What happened this week in History

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W26225H13-SplashpointOpening''Official Opening of Splashpoint swimmingpool in Worthing by paralympic swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE. ENGSUS00120130620140104

In 1100, Henry I of England married Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland, in Westminster Abbey.

1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army entered England.

1790 - Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China.

1851 - Alvan Clark patented the telescope.

1880 - Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly was hanged at Melbourne Gaol.

1887 - Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal began at Eastham.

1889 - The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.

1918 - Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France. The fighting officially ended at 11am, (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). World War I officially ends on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.

1920 - Great Britain’s monument to the war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, was unveiled.

1920 - The burials of unknown soldiers took place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

1923 - The eternal flame was lit at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe.

1925 - Robert A Millikan announced the discovery of cosmic rays.

1926 - The United States numbered highway system, including US Route 66, is established.

1940 - The Royal Navy launched the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.

1965 - In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declared independence.

1992 - The General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow women to become priests.

1999 - The House of Lords Act was given Royal assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.

2008 - The RMS Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai.