On this day in history ...........................

    On this day in history ...........................

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-11-26


    TheBoldAge looks back at a few of the events that have helped shape the world we live in today

    On this day ....In 1703 Henry Winstanley, the engineer who built the first Eddystone lighthouse, died when it was destroyed in the Great Storm. The storm lasted for 2 days and claimed 9000 lives. The USA had their first national thanksgiving in 1789Oh mummy!, In 1922 the British archaeologist Howard Carter opens up Tutankhamun's tomb. In 1968 there was the beginning of a watershed moment with the The new Race Relations Act making it illegal to refuse housing, employment or public services to people because of their ethnic background.At the Brinks Mat security warehouse at London’s Heathrow Airport a robbery took place of £25 million worth of gold bars weighing three tons. In 1992, It was announced that from the following year the Queen would begin the process of paying income tax, the first time a British monarch had done so since the 1930s.

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