1752 The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
1755 British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council order the deportation of the Acadians. Thousands of Acadians are sent to the British Colonies in America, France and England. Some later move to Louisiana, while others resettle in New Brunswick.
1807 The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
1834 Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
1838 Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
1840 Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
1885 The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
1887 Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
1930 Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire." beginning the Salt Satyagraha.