31st August 1997– Princess Diana, Al Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul, die in a high-speed car crash in a Paris tunnel. 1980 – Poland’s Solidarity movement (Solidarnosc), was officially recognised. It is credited with playing a key role in the collapse of communism.
25th August 1944 – U.S. troops liberated Paris from the Nazis in World War II.
21st August 1770 – James Cook formally claimed eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales. 1831 – Nat Turner led black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. 1879 – The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appeared to the people of […]
25th July 1943 – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini stepped down as head of the armed forces and the government. 1969 – Senator Edward Kennedy plead guilty to leaving the scene of a crime following the Chappaquiddick car crash. 1978 – The first so called ‘test tube baby’ was born in Manchester, England. 1992 – The […]
14th June 1381 – Richard II met leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt on Blackheath. 1381 – The Tower of London was stormed by rebels who entered without resistance. 1645 – Battle of Naseby – 12,000 Royalist forces were beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers. 1648 – Margaret Jones was hanged in Boston for witchcraft. 1777 – […]