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TODAY IN HISTORY
Compiled by James Finlayson-Bald and David Paul Wagner


JANUARY

16
Gordon of Khartoum is killed, the Cullinan Diamond, Capt. William Bligh arrested

FEBRUARY

24

The world's first lottery, a mechanical duck, animal comedians, Thomas Bowdler

MARCH

1
Knights Templar Grand Master burned in Paris, Lend-Lease ruins British exports

9
Cardinal Mazarin dies, the Battle of the Ironclads, Russia sends first dog into space

10
Pu-Yi becomes Emperor of Manchkuo, suffragettes attack Velasquez painting

12
Papal decree against Knights Templar, Jesus de Galindez disappears from New York

13
Reformist Czar Alexander II of Russia assassinated, planet Uranus discovered

16
Shipwrecks everywhere in Samoan Crisis, Sweden's King Gustavus III assassinated

17

Ireland's St Patrick dies, Arab historian Ibn Khaldun dies, Tibetans rise against Chinese

18
St Edward the Martyr assassinated, Tolpuddle Martyrs sentenced to transportation

23
Pedro the Cruel of Spain assassinated, Mormon bishop executed


24
The Boy William's body is found, Czar Paul is assassinated

25
General MacDonald shoots himself, Greeks rise against Ottoman rulers


28
Hyacinthe Bobo chosen as Pope, Sunbeam motor car sets land speed record of 203mph

APRIL

15
Belgian king exploits Congo resources, insulin available, sputniks link up

26
Captain John Smith lands in Virginia, Suleiman I advances towards Vienna

27
Ferdinand Magellan killed, the Mogul Empire established

28
The Mutiny on the Bounty, Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India

29
Joan of Arc defeats English, U.S. evacuates Saigon, Pope Pius IX v Italian Nationalists

MAY

16
Jacob Leisler hanged for treason, President Andrew Johnson almost impeached

JUNE

1
The kindly lions of James II, the tribulations of the indigo planters, the Battle of Drumclog





JULY

2

Henry "the Fowler", James A. Garfield, first Zeppelin flight

3
Champlain founds Quebec, Marie de Medicis dies destitute, Licinius defeated

4
A disastrous Crusader defeat, Zulus face Britain's Gatling guns

5
Czar VI murdered by guards, Raffles dies at age 43

7
The Crusaders in Constantinople, King Edward I, the bubonic plague arrives in England

9
The first ironclad battleship, William the Silent assassinated, Elizabeth I visits Kenilworth

16
The Gauls attack Rome, the rise of Islam, a Protestant martyr

18
The Great Fire of Rome, the painter Caravaggio, Brazil's slaves freed

19
The Battle of Halidon, St Vincent de Paul, the navigator Matthew Flinders

20
Hugh O'Neill resists the British in Ireland, Park sees River Niger, Marconi invents wireless

21
Tamerlane defeats the Turks, the British capture Gibraltar, Jesse James

22
The Battle of Falkirk, England's Lost Colony

23
President Ulysses S. Grant dies, U.K. Parliament attacked

25
Blériot flies across English Channel, writer Chénier guillotined, Dr Dollfuss murdered

26
Sam Houston - first President of Texas, Ben Franklin becomes U.S. Postmaster General

27
The Battle of Killiecrankie, S.S. Great Eastern lays transatlantic cable

28
The Turks use explosive bombs, Robespierre guillotined, Plehve assassinated

29
St. Olaf promulgates Christianity in Norway, writer Daniel Defoe in the pillory

30
Pennsylvania's founder William Penn dies, Emperor Meiji dies, Kon Tiki raft reaches Polynesia

AUGUST

27
Little St Hugh of Lincoln, huge Krakatoa eruption, Confucius born

SEPTEMBER

24
Paracelsus revolutionises medicine, the Iroquois, Laing leaves Timbuktu

OCTOBER

1

Death by ventriloquism, Alexander the Great, Michael the Stammerer

11
Peter the Great becomes Czar of Russia, 1911 revolution breaks out in China

12
Pope Boniface VIII charged with heresy, Knights Templars charged by Inquisition

14
Hugh Capet dies, the Normans win the Battle of Hastings

17
Great meteor shower in Europe, Al Cappone jailed for tax evasion

NOVEMBER

30

A colonial governor charged with murder, Cnut invades England

DECEMBER

16

The Boston Tea Party, French passports abolished, Grigori Rasputin killed


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