Today is Prince Harry's Birthday.
1587
English adventurer John Davis returns to England with important charts of Greenland, Baffin Island and Labrador.

1595
Scottish High School pupils in Edinburgh riot and shoot the City’s Bailiff, when they are refused a holiday.
 
1607
English explorer Henry Hudson, arrives in Tilbury, Essex, after failing to find Northern route to Pacific coast of Asia.
 
1643
Irelands Lord Treasurer Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, described as the "first colonial millionaire", dies in Munster.
 
1649
English Anglican minister Titus Oates, a drunkard and a perjurer, who plotted to kill Charles II, was born in Oakham.
 
1762
British forces at dawn climb Signal Hill, Torbay, Newfoundland and surprised the French garrison, who then ran away.
 
1773
Scottish tenant farmers, fleeing high rents in Loch Broom, arrive on the "Hector" and are welcomed in Pictou Canada.
 
1776
British Redcoat soldiers land at Kip's Bay, during the New York Campaign of the colonial rebellion.
 
1779
British frigates along with two supply ships on the Savannah River, are captured by the colonial rebel’s French allies.
 
1816
Britains HMS Whiting, a colonial rebellion prize schooner, goes aground chasing Irish smugglers off Doom Bar.
 
1830
England's 1st railway fatality was MP W. Huskisson, killed crossing the railway track to greet the Duke of Wellington.
 
1835
English botanist Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle, lands at (Chatham) San Cristobal, on the Galápagos Islands.
 
1860
Canada 1st royal visitor was Edward, Prince of Wales, as he starts touring British North America and the Colonies.
 
1865
Irish police raid the People offices closing them down and arresting, Rossa, Luby and O'Leary.
 
1866
Irish politician John Blake Dillon, a founding member of the Young Ireland movement, dies in Killarney.
 
1871
Britains first home-based mail order business, the Army and Navy Co-operative, post's their first catalogue.
 
1885
Canadian Grand Trunk train, in Ontario railway yard, kills a charging pachyderm Jumbo from P.T. Barnum's circus.
 
1890
English writer Agatha Christie, author of crime novels and short stories, was born in Torquay, Devon.
 
1901
English engineer Donald Bailey, who designed the emergency sectionalized Bailey bridge, was born in Yorkshire.
 
1905
Irish Olympic gold medal winner for throwing the hammer, Doc. Pat O'Callaghan, was born near Kanturk, Cork.
 
1907
Canadian Film star Vina Fay Wray, woman in King Kong's paw on top of the Empire State Bldg., was born Cardston.
 
1916
British Army use military tanks designed by Ernest Swinton for the first time in the Battle of the Somme.
 
1928
Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovered by accident, penicillin.
 
1931
Scotland’s Royal Navy Atlantic Fleet base at Invergordon, Mutinies when 1,000 sailors take industrial action.
 
1960
London for the first time has Meter maids (traffic wardens) patrolling its streets and issuing parking tickets.
 
1966
Britain’s first nuclear submarine, HMS Resolution was launched at a Barrow on Furness ship yard.
 
1979
Canadian city of Vancouver hosts the Swedish super group Abba for the opening of their first North American tour.
 
1984
Prince Harry, (Henry Charles Albert David) 5th in succession to the throne, was born in St Mary's Hospital, London.
 
1985
Britain defeat United States in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years.
 
1992
Canadian language preferences 60.5% identify English, 23.8% identify French, and 13% identify another language.
 
1999
Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO) gives £15.6 million in fees to The Corrs, Cranberries and the Chieftains.
 
2001
Ireland starts first trans-Atlantic flights to the US, priority is given to relatives of 9/11 attack on World Trade Center.
 
2016
Britain gives the French and Chinese permission to build a new £18bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Pt, Somerset
 
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(Unless otherwise indicated, all illustrations are courtesy of Wikipedia)
 


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