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