1864– St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
The Life of William
When William Brown was born in 1864, in St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, George James Brown, was 43 and his mother, Ellen Montague, was 40. He lived in London, Middlesex, England in 1871.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale
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.
English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.