George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV, was executed by drowning in ...
The liquid was alcoholic
The liquid was called malmsey, a sweet beverage produced originally in Greece and more recently in Madeira
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.