The infamous Mary Mallon was born on 23 September 1869.
Luigi Galvani discovered that the spinal cords of a frog carried an electric charge on 20 September 1786.
The first of three articles that proved the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was a forgery was published in The Times on 16 August 1921.
An unprecedented force of 86,000 men fought against Hannibal’s Carthaginian army on 2 August 216 BC.
Atahualpa, the last true emperor of the Incas, was killed on 26 July 1533.
The aviator’s plane disappeared on a circumnavigation of the world on 2 July 1937.
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.