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Historic English

  • 449

    Settlement of Britain by Germanic invaders begins

    Settlement of Britain by Germanic invaders begins
    The Celtish Language ended.
  • 450

    Earliest known Old English inscriptions.

    Earliest known Old English inscriptions.
  • 480

    Earliest known Old English inscriptions.

    Earliest known Old English inscriptions.
  • Jan 4, 1066

    William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, invades and conquers England.

    William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, invades and conquers England.
  • Jan 5, 1348

    English replaces Latin as the language of instruction in most schools.

    English replaces Latin as the language of instruction in most schools.
  • Jan 6, 1362

    English replaces French as the language of law. English is used in Parliament for the first time.

    English replaces French as the language of law. English is used in Parliament for the first time.
  • Jan 7, 1476

    William Caxton establishes the first English printing press.

    William Caxton establishes the first English printing press.
  • Jan 9, 1564

    Shakespeare is born.

    Shakespeare is born.
  • Table Alphabeticall, the first English dictionary, is published.

    Table Alphabeticall, the first English dictionary, is published.
  • Shakespeare dies.

    Shakespeare dies.
  • The first daily English-language newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published in London.

    The first daily English-language newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published in London.
  • Samuel Johnson publishes his English dictionary.

    Samuel Johnson publishes his English dictionary.
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation is founded.

    The British Broadcasting Corporation is founded.
  • The Oxford English Dictionary is published.

    The Oxford English Dictionary is published.