A year ago...

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

US pres­i­dent Barack Obama (pic­tured) took to the stage in Dublin in front of a crowd of 25,000 claim­ing he was home. Henry VIII di­vorced Cather­ine of Aragon to marry Anne Bo­leyn, wife num­ber two. The re­sult was a break with the church in Rome. Scot­tish pi­rate Wil­liam Kidd was hanged at Ex­e­cu­tion Dock in London for piracy. Marl­bor­ough de­feated the French at the Bat­tle of Ramilles in Bel­gium. Sir Charles Barry, ar­chi­tect, was born in West­min­ster. With as­sis­tant Au­gus­tus Pu­gin he de­signed the new Houses of Par­lia­ment. The North West Mounted Po­lice were es­tab­lished in Canada - the name was changed to The Royal Cana­dian Mounted Po­lice in 1 20. The French crown jew­els went on sale and raised six mil­lion francs. Whip­snade Zoo in Bed­ford­shire opened. Bank rob­bers Bon­nie Parker and Clyde Bar­row were shot dead in an am­bush by Texas Rangers near Gi­b­land, Louisiana.

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