Weird Events on 8th April

  • 1596: Guy Fawkes
    Fights at the Siege of Calais The Spanish capture the citadel of Calais after a short seige - a notable victory for the Catholic cause. Queen Elizabeth herself sends English mercenaries to try and defend the citadel, but it falls after a brief but bloody siege. By all accounts Fawkes fights well and bravely on the Catholics' side.
  • 1993: Harold Shipman: Doctor of Death
    Kills Mary Emma Andrew, 8 Mona Street, Hyde