What happened in history this week

Status Quo became record breakers this week in 1991 EMN-160919-124859001
Status Quo became record breakers this week in 1991 EMN-160919-124859001

In 1327 - Edward II died while imprisoned at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire.

1599 - Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre had its first production, ‘Julius Caesar’.

1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated the English at the Battle of Prestonpans in Scotland.

1784 - The Pennsylvania Packet and General Advertiser was published. It was the first successful American daily newspaper.

1792 - French Revolution: The National Convention declared France a republic and abolished the absolute monarchy.

1897 - The envelope seal was patented by F W Leslie.

1915 - Stonehenge was sold at auction to Mr C H Chubb for £6,600. Mr Chubb presented it to the nation three years later.

1937 - J R R Tolkien published ‘The Hobbit’.

1939 - Romanian Prime Minister, Armand Călinescu was assassinated by far-right legionnaires of the fascist paramilitary organization Iron Guard.

1942 - The Boeing B-29 Superfortress made its maiden flight.

1949 - The Republic of Ireland beat England 2-0 at Goodison Park. It was England’s first home defeat by a foreign football team.

1962 - Bamber Gasgoine’s ‘University Challenge’ was screened for the first time.

1964 - Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom.

1965 - The Gambia, Maldives and Singapore were admitted as members of the United Nations.

1968 - Madame Tussauds gave The Beatles waxworks their fifth change of image in four years.

1971 - ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was broadcast for the first time.

1971 - Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.

1981 - Belize was granted full independence from the United Kingdom.

1981 -Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously approved by the US Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

1991 - Status Quo made the Guinness Book of Records when they played four venues within a 12-hour period - Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham and London.