1086 Brighton is recorded in the Domesday Book as Bristelmestune. The little fishing village is valued at £12 and is charged an annual rent of 4,000 herring.
1750 Dr Richard Russell of Lewes, who had been sending his patients to bathe at Brighthelmstone for many years, publishes De Tabe Glandulari, advocating seawater and sea bathing for all manner of ills.
1858 Woodingdean Well is green-lit by Brighton’s Board of Guardians. Although proposed as a money-saving source of water, the well takes four years to dig, and it remains the deepest hand- excavated well in the world to this day.
1896 In Novemb ber the Mayor and Mayo ress open Magnus Vo olk’s sea- going train, which carries passengers above e the waves between Brighto n and Rottingdean. It cl oses for good in 1900 .
18961 The decrepitd Royal SuspensionS ChainC Pier, the firstfi major pier t o be built in BrightonB in 1823,1 is destroyedd by a winterw storm.
1972 A small march is held by members of the Sussex Gay Liberation Front – an event which later evolved to become the city's annual Pride March. 1974 OOn 66 AAprilil ththe BBrightoniht DDome hhostst the Eurovision Song Contest. ABBA win the competition with ‘ Waterloo’, while the UK entry, Olivia Newton-John with ‘ Long Live Love’, finishes in fourth place.
2011 Work on The Keep in Brighton begins. Two years and £15 million later, the building opens housing the East Sussex and Brighton Royal Pavilion and Museums collections.
2016 In Novvember, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will celebratte the 120th anniversary of the ‘Emancipation Run’ of 1896. The firstfi run to take in Brighton took place in 1899.