The Renaissance scientist, known for ‘De Humanis Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem’ was born on 31 December 1514.
Charles Macintosh, the inventor of rainproof overcoats, was born on 29 December 1766.
A legislative highlight of the great reforming post-war Labour Government took effect on 1 January 1947.
Commemorating the overnight resting places of Eleanor's coffin, the 12 crosses were unveiled on 28 November 1291.
The 'healer' and friend to Tsar Nicholas II was killed on 17 December 1916.
One of the greatest and most fascinating of English monarchs was proclaimed queen on 17 November 1558.
James Christie first held his eponymous auction on December 5th, 1766.
A key stage in the Italian campaigns began on 14 January 1797.
The Victorian masterpiece was burned to the ground on November 29th, 1936.
Aged 48 or 49, the king died at Newark Castle on 19 October 1216.