King Henry VIII fired the Pope and takes a new wife.
Henry VIII's declared himself (not the Pope) head of the English church after the Pope denied his divorce request.
Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor, (Rob Roy) was born at Glengyle, at the head of Loch Katrine in Stirling.
Scotland founds the world's first club in Leith, by the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.
Britain closes the Colonial port of Boston to all commerce, due to local unrest and their refusal to pay taxes.
English explorer Captain James Cook reports the sighting of Yaquina Bay off the coast of Oregon.
English sculptor, Edwin Henry Landseer, known for the lions in London’s Trafalgar Square, was born in London.
Britain's Royal Horticultural Society is founded by John Wedgwood, son of pottery manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood.
Irish Archbishop Paul Cullen issues a pastoral for St. Patrick's Day denouncing Fenianism.
Canadian military goes on high alert after Fenians hold a meeting in New York and threaten invasion on St. Patrick's Day.
Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
Canadians engage Boers in an artillery fight at Poplar Grove, SA, but the British cavalry failed to follow up, so the Boers fled.
British forces receive their biggest defeat in the 2nd Boer War, at the Battle of Tweebosch from the Boer commandos.
Irish novelist and children's writer Éilis Dillon, whose works have been translated into 14 languages, was born in Galway.
Irish Mayor of Limerick, George Clancy is shot and killed in his home by disguised members of the Black and tan.
London sends the first transatlantic telephone call to New York.
English Photographer, Lord Snowdon, Anthony Armstrong Jones, Princess Margaret's Ex-husband, is born in London.
English actor Michael York, Logan's Run, Cabaret, The Heat of the Day, was born in Gerrard’s Cross, Buckinghamshire
English musician Matthew Fisher, organ player for Procol Harumon's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" was born in Croydon.
Welsh portrait and landscape artist Francis Dodd, a trustee of the Tate Gallery, dies in Blackheath, London.
Canadian Roman Catholic churches are allowed to celebrate Mass in English or French for the first time.
Britains BBC TV broadcasts its first news program in Colour.
Canadian FLQ terrorist Pierre-Paul Geoffroy pleads guilty to 129 charges of placing bombs, and having dynamite;
London’s new Victoria Underground line is opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
English heiress Lesley Whittle, who was missing for 52 days was strangled by Donald Nielson and left in a drain shaft.
British Foreign Officer and Russian secret agent, Donald Maclean who escaped to the Soviet Union died in Moscow.
Irish Republican army confirms that the 3 people shot dead on Gibraltar, were members of an active service unit.
Britain and Iran break diplomatic relations, over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, "The Satanic Verses".
London’s House of Fraser Stores (including Harrods) is bought by the Egyptian Fayed brothers for £615m.
Canadian border with the USA is reopened after being closed due to mad cow disease.
British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
Britain has 124,654 deaths to-date but has 1st time inoculated over 23,335,514 people, and 1,122,402 second shots.
Britain still bans American travelers, who now have 524,668 dead, and a national vaccine shortage!
Britains Duke and Duchess of Sussex upset the Royal Household with their USA TV interview with Oprah Winfrey
(Unless otherwise indicated, all illustrations are courtesy of Wikipedia)

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