Months Past

The Athenian temple was partly destroyed on 26 September 1687.

The shortest war in history began (and ended) on 27 August 1896.

The two-piece swimsuit was unveiled on 5 July 1946.

Works by artists including Dalí, Duchamp and Picasso went on display at the Burlington Gallery on 11 June 1936.

Crazy Horse and the allied leaders surrendered on 5 May 1877. 

The notorious highwayman was hanged on 7 April 1739.

Paleontologist and fossil hunter Mary Anning was born on 21 May 1799.

The chef and restaurateur died on 12 February 1935.

The English reporter who posed as a man to become a soldier during the First World War was born on 4 October 1896.

The Roman leader was born 29 September 106 BC.