British burn Falmouth, Massachusetts (now Portland, Maine) to the ground..

1016
Saxon King Edmund Ironsides, is defeated by invading Danes, led by Cnut the Great, so they divided up the country.
 
1382
Irish Lord Justice James Butler, Earl of Ormond and constable of Dublin Castle, dies in Knocktopher castle Kilkenny.
 
1541
Scotland's Queen Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV and elder sister of King Henry VIII, dies in Perthshire.
 
1674
Welsh gambler Richard ‘Beau’ Nash, who made the City of Bath, the center of fashion, was born in Swansea.
 
1648
British Colonial shoemakers in Boston form the countries first labor organization.
 
1690
British colonial forces led by William Phips starts bombarding Quebec from 37 ships, as French refused to surrender.
 
1718
Irish actress Peg Woffington, leading lady and star of Georgian London's Garrick Theatre, was born in Dublin.
 
1775
British fleet bombardment colonial rebels in Falmouth, Maine, with incendiary shot, and it burn it to the ground.
 
1775
Canadian Fort Chambly is captured by colonial rebels led by Richard Montgomery who were on route to Quebec.
 
1767
English surveyors Mason and Dixon, settle Penn and Calvert families’ boundary at N Lat 39 degrees and 43 minutes.
 
1801
Scottish parishioners in Laigh Church in Kilmarnock stampede during service due to falling plaster 29 are Killed.
 
1851
London Publishing house of Richard Bentley, prints Herman Melville's book Moby-Dick, as 'The Whale'.
 
1865
British politician Lord Palmerston nicknamed "Pumice-stone", for his abrasive and arrogant style, dies in London.
 
1881
Ireland's Land League under the guidance of Irish landlord Charles Stewart Parnell, issues a “no rents manifesto”.
 
1910
London's Old Bailey Criminal Court, starts the trial of American Dr Crippen for the dismembering of his wife.
 
1919
Canada's 15th Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, lawyer and Liberal Party Leader was born in Montreal.
 
1922
London's Marconi House becomes the official home of the newly formed British Broadcasting Corporation
 
1957
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited the US, to mark the 350th anniversary of the British settling in Virginia.
 
1958
Scotland’s youngest national footballer player Denis Law at 18 yrs. and 7 months played against Wales at Cardiff.
 
1963
British MP Harold Macmillan resigned because of ill health. Sir Alec Douglas-Home became the new Prime Minister.
 
1966
Queen Elizabeth granted a royal pardon to Timothy Evans, wrongly hanged in 1950, for the Christie murderers.
 
1966
Canadian entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden, who built a cosmetics empire in the USA, dies in New York.
 
1970
Irish language writer Máirtin Ó Cadhain, one of the country’s most prominent authors, "Cré na Cille", dies in Dublin.
 
1982
Canada's former Ontario Premier John P. Robarts dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his shower.
 
1987
English racing driver Nigel Mansell, won the Mexican Grand Prix.
 
1995
England’s Grand National three times winner, race horse Red Rum at the age of 30 dies and was buried at Aintree
 
1998
Britains BBC TV presenter Richard Bacon, of the children’s show ‘Blue Peter' is sacked for taking cocaine.
 
2000
Irelands worst airline strike in 20 years strands more than 20,000 passengers, as Aer Lingus grounds all its planes.
 
2011
British PM David Cameron announces that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in his home town of Sirte.
 
2014
Welsh Kurds living in Cardiff protest over fear for their homeland in Iraqi Kurdistan becoming an Islamic State.
 
2020
Britain and Europe still ban American travelers visiting, till the country controls the corona 19 virus outbreak.
 
2020
Britain 42,915 dead, 505 this week, America, 214,735 dead, 5027 this week. Still no national face mask order.
 
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