Wednesday, 20 April 2016

On This Day 20th April

Hello everyone,

while today was interesting, it was spoilt by the birth of Adolf Hitler :(. Anyway, enjoy today's edition of 'On This Day'.

Regards,

Richard Mills



HISTORY

1611- First recorded performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

1653- Oliver Cromwell routes the English Parliament to his house

1759- George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey in London
 
1770- Captain Cook arrives in what is now known as New South Wales (Australia) (Image Right)

1904- George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Canadida’ premieres in London

1919- King Nicholas of Montenegro, abdicates under threats

1931- The British Commons agrees that sport should be played on Sunday

1947- Frederik IX becomes the king of Denmark

1968- Pierre Trudeau, is sworn in as Canada’s 15th Prime Minister

BIRTHS

1442- King of England from 1461 to 1483, King Edward IV

1808- Napoleon III (Louis-Napoleon) Emperor of France from 1852 to 1871

1839- King of Romania from 1881 to 1914, Carol I (Image Left)

1884- Princess Beatrice , who died in 1966 (ie. Not the present Beatrice)

1889- Adolf Hitler, German dictator from 1936 to 1945, and main reason for World War II.

DEATHS

1164- Victor IV, Italian anti-pope from 1159 to 1164

1314- Pope Clement V, pope from 1305 to 1314

1521- Emperor of China, Shengde

1812- George Clinton, the 4th US Vice President, becomes the first Vice President to die in office.
 
1912- Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, dies at the age of 64 (Image Right)

1947- King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947, Christian X, dies at the age of 76