The Ill-fated Well at Cawnpore.
1394
Scotlands James I, Englands prisoner for 18yrs before being murdered at Perth, was born in Dunfermline, Fife.
1505
Scotland grants a Seal to Barbers and Surgeons to practice their craft. Now Edinburghs Royal College of Surgeons.
1543
Henry VIII, arrange betrothal of Mary Queen of Scots at 6 months old to Edward Prince of Wales 6yrs.
1681
Irelands Primate Oliver Plunkett, Archbishop of Armagh is hung, drawn and quartered on Tyburn hill London.
1690
King William, (Protestant), defeats King James, (Catholic) at The Battle of the Boyne on the east coast of Ireland.
1731
Scottish Viscount Adam Duncan, commander of the British fleet that defeat of Dutch off Holland, was born in Dundee.
1782
Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Is sacked and looted by American rebels and privateers.
1782
Scotland is once again allowed to wear tartan and carry weapons,(banned since the uprising for Bonnie Prince Charlie).
1837
England and Wales, established a system of the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths.
1884
Scottish detective Allan Pinkerton, son of a Glasgow policeman and head of US Secret Service during Civil War, died.
1867
British North America Act creates the Confederation and federal dominion of Canada, with John A. Macdonald as 1st PM.
1899
English actor, film star and director Charles Laughton, (Mutiny on the Bounty) was born Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
1911
British Parliament introduces the Copyright Act which will protect for 50 years an author's works after their death.
1923
Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration into the country.
1924
Irelands Free State Aer Corps is established at Casement Aerodrome located at Baldonnel, West County Dublin.
1942
Irish language writer during the Gaelic Revival, Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich died in Dublin (Aged 84)
1942
Australian State Income Tax is abolished, and the Federal Government becomes the sole collector of Income Tax.
1958
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across the country via microwave.
1958
Canada Coffer Dam across the St. Lawrence Seaway was blown up using dynamite and begins to fill with water again.
1960
Britain gives Ghana its independence, Kwame Nkrumah becomes the first President of this new Republic.
1961
Princess Diana of Wales, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, was born in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk.
 
 
1963
British Government admits that former diplomat Kim Philby, was a double agent and had worked as a Soviet agent.
1967
Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, which made Canada a federal dominion.
1969
Queen Elizabeth II, invest her son Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales, at Caernarvon Castle, Wales
1980
Canadian Song "O Canada” officially becomes the national anthem of the country.
1996
Britain introduces to first time learner drivers a written exam, in addition to the practical exam.
1997
Britain gives Hong Kong back to the Chinese after 156 years; Tung Chee-hwa was sworn in as Hong Kong's new leader.
1999
Scotland's first parliament for nearly 300 years is opened by the Queen Elizabeth II.
2006
English cricketer Fred Trueman, one of the greatest fast bowlers in history dies in West Yorkshire, and (Aged 75)
2007
England bans smoking in all public indoor spaces, this includes traditional British Pubs.
2007
Princes William and Harry host a live concert beamed to over 140 countries as a memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales
2011
Britain's New Bribery Act replaces the 1889 version, which was full of loop holes!
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