The Metropolitan Police have launched a manhunt to track down a man after a soldier had acid hurled in his face and was slashed with a knife while out jogging in London.
1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello was presented for the first time, at The Palace of Whitehall in London. The palace was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698. Seven years to the day, Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Tempest was also presented for the first time, and also at the Palace of Whitehall.
Far-left Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn confirmed he would pursue a second Brexit referendum if he becomes prime minister.
1795 The birth of John Keats, English romantic poet.
Arch traitor John Bercow has served his LAST day as the worst and most devious speaker of the house this country has EVER seen. GOOD RIDANCE TO THIS VILE TRAIT0R!
Left-wing Student union representatives at the University of Oxford passed a motion this week to ban clapping and replace it with silent “jazz hands” waving, insisting that applause “could trigger anxiety”.
1470 Henry VI returned to the English throne after the Earl of Warwick (known as Warwick the Kingmaker) defeated the Yorkists in battle.
1618 Sir Walter Raleigh, English seafarer, courtier, writer and once a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I (he named Virginia after her) was beheaded at Whitehall. He had been falsely accused of treason and sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment. He was released after 13 years to try and find the legendary gold of El Dorado. He failed, and returned to an undeserved fate.