william king life timeline
|Norman Conquest: Battle of HastingsIn England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the forces of William the Conqueror defeat the Saxon army and kill King Harold II of England.
|Sunday, October 14th, 1066
|Coronation of William the Conqueror as king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
|Tuesday, December 25th, 1066
|Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of FalkirkKing Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeats William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town.
|Tuesday, July 22nd, 1298
|King William s War: William III of England joins the League of Augsburg starting a war with France.
|Thursday, May 12th, 1689
|Massacre of Glencoe : About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
|Wednesday, February 13th, 1692
|The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
|Sunday, February 8th, 1693
|Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
|Sunday, February 7th, 1819
|British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
|Friday, February 19th, 1819
|Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village, killing 100 men, women, and children.
|Monday, September 3rd, 1855
|Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.
|Friday, January 18th, 1884
|City & South London Railway: London s first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
|Tuesday, November 4th, 1890
|King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir.
|Sunday, November 23rd, 1890
|Steve Biko was arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to apartheid.
|Thursday, August 18th, 1977
|James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime.
|Sunday, June 7th, 1998