On 23 January 1795, William of Orange's fleet, stuck in frozen waters of the Zuiderzee, was attacked by the French cavalry.
The Riot Act was read to young officers at West Point Military Academy on 25 December 1826, following a boisterous party which began the night before.
The mysterious prisoner died at the Bastille on 19 November 1703.
On 8 October 1856, a British flagged Chinese vessel was seized and the Second Opium War began.
Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrived in Los Angeles on 8 September 1916
The first successful unaided swim of the English Channel began on 24 August 1875.
On 21 July 356 BC, the day Alexander the Great was said to have been born, the temple burned to the ground.
The wife of the Mughal Emperor died on 17 June, 1631.
Found guilty of fraud, the French chemist was executed on 8 May 1794.
Having produced, directed and starred in a lascivious play, West was charged with ‘corrupting the morals of youth’ on 19 April 1927.