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 •  1520-King Charles V and King Henry VIII signs treaty of Calais 
 •  1553-Lady Jane Grey becomes queen of England (for nine days)
 •  1568-Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish 
 •  1584-Spanish army leader Richebourg conquers Liefkenshoek, Belgium 
 •  1598-Spanish theater plays Moros y Los Cristianos in Rio Grande 
 •  1609-Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League 
 •  1627-English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle 
 •  1629-First non-Separatist Congregational Church in U.S. founded (Salem, MA) 
 •  1645-Battle of Langport at Somerset: Oliver Cromwell's New Model-army beats Royalists
 •  1652-England declares war on Netherlands 
 •  1690-Battle of Beachy Head: French fleet under Tourville beat Anglo-Dutch fleet led by Cornelis Evertsen
 •  1746-Charles Edward Stuart (aka Bonnie Prince Charlie) flees in disguise to Isle of Skye 
 •  1762-Louis-Francois Roubiliac's monument for Georg Friedric Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey 
 •  1775-Horatio Gates issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army 
 •  1777-British General Richard Prescott captured in Rhode Island
 •  1797-First U.S. frigate, the United States, is launched in Philadelphia 
 •  1810-Emperor Napoleon's corpse leaves Netherlands for France 
 •  1832-President Andrew Jackson vetoes legislation to re-charter Second Bank of US 
 •  1847-Urbain Le Verrier and John Couch Adams, codiscoverers of Neptune meet for first time at the home of John Herschel 
 •  1850-Vice President Millard Fillmore becomes President following Zachary Taylor's death
 •  1856-Nikola Tesla is born in Austria


 •  1509-  John Calvin -- Writers
 •  1616-  Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra -- ArtistsSculptorsWriters
 •  1658-  Luigi Ferdinando Marsili -- WritersScientists
 •  1723-  William Blackstone -- Writers
 •  1735-  Giovanni Bertati -- Writers
 •  1768-  Hendrik Voogd -- Artists
 •  1769-  Jesse Bennett -- Physicians
 •  1778-  Sigismund Neukomm -- Composers
 •  1792-  George M. Dallas -- GovernanceLegal
 •  1798-  X. B. Saintine -- Writers
 •  1823-  Sanford Robinson Gifford -- Artists
 •  1825-  Benjamin Paul Akers -- SculptorsWriters


 •  1559-  Henry II -- Governance
 •  1584-  William the Silent -- Governance
 •  1590-  Charles II of Austria -- Governance
 •  1662-  Jan Jansz van de Velde [3] -- Artists
 •  1690-  Johan van Brakel -- PiratesNaval
 •  1692-  Heinrich Bach -- Composers
 •  1761-  George Clinton [1] -- NavalGovernance
 •  1779-  Thomas West [2] -- ClergyWriters
 •  1805-  Thomas Wedgwood -- Inventors
 •  1806-  George Stubbs -- Artists
 •  1817-  Hugh Percy -- Military
 •  1830-  Heinrich Backofen -- Composers
 •  1839-  Fernando Sor -- Composers
 •  1851-  Louis Daguerre -- Artists
 •  1858-  Auguste de Montferrand -- Architects

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posted on Colonial Sense: 07/10/2020
Deadman’s Island
July 04, 2020, Heritage Daily by Staff
Located in the Medway estuary near the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, England lies Deadman’s Island, a small uninspiring stretch of land that contains a dark secret.

Over generations, this uninhabited mudbank has inspired tales of supernatural devil dogs, bodies buried without their skulls, and brain-eating ghouls to scare the local children from venturing to close to its lonely shores.

The truth behind the island stems back to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. At the war’s conclusion, some of the naval vessels were repurposed and converted into stationary floating prisons called hulks.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/08/2020
15 Bizarre and Cruel Ways People Tested Witches
March 11, 2020, Ranker by Tamar Altebarmakian
The mass hysteria that gripped people during the numerous witch trials that took place in our history is still difficult to understand. Equally incomprehensible is some of the weird ways they tested witches. One of the main sources for practicing witch hunters was a book titled Malleus Maleficarum, which translates to "Hammer of the Witches." The book outlines numerous ways to identify and prosecute witches.

The ways witches were tested ranged from the bizarre to the cruel, and included having their victims scratch them until they bled, baking their victims' urine into a cake, and being asked to perfectly recite a prayer. While these witch trial tests might sound absurd to us today, for many men and women, the outcomes of these tests would determine whether they lived or perished.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/06/2020
Joe Biden stated on May 21, 2020 in a video: "You weren't allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual."
June 29, 2020, PolitiFact by Louis Jacobson
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, recently sat for a video with Wired, part of the magazine’s series of interviews in which celebrities answer the most searched-for questions about themselves on the internet.

One of the questions Biden addressed was, "What is Joe Biden’s stance on gun control?" He proceeded to answer that he favors outlawing assault weapons.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/04/2020
Cheers and Jeers: July 4, 1776 Edition
July 03, 2020, Daily Kos by Bill in Portland Maine
Our annual posting of the original Cheers and Jeers from July 4, 1776—discovered gathering dust and mold behind some rotten drywall at the farm of Phinneas Pawpatch on July 5, 1776—starts below the ye olde folde.

posted on Colonial Sense: 05/10/2020
X-ray analysis of artifacts from Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose
April 28, 2020, by University of Warwick
21st century X-ray technology has allowed University of Warwick scientists to peer back through time at the production of the armor worn by the crew of Henry VIII's favored warship, the Mary Rose.

Three artifacts believed to be remains of chainmail recovered from the recovered hull have been analyzed by an international team of scientists led by the Universities of Warwick and Ghent using a state-of-the-art X-ray facility called XMaS (X-ray Materials Science) beamline.

posted on Colonial Sense: 05/08/2020
Salish Sea basin was one of continent's most densely populated areas when Europeans arrived
April 19, 2020, The Province (Canada) by Gordon McIntyre
Vancouver has the highest population density among Canadian municipalities, according to the 2016 census, and New Westminster, the City of North Vancouver, Victoria and White Rock all make the top 10.

It was like that, too, before the first Europeans arrived in the 1700s, according to a study published in the Journal of Northwest Anthropology that was co-written by Richard M. Hutchings of the Institute for Critical Heritage and Tourism.

The Salish Sea Basin was one of the “most densely populated” pre-contact geographical areas, Hutchings said from his home on Gabriola Island, which is home to 98 of the pre-contact sites the study counted. Immediately after contact, indigenous populations began crashing, he said. The arrival of diseases such as measles and smallpox carried by Europeans was primarily responsible.

posted on Colonial Sense: 05/06/2020
William Shakespeare: archaeology is revealing new clues about the Bard’s life (and death)
April 23, 2020, HeritageDaily by William Mitchell
William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time and one of the most important and influential people who has ever lived.

His written works (plays, sonnets and poems) have been translated into more than 100 languages and these are performed around the world.

There is also an enduring desire to learn more about the man himself. Countless books and articles have been written about Shakespeare’s life. These have been based primarily on the scholarly analysis of his works and the official record associated with him and his family. Shakespeare’s popularity and legacy endures, despite uncertainties in his life story and debate surrounding his authorship and identity.

posted on Colonial Sense: 05/04/2020
What Washington's inaugural address can teach us
April 30, 2020, CNN by John Avlon
It was morning again in America.

On April 30th, 1789, George Washington took the oath of office and became the first president of the United States of America.

The intersection of Broad and Wall Streets in lower Manhattan were packed with jubilant citizens. They had suffered through the British occupation during the war for independence and the chaos of the Articles of the Confederation, when the young nation looked like it might fall apart with too weak a central government. Now there was new optimism in the spring air.

posted on Colonial Sense: 05/02/2020
Everything You Wanted To Know About The Sons Of Liberty
August 27, 2019, Ranker by Aaron Edwards
You’ve heard about them in history class, but who were the Sons of Liberty, really? The Sons of Liberty was founded by many men you probably haven't heard of, born out of the growing discontent in the American colonies over how the British ruled. Eventually, some of the most famous Founding Fathers also joined the Sons of Liberty, and together, they would go on to create a nation based on lofty ideals.

After their inception following the passing of the Stamp Act, propaganda, intimidation, destruction of property, and violence were not above the members of the Sons of Liberty. By the time the Boston Tea Party occurred, they had quite a notorious reputation. So, if you’re curious about the gang-like group of men who stirred up enough public discontent to pave the road for a revolution, check out the list below!

posted on Colonial Sense: 04/30/2020
Mona Lisa for $60K? The curious market for Old Masters replicas
January 24, 2020, CNN by Oscar Holland
To an untrained eye, the "Mona Lisa" up for auction at Sotheby's next week is indistinguishable from its namesake hanging in the Louvre.

The columns painted either side of the canvas are just a small giveaway that this isn't Leonardo da Vinci's original. But there is another, more noticeable difference: the price tag.

Produced during the 1600s, perhaps more than a century after Leonardo's death, this "Mona Lisa" is expected to sell for $60,000 to $80,000. And in a highly unusual move, Sotheby's has included a batch of six other copies in Thursday's sale.

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