Book - 1891

Times Newspapers - 1891
Times Newspapers
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Events 1891

14 February – In the FA Cup quarter final in English Association football, a goal is deliberately stopped by handball on the goal line. An indirect free kick is awarded, since the penalty kick, proposed the previous year by William McCrum, has not yet been implemented. This event probably changes public opinion on the penalty kick, seen previously as 'an Irishman's motion'.

1 to 28 February – The driest month in the EWP series with an average of only 3.6 millimetres (0.14 in).

9–12 March – The Great Blizzard of 1891 in the south and west of England leads to extensive snow drifts and powerful storms off the south coast, with 14 ships sunk and approximately 220 deaths attributed to the weather conditions.

17 March – The British steamship SS Utopia sinks in the inner harbour of Gibraltar after collision with the battleship HMS Anson, killing 564.

18 March – Official opening of the London-Paris telephone system.

1 April – The London–Paris telephone system is opened to the general public.

5 April – Census in the United Kingdom.

25 June – Arthur Conan Doyle's detective Sherlock Holmes appears in the Strand Magazine for the first time.