Monday, 13 June 2016

History Facts 13th June

History Facts Peasants Revolt On this day in history, 13th June 1378, the Anglo-Portuguese Treaty was signed between King Edward III of England and King Ferdinand and Queen Eleanor of Portugal. It's the oldest active treaty in the world and established "Perpetual friendships, unions and alliances" between England (later the United Kingdom) and Portugal.
The Treaty was activated during World War 2 and also in 1982 during the Falklands war between the United Kingdom and Argentina.
On this day in history, 13th June 1625, King Charles I of England married Princess Henrietta Maria of France and she became Queen Consort.
She was not a popular figure in England, and being a catholic, was not crowned Queen. Charles, on the other hand, was also becoming less popular. He'd soon endure a Civil War, and then not endure the severing of his head from his body.
13th June 1805, during the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four of his companions lay eyes on the Great Falls of the Missouri river.
Unfortunately, they were so engrossed with this spectacle they totally missed the twenty four grizzly bears performing Riverdance behind them.
13th June 1966, The United States of America Supreme Court ruled in the Miranda vs. Arizona case that the police must inform all suspects of the their rights before questioning them. This is now known as a person's Miranda rights, because of the case.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you can say ... Shut up or I'll shoot you.

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