1718 British Navy kill Blackbeard the Pirate .

Scotland's James V Consort Mary of Guise, an astute and capable stateswoman was born in Bar-le-Duc, France
Scotland's Earl of Argyll with 3,000 troops besiege Broughty Castle, overlooking the mouth of the Firth of Tay.
English Baron of Cobham, Henry Brooke, who was implicated in a Plot against James I, was born in Cobham, Kent.
English Privateer Sir Martin Frobisher, who explored the Arctic, looking for the Northwest Passage, dies in Plymouth.
English pirate Edward Teach "Blackbeard', was killed by Royal Navy Lt Robert Maynard, in hand to hand combat.
English Army officer Baron Clive of Plassey, often referred to as 'Clive of India', died, from an overdose of opium.
Irish lawyer and politician Richard John Uniacke, Attorney General of Nova Scotia, was born at Castletown Ireland.
English travel agent Thomas Cook, who pioneered railway excursion package tours, was born in Derbyshire.
English novelist George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), "Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch" was born in Warwickshire.
Irish nationalist Justin McCarthy, novelist, liberal historian, and British Member of Parliament, was born in Cork.
Canadian journalist William Mackenzie's essay "To the People of Upper Canada" calls for rebellion against Britain.
Scotland's Dumbarton shipyard launches the Cutty Sark, one of the last clippers ever built, now a Greenwich museum.
Irish jailed felon Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, wins a Tipperary by-election in abstentia, but is declared ineligible.
Welsh journalist and novelist Tom Macdonald, author of “The White Lanes of Summer", was born in Cardiganshire.
English composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, gambler, philander, and friend of dramatist W. S. Gilbert, dies in London.
Irish poet Donagh MacDonagh, a prominent representative of lively Irish entertainment was born in Dublin.
English composer Benjamin Britten, best known for his operas “Peter Grimes and Billy Budd" was born in Lowestoft.
Britain's Bank of England's issued the first ever ten-shilling note, it featured a vignette of Britannia on one side.
British PM Winston Churchill, U.S. Franklin Roosevelt, and Chinas Chiang Kai-Shek met in Cairo, to discuss Japan.
British manufacture starts to make a new revolutionary pen, "The Biro", invented by Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro.
Canada's Stock Exchange in Toronto closes in mid-session, with the news of Press John Kennedy's assassination.
Irish writer C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, dies in Oxford.
England’s national Bank officially withdraws the ten-shilling note as it ceased to be legal tender.
Scottish teenagers with their 19 yrs. old female instructor, die buried beneath snow on the Cairngorm Mountains.
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
British PM. Margaret Thatcher withdrew from the Conservative Party leadership election, ending of her premiership.
English writer Anthony Burgess, whose novel, "A clockwork Orange", was made into a film, dies in St Johns wood.
Britain's most prolific female serial killer, Rosemary West, gets life in jail for murdering of 10 young women and girls.
Irish striking taxi drivers blockading Dublin airport, brings the threat of serious confrontation with Gardaí.
Scottish politician Jack McConnell is elected First Minister of Scotland, after Henry McLeish resigned.
England's rugby team won the World Cup, by beating Australia 20-17 in a very tenses final game in Sydney.
Britains former chairman of the Co-operative Bank Paul Flowers, is arrested by police on drug related charges.
Britain and Europe still ban American travelers visiting, till the country controls the corona 19 virus outbreak.
Britain 55,364 dead, 3,344 this week, America, 257,428 dead, 11,485 this week. Still no national face mask order.
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