1718 British Navy kill Blackbeard the Pirate .

1515
Scotland's James V Consort Mary of Guise, an astute and capable stateswoman was born in Bar-le-Duc, France
 
1547
Scotland's Earl of Argyll with 3,000 troops besiege Broughty Castle, overlooking the mouth of the Firth of Tay.
 
1564
English Baron of Cobham, Henry Brooke, who was implicated in a Plot against James I, was born in Cobham, Kent.
 
1594
English Privateer Sir Martin Frobisher, who explored the Arctic, looking for the Northwest Passage, dies in Plymouth.
 
1718
English pirate Edward Teach "Blackbeard', was killed by Royal Navy Lt Robert Maynard, in hand to hand combat.
 
1774
English Army officer Baron Clive of Plassey, often referred to as 'Clive of India', died, from an overdose of opium.
 
1753
Irish lawyer and politician Richard John Uniacke, Attorney General of Nova Scotia, was born at Castletown Ireland.
 
1808
English travel agent Thomas Cook, who pioneered railway excursion package tours, was born in Derbyshire.
 
1880
English novelist George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), "Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch" was born in Warwickshire.
 
1830
Irish nationalist Justin McCarthy, novelist, liberal historian, and British Member of Parliament, was born in Cork.
 
1837
Canadian journalist William Mackenzie's essay "To the People of Upper Canada" calls for rebellion against Britain.
 
1869
Scotland's Dumbarton shipyard launches the Cutty Sark, one of the last clippers ever built, now a Greenwich museum.
 
1869
Irish jailed felon Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, wins a Tipperary by-election in abstentia, but is declared ineligible.
 
1900
Welsh journalist and novelist Tom Macdonald, author of “The White Lanes of Summer", was born in Cardiganshire.
 
1900
English composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, gambler, philander, and friend of dramatist W. S. Gilbert, dies in London.
 
1912
Irish poet Donagh MacDonagh, a prominent representative of lively Irish entertainment was born in Dublin.
 
1913
English composer Benjamin Britten, best known for his operas “Peter Grimes and Billy Budd" was born in Lowestoft.
 
1928
Britain's Bank of England's issued the first ever ten-shilling note, it featured a vignette of Britannia on one side.
 
1943
British PM Winston Churchill, U.S. Franklin Roosevelt, and Chinas Chiang Kai-Shek met in Cairo, to discuss Japan.
 
1946
British manufacture starts to make a new revolutionary pen, "The Biro", invented by Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro.
 
1963
Canada's Stock Exchange in Toronto closes in mid-session, with the news of Press John Kennedy's assassination.
 
1963
Irish writer C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, dies in Oxford.
 
1970
England’s national Bank officially withdraws the ten-shilling note as it ceased to be legal tender.
 
1971
Scottish teenagers with their 19 yrs. old female instructor, die buried beneath snow on the Cairngorm Mountains.
 
1977
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
 
1990
British PM. Margaret Thatcher withdrew from the Conservative Party leadership election, ending of her premiership.
 
1993
English writer Anthony Burgess, whose novel, "A clockwork Orange", was made into a film, dies in St Johns wood.
 
1995
Britain's most prolific female serial killer, Rosemary West, gets life in jail for murdering of 10 young women and girls.
 
2000
Irish striking taxi drivers blockading Dublin airport, brings the threat of serious confrontation with Gardaí.
 
2001
Scottish politician Jack McConnell is elected First Minister of Scotland, after Henry McLeish resigned.
 
2003
England's rugby team won the World Cup, by beating Australia 20-17 in a very tenses final game in Sydney.
 
2013
Britains former chairman of the Co-operative Bank Paul Flowers, is arrested by police on drug related charges.
 
2020
Britain and Europe still ban American travelers visiting, till the country controls the corona 19 virus outbreak.
 
2020
Britain 55,364 dead, 3,344 this week, America, 257,428 dead, 11,485 this week. Still no national face mask order.
 
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