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February 8, 1587, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots Gets Beheaded in England & in 1910, The Boy Scouts of America is Founded!

February 9, 2012
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On February 8, 1587, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay, England, after 19 years as a prisoner of Queen Elizabeth I. She became entangled in the complex political events surrounding the Protestant Reformation in England and was charged with complicity in a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. 
Mary, Queen of Scots, was queen regnant of Scotland from December 14, 1542 through July 24, 1567, and queen consort of France from July 10, 1559 through December 5, 1560. She was only nine months old when crowned Queens of Scots. Even though she was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle, in Northamptonshire, the tomb of Mary can be found at Westminster Abbey. 
Later in time on February 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded by William Boyce in Washington, D.C., modeled after the British Boy Scouts. 
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the US, with over 4.5 million youth members in its age-related divisions. Since 1910, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.

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