Britains first post box.
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1554
English leader Sir Thomas Wyatt, of failed "Wyatt's rebellion" over Queen Mary marrying Philip of Spain, is beheaded.
 
1689
William & Mary, Prince of Orange champion of Protestants, are crowned sovereigns of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
 
1700
Irish MP Richard Levinge interned in the Tower of London for speaking ill of his fellow Commissioners, is released.
 
1700
Scottish settlement "Caledonia" on the Isthmus of Panama on the Gulf of Dariénis abandoned.
 
1713
Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht receives jurisdiction over Gibraltar and Newfoundland from France.
 
1755
English paleontologist James Parkinson, who describes paralysis agitans or "Parkinson's disease", was born in London.
 
1809
English Capt. Lord Cochrane led the British fire ship's attack into Basque Roads and destroyed French ships at anchor.
 
1814
Britain at the Treaty of Fontainebleau banished Napoleon Bonaparte to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
 
1815
Scottish Highlanders arrives at Red River Manitoba, Canada, bringing the number of settlers there to 270.
 
1839
Scottish novelist John Galt, a friend of Lord Byron who wrote the first biography of the tragic poet, died in Greenock.
 
1855
Britain's postal service starts to use mail collection pillar boxes in London, they were painted green.
 
1870
England's Lord Muncaster and fellow tourists while visiting Marathon, are kidnapped by Greek brigands, for ransom.,
 
1882
Scottish crofters in Skye at the Battle of the Braes fought 50 policemen during a dispute over land rights.
 
1939
Scotland banned steel-tipped darts in Glasgow's public houses because it was considered 'too dangerous'.
 
1951
Scottish nationalists take Scotland’s Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey to Arbroath Abbey in Angus.
 
1952
Queen Elizabeth II announced that her children and descendants would bear the surname of Windsor.
 
1957
British government allows the island colony of Singapore to govern itself under a new constitution agreed in London.
 
1959
England's football captain Billy Wright became the first player in the world to play for his country in a hundred matches.
 
1969
Welsh songwriter Cerys Elizabeth Matthews lead singer of the Welsh rock band Catatonia was born in Cardiff.
 
1973
British Government introduced a tar content table to be printed on cigarette packets.
 
1973
Scottish chairwoman Georgina MacKinnon, of the MacKinnon liqueur Drambuie, dies in Linlithgow, West Lothian.
 
1981
London's experiences a massive riot in Brixton results in almost 300 police injured and 65 civilians seriously injured.
 
1982
Britain imposed a 200-mile Naval Blockade around Falkland Isles warning Argentina Ships would be sunk as Hostiles.
 
1983
British film Gandhi directed by Sir Richard Attenborough won eight Oscars; the most any British film has ever won.
 
1986
Irish writer Brian Keenan author of "An Evil Cradling" story of his 4 half years in captivity, is taken hostage in Beirut.
 
1989
British soccer clubs are readmitted to the European Cup after being band over the behavior of British soccer hooligans.
 
1990
British Customs officers in Middleborough seize the barrel (130 feet long) of a "Supergun" on a ship bound for Iraq.
 
2000
Irish newspaper known as The Examiner is re-launched as The Irish Examiner.
 
2000
Dublin gives the former president of S Africa Nelson Mandela a hero's welcome, the first African leader to be so honored.
 
2001
Welsh entertainer Harry Secombe, a comedian with a fine tenor singing voice dies in Guildford, Surrey, (aged79).
 
2021
Britain lifting Covert 19 restrictions on some sports events, 39m people 1st shot, 6.99 second, 10% Both.
 
2021
Britain still bans American travelers, who now have 561,334 dead, and still a vaccine shortage in some places.
 
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