Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: June 15-21


June 15, 1215: King John puts his seal to the Magna Carta.

June 16, 1816: Lord Byron challenges Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori to write a ghost story at his villa in Italy.

June 17, 1839: In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands.

June 18, 1815: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonapart by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher forcing him to abdicate the throng of France for the second time.

June 19, 1862: The US Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sanford.

June 20, 1837: Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.

June 21, 1791: King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.


Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: February 9-15


February 9, 1849: New Roman Republic established.

February 10, 1840: Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

February 11, 1808: Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.

February 12, 1816: The oldest working opera house in Europe, the Teatro di San Carlo, is destroyed by fire.

February 13, 1867: Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’ primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.

February 14, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone.

February 15, 1804: The Serbian Revolution begins.