Scottish Pirate John Paul Jones, spiking the cannons at English port of Whitehaven.
 
1304
King Edward I besiege Scotland's Stirling Castle. It surrenders three months later when the food runs out.
1635
Scottish poet William Alexander Earl of Stirling, a favorite of Charles I is given land grants in Port Royal, Nova Scotia.
1659
England’s Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell disbands parliament.
1662
King Charles II gives a charter to the Royal Society of London; it became an important center of scientific activity.
1671
Ireland is prohibited from importing from the colonies sugar, tobacco and other produce, by England's Navigation Act.
1692
English colonial farmer Edward Bishop is jailed for proposing flogging, as a cure for witchcraft.
1778
English inventor from Cornwall James Hargreaves, who designed and built the spinning jenny, dies in Nottingham.
1778
Scottish Pirate John Paul Jones, led colonial rebels attack on English port of Whitehaven, spiking the shore batteries
1812
Scottish statesman and Gov General of India James Ramsey, marquis of Dalhousie, was born Dalhousie Castle.
1833
English mining engineer Richard Trevithick, inventor of world’s 1st steam railway locomotive, died in Dartford, Kent.
1834
Britain proclaims that the South Atlantic island of St Helena is a crown colony protectorate.
1838
Scottish built in Leith, 703-ton paddle steamer SS Sirius, is the first ship to cross the Atlantic entirely powered by steam.
1869
Scottish minister Patrick Bell, inventor of the reaping machine, forerunner to today's combine harvester, dies.
1916
British citizen and violinist Sir Yehudi Menuhin, was born in New York City, America.
1918
Ireland holds a general strike, in protest against Britain's attempts to introduce military conscription into the country.
1930
Britain, Japan and America sign an agreement to regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
1933
English pioneering car manufacturer and Co-founder of Rolls-Royce, Sir Frederick Royce died in West Sussex.
1943
Britain central bank, in an effort to combat forgery, removed from circulation and stopped printing £1,000 notes.
1950
British musician Peter Frampton best known for his solo work in the '70s as a rocker was born in Beckenham, Kent.
1959
Canadian soap actress Catherine Mary Stewart, "Kayla Brady in Days of Our Lives", was born in Edmonton, Alberta.
1964
British businessman Greville Wynne was swapped for the Russian spy Gordon Lonsdale.
1967
Irish writer, Walter Macken, author of "Rain on the Wind" dies at home in the gaeltacht village, Menlo, Galway.
1969
British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
1972
British ocean rowers Sylvia Cook and her swashbuckling boyfriend John Fairfax, are first to row across Pacific Ocean.
1979
Canada's Blind Society receives benefits from Rolling Stones show as part of Keith Richards release on drug charges.
1980
Canada boycott's Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, to protest Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
1983
Britain performs nuclear test at the American test site in Nevada.
1999
Irelands first unionist leader Mr. David Trimble meets the Pope in Rome, but no photographs of the two men together.
2000
British telephones make the Big Number Change, moving to eight-digit numbers.
2003
Irish Gardaí is to be given hand-held cameras to record drink-related offences at pubs, nightclubs and at takeaways.
2006
Canadian worst combat loss since Korean War, 17 soldiers are killed by Taliban roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
2012
Canadian police clash with protesting students in Québec over the proposed 75 percent increase in University fees.
2013
Welsh Police from Machynlleth, stop searching for missing five-year-old April Jones after almost seven months.
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