John Payne Collier died on 17 September 1883, after a lifetime of creating deliberate fictions, falsehoods and forgeries.
The painting that inspired Shelley and Stendahl is thought to be of a young woman executed on 11 September 1599 for the murder of her father.
The sacking of a young worker on 20 August 1976 escalated into a defining industrial conflict of the late 1970s.
The théâtrophone premiered in Paris, at the International Exposition of Electricity, on 11 August 1881.
Following the death by burning of Czech Wycliffite Jan Hus in 1415, Jan Zelivsk preached in Prague New Town on 30 July 1419.
Charlotte Corday killed Jean-Paul Marat on 13 July 1793.
Victoria Claflin Woodhull was ratified as the Equal Rights Party’s candidate for the presidency on 6 June 1872.
Igor Stravinsky’s ‘shockingly contemporary’ The Rite of Spring premiered on 29 May 1913.
Anne of Kyiv married Henry I, king of the Franks, on 19 May 1051.
The physician James Parkinson, who lent his name to the medical condition he defined, was born on 11 April 1755.