Months Past

R Fresson

The wife of the Mughal Emperor died in 1631.

Illustration by R.Fresson.

Found guilty of fraud, the French chemist was executed on 8 May 1794.

Illustration by R. Fresson.

Having produced, directed and starred in a lascivious play, West was charged with ‘corrupting the morals of youth’ on 19 April 1927.

Illustration by R. Fresson.

A secret communication between Germany and Mexico was exposed on 3 March 1917.

Illustration by R. Fresson.

A dog sled relay came to the rescue of an epidemic-struck Alaskan community on 2 February 1925.

Illustration by R.Fresson.

On 28 January 1393 a party at the French royal residence ended in tragedy.

James K. Polk’s first State of the Union Address, on 2 December 1845, promoted the concept that the US should encompass all of North America.

Illustration by R. Fresson.

On 27 November 1809, a bet between two friends brought a large part of London to a standstill.

Illustration by R. Fresson.

The Met opened its doors on 22 October 1883.

The Athenian temple was partly destroyed on 26 September 1687.