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.
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.
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.
A family planning clinic opened in New York on 16 October 1916. It lasted only a few days.
The author was born on 28 July 1866.