On this day……..16th March


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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