1881 - Born on the 9th of March in Winsford in Somerset, England. He was a British labour leader, politician, and statesman best known for his time as Minister of Labour in the war-time coalition government, and as Foreign Secretary in the post-war Labour government.
1892 - At the age of eleven he went to work as a labourer and as a truck driver in Bristol.
1910 - Became secretary of the Bristol branch of the Dockers' Union.
1914 - He became a national organiser for the union.
1922 - Co-founder and leaders of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU).
- He was elected the union's general secretary.
1926 - He took part in the (British) General Strike.
1935 - He made a blistering attack on the pacifists in the Labour Party.
1940 - Winston Churchill appointed him to the position of Minister for Labour and National Service.
1945 - Served as British foreign secretary.
1949 - Helped found North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
1951 - Ernest Bevin died on 14th of April. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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