Englands Salisbury cathedral has worlds oldest working clock.

1258
England’s Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, home of the world’s oldest working clock (AD 1386), is consecrated.
 
1503
Canada's oldest European named landmass Newfoundland, is first mentioned in Daybook of tax’s for King Henry II
 
1580
English privateer Sir Francis Drake returns to Plymouth, with spices and treasurer, after a 3-year trip around the world.
 
1586
English Jesuit priest John Ballard was executed for trying to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I in the Babington Plot.
 
1689
Scottish catholic Jacobite forces are defeated at Boyle, Co. Roscommon by the Inniskilling Protestants yeomen.
 
1746
Scotland Bonnie Prince Charlie evaded capture and left the country aboard the French frigate L'Heureux to France.
 
1745
British and Canadian royalist forces destroy the French settlement at Three Rivers, Prince Edward Island.
 
1777
British Redcoats surprise colonial rebel's near Paoli, Pennsylvania, at what is now known as the Paoli Massacre.
 
1793
English navy officer Fletcher Christian, who was master's mate on board H.M.S Bounty, dies on Pitcairn Island.
 
1803
Irish nationalist Robert Emmet, republican, orator and rebel leader is tried and executed for high treason in Dublin.
 
1841
Canadian Governor General Charles Poulet Thomson dies of tetanus, caused by a fall from his horse.
 
1854
British and French forces at great loss defeat the Russians, at the Battle at Alma Krim during the Crimean War.
 
1854
Britain awards the first Victoria Crosses for acts of bravery to troops fighting the Russian army in the Crimean War
 
1857
British Indian troops loyal to the East India Company recapture Delhi, and end The Indian Rebellion.
 
1911
British cruiser HMS Hawke collided in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight with the White Star Line's RMS Olympic.
 
1917
England opens its 1st Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) animal clinic in Liverpool.
 
1918
Irish Republican newspapers are banned from publishing and printing by the British Government.
 
1920
Britains Royal Irish Constabulary temporary constables, called the Black and Tans capture Kevin Barry in Dublin.
 
1931
Britain abandoned the gold standard and devalued the pound by a third, to stop speculation, over sailor’s strike.
 
1942
British Government, due to WWII, asked households to bathe in no more than 5 inches of water, to conserve fuel.
 
1948
London’s prestigious Earls Court Motor shows, unveils the countries first economy car, the Morris Minor.
 
1964
English pop band The Beatles' end their first tour of America with a free charity concert in New York City Park.
 
1967
Scotland’s John Brown's shipyard at Clydebank launched the new passenger liner Queen Elizabeth II (QE2).
 
1968
Dublin city streets are patrolled by Traffic wardens for the first time.
 
1972
Scottish police arrested for possession of marijuana "Beatle' Paul McCartney, at his farm in the Mull of Kintyre.
 
1972
Canadian RCMP bomb squad defuses a letter bomb in a park, after removing it from the Israeli Consulate.
 
1975
Scotland’s tartan-clad teenybopper sensations the Bay City Rollers make their U.S. debut on Saturday Night Live.
 
1997
Princess Diana's tribute "Candle in the Wind'' written by Elton John, became the best-selling single of all time.
 
2000
London's MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
 
2002
English footballer Brian Clough, a prolific goal scorer with Middlesbrough and Sunderland, died in Derby.
 
2012
Britains views Apple’s new mapping service for iPhone with suspicion, because of users’ errors and inaccuracies.
 
2020
Britain and Europe still ban American travelers visiting, till the country controls the corona 19 virus outbreak.
 
2020
Britain 41,804 dead, 175 this week going into lockdown, America no lockdown, 202,716 dead, 8,018 this week.
 
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