Olympe de Gouges was executed for sedition on the order of the Revolutionary Tribunal on 3 November 1793.
Ashburnham House, which held a manuscript collection gifted to the nation in 1701, went up in flames on 23 October 1731.
Nat Turner, leader of one of the most significant rebellions in the antebellum South, was born on 2 October 1800.
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.