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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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Gruinard Island , Scotland .
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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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