1568 Mary Queen of Scots escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
1194
King Richard I of England, Duke of Normandy, and Count of Anjou. Gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
 
1316
Scotland’s Edward Bruce, the brother of King Robert the Bruce, is crowned High King of Ireland.
 
1497
English port of Bristol watches John Cabot set sail to follow Columbus route to Asia but discovers Canada instead!
 
1536
Henry VIII, 2nd Wife Anne Boleyn is imprisoned in the Tower on charges of adultery, incest, treason, and witchcraft.
 
1559
Scottish clergyman John Knox, a Protestant denomination reformation leader returns after a period of exile in Geneva.
 
1568
Mary Queen of Scots escapes from Loch Leven Castle in Scotland and sails to the safety of the French court.
 
1602
English explorer George Weymouth departs from Ratcliffe, on Discovery looking for a northwest passage to China.
 
1610
James I grants London and Bristol Company a hunting and fishing monopoly on Newfoundland’s the Avalon Peninsula.
 
1611
King James I sponsored version of the Bible in English is published and becomes the standard English language Bible.
 
1670
King Charles II grants his cousin and a group of investors a permanent charter to the North American fur trade.
 
1750
British Army officer John André who helped Benedict Arnold, and who colonial rebels hung as a spy, was born in London
 
1779
Scottish writer John Galt, a friend of Lord Byron and who wrote the first biography of the tragic poet, was born in Irvine.
 
1785
British Capt. Horatio Nelson seized the American schooner "Amity" for the trading of St Kitts in the British Caribbean.
 
1797
Britain's Royal Navy mutiny over bad pay and poor conditions in Spithead spread to the rest of the fleet.
 
1858
Irish-Greek writer Edith Oenone Somerville, author of "The Experiences of an Irish R. M," was born in Corfu, Greece.
 
1819
Canadian Gov Gen John Campbell founder of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, died on the Isle of Wight
 
1923
Ireland's sixth president, Dr. Patrick John "Paddy” Hillery is born in Spanish Point, County Clare.
 
1936
Anglo/Indian Popstar Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George Dorsey), was born in Madras, Indian.
 
1945
Irelands Taoiseach Eamon de Valera sends condolences to Dublin's German Ambassador, on Adolf Hitler's death.
 
1952
England's De Havilland's Comet, the world's first jet airliner makes its maiden flight from London to Johannesburg.
 
1959
Scotland's first nuclear power station opened at Chapelcross.
 
1962
Canada officially peg’s its currency to the US $ at 92.5 cents.
 
1964
England's first woman MP to sit In the House of Commons, Nancy Astor, died in Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire.
 
1969
British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
 
1982
British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano, during the Falklands War.
 
1982
Irish Government affirms its neutrality in the Falklands conflict, and opposes EEC sanctions against Argentina!
 
1986
Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open the Vancouver World Exposition, with over 54 countries participated.
 
2003
Irish box office tickets for the Rolling Stone concert in Dublin, sell over16, 000 in the first two minutes of sales
 
2010
British Company discovers high-quality crude Oil at the proposed Falkland Islands Sea Lion site.
 
2014
English media publicist' Max Clifford, is sentenced today for indecent assault on women over the last 20 years.
 
2015
England’s Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her 2nd child (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana), fourth in line to the throne.
 
2021
Britain intrudes Covert19 ID card to allow entrance to sports and music events, as 15 million people now inoculated.
 
2021
Britain still bans American travelers, who now have 576,702 dead, now people are starting to refuse the vaccine.
 
2021
English football team Manchester United fans, delay the game and invade pitch in protest against the owner.
 
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