Justin & Stephanie Pollard

Portrait of Angelo Secchi, c.1878.

Father Secchi demonstrated his water quality disk to the pope on 20 April 1865.

Combat of the Thirty. Miniature from the Chronicles of the History of the Bretons (1480), de Pierre Le Baud. Wiki Commons.

A chivalric form of planned battle took place on 26 March 1351.

A May Day Garland for 1820. Wiki Commons.

The conspirators who planned to assassinate the Prime Minister and his Cabinet were arrested on 23 February 1820.

Conquest of the frozen Dutch war fleet in Den Helder, 1795, Pauquet, after Robineau, 1795 - 1796. Rijksmuseum.

On 23 January 1795, William of Orange's fleet, stuck in frozen waters of the Zuiderzee, was attacked by the French cavalry.

Christmas in the South: egg-nog party. William Sheppard, 1870. Library of Congress.

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.

Portrait Veritable de l'Homme au Masque de Fer, Auguste Lesouëf (c. 1789). French Revolution Digital Archive/Stanford.

The mysterious prisoner died at the Bastille on 19 November 1703.

Chinese officers tear down the British flag on the arrow, 8 October 1856.

On 8 October 1856, a British flagged Chinese vessel was seized and the Second Opium War began.

Augusta and Adeline Van Buren, pictured in the New-York Tribune, March 18, 1917. Library of Congress.

Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrived in Los Angeles on 8 September 1916 

Captain Matthew Webb, Swam From Dover, England to Calais, France, from World's Champions, Second Series (N43) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes,1888. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The first successful unaided swim of the English Channel began on 24 August 1875.

A Renaissance imagining of the Temple. Tempel van Diana te Efeze, Philips Galle, after Maarten van Heemskerck, 1581 - 1633. Rijksmuseum.

On 21 July 356 BC, the day Alexander the Great was said to have been born, the temple burned to the ground.