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On This Day...

This is a partial index to the daily posts I have been putting up on the Walk In The Past Facebook page. I will try and keep it updated, (for my own use, if nothing else) and may extend it with links at some point. You should be able to search the Facebook page by the date or words from the description, if you want to find a particular post.

19 May
St Dunstan
22 April 1915
the Second Battle of Ypres
25 April
ANZAC Day
April 4 -
a miscellany...
March 2 1882
Attempted assassination of Queen Victoria
March 3 1284
The Statute of Rhuddlan
March 4 1681
Pennsylvania
March 5 1496
King Henry VII of England issued letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
March 6 1836
Battle of the Alamo
March 7 1876
Alexander Graham Bell
March 8 1702
Quenn Anne becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
March 9 1796
marriage of Napoleon and Josephine
March 10 1629
Charles I dissolves the Parliament of England, beginning the Eleven Years' Tyranny.
March 11 1702
The Daily Courant, was the first British daily newspaper.
March 12 1626
John Aubrey FRS
March 13 1764
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
March 14 1794
a patent was granted to Eli Whitney in the US for his cotton gin
March 15 1917
abdication of Nicholas II or Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov, the last Tsar of Russia.
March 16 1750
Caroline Lucretia Herschel, born
March 17 1829
Final performance by clown Joseph Grimaldi
March 18 1834
sentencing of the Tolpuddle Martyrs
March 19 1649
the House of Lords was abolished by an Act of Parliament.
March 20 1852
Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published in book form.
March 21 1871
Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa.
March 22, 1963
The Beatles first album, Please Please Me, is released.
March 23 1540
Abbot Robert Fuller, surrendered Waltham Abbey and its estates to Henry VIII's commissioners
March 24 1603
King James becomes King of Scotland and England
March 25 1306
Robert the Bruce crowned King of Scotland.
March 26 0685
Cuthbert becomes Bishop of Lindisfarne
March 27, 1915
Typhoid Mary quarantined for the second time.
March 28 1916
1st performance of 'Jerusalem'
March 29 1461
The Battle of Towton
March 30 1840
George Bryan "Beau" Brummell died.
March 31 1889
formal opening of the Eiffel tower.
April 1 1780
Nothing happened
April 1 1977
San Serrife
April 2 1801
The battle of Copenhagen.
April 3 1043
Coronation of Edward the Confessor.
April 5 1588
Birth of Thomas Hobbes
April 6 1199
Death of Richard I - Richard the Lionheart
April 7 1739
exceution of Richard Turpin, Highwayman.
April 8, 1838
the maiden voyage of Brunel's 'Great Western' Steamship.
April 9 1483
The Princes in the Tower
April 10 1816
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
April 11 1951
return of the Stone of Scone, (Stone of Destiny)
April 12, 1955
Polio vaccine declared safe and effective.
April 13 1598
The Edict of Nantes is signed.
April 13 1936
Luton Town footballer Joe Payne, aged 22, set a goal scoring record
April 14 1856
Assassination of Lincoln
April 15 1053
Godwin, Earl of Wessex died
April 16 1746
Battle of Culloden
April 17 1521
Luther appears before the Diet of Worms.
April 18 1906
San Francisco earthquake
April 19, 1943
Bicycle Day"
April 20 1841
Murders in the Rue Morgue" published.
April 21 1816
birth of Charlotte Bronte.
April 24 1932
Mass trespass on Kinder Scout
April 26 1937
destruction of Guernica.
April 27 1749
First perfromance of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.
April 28 1721
Death of Mary Read, pirate...
April 29 1852
1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus was published ( promulgated, propagated, circulated, disseminated...)
April 30 1963
Bristol Bus Boycott
May 1 1840
The first Penny Black stamps go on sale.
May 2 1611
King James Bible is published.
May 3 1926
General Stike begins
May 4 1471
Battle of Tewkesbury, the last battle in the Wars of the Roses.
May 5 1925
John Thomas Scopes was charged with teaching evolution in a US School.
May 6 1937
Hindenburg
May 6 1937
Battle of Edington
May 7 1697
As an ex-librarian this one appeals to me...
May 8 1450
Jack Cades rebellion
May 9 1671
Thomas Blood steals the Crown Jewels
May 10 1857
Indian Mutiny, also called Sepoy Mutiny.
May 11 1800
Lamarck gives a lecture outlining his theories of evolution
May 12 1812
An extra light-hearted something for today...
May 12 1820
Florence Nighingale was born and it is therefore also "International Nurses Day".
May 13 1787
sailing of the 'First Fleet'
May 14 1796
first sucessful vaccination.
May 15 1536
Anne Boleyn convicted of High Treason.
May 16 1770
Marie Antoinette marries Louis-Auguste, who later becomes king of France.
May 17 1649
execution of the leaders of the "Banbury Mutineers" (Levellers).
May 18 1152
Marriage of Eleanor of Acquitaine to the future Henry II.
May 19 1662
Act of Uniformity
May 20 1217
second battle of Lincoln
May 21 1662
Marriage of Catherine de Braganza to King Charles II.
May 22 1570
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' regarded as the first true atlas is published.
May 23 1701
execution of Captain Kidd, pirate.
May 24 1844
what hath God wrought"
May 25 1659
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
May 26 0946
Death of Edmund I
May 27 1873
Priam's Treasure' and the city of Troy
May 28 1738
birth of Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
May 29 1453
The Fall of Constantinople
May 30 1431
Death of Joan of Arc
May 31 2020
Rush Sunday civic service at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
June 1 1495
Earliest recorded Whisky
June 2 0455
Sack of Rome
June 3 1739
the first Methodist chapel.
June 4 2020
Death of Emily Davison, Suffragette
June 5 1718
birth of Thomas Chippendale.
June 6 1844
Graham's Factory Act'
June 7 1520
Field of the Cloth of Gold
June 8 0793
first Viking raid on Lidisfarne.
June 8 2020
Festival of Thomas Ken
June 9 1781
Birth of George Stephenson
June 10 1916
Arab Revolt and Lawrence of Arabia
June 11 1936
The first International Surrealist Exhibition in London.
June 12 1942
Anne Frank starts her diary..
June 13 1652
begiining of the Quaker movement.
June 14 1645
Battle of Naseby
June 15 1215
King John sets his seal to the Magne Carta
June 16 1968
First Woman Astronaut
June 17 1631
death of Mumtaz Mahai and beginning of the Taj Mahal.
June 18 1815
Battle of Waterloo
June 19 1865
Slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom.
June 20 1756
the Black Hole of Calcutta.
June 21 1900
the Boxer Rebellion
June 22 1633
and yet it moves...'
June 23 1775
The first Thames Regatta
June 24 1314
victory at Bannockburn
June 25 1876
Custer's Last Stand
June 26 1284
130 children go missing from Hamelin...
June 27 1899
A breathles hush...
June 28 1838
coronation of Queen Victoria
June 29 1613
the Globe Theatre goes up in flames...
June 30 1908
the largest impact event on Earth in human recorded history,
July 1 1690
Battle of the Boyne
July 2 1839
the Amistad Mutiny
July 3 1035
William becomes duke of Normandy
July 4 1187
Battle of the Horns of Hattin
July 5 1610
John Guy, sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
July 6 1349
Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
July 7 1928
bit of a slow news day today...
July 8 1497
Vasco da Gama sets sail for the Indies
July 9 1540
Anne of Cleeves marriage anulled.
July 10 0121
The great fire of Southwark
July 11 1754
the original expleteive deleted...
July 12 0927
King Ãthelstan becomes overlord of the north of England.
July 13 1955
Death of Ruth Ellis
July 14 1789
storming of the Bastille
July 15 2020
St. Swithin’s Day,
July 16 1945
first nuclear explosion
July 17 1717
first performance of Handel's Water Music
July 18 1290
Edict of Expulsion
July 19 1964
what did Nero do while Rome burned?
July 20 2020
The Eagle lands...
July 21 1403
Battle of Shrewsbury
July 22 1209
Massacre at Beziers
July 22 1844
Revd. Spooner
July 23 1962
Telstar and the first transatlantic television
July 24 1851
window tax abolished
July 25 1909
First Airplane Flight Across the English Channel
July 26 1745
first Womens Cricket Match
July 27 1214
Battle of Bouvines
July 28 1939
discovery of the Sutton Hoo helment
July 29 1588
Battle of Gravelines, the last action of the Spanish Armada
July 30 1419
first Defenestration of Prague.
July 31 1702
Daniel Defoe pilloried (with flowers?)
August 1 1714
Accession of George 1
August 2 1100
Death of William Rufus
August 2 1784
first mail coach from Bristol to London
August 3 1460
James II of Scotland was killed by an exploding cannon.
August 3 1545
raising of the Mary Rose - the first attempt...
August 4 1265
The Battle of Evesham
August 4 1870
150th Anniversary of formation of the British Red Cross
August 5 1100
Henry 1 crowned
August 5 1620
the Mayflower departed from Southampton on its first attempt to reach North America.
August 6 1497
John Cabot arrived back in Bristol having discovered America (or at least Newfoundland).
August 6 1890
first use of the electric chair.
August 7 1789
William Edwards died. He was a Welsh Methodist minister who also practised as a stonemason, architect and bridge engineer.
August 7 1947
Kon-Tiki crosses the Pacific Ocean
August 8 1834
The new poor law.
August 9 1593
The compleat Angler
August 10 1675
Royal Observatory Greenwich commissioned.
August 11 1897
five go on a historical walk... :)
August 12 1865
first antiseptic surgery
August 13 1826
Inventor of the stethoscope
August 14 1880
completion of Cologne Cathedral
August 15 1969
Woodstock opens
August 16 1819
Peterloo Massacre
August 17 2020
first claim registered on the Klondike
August 18 1612
Pendle Witch trials
August 19 1274
Coronation of Edward I
August 20 0480
BC - The 300
August 21 1831
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion
August 22 1485
A horse, A horse, my kingdom for a horse!"
August 23 1914
Battle of Mons and Angels on the Battlefield
August 24 1979
AD - eruption of Vesuvius
August 25 1875
The first person to swim across the English Channel
August 26 1346
Battle of Crecy
August 27 1172
Bonus content for today...hands up anyone who knew about the following...
August 27 1883
Krakatoa Eruption
August 28 1833
Slavery Abolition Act
August 29 1533
end of the Inca Empire
August 30 1716
baptism of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown
August 31 1688
Death of John Bunyan
September 1 1951
UKs first Supermarket.
September 2 1752
those 11 days went quickly...
September 3 2020
coronation of Richard the Lionheart
September 4 1939
first Citzens Advice Bureau opened
September 5 1885
first train through the Severn Tunnel
September 6 1651
The Royal Oak
September 6 1838
Grace Darling
September 8 1504
unveiling of a masterpiece
September 9 1513
battle of Flodden Field
September 10 1891
Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay
September 11 1649
Siege of Drogheda
September 12 1940
cave paintings
September 13 1902
first UK conviction using fingerpint evidence.
September 14 1759
A journey through Europe
September 15 1830
London and Manchester Railway
September 16 1400
Last native-born Prince of Wales
September 17 1916
first victim of the Red Baron
September 18 1709
Birth of Samuel Johnson.
September 19 1991
give or take 5000 years) creation
September 20 1258
Consecration of Salisbory Cathedral.
September 21 1915
man buys stones at local auction (Stonehenge)
September 22 1735
first tennant of 10 Downing Street
September 23 1846
discovery of Neptune
September 24 1957
first BBC schools broadcast
September 25 1066
battle of Stamford Bridge
September 26 1955
tea time is saved...
September 27 1822
The translation of the Rosetta Stone
September 28 1865
the first qualified woman physician in Britain.
September 29 1399
Richard II deposed
September 30 1967
And, good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound..."
October 1 1861
The first 'domestic goddess' ?
October 2 1925
Josephine Baker
October 3 1283
death of Dafydd ap Gruffydd
October 4 1821
death of John Rennie
October 5 1936
start of the Jarrow Crusade
October 6 0891
election of Pope Formosus
October 7 1571
Battle of Lepanto
October 8 1200
coronation of Isabella, Queen Consort of England.
October 9 1779
the first Luddite riot, allegedly
October 11 1899
start of the Boer War
October 12 1845
death of Eliabeth Fry
October 13 1307
arrest of the Templars
October 14 1884
George Eastman patents photgraphic roll film
October 15 1783
first human flight in a balloon
October 16 1834
Parliament burns down
October 17 1346
Battle of Neville's Cross
October 18 1674
birth of Beau Nash
October 19 1812
Napoleans retreat from Moscow
October 20 1890
Death of Richard Francis Burton
October 22 1707
Scilly Naval Disaster
October 23 4004
The Creation (BC)
October 24 1945
United Nations Charter
October 25 1415
St Crispins Day
October 26 1640
Treaty of Ripon
October 28 1726
'Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World'
October 29 1618
Death of Raleigh
October 30 1485
Coronation of Henry VII
October 31 1888
Dunlop's tires
November 1 1917
Micahelangelo's Sistine Chapel
November 2 1917
Balfour declaration
November 3 1534
First Act of Supremacy
November 4 1839
Newport Rising
November 5 1605
gunpowder, treason and plot.
November 7 1687
birth of William Stukeley
November 8 1602
Opening of the Bodleian Library
November 9 1867
end of the Tokugawa shogunate
November 10 1960
Lady Chatterly available to everyone…
November 11 1880
Death of Ned Kelly
November 12 1911
birth of Rev Dr Chad Varah, Founder of the Samaritans.
November 13 1002
St Brice's Day Massacre
November 14 1940
Coventry Blitz
November 16 1793
drownings at Nantes.
November 17 1880
First Degrees awarded to Women. in 1870
November 18 1307
William Tell
November 19 1863
Gettysburg Address
November 20 0869
death of Edmund the Martyr
November 21 1953
end of the 'Piltdown Man'
November 22 1819
Cutty Sark launched
November 23 1499
death of Perkin Warbeck
November 24 1715
Frost Fairs on the Thames…
November 25 1120
The loss of the White Ship
November 27 1809
Berners Street hoax
November 27 1914
Women's Police force
November 28 1290
Death of Ealeanor of Castille
November 29 1781
Zong Massacre
November 30 1016
Canute becomes King of England