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Today in History – 24th January 1965

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill died at his home in Hyde Park Gate, London. In recognition of his leadership during World War Two and political career, he was given a state funeral.

This Week in History

25th January 1533King Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn in the King’s chapel at Whitehall.
26th January 1568Katherine Grey, younger sister of Jane Grey, died. She had married Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford (Son of the Duke of Somerset), without Elizabeth I’s permission and had been forcibly separated from him and her young son. 
27th January 1973 – The Paris Peace Accords formally ended US involvement in the War in Vietnam.
28th January 1547King Henry VIII died at 2am at Whitehall Palace. He was 55 years old.
29th January 1944 – After a devastating siege lasting 900 days, the siege of Leningrad was lifted. The Russian victory was a major turning point in World War Two.
30th January 1649King Charles I was executed by beheading, in front of the Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace, London. He was buried in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
31st January 1865 – The 13th amendment to the US Constitution ended slavery in the United States. 

 

 

Published Nov 03, 2021 @ 11:55 am – Updated – Jan 24, 2022 @ 10:35 am