1648 – English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I
1678 – Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
1776 – Captain Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)
1782 – Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
1866 – Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago
1922 – 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
1924 – 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1948 – Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
1987 – Afghanistan Constitution adopted
1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.