When Charles Hook was born in 1891, in Aldington, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Hook, was 37 and his mother, Fanny Slingsby, was 28. He lived in Willesborough, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1901.
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.
First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.
1 English (southern): from Middle English hoke, Old English hōc ‘hook’, in any of a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made and sold hooks as agricultural implements or employed them in his work; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘hook’ of land, i.e. the bend of a river or the spur of a hill; or as a nickname (in part a survival of an Old English byname) for someone with a hunched back or a hooked nose. A similar ambiguity of interpretation presents itself in the case of Crook . In some cases the surname may be habitational from any of various places named Hook(e), from this word, as for example in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire.2 Swedish (Hö(ö)k): nickname or a metonymic occupational name from hök ‘hawk’, a soldier's name.