Prince George Drowned in Malmsey Wine

1478
Edward IV accuse Brother George of treason, so has him drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine at the Tower of London.
1504
England’s future king Henry VIII at the ripe old age of twelve years, was invested as Prince of Wales.
1517
Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon's daughter Mary was born in the Palace of Placentia at Greenwich, London.
1637
Anglo-Dutch convoy of 50 ships was attacked by Spanish fleet off Cornwall, destroying or capturing 20 of them.
1678
English writer John Bunyan's book Pilgrim’s Progress is published while he was in jail for preaching without a license.
1788
English clockmaker John Whitehurst, who invented the "pulsation engine" a device for raising water, dies in London.
1797
Scottish commander Sir Ralph Abercrombie, with Britain's West Indies fleet invades the Island of Trinidad.
1842
English soap manufacturer Thomas Hazlehurst, who built a 300 ft. chimney to help remove pollution, dies in Cheshire.
1842
Scotland's Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway after 4 yrs. open Glasgow Dundas St station, now called Queen's Street.
1871
English inventor Harry Brearley, who is credited with "rustles steel" ("stainless steel”), was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
1876
Britain opens a direct telegraph line to New Zealand.
1900
British Imperial forces at the Battle of Paardeberg suffer their worst single-day loss of life in the 2nd Boar war in S.A.
1913
Welsh Rabbi Leslie Hardman the 1st Army Chaplain to enter Belsen concentration camp, was born in Port Talbot.
1921
Northern Irelands last Prime Minister Brian Faulkner, who serves 1971 to 1972, was born in Helen's Bay, Co. Down.
1929
English military historian Len Deighton, author of the spy novel "The Ipcress File", was born in London.
1931
Irish society cat burglar, Peter Scott, who said he gave all his money to head waiters and tarts “was born in Belfast.
1943
Scottish actor David Graeme Garden OBE, comedian and TV presenter (the Goodies.) was born in Aberdeen.
1946
Britains Royal Navy repressed a mutiny by 20,000 India sailors on 78 ships and 20 shore bases in Bombay.
1948
Irish actress Sinéad Cusack, (Much Ado About Nothing and in Rock 'n' Roll) was born in Dalkey, County Dublin.
1949
BBC radio transmits the first Hughie Greens Opportunity Knocks show, which later moved to ITV television.
1955
Canadian professional wrestler Raymond Rougeau, also a French language TV presenter was born in Quebec.
1957
British Colonial Government in Kenya executed Mau Mau terrorist leader and murderer Dedan Kimathi Waciuri.
1957
New Zealand farmer Walter Bolton is found guilty of poisoning his wife, so is hang at Mount Eden Prison, Auckland.
1964
Irish novelist Maurice Walsh, whose short story "The Quiet Man” made into Oscar-winning movie, dies in Blackrock.
1969
Scottish singer Lulu marries pop star Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees in a country Church in Buckinghamshire.
1972
Canadian government bans the use of large ships and spotter planes to hunt seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
1981
England’s Oxford and Cambridge University boat race has its first female cox, Sue Brown.
1989
Irish history is made when Sinn Féin representatives walk into the Four Courts as plaintiffs rather than defendants.
1991
London’s Victoria and Paddington Railway Stations have a major bomb blast, which killed one and injured 43 people.
1996
Irish IRA member Edward O'Brien's bomb prematurely explodes on a bus killing him and injuring Eight others
2003
Irish singer Bono is nominated for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, the 2nd year in a row that he has been nominated.
2003
Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison makes legal history when twelve men serving sentences, graduates with a Law degree.
2008
Welsh champion Gwen Spurlock suffered a head injury after repeatedly falling from a surfing machine in Swansea
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