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'

Regards,

Richard Mills

HISTORY

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

BIRTHS

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

WEDDINGS

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

DEATHS





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