1948 – Mahatma Gandhi, India’s Father of the Nation was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. The great leader lost his life and India the man who lead it to Independence.

1487 – Bell chimes invented

1647 – Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400

1774 – Captain Cook reaches 71°10′ south, 1820km from south pole (record)

1790 – Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor

1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world’s first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened.

1862  USS Monitor, the US Navy’s 1st ironclad warship launched

1911 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba

1922 – World Law Day 1st celebrated

1928  1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US

1930 – The world’s first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.

1933 – Adolf Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen

1934 – Hitler proclamation on German unified states

1943 – USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean

1958 – UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats

1965 –  State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill at St Paul’s Cathedral, London – largest state funeral ever