On the 28th of June 1846 perhaps the most sexy sounding of musical instruments, the saxophone, was patented by Adolphe Sax.
On 21st of June 1919 the German High Seas Fleet was scuttled in Scapa Flow, Orkney
On 14th of June 1946, John Logie Baird died. He was 57.
On 7th of June 1329, Robert the Bruce, King of Scots died. He was 54.
On the 5th of June 1916 HMS Hampshire sank off the West coast of Mainland Orkney a tragedy that saw the loss of 737 lives including that of Earl Kitchener, Britain’s Secretary of State for War.
From over 100,000 sailors at sea, 1 in 10 died or were wounded
On 24th of May 1153 Malcolm IV was crowned King of Scots.
On 17th of May 1749 Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.
The Third of May 1808 by Francisco Goya depicting the brutality of war on civilian resistance was revolutionary for its day and inspired future works by many later artists.
On the 26th of April 1954 the film Seven Samurai was released.