1661 Scottish cartography Robert Gordon.

1579 Irish nobleman James Fitzgerald, of the Welsh-Norman Munster dynasty, is ambushed and shot by English yeomen.

1590 English Gov John White of Roanoke, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted and in ruins.

1661 Scottish mathematician and geographer, Robert Gordon remembered for his cartography of Scotland dies in Straloch.

1704 English settlement at Buenavista, Newfoundland is besieged by a mixed force of French and American Indians.

1720 England's last House of Lords member to be hanged, Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, was born in Leicestershire.

1728 Irish soldier and nationalist James Caulfield, 4th Viscount and 1st Earl of Charlemont; was born in Dublin.

1746 Scottish Jacobite Lord's Balmerino and Lord Kilmarnock are tried for treason and beheaded in the Tower of London.

1780 Britain's 71st of Foot & Banastre Tarleton's light cavalry surprised and kill a large number of colonial rebels at Fish Creek.

1783 England's east coast witnesses the strange phenomena of a huge fireball meteor racing across the sky.

1795 King George and Pres Washington signs the Jay Treaty in an attempted to diffuse the tensions between the 2 countries.

1825 Scottish explorer Alexander Laing, became the first European to reach Timbuktu; he was murdered 1 month later.

1829 Scottish officer David Baird a prisoner for 4 yrs.’ in Seringapatam India, who return and captured the city, died in Perth.

1864 Scottish-Indian reformer Elsie Inglis, founded the Scottish Women's Suffrage Federation was born at Naini Tal in India.

1869 Canadian inventor W. Hamilton, registers his fluid meter that measures gases and liquids, it is the country’s first patent.

1887 Irish Explorer John Palliser, leader of the Palliser Expedition to Canada's western plains, dies in Waterford.

1896 Canadian actor and film director Jack Pickford, brother of early film star Mary Pickford, was born in Toronto, Ontario.
1932 Scottish aviator Jim Mollison, made the first westbound solo transatlantic flight from Portmarnock in Ireland to Canada.

1934 Irish entertainer Ronnie Carroll, who stood for the Vote for Yourself Rainbow Dream Ticket Party, was born in Belfast.

1941 Britain’s National Fire Service (NFS) became the single fire service created for Great Britain during WW II.

1943 English musician Carl Wayne, lead vocalist of Birmingham rock group The Move, and Hollies, was born in Birmingham.

1948 Australian cricket team completed a 4–0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincible tour.

1948 English Jockey Lester Piggott, at the tender age of 12, rides his first winner.

1954 Canada and the United States reach formal agreement on joint construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

1962 English pop band the Beatles new drummer Ringo Starr played with them for the 1st time at a dance in Birkenhead.

1960 Canadian peace-keepers are man-handled by African troops in town of Leopoldville in the Congo.

1961 Irish writer Lynn Doyle, playwright, humorist and first Irish writer on the country’s Censorship Board dies in Dublin.

1966 Scotland's Tay Road Bridge from Newport-on-Tay in Fife to Dundee, was opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

1967 Britain’s luxury liner The Queen Mary was sold to the Southern Californian city of Long Beach as a tourist attraction.

1978 Canada's 'King of the Banjo' Maurice Bolyer, a regular on CBC's Tommy Hunter TV show, dies (Aged 57).

1982 England names Liverpool Streets, John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close & Ringo Starr Drive.

1989 British footballs biggest takeover deal in its history is when Manchester United Football Club was sold for £20m.

2000 Irish Brewer Guinness agrees to suspend the closure of its Dundalk plant and plans to axe 90 jobs at the Harp Brewery.

2011 British courts sentence two men to 4 years in jail, for using Face-book to incite rioting with fellow internet readers.

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