King George gets fed up with the rebelling colonies, a silent film legend passes away, the Earth is ready for its closeup and an earthquake jolts D.C., all on this day.
1305: Sir William Wallace, one of Scotland's main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence, is executed for high treason at Smithfield in London.
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