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.
The great native historian of Africa was baptised by Pope Leo X on 6 January 1520.
A recital took place at the church of St Nicholas in Oberndorf in Salzburg, on the evening of 24 December 1818.
Anna Komnene, author of Alexiad, was born on 1 December 1083.