Timeline Jersey & Guernsey

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Jersey is a 45-square-mile (118-square-km) British Crown dependency, off the coast of France. Its capital is St Heliare.
    (AP, 8/15/11)

1600-1603    Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) governed Jersey, a British Channel Island.
    (Econ, 5/23/09, p.59)

1813        Thomas De La Rue (1793-1866) launched a newspaper in Guernsey. He moved to London in 1821 and established a printing firm. It grew to become the world’s largest commercial banknote printer.
    (Econ, 8/11/12, p.50)(http://lunaticg.blogspot.com/2010/03/who-is-thomas-de-la-rue.html)

1940        The German occupiers of Jersey set a maximum tax rate of 20%. The low tax rate later attracted the bank deposits of British expatriates.
    (Econ, 2/24/07, SR p.5)

1969        Oct 1, The Channel Islands of Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps.

1986        On the Channel Island of Jersey the Haut de la Garenne children's home closed down.
    (Econ, 3/1/08, p.58)

2004        On the Channel Island of Jersey a 19-year-old man originally from Northern Ireland tried to rape, then kicked to death, a 35-year-old nurse outside her home. It was the first murder here since the 1970s.
    (AP, 8/15/11)

2008        Feb 23, Police on the Channel Island of Jersey found a child's buried remains at Haut de la Garenne, a former children's home. They soon widened their search for bodies to six more sites in and around the home.
    (AFP, 2/25/08)(Econ, 3/1/08, p.58)

2009        Sep 21, Gordon Wateridge (78), a carer at the former Haut de la Garenne children’s home during the 1970s on the Channel island of Jersey, was jailed for two years for sexually assaulting teenage girls there.
    (AFP, 9/21/09)

2009        The population of Britain’s Channel Island of Jersey was about 92,000, with 13,000 people employed in financial services.
    (Econ, 5/23/09, p.59)

2011        Aug 14, In Jersey a Polish man (30) 6 people in a frenzied stabbing spree, the deadliest crime in memory on the Channel Island. Damian Rzeszowski stabbed to death his wife Izabela Rzeszowska (30) their two children, Kinga (5) and Kacper (2) in a flat in the capital St Helier. He also killed his wife's father Marek Garstka (56) and her friend Marta Dominika De La Haye (34) and five-year-old daughter Julia Frances. On Aug 24, 2012, Rzeszowski was convicted of manslaughter. On Oct 29, 2012, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for each murder with the sentences to run concurrently.
    (AP, 8/15/11)(AFP, 8/25/11)(AP, 8/28/12)(AP, 10/29/12)

2012        The population of Jersey, a British Crown dependency off the coast of France, was about 98,000.
    (Econ, 2/25/12, p.70)

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