Hildegard of Bingen died on 17 September 1179.
Svengali appeared as a character in Trilby, released as a book in the US on 8 September 1894.
The last islanders living on the small archipelago of St Kilda were evacuated on 29 August 1930.
Ahilyabai Holkar, queen of the Malwa kingdom, died on 13 August 1795.
The Representation of the People Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1948, abolished university constituencies.
154 years after her death, Manuela Sáenz was given a state burial on 5 July 2010.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp premiered on 10 June 1943.
The Kalmar Union between Denmark, Norway and Sweden came to an end on 6 June 1523.
Theodore left Rome for Canterbury on 27 May 668.
The pioneering archaeologist and Oxbridge’s first woman professor, Dorothy Garrod was elected to the Chair of Archaeology on 6 May 1939.