On this day……..16th March

2017:

The Queen gives Royal Assent to the Brexit bill, clearing the way for the U.K to start talks to leave the European Union.

2014:

Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation

1935:

In direct violation of The Treaty of Versailles, Hitler orders rearmament of Germany.

1921:

Britain signs a trade agreement with the USSR and sends a trade mission to Moscow: this goes against the US, who in the same month refused to sign a trade agreement

1861:

Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union (US Civil War).  The Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain

1827:

1st US black newspaper, “Freedom’s Journal” (NYC), begins publishing

1660:

After 20 years, the notorious English Long Parliament voted for its own dissolution.

1322:

The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence.

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