- The Protectorate of England, Scotland and Ireland, by which Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector (king-in-all-but-name) of the three kingdoms. (1653)
- The adoption of the Bill of Rights by the English Parliament. (1689)
- The Boston Tea Party of 1773, by which the American colonists signalled their opposition to certain acts of the Imperial Parliament.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Today is the anniversary of: