The Roundheads’ Round
1649 The House of Commons passed an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it ‘useless and dangerous to the people of England.’
The One and Only Anne
1702 Anne Stuart, sister of Mary, succeeded to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland on the death of William III of Orange.
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
1813 Dr David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer and the first white man to see the Victoria Falls of the Zambezi, was born.
Richard Burton the First
1821 Sir Richard Francis Burton, English scholar and explorer who discovered the source of the Nile, was born.
Irish War of Independence
1921 Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war took place at Crossbarry in County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escaped an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.
1945 World War II: Adolf Hitler issued his “Nero Decree” ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed in order to prevent their use by Allied forces as they penetrated deep within Germany.
The Power of a Rolling Stone
1965 The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to wear ties to save tie makers from financial disaster.
The Prince and the Fergie
1986 Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Exactly six years later it was announced that they were to separate.