1781 Colonial Rebels defeat British at Battle of Cowpens.

 

1612
English Roundhead General Thomas Fairfax, commander-in-chief during the English Civil War, was born in Yorkshire.
 
1648
Scotland entered into an arrangement with King Charles I, which upset Parliament and starting the English Civil War.
 
1746
Scotland’s Bonnie Prince Charlie, and his Jacobite rebels defeat the English at the battle of Falkirk Muir.
 
1773
Captain James Cook and the crew of HMS Resolution, become the first Europeans to sail across the Antarctic Circle.
 
1775
Ireland’s most precocious and most erratic genius, Thomas Dermody, was born in Ennis county Clare.
 
1795
Scottish Curling Society in Duddingston is established, becoming one of the oldest curling clubs in existence.
 
1781
British Redcoats and Loyalists forces are routed at the Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina, by colonial rebel militia.
 
1820
English poet and novelist Anne Brontë, daughter of a poor Irish clergyman was born in Haworth parsonage, Yorkshire.
 
1827
Britain appoints a new Commander-in-Chief to the British Army, Irish politician Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.
 
1852
Britain recognizes the independent Boars colony of the Transvaal in the South African Republic.
 
1856
Irish journalist Joseph Haydn, author of Dictionary of Dates, die's in Crawley Street, Oakley Square, London.
 
1861
Irish dancer Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, "Spanish dancer “and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, dies in New York.
 
1863
English P.M David Lloyd George, who introduced old-age pensions, is born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, near Manchester
 
1885
British forces defeat a Dervish army led by Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
 
1861
Canadians in Montreal protests and hold a mass meeting over the forced return of escaped slaves to America.
 
1861
London plumber, Mr. Thomas Crapper (His real name) patents Flush toilets and receives a royal warrant.
 
1866
Irish musician, George Petrie, who preserved many of Ireland’s irreplaceable harp tunes, dies.in Dublin.
 
1896
British Engineer H J Lawson, buys dormant German motorcar Co Daimler, and starts manufacturing Cars in Coventry.
 
1912
English explorer Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole, but Norwegian Roald Amundsen beats him by a month.
 
1928
English "a rock star" hairdresser, Vidal Sassoon, creator of simple geometric hair styles, was born in London.
 
1933
Canadian province of Newfoundland asks Britain's Royal Commission to solve its financial difficulties.
 
1945
British prisoners of war (1500) in Auschwitz concentration camp are evacuation by Nazis as Soviet forces closed in.
 
1957
Canada's Royal Navy commissions its first and only aircraft carrier, HMCS Bonaventure.
 
1961
Canada return Polish national treasures stored in Canadian vaults for safekeeping during World War II, to Warsaw.
 
1964
Britains BBC TV comedy show Steptoe and Son was the most popular ever, (copied by America as Sanford and Son).
 
1964
Irelands Campaign for Social Justice (CSJ), the forerunner of the civil rights movement is formed.
 
1968
British Leyland was formed; from British Motor Holdings Ltd, merging with the Leyland Motor Corp. Ltd.
 
1986
British and other foreign nationals are evacuated from Aden during their civil war, by the Royal yacht Britannia.
 
1991
British, American, French and Saudi aircraft bomb military targets in Iraq, including an oil refinery and Baghdad airport.
 
2000
Irish student nurses protest in Galway’s streets, over Government plans to charge them to finish their nursing courses.
 
2008
British Airways Flight 38 crash lands just short of Heathrow Airport, no fatalities but Boeing 777 is a complete loss.
 
2013
Scottish Oil workers in the Sahara, held hostage by Muslim terrorists, are freed by Algerian Military rescue team.
 
2021
Britain has 89,261 deaths to-date, but has mass inoculated 3-half million people at 140 jabs per minute.
 
2021
Britain still ban American travelers, now 396,353 dead, 23,022 this week still no organized inoculation working centers.
 

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