Months Past

The notorious highwayman was hanged on 7 April 1739.

The chef and restaurateur died on 12 February 1935.

Reparations paid by the Chinese to the US following the Boxer Rebellion were used to open Tsinghua University in Beijing on 11 April, 1911.

The deal to buy Alaska from Russia was signed on 30 March 1867.

The American poet died on March 26th, 1892 after completing his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, a year earlier. 

The Reinheitsgebot was adopted on 23 April 1516.

Ralegh's fateful attempt to discover El Dorado began on March 17th, 1617.

The attempt to overthrow British rule and found an Irish Republic began on 24 April 1916.

The Independent State of Croatia was founded on April 10th, 1941.

Yuan Shikai's short-lived reign as Chinese emperor ended on March 22nd, 1916.