Wednesday, 27 April 2016

On This Day 27th April

Hello everyone,

From the Tea Act, to Beethoven, and all in between, check today's edition of 'On This Day'


Richard Mills


1124- David I becomes the King of the Scots

1296- Edward I and his forces defeat the Scots at the battle of Dunbar
1509- Venice is excommunicated by Pope Julius II (Image Left)

1565- The first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, called Cebu City

1646- King Charles I flees from Oxford

1749- George Frederic Handel’s ‘Firework’s Music’ is first performed in London, at Green Park

1773- The Tea Act is passed by the British Parliament

1810- Beethoven composes his famous song, Für Elise

1840- The founding stone of the Palace of Westminster is laid by the wife of Sir Charles Barry
1865- Steamboat ‘SS Sultana’ explodes in the Mississippi River, which kills 1800 of the 2427 people on-board (Image Right)

1945- Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini, is captured by the Italian people at Lake Como


1650- Queen of Denmark and Norway, Charlotte Amalie of Hassel-Kassel

1701- King of Sardinia, Charles Emanuel I

1791- Samuel Morse

1822- 18th President of the united States from 1896 to 1877, Ulysses S. Grant (Image Left)

1848- King of Bavaria, Otto I


19810 Beatles star, Ringo Starr, married Barbara Bach, an actress


630- King Ardashir III of Persia

1124- King of Scots from 1107 to 1124, Alexander I (Image Right)

1605- Leo XI, (previously Alessandro O de’ Medici), Italian pope in 1605, dies at the age of 69

1682- Theodorus III, Tsar of Russia from 1676 to 1682

1893- the 14th Premier of New Zealand, John Balance, and the founder of the Liberal Party