February 27: Labour party
Founding of the Labour Party
Founding of the Labour Party
1st wireless message across Atlantic by Marconi
Inhabited houses 1800
The promenade is extended to run around the base of the castle ruins under direction of Borough Surveyor, Rees Jones, and a cost of £16,000 Rubble was mined from the hill just above Queen's Rd and taken, by horse drawn carts that ran on a mini railway constructed along the prom, to the new prom extension.
The 3rd railway line to Aberystwyth opened. The 19km narrow gauge line from to was built to transport lead and zinc ore from Devil's Bridge to Aberystwyth Harbour.
1st flight by Wright brothers
Completion of the Natwest Bank Building
Meeting of enthusiasts at the Lion Royal Hotel proposed an annual national agricultural show.
Gogerddan Arms -> New Black Lion -> by 1835 Lion Royal Hotel -> Padarn Hall
The First Royal Welsh show held over 2 days in August on 'Vicarage Fields' Aberystwyth. The next five Royal Welsh Shows were also held in Aberystwyth.
Einstein publishes Special Theory of Relativity
Opening of the United Theological College on the site of the Customs House (it was closed in 2002)
King Edward VII grants a charter for a National Library of Wales to be situated in Aberystwyth
Designed by Alfred Cross the Edward Davies Memorial Chemical Laboratories (the first purpose built chemistry department in Britain) were opened by Lord Asquith. The department was closed down in 1988
A large explosion (10-20 megatons of TNT) above the Tunguska river in Siberian Russia. This is believed to have been caused by a large meteoroid exploding in the atmosphere.
Along with sweet, bitter, salty and sour, umami is one of the basic flavours that is detected on the tongue. Umami is a savoury flavour of tomatoes, mushrooms, cheese, potatoes, crisps, and meats. The term was coined by Kikunae Ikeda in Japan when is isolated the main flavour ingredient (glutamate) of kelp.
Bakelite - 1st commercial synthetic plastic
The National Library of Wales opens to the public in its temporary home in the Assembly Rooms - currently used by the university for Music & Education.
In spring Cheshire Infantry Brigade encamped at Lovesgrove and Bow Street followed later in the year by the whole Welsh division
Storm Devastates the Promenade, the north end of which needs to be rebuilt(cf Storms in 1703, 1866, 1887, 1896, 1927, 1938, 1987, 1866)
National Union of Teachers held its annual conference this week at Aberystwyth
Cheshire Infantry Brigade return to camp at lovesgrove
Visit of Second Division, Home Fleet.
National Library of Wales foundation stone laid by King George V and Queen Mary.
Golf course opened at the top of Constitution Hill
The Titanic sinks
Heavy and continuous rain. Brooks and streams were flooded to an extent not known for years[web]
Training camp for territorial troops
General Theory of Relativity published by Einstein
Irish Easter rebellion suppressed in Dublin by British troops
The 1st stage of the new building for the National Library of Wales opens to the public.
National Eisteddfod held in Aberystwyth
The inaugural address of the universities autumn session is 'One Welshman' [Thomas Jefferson] by Whitelaw Reid
Women (aged over 27) win the right to vote - but it will be 10 years before they achieve parity with men and women over 20 can vote.
In just 18 months a world-wide flu epidemic kills between 50 and 100 million people.
Upwards of 225,000 died of flu in Britain.
After being invited to retire Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer moved back to Britain where a public collection for him raised £26,000.
Founding of the Department of International Politics
Assembly Rooms are converted into University Student's Union
... and in Wales mainly in Cardiganshire. At Devil's Bridge, about ten miles east of Aberystwyth, more than 4 inches is reported[web]