The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1 English: from Middle English angel ‘angel’ (from Latin angelus), probably applied as a nickname for someone of angelic temperament or appearance or for someone who played the part of an angel in a pageant. As a North American surname it may also be an Americanized form of a cognate European surname, as for example Italian Angelo , Rumanian Anghel, Czech Anděl, or Hungarian Angyal.2 German: ethnic name for a member of a Germanic people on the Jutland peninsula; members of this tribe invaded eastern and northern Britain in the 5th–6th centuries and gave their name to England. See Engel .3 Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): from the Latin personal name Angelus.