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The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - FEATURES -

King John put the Royal Seal on the Magna Carta at Run­nymede, near Wind­sor.

Ed­ward, the Black Prince, el­dest son of Ed­ward III, was born at Wood­stock, Ox­ford­shire.

Wat Tyler, the first poll tax pro­tester, was ex­e­cuted at Smith­field.

Har­row School was founded.

The first green­house in Bri­tain was erected in Ox­ford in prepa­ra­tion for a pre­dicted se­vere win­ter. A gar­dener tended a char­coal fire through­out the night to keep up the tem­per­a­ture.

Charles Goodyear patented his vul­can­ised rub­ber process in the

US, mak­ing pos­si­ble the com­mer­cial rub­ber.

The 49th par­al­lel was es­tab­lished as the bor­der be­tween Canada and the USA. use of Florence Nightin­gale started her School for Nurses at St Thomas’ Hos­pi­tal, Lon­don.

Dic­ta­tors Hitler and Mus­solini met for the first time, in Venice.

Fam­ily Al­lowance pay­ments were in­tro­duced in Bri­tain – five shillings (25p) a week for the sec­ond child and sub­se­quent chil­dren, but no pay­ment the first-born.

The IRA ex­ploded a 3,300lb bomb in Manch­ester city cen­tre, pic­tured, caus­ing mas­sive dam­age and more than 200 in­juries, but no fa­tal­i­ties. for The Na­tional Lottery pledged to give The Na­tional Portrait Gallery £9.4 mil­lion to help fund its ‘ big­gest ever trans­for­ma­tion’.

Richard Baker, broad­caster, 93; Noddy Holder, ac­tor/singer (Slade), 72; Si­mon Cal­low, ac­tor, 69; James Belushi, ac­tor, 64; He­len Hunt, ac­tress, 55; Courteney Cox, ac­tress, 54.

To sub­mit a photo for the P&J ju­nior club, send it in ad­vance, along with your child’s name, ad­dress and date of birth, to yourlife@ajl.co.uk or phone 01224 343335.

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