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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #700 on: May 01, 2017, 11:35:58 AM »
1994 - The death of the Brazilian F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna during the San Marino Grand Prix at the Imola circuit in Italy, when a weld on the steering                column of his Williams fractured, leaving him unable to control the car at nearly 200mph in the very fast left handed Tamburello corner.

             

             

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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #701 on: November 12, 2017, 08:26:08 PM »
1555 - Parliament re-established Catholicism.

1595 - The death of Admiral Sir John Hawkins chief architect of the Elizabethan navy.

1660 - English author John Bunyan was arrested for preaching without a licence. He refused to give up preaching and remained in jail for 12 years.

1847 - The first public demonstration of the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic was given by James Simpson, at Edinburgh University.

1911 - Birth of Reverend Chad Varah, founder of the Samaritans, the voluntary group who counsel those in distress.

1912 - The remains of English explorer Robert Scott and his companions were found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

1919 - The first flight from England to Australia started at Hounslow, with Ross and Smith in a Vickers Vimy. They landed on 13th December 1919.

1928 - The birth, in South Africa of Bob Holness, English radio and television presenter.

1933 - The first photograph of the ‘Loch Ness monster’ was taken by Mr Hugh Gray.

1944 - The RAF launched 29 Avro Lancaster bombers which sank the German battleship Tirpitz, the last of the major German battleships.

1984 - It was announced, by Chancellor Nigel Lawson, that the pound note would be phased out and replaced with the pound coin.

1997 - Train robber Ronnie Biggs, was celebrating after Brazil's Supreme Court rejected a British request to extradite him, for the 2nd time.


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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #702 on: November 19, 2017, 02:28:01 PM »
1600 - The birth of Charles I, King of England and Scotland

1620 - The ship Mayflower arrived at Cape Cod, America. Its 87 passengers were a Protestant sect, known as The Pilgrim Fathers.

1850-  Lord Tennyson became Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland.

1911 - Doom Bar (previously known as Dunbar sands or Dune-bar) in Cornwall claimed two ships in a single day.  There have been over 600                          beachings, wrecks and capsizings at Doom Bar since records began early in the 19th century, with about 300 ships being wrecked.

1987 - A 1931 Bugatti Royale was sold for £5.5 million at an auction at the Royal Albert Hall, a record at that time for a car.

1994 - Britain's first National Lottery draw. It had a jackpot of £7M and was shown live on BBC television.

1996 - A fire broke out in the Channel Tunnel, injuring 34 people and disrupting rail services.


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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #703 on: June 25, 2018, 11:11:36 AM »
1533 - The death, at the age of 37, of Mary Tudor, the younger sister of King Henry VIII.

1646 - The surrender of Oxford to the Roundheads virtually signified the end of the English Civil War.

1891 - The first episode of an Arthur Conan Doyle novel involving the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes was printed in the Strand Magazine in                     London.

1900 - Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma was born. He was was assassinated in 1979 by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).

1903 - The birth of George Orwell, English novelist of 'Animal Farm' and '1984'.

1953 - John Christie was sentenced to hang for murdering his wife and then hiding her body under the floorboards of their Notting Hill home in                      London.

2001 - Race violence erupted in Burnley, Lancashire. White and Asian youths were involved in a series of overnight attacks on pubs, shops and                   restaurants.

2013 - A Lola B12 69/EV, developed by Drayson Racing Technologies broke the world land speed record for a lightweight electric car when it hit a                 top speed of 204.2mph at RAF Elvington. The previous 175mph record had been set by Battery Box General Electric in 1974.

2014 - Britain's best-known payday lender, 'Wonga', was ordered to pay more than £2.6m compensation after it was found to have sent                                threatening letters to customers from non-existent law firms.


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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #704 on: June 26, 2018, 09:26:26 AM »
1483 - Richard, Duke of Gloucester, began to rule England as Richard III.

1830 - George IV died. His brother, William IV ascended the throne.

1906 - The first 'Grand Prix' was held in Le Mans, France.

1909 - London's Victoria & Albert Museum opened to the public

1939 - Britain's first National Serviceman, Private Rupert Alexander, signed up for the Middlesex Regiment. His service number was 10000001.

1959 - The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower.

1974 - British actor Richard Burton divorced his wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor for the first time.

1977 - Peter Sutcliffe (the Yorkshire Ripper) killed 16 year old Jayne MacDonald in Leeds. She was the fifth of his 13 victims.

1986 - Entrepreneur Richard Branson set off on his second attempt to claim the transatlantic powerboat record for Britain.

1997 - Dresses belonging to Diana, Princess of Wales were auctioned for more than £2million in New York.

1999 - The National Stadium of Wales (also known as the Millennium Stadium and now the Principality Stadium) held its first major event.

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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #705 on: June 27, 2018, 08:07:09 PM »
1497 - Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank were executed at Tyburn, London.

1693 - The first women's magazine, The Ladies' Mercury, was published by John Dunton in London.

1957 - A report by the Medical Research Council found the link between smoking and lung cancer was one of 'direct cause and effect'.

1963 - The US President John F Kennedy visited his ancestral homeland in County Wexford, Ireland.

1967 - Barclays Bank (Enfield branch) opened Britain's first cash dispenser.

2009  - The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee in Wrexham in north east Wales, was                            inscribed as a World Heritage Site. It is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain.

2014 - The mummified body of Anne Leitrim, who was in her 70s, was discovered in her flat in Bournemouth, where she had lain undiscovered for                  six years.



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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #706 on: August 13, 2018, 07:56:49 PM »
1888 - John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer was born.

1899 - The birth of Alfred Hitchcock, English film director of suspense and psychological thriller films.

1910 - The death of Florence Nightingale, English nurse who came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War.

1913 - The first production in the UK of stainless steel by Sheffield born Harry Brearley.

1913 - The birth of Fred Davis, English professional snooker and billiards player.

1964 - The last hangings in Britain took place when Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen were hanged simultaneously but at different prisons, for the                   murder of John Alan West.

1991 - The Prince of Wales resigned as the patron of Scotland's National Museum over a competition to design a new building.

1991 - Britain introduced the Dangerous Dog Act in which aggressive dogs must be muzzled and held on a leash in public.

2001 - A Government announcement paved the way for more speed cameras, that would also be harder to evade.

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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #707 on: September 11, 2018, 01:28:12 AM »
Sept. 10 1818   200 Years ago Today   "Boston Commercial Gazette" Report's Large influx in immigrants from Scotland and Wales.....

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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #708 on: September 11, 2018, 08:25:07 AM »
Sept. 10 1818   200 Years ago Today   "Boston Commercial Gazette" Report's Large influx in immigrants from Scotland and Wales.....

You can keep 'em.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #709 on: September 11, 2018, 02:04:48 PM »
9/11/2001 to 9/11/18  17 yrs.  AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET !!!!!


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