The British faced a 10,000-strong army on 21 January 1824.
The interrogations at the heresy trial began in Rouen on 9 January 1431.
The coelacanth, believed to have been extinct for 70 million years, was rediscovered by Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer on 22 December 1938.
It’s a Wonderful Life had its first screening on 20 December 1946.
The Cudgel War broke out on 25 November 1596, in Kyrö, South Ostrobothnia.
One of the first – and greatest – composers of English Protestant church music died on 23 November 1585.
The city surrendered to Afonso I of Portugal and a group of crusaders on 25 October 1147.
The ruler with ‘a talent for war’ was murdered by her captors on 13 October 1240.
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.