On This Day.1901: Queen Victoria died at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight Noun 1. Isle of Wight - an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
county - (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people" , aged 81.
1905: Bloody Sunday in St Petersburg when at least 500 people were slaughtered as thousands marched on the Winter Palace in protest at Tsar Nicholas II's regime.
1924: James Ramsay MacDonald became Britain's first Labour Prime Minister.
1927: The Football League game between Arsenal and Sheffield United was the first to be broadcast.
1944: The Allied Army landing began at Anzio, Italy.
2008: London's FTSE 100 Index FTSE 100 Index
A market-weighted index of the 100 leading companies traded in Great Britain on the London Stock Exchange. The Financial Times swung wildly in volatile trading before closing 161.9 points up at 5740.1, a gain of 2.9%.