Friday, 22 April 2016

On This Day 22nd April

Hello Everyone,

Well, whether it was wars, or Lord Protectors, Kings, or Queens, today was a busy day in history!

Regards,

Richard Mills

HISTORY

296- St Gaius’ reign as Catholic Pope (from 283 to 296) comes to an end

536- St. Agapetus I ends his reign as the Catholic Pope, which he was from 535 to 536

1370- Building of the Bastille Fortress begins in Paris (Image Right)

1500- Brazil is discovered by Pedro Alvarez Cabral of Portugal, and so, it is claims for Portugal

1521- Fran├žois I, French King, claims was on Spain

1648- Charles I is claimed responsible for bloodshed by the English Army

1659- The British Parliament is disbanded by the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell

 1671- Charles II, English King, sits in on English Parliament

1930- The London Naval Treaty is signed by the US, Britain and Japan

1963- Canada’s 14th Prime Minister, Lester B Pearson, is sworn in

BIRTHS

1357- King of Portugal from 1383 to 1433, Johan I

1451- Queen of Spain from 1479 to 1504, Isabella I of Castille (Image Right)

1610- Italian Pope from 1689 to 1891, Pope Alexander VIII

1870- Vladimir Lenin

1872- Queen of Finland, Princess Margaret of Prussia

DEATHS

296- Pope Caius

536- St Agapetus

1355- Daughter of King Edward II, Eleonora Plantagenet dies at the age of 36

1648- Daughter of Willem van Nassau, Catharina Belgian van Nassau, dies around the age of 69

1782- Irish Pirate, Anne Bonny, dies in prison

1833- Inventor of the steam locomotive, Richard Trevithick, dies at the age of 62

1933- Co-founder of the Rolls Royce Motor Company, Frederick Henry Royce (Image Left)

1994- The 37th President of the United States of America from 1969 to 1975, Richard Nixon, dies at 81 from stroke