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22nd June

PostPosted: 22 Jun 2016, 06:11
by chenrezig
1377 At the age of 10, Richard II became King of England following the death of his grandfather Edward III, the previous day.

1611 Henry Hudson, English navigator, was cast adrift with some of his crew after a mutiny in the bay that now bears his name. It was the last time they were seen alive.

1802 Britain's Health and Morals of Apprentices Act limited children to a maximum twelve hour working day; whilst under nines were banned from the mills.

1814 The Marylebone Cricket Club and Hertfordshire played the first match at England's Lord's Cricket Ground.

1893 The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rammed the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria near Tripoli, Lebanon. HMS Victoria sank, taking 358 crew with her, including the commander of the British Mediterranean Fleet, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.

1910 The birth of John Hunt, English mountaineer and explorer. He led the 1953 expedition on which Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain (29,035 feet). He described the venture in his book The Ascent of Everest.

1911 The Coronation of George V and Mary of Teck, the queen consort.

1921 The first Northern Ireland Parliament was opened by King George V in Belfast. Sir James Craig was the first Prime Minister in a parliament that nobody wanted. Southern Irish leaders wanted a united Ireland.

1959 Directors of Harrods urged shareholders to vote for a £34m merger with the Debenhams department chain.

1984 The first Virgin Atlantic flight left Gatwick for New York, with a planeload of passengers who had paid just £99 for their tickets.

1986 The 'Hand of God' football match. England were beaten 2-1 by Argentina in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Mexico. Both Argentine goals were scored by Diego Maradona - the first with the deliberate use of his hand which went unseen by the referee. It was the first match between the two countries since the Falklands War in 1982.

1995 John Major resigned as head of Britain's Conservative Party, but said that he would stay on as prime minister while he fought for re-election. He said he had been under attack for three years and told his critics to 'put up or shut up'.

2001 The Parole Board decided that Venables and Thompson, the two schoolboy murderers of 2 year old James Bulger should be released, and their identities protected, after serving just 8 years for a crime that shocked the nation.

2010 In his budget, Chancellor George Osborne increased VAT from 17.5% to 20% (to take effect from January 4th 2011) and cut welfare spending as he moved 'decisively' to tackle Britain's record debts.

2012 The funerals of the six Philpott children who died in a house fire at their home in Allenton (Derby) in May. Their parents, Mick and Mairead Philpott were charged with their murder and were tried and convicted in 2013.

2012 Torrential downpours brought more flooding to swathes of the country. Music fans at the Isle of Wight Festival spent the night in their cars after traffic became gridlocked when heavy rain turned the festival site into a mudbath. The Environment Agency issued around 140 flood warnings throughout Britain.

Re: 22nd June

PostPosted: 22 Jun 2016, 08:07
by annie

Re: 22nd June

PostPosted: 22 Jun 2016, 18:22
by wendy
Wendy went to Buckingham Palace with her family and met Princess Ann at the Investiture.
still can't believe it.

Re: 22nd June

PostPosted: 22 Jun 2016, 23:49
by Rosalind
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Re: 22nd June

PostPosted: 23 Jun 2016, 11:22
by wendy

Re: 22nd June

PostPosted: 23 Jun 2016, 17:21
by chenrezig
Here is the article in tonight's Evening News ...