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1002: Danes massacred in England,
English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers
1093: Battle of Alnwick, King of Scots Malcolm III Canmore killed.
Margaret dies soon after.
1695: Darien Company Subscription Book, Subscription book for the
Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies is opened in
London. Entire issue of £300,000 is subscribed.
1775: American Revolutionary forces captured Montreal, In an attempt
to prevent the British from using Canada as a base for attack, two
American armies were dispatched, one under General Richard Montgomery
who would advance on Montreal, the other under Benedict Arnold, with
the purpose of capturing Quebec City. The attack on Montreal was
successful, however the invasion of Quebec failed. Montgomery was
mortally wounded during this campaign. Arnold took command of the
majority of American troops remaining in Canada. He would remain in
Canada until the Spring of 1776, and then begin his precarious retreat
to New York, by way of Lake Champlain, relentlessly pursued by the
British under General Sir Guy Carleton. General Arnold managed to
assemble an improvised Naval force, which would engage the British on
Lake Champlain. The Americans were badly defeated, but their actions
delayed the British almost until the onset of winter, preventing their
joining main British force on Staten Island.
1850: Robert Lewis Stevenson b.,
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