This Day in History - 7th June

 

1535www.beautifulbritain.co.ukJohn Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, was tried for treason (he was executed on 22nd June).

1628www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe Petition of Rights, one of England's most famous constitutional documents and of equal value to the Magna Carta was granted the Royal Assent by Charles I. It set out specific liberties of the subject that the king was prohibited from infringing, including restrictions on non-Parliamentary taxation, the forced billeting of soldiers, imprisonment without cause, and restrictions on the use of martial law.

 

1761www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe birth of John Rennie, Scottish civil engineer and designer of London Bridge.

 

1778www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe birth of George Bryan Brummell, commonly known as 'Beau' Brummell. He was an iconic figure in Regency England and is credited with introducing, and establishing as fashion, the modern men's suit, worn with a tie. He claimed he took five hours to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne.

 

1811www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe birth in Bathgate, West Lothian, of James Young Simpson. He discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully introduced it for general medical use.

 

1862www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe United Kingdom and the United States agreed to suppress the slave trade.

 

1906www.beautifulbritain.co.ukCunard Line's RMS Lusitania was launched at the John Brown Shipyard at Clydebank, Glasgow. At the time she was the world's fastest and largest liner.

 

1929www.beautifulbritain.co.ukMrs. Margaret Bondfield became the first woman cabinet minister in the Labour government, as Ramsay Macdonald’s Minister of Labour.

 

1935www.beautifulbritain.co.ukIn Britain, Stanley Baldwin, Conservative, succeeded Ramsay MacDonald as prime minister.

 

1939www.beautifulbritain.co.ukKing George VI became the first British monarch to visit the United States of America.

 

1940 The birth of the entertainer Tom Jones. He has sold over 100 million records and has had thirty six Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and nineteen in the United States.

 

1977www.beautifulbritain.co.ukMore than one million people lined the streets of London to watch the Royal Family on their way to St. Paul's at the start of the Queen's silver jubilee celebrations.

 

1990www.beautifulbritain.co.ukFrance, West Germany and Italy lifted a ban on British beef-on-the-bone after reaching a deal in Brussels.

 

1991www.beautifulbritain.co.ukBill Morris became the first black trades union leader in the UK - being elected Secretary-General of the Transport and General Workers Union.

 

2000www.beautifulbritain.co.ukTony Blair, the UK prime minister was heckled and criticised by the respected Women's Institute members as he gave a speech at their conference.

 

2000www.beautifulbritain.co.ukAnimal welfare companies praised a policeman who closed a section of the M5 in Devon to rescue three ducklings.


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