Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar, was born on 10 June 1893.
The monks at the church of St Cuthbert were taken by surprise on 8 June 793.
Madame Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, died on 8 May 1891.
Peter Abelard, lover of Heloise, died on 21 April 1142.
John Spilsbury, the engraver behind the ‘dissected’ map, died on 3 April 1769.
The Battle of Tondibi, which resulted in the defeat of the Songhay army, took place on 13 March 1591.
Dmitri Mendeleev identified a general theory underlying all elements on 1 March 1869.
On 27 February 380, divine punishment and imperial retribution were threatened for those who rejected the Nicene creed.
Futurism was launched like a political movement on the front page of Le Figaro on 20 February 1909.
The bodies of Jan Bockelson, and two other leaders of the Anabaptist sect, were hung outside the church of St Lambert on 22 January 1536.