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post 14th Apr 2017, 07:43am
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1578 - James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, died, a prisoner in Dragsholm Castle in Denmark. Bothwell, the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots had been prisoner at the castle since 1567

1828 - The first edition of Noah Webster's dictionary was published under the name "American Dictionary of the English Language."

1860 - The first Pony Express rider arrived in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, MO.

1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.

1912 - The Atlantic passenger liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg and began to sink. 1,517 people lost their lives and more than 700 survived.

1931 - King Alfonso XIII of Spain went into exile and the Spanish Republic was proclaimed.

1939 - The John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" was first published.




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Alexander Mackenzie, the Perthshire stonemason who went on to become Canada's Prime Minister, died on this day in 1892. Mackenzie was born in Logierait in Perthshire and worked as a stonemason's apprentice to help support his family after the death of his father.
He moved to Canada in 1842 and through his religious beliefs and adherence to the temperance cause, became involved in politics. He was Canada's second Prime Minister, serving in office from 1873 to 1878, keeping his parliamentary seat until his death in 1892.
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1534 - Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, set sail from St. Malo to explore the North American coastline.

1653 - In England, Oliver Cromwell expelled the Long Parliament for trying to pass the Perpetuation Bill that would have kept Parliament in the hands of only a few members.

1657 - English Admiral Robert Blake fought his last battle when he destroyed the Spanish fleet in Santa Cruz Bay.

1689 - The siege of Londonderry began. Supporters of James II attacked the city.

1792 - France declared war on Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia. It was the start of the French Revolutionary wars.

1841 - In Philadelphia, PA, Edgar Allen Poe's first detective story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," was published in Graham's Magazine.

1912 - Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox.

1916 - Sir Roger Casement landed in Ireland to incite rebellion against the British. Casement, a British diplomat, was captured within hours and was hanged for high treason on August 3.

1977 - Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiered.

1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev became the first Soviet head of state to visit South Korea.



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On this day in 1908 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the first politician to be officially known as the Prime Minister, died. Campbell-Bannerman was a British Liberal Party politician from Glasgow who served as Britain's Prime Minister between 1905 and 1908. His party introduced the first state pension for over 70s and free school meals for all children.
Campbell-Bannerman resigned as Prime Minister on 3 April 1908 due to ill health and died just nineteen days later. He's buried in the churchyard of Meigle Parish Church.
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QUOTE (Dave Grieve @ 12th Apr 2017, 04:31am) *
1933 - King Kong the first to summit the Empire State Building without climbing equipment.



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23 April 1990

Gruinard Island , Scotland .
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of the Anthrax disease .



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April 23, 2015 - Parliament of Canada passes the Journey to Freedom Day Act, commemorating April 30 as a national day marking the exodus of Vietnamese refugees and their acceptance in Canada after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. Ottawa, Ontario


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1558 - Mary, Queen of Scotland, married the French dauphin, Francis.

1877 - Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire.

1884 - Otto von Bismarck cabled Cape Town that South Africa was now a German colony.

1897 - William Price became the first to be named White House news reporter.

1915 - During World War I, the Ottoman Turkish Empire began the mass deportation of Armenians.

1916 - Irish nationalist launched the Easter Rebellion against British occupation forces. They were overtaken several days later.

1953 - Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1970 - The People's Republic of China launched its first satellite.

1974 - David Bowie released "Diamond Dogs."



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On this day in 1946, the battleship HMS Vanguard was accepted for sea trials by the Royal Navy. Vanguard was built at John Brown’s shipyard in Clydebank during World War Two, at a time when the British authorities were concerned about being outnumbered by a combined German and Japanese naval fleet.
However, Vanguard never saw wartime service and instead was used to take King George VI on a post-war tour of South Africa and later, the flagship of the Home Fleet Training Squadron. She was sold for scrap in the 1950s and finally broken up in 1960.



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On this day , Canada's St Lawrence Seaway was opened

On April 25, 1959, a dream is realized with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The St. Lawrence River, tamed at last, is a bustle of activity as it is lined with scores of ships ready to make the voyage that Jacques Cartier never could. A day after the icebreaker D'Iberville makes the maiden voyage the CBC's Norman DePoe takes viewers on a guided tour of the Seaway. DePoe travels along the curvaceous canals, visiting all the major city ports along the St. Lawrence. He stops and talks to harbour masters in Hamilton and Toronto, who say they are ready for the influx of ships coming in from Montreal. The sheer scientific marvel of the Seaway is realized when the thousands of pounds of counterbalanced steelwork that make up the locks and lift-bridges spring into action, allowing ocean freighters to continue on in their voyage to the Atlantic Ocean undeterred.




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QUOTE (angel @ 26th Apr 2017, 12:06am) *
On this day , Canada's St Lawrence Seaway was opened

On April 25, 1959, a dream is realized with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The St. Lawrence River, tamed at last, is a bustle of activity as it is lined with scores of ships ready to make the voyage that Jacques Cartier never could. A day after the icebreaker D'Iberville makes the maiden voyage the CBC's Norman DePoe takes viewers on a guided tour of the Seaway. DePoe travels along the curvaceous canals, visiting all the major city ports along the St. Lawrence. He stops and talks to harbour masters in Hamilton and Toronto, who say they are ready for the influx of ships coming in from Montreal. The sheer scientific marvel of the Seaway is realized when the thousands of pounds of counterbalanced steelwork that make up the locks and lift-bridges spring into action, allowing ocean freighters to continue on in their voyage to the Atlantic Ocean undeterred.


I'm surprised I missed this one Angel, thanks for posting. Some time ago I did a lot of reading on the seaway and all the connecting lakes, locks and canals etc Most interesting subject. :-)


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1514 - Copernicus made his first observations of Saturn.

1865 - John Wilkes Booth was killed by the U.S. Federal Cavalry.

1906 - In Hawaii, motion pictures were shown for the first time.

1929 - First non-stop flight from England to India was completed.

1945 - Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France's Vichy government during World War II, was arrested.

1952 - Patty Berg set a new record for major women’s golf competition when she shot a 64 over 18 holes in a tournament in Richmond, CA.

1964 - The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.

1982 - The British announced that Argentina had surrendered on South Georgia.

1986 - The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material.

1998 - Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera was bludgeoned to death two days after a report he'd compiled on atrocities during Guatemala's 36-year civil war was made public.

2002 - In Erfurt, Germany, an expelled student killed 17 people at his former school. The student then killed himself.




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1607 1st English colony in American lands at Cape Henry, Virginia
1654 Jews are expelled from Brazil
1655 Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam


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