On the 19th July 1799, an announcement was made of the discovery of a slab of rock covered in carvings by French Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard in the area around Fort Julien near the Egyptian town of Rashid or, as it also known, Rosetta.
At 12 noon on the 13th July 1985, an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch Live Aid, the “global jukebox” broadcast live from Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.
The 9th July 1877 saw the world’s first official lawn tennis tournament begin at Wimbledon in London.
On the 5th July 1948, healthcare provision in the UK was nationalized when the National Health Service was launched.
Charles Dodgson, better known as the author Lewis Carroll, told a story to the sisters Alice, Lorina and Edith Liddell that was to develop into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The world speed record for locomotives – steam trains – was set on the 3rd July 1938 by Number 4468 Mallard.
The 999 service was launched in London on 30 June 1937, and initially covered a 12 mile radius from Oxford Street.
The Battle of Bannockburn began on the 23rd June 1314, leading to one of the most important Scottish victories of the First War of Scottish Independence that was fought intermittently from 1296 until 1328.
On the 15th June 1215, Magna Carta – one of the most famous documents in the world – was approved by King John when he added his seal to it in a field at Runnymede near Windsor in England.
The Battle of Naseby, a decisive engagement of the English Civil War, was fought between the Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarian New Model Army.