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British House of Commons
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords . Both Commons and Lords meet in the Palace of Westminster. The Commons is a democratically elected body, consisting of 650 members , who are known as Members of Parliament...
Timeline of Events
1791
3.4.1791
A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).
1812
5.11.1812
Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
1892
7.6.1892
Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
1901
2.18.1901
Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons.
1914
5.25.1914
The United Kingdom's House of Commons passes the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.
1941
5.10.1941
World War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.
1947
7.4.1947
The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before British House of Commons, suggesting bifurcation of British India into two sovereign countries – India and Pakistan.
1979
3.28.1979
The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government, precipitating a general election.
1992
4.27.1992
Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
2007
3.7.2007
British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.