Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: March 23-29

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March 23, 1775: Patrick Henry delivers his famous “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” speech at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.


March 24, 1707: The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.


March 25, 1811: Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.


March 26, 1812: An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.


March 27, 1854: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia, entering the Crimean War.


March 28, 1809: Heinrich Wilhelm Mattaus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.


March 29, 1849: The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.


 

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