The Mayflower arrives.
1578
English privateer Humphrey Gilbert leaves Plymouth with 7 ships, for the new world, but a storm forced them to return.
1600
Charles I, who dissolved England's Parliament, causing civil war with Cromwell, was born in Dunfermline Palace.
1620
English Pilgrims and their indentured servants, arrived off Cape Cod; America on a converted wine ship the Mayflower.
1686
England and France sign Neutrality Pact to settle Hudson Bay dispute and decide on boundaries.
1776
British colonial rebel’s discoverer the difficulties of waging war with obstreperous Yankees for soldiers.
1794
Britain and America sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the problems from the colonial rebellion.
1798
Irish revolutionary, Theobald Wolfe Tone commits suicide, by stabbing himself in the neck, to avoid death by hanging.
1804
Scottish actor Mr. Ormsby opens Canada's 1st English language theatre in Montreal, with the play "The Busy Body".
1805
Scottish explorer Mungo Park and the remains of his ill-fated expedition sail's down the River Niger in a large canoe.
1850
English Poet Lord Tennyson, during Queen Victoria's reign became Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland.
1858
Canada's 1st Governor of British Columbia, James Douglas, arrives on SS Beaver at Fort Langley and is sworn in.
1869
Canada gives the Hudson's Bay Company £300,000 cash for its Rupert's Land territory.
1871
Irish historian Margaret Conway Dobbs, language activist and defender of Roger Casement, was born in Dublin.
1905
London and SW Railway's steamship SS Hilda sank at the entrance to Saint-Malo Harbour, with the loss of 128.
1914
British Concentration camp on the Isle of Wight in chaos as German and Austrian prisoner’s riot.
1918
Canadian Parliment passes amalgamation order, making all government-owned railroads into one. Origin of CNR.
1924
British Parliment pass act, making drunken driving punishable with up to four months in Jail.
1947
George VI made Philip Mountbatten the Duke of Edinburgh, for his wedding to Princess Elizabeth the next day.
1949
Irish snooker player and commentator for the BBC, Dennis Taylor was born in Coalisland, County Tyrone.
1951
British football association make the white football the official game ball.
1954
Dublin’s Pike Theatre shows the first performance of Brendan Behan’s "The Quare Fellow".
1960
British Hawker Siddeley Company’s VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft was flown for the first time.
1960
Britain's "National Service" which required all fit young men to train in the armed forces, was brought to an end.
1967
British PM Harold Wilson, devalue the £, saying it would tackle the 'root cause' of Britain’s economic problems.
1976
Scottish architect Sir Basil Spence, who was associated with designing Coventry Cathedral, dies in Yaxley, Suffolk.
1981
Canadian Indians march on Parliament Hill, and protest across Canada, for lack of aboriginal rights in constitution.
1994
Britain's BBC television aired live the first National Lottery drawing, with a jackpot of £7 Million.
1996
Britain to Frances Channel Tunnel has a fire injuring 34 people and disrupting rail services.
1997
English star Gary Glitter's home and office raided by Police, who confiscated indecent videos-pictures of children.
1998
Dublin’s Trinity Colleges 1st woman chancellor Dr Mary Robinson, is elected UN Commissioner for Human Rights.
2001
Ireland's Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, announces that budget airlines will soon have a dedicated wing at Dublin Airport.
2010
New Zealand's Pike River Mine has 4 explosions that kill 29 people in the nation's worst mining disaster since 1914.
2012
English Policeman spots 2 bags of cocaine in his children trick-or-treat bags, donor gets 130 hrs. Community work.
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