1745 Bonnie Prince Charles' army retreats to Scotland.
1770 Beethoven born.
1777 George Washington's army returns to Valley Forge, PA.
1894 Cricket day 3 1T Aus vs. Eng Eng 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st inn. Can someone translate?
1903 First sustained motorized aircraft flight, Orville Wright.
1922 Last British soldiers leave Ireland Freestate.
1941 Rommel begins retreat in North Africa.
1944 Japanese-Americans released from detention camps.
1962 Beatles first British TV appearance.
1969 Tiny Tim marries Miss Vicky on Tonight Show.
1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test in Nevada.
1986 First heart-lung-liver transplant, Cambridge.
2008 Britishspeak's 254th post. Pretty lame.