Suffolk. Family

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