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1464 – Between 1455 and 1499, England is torn apart by civil war, beginning with The First War of th… led by the houses of York and Lancaster.

1533 – Anne Boleyn, second ‘wife’ of King Henry VIII of England, is crowned queen.

1926 – In Los Angeles Hospital, one the world’s most famous stars is born. Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortensen, enters the world to become ‘the photographer’s dream’.

1966 – A new dawn of technology emerges when The Apollo Project successfully launch Surveyor 1 and it lands on the Moon the following day.

1967 – As US military presence continues to rise in Vietnam, Vietnam Veterans A… is born amongst the increasing distress.

1970 – The native Indian protest occupation damages Alcatraz with fire.

2001 – One of the strangest Royal murders takes place, when The Nepalese Royal … is massacred in one day.

2002 – Hanse Cronje, South African cricketer, dies when his plane crashes in the Outeniqua mountains.


Every year – Feast day of Saint Blandina, Patron Saint of those Falsely Accused of Cannibalism.

1780 – In England, the Derby horse race is held for the first time.

1925 – The New York Yankees make a wise decision and baseball legend Lou Gehrig becomes a regular member of the line-up, taking over first base.

1941 – Sixteen years later, Lou Gehrig dies.

1953 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation takes place in Westminster Abbey.

1966 – Surveyor 1 of the Apollo Project touches down in the Ocean of Storms.

1983 – Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers dies, not exactly in an air crash, but in a mysterious fire aboard his DC-9-32 on its way to Toronto.

2001 – Moribund Dipendra is crowned king for the day, following the massacre of the Nep…. It is possibly the shortest amount of time a king has reigned for.

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1487 – Henry VI claims the English Crown, in the Third War of the Roses.

1785 – Jacob Grimm, eldest of the Grimm brothers, is born, heralding the birth of the Fairy Tale.

1953 – The world premiere of the film version of Julius Caesar, starring Marlon Brando.

1969 – Mexican tennis star Rafael Osuna dies in an air crash, when his Mexican Airlines Boeing 727 crashes near Monterey airport due to pilot error.

1979 – Flight lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana, west Africa, after a military coup overthrows general Fred Akuffo.

2002 – Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Golden Jubilee, as mentioned in ‘Unchained Melody’.


1944 – D-Day Invasion forces head for the Normandy beaches, passing the Isle of Wight Radar…, the only radar station to be destroyed in the British Isles during the war.

1950 – American composer and performance artist Laurie Anderson is born. Her hits include ‘O, Superman’, ‘Mister Heartbreak’ and ‘Home of the Brave’.

1968 – Robert, the brother of JF Kennedy, is assassinated.

1968 – The assassination of R. Kennedy is another demonstration of the unrest due to the Vietnam War.

2003 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F).

2004 – Former American President Ronald Reagan dies.


1813 – The Battle of Stoney Creek takes place during the Napoleonic Wars (The War of 1812 ).

1977 – Queen Elizabeth lights a bonfire, starting the Silver Jubilee celebrations.

1944 – A supreme effort of British forces brings about the events of D-Day.

1966 – Gemini IX re-enters Earth’s atmosphere.

1999 – In Australian Rules Fo…, Tony Lockett breaks the record of 1,299 career goals set by Gordon Coventry in 1937.

2002 – The everyday happenings of Weebl and sometimes… make their first online appearance with the ground-breaking episode, ‘pie’.


1538 – Marie de Guise summons her final council.

1954 – Master of Artificial Intelligence and Computing, Alan Turing commits suicide by eating an apple laced with cyanide.

1968 – Lego reaches new heights when LegoLand opens in Denmark.

2001 – Tony Blair’s Labour Party wins another landslide victory in the UK election.


632 – Mohammed, founder of Islam, dies in Medina.

1846 – Julian Workman becomes the first known owner of Alcatraz.

1969 – President Nixon meets the president of South Vietnam during The Vietnam War Protest.

1969 – The El Salvadoran national team plays Honduras in a fateful match, and war ensues.

1984 – Homosexuality is declared legal in New South Wales, Australia.

2004 – The Transit of Venus is the biggest astronomical event of 2004; the previous transit occurred in 1882.


68 AD – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide.

1537 – Louis II of France dies.

1870 – Great British author Charles Dickens dies.

1897 – The town of Bradford is granted city status.

1902 – The first complete performance of Mahler’s third symphony eventually takes place in Krefeld, Germany.

1968 – US president Lyndon B Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of senator Robert F Kennedy.

2006 – World hitchhiker Kinga ‘Freespirit’ … dies aged 33 in Accra, Ghana, after having contracted cerebral malaria.


1921 – Prince Philip born in Corfu.

1940 – German torpedo ships sink the SS Dungrane and the MV Ashanti off the Isle of Wight.

1963 – America’s 35th President JF Kennedy gives his ‘Commencement Speech’, with ‘What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek?’

1990 – Flight BA 5390 leaves Birmingham International Airport en route to Malaga, Spain.

1996 – Peace talks begin between political parties i…, without Sinn Féin.

2001 – The BBC brings fame to The Isle of Wight with a new series, Dinosaurs of The Is….


1937 – A Day at the Races is released for The Marx Brothers.

1959 – Comedian, actor and writer James Hugh Calum Laurie, or Hugh Laurie as he is better known, is born in Oxford, UK.

1962 – The 13th escape attempt from Alcatraz, perhaps the most famous of all.

1963 – The 35th President of the United States of America, John F Kennedy, delivers the ‘Civil Rights Address’.

1972 – Six people are killed in a London rail disaster near Eltham Well Hall, when the intoxicated train driver took a bend far too fast.

1986 – The Amnesty International tour includes The Police who play in Atlanta.

2002 – US Congress acknowledges Antonio Meucci as the first inventor of the telephone.


1381 – During the Peasants’ Revolt in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

1593 – ‘Venus and Adonis’ is registered in the Stationers’ Register, by Christopher Marlowe.

1701 – The Act of settlement is signed by Queen Anne.

1878 – William Cullen Bryant, known as the ‘Father of American Poetry’, dies in New York City in the same month he had predicted for his death in his poem ‘June’.

1920 – Peter Jones is born.

1929 – Anne Frank is born; her diaries go on to be world-famous.

1980 – Billy Butlin, famous for the Butlins Holiday Camps dies.

1999 – Alex Ferguson receives a knighthood in recognition of his services to English football.


1483 – Gloucester accuses … of treason, and has him executed without trial.

1865 – Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats is born to Protestant parents in Sandymount, County Dublin.

1928 – Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. is born in Bluefield, West Virginia.

1952 – An unarmed Swedish radio surveillance plane disappears over international waters in the Baltic Sea. Search parties spark Russian ‘retaliation’.

1970 – ‘The Long and Winding Road’, which features on the Beatles’ final album Let it Be, becomes the band’s last number-one single.

1970 – Nixon establishes the ‘President’s Commission on Campus Unrest’ due to Anti-Vietnam Demons….

1971 – The New York Times begins publishing a series of articles based on top secret Pentagon papers.

1996 – Cal Ripken Jnr. becomes the first Oriole to hit six times in one game, two of which are home runs.


1961 – Boy George, of Culture Club fame is born this day, George O’Dowd.

1968 – Spock, Coffin, Goodman and Ferber are convicted of conspiracy to encourage violations of draft….

1968 – The Basil Brush Show hits British televisions for the first time.

1969 – Steffi Graf, of tennis fame is born.

1982 – Argentine forces in Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands, surrender to British forces, ending the Falklands War.

1996 – Cal Ripkin Jnr sets a new consecutive games world record.


Every year – The Feast day of St Germaine, the Patron Saint of the really ugly.

1215 – The Magna Carta is signed in Runnymede, England.

1608 – Thomas Hill and Robert Raynor claim to have seen a mermaid, as noted in the logbook of Captain Henry Hudson.

2002 – The asteroid 2002 MN near-misses the Earth by 75,000 miles, about a third of the distance to the Moon.


1779 – Sir Charles Hardy leaves the Isle of Wight to face The Spanish Armada.

1862 – The Cowes and Newpo… opens on the Isle of Wight.

1952 – One of the Catalinas sent to retrieve the lost Swedish surveillance plane is attacked by two soviet MiG-15s.

1953 – Ian Mosley, drummer with the rock band Marillion, is born.

1965 – A five-hour teach-in takes place inside and on the steps of the Pentagon.

1973 – Richard O’Brien’s Musical The Rocky Horror Show opens at The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London.

1976 – Cian Ciaran, keyboard player of the Welsh band Super Furry Animals, is born in Bangor.


1715 – Margrave Karl Wilhelm founds the city of Karlsruhe, Germany.

1963 – The US Supreme Court rules against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord’s Prayer in public schools.

1972 – Five burglars break into the Watergate complex to steal information, under direction from Richard Nixon.

1977 – Vancouver’s SeaBus ferry service goes into service.


1178 – Five men in Canterbury see an apparition, thought to be The Giordano Bruno ….

1538 – Marie de Guise marries James V of Scotland.

1778 – Following the Battle of Monmouth the Redcoats leave Philadelphia.

1812 – The US declare war on Britain in The War of 1812.

1942 – James Paul McCartney, future member of the legendary group The Beatles, is born in Walton Hospital, Liverpool.

1971 – The Washington Post begins publishing a series of articles based on top secret Pentagon…, following similar publication a week previously by the New York Times.

1981 – The AIDS epidemic is formally recognised by medical professionals in San Francisco, California.

1983 – Sally Ride becomes the first American woma….

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1887 – Queen Victoria celebrates her Golden Jubilee today and tomorrow.

1941 – The Big Store by The Marx Brothers is released.

1991 – The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.


Every year – The last day of the Gemini sign period in the Horoscope Cycle.

Every year -The end of spring/start… north of the equator.

Every year – The end of autumn/start… south of the equator.

Every year – The summer solstice.

1854 – The first Victoria Cross is awarded following the British bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands.

1919 – The German High Seas Fleet is scuttled off the islands of Orkney in 1919.

1940 – Richard Nixon marries Thelma Catherine Ryan.

1948 – A currency reform takes place in Germany – the Deutschmark is introduced in place of the Reichsmark.

1982 – HRH Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor is born following 17 hours of labour, at just after 9pm at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.


Every year – The first day of the Cancer sign period.

1897 – Queen Victoria celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.

1971 – The US Senate passes a non-binding resolution urging the withdrawal of all American troops from Vietnam by the end of the year.

1994 – Douglas Adams’s daughter Polly is born.

2002 – An earthquake in western Iran, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, kills more than 261 people.


1912 – Alan Turing, inventor of the computer, is born.

1961 – Patrice Lumumba becomes the Democratic Republic of Congo’s first and only elected Prime Minister.

1964 – Television and Film Writer Joss Whedon, perhaps best known for his Buffy the Vampire Slayer scripts, is born.

1988 – James Hansen testifies to the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that it is 99 per cent probable global warming has begun.

1996 – The Nintendo 64 is released in Japan.


1314 -The English are defeated by the Scots at the Battle of Bannockburn.

1813 – The Battle of the B… takes place in The War of 1812.

1907 – The Marx Brothers make their debut appearance, as ‘Ned Weyburn’s Nightingales’.

1948 – As a response of the Western Allies to the blockade on West Berlin by the USSR, the Berlin Airlift started.

1995 – South Africa defeat New Zealand in rugby union’s World Cup – the first major sporting event in South Africa since the end of apartheid.

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1460 – Warwick, Salisbury, March and 2000 troops land in support for the Lancastrians in The Wars of The Roses.

1483 – Gloucester accepts the throne and the reign of Richard III begins.

1778 – Washington finally decides to attack the British troops as they advance towards New York during the Battle of Monmouth.

1870 – Wagner’s Opera Die Walküre , the second part of the Ring Cycle, is premiered at the Court Theatre in Munich.

1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island, New York.

1963 – JF Kennedy makes his world famous ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech, declaring himself to be a doughnut.

1964 – The Beatles’ first album that contained entirely original material, A Hard Day’s Night , is released in the USA.

1975 – English conductor Basil Cameron, the quiet Maestro, dies at Leominster in the County of Herefordshire, England.


1722 – John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses England has ever produced dies at home in Blenheim Palace.

1863 – General Richard Ewell’s forces reach the outskirts of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the American Civil War.

1969 – Life magazine displays portrait photos of all 242 Americans killed in Vietnam during the previous week.

2001 – Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police.


1461 – Edward is crowned following The First War of th….

1838 – At the age of 19, Queen Victoria is crowned, with Prime Minister Lord Melbourne acting as her political advisor.

1863 – The 32nd North Carolina Regiment raises a Confederate flag over Carlisle Barracks during the American Civil War.

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated in Sar…, triggering WWI.

1922 – The Irish Civil War begins with Free State forces’ shelling the Four Courts in Dublin.

1941 – The Germans seize Minsk in what is now Belarus, during the German Invasion of ….

1971 – Daniel Ellsberg – source of the Pentagon papers leak – surrenders himself to police.


1908 – John Hench – the official artist of Mickey Mouse – is born.

1911 – Film Composer Bernard Herrmann, perhaps best known for his soundtrack to Psycho, is born.

1956 – Marilyn Monroe marries Arthur Miller.

2002 – US vice-president Dick Cheney serves as president for two and a half hours while George W Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.


1960 – The Congo is granted independence from Belgium, with Joseph Kasavubu as President and Patrice Lumumba as Prime Minister. Shortly afterwards the Congolese Civil War starts.

1977 – Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel.

1977 – Virginia Wade wins the women’s singles title at Wimbledon – the last British champion to date.

2002 – The last day stamps with only DM values printed on them are valid; also, French banks and post offices will no longer be required to exchange French francs (remaining coins and notes must be exchanged by the Banque de France, within three years).

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