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In 1685: Charles II d.,
In 1699: Montgomerie's skirmish., The Conde de Canillas, President of
Panama, abandons his attack on the Colony.
In 1776: Battle of Moore's Creek, Loyalist Gov. Martin of North
Carolina tries to put down "a most daring, horrid, and unnatural
Rebellion." Loyalist McLeod's broadswords lose to patriot Caswell's
muskets and artillery.
In 1840: Treaty of Waitangi, Between Great Britain and New Zealand
Maori tribes of North Island, was signed at the settlement of
Waitangi. The treaty sought to protect Maori rights and was the basis
of the annexation of New Zealand. A key article stated that the Crown
had exclusive rights to buy Maori land, which remained in effect until
1862. The documents were partially burned by a fire in 1841.
In 1952: George VI d., King of Britain dies.
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