What Happened on this day?



Many days may seem boring and mundane. Just another day to get through. However through the years almost every day is the anniversary of a famous moment. Something unique, something pivotal or maybe just something different. Here are some I have selected.


5th January 12th Night Traditions


Jan 8th 871 Battle of Ashdown


16th January 1809 Battle of Corunna


22nd January 1879 Battle of Isandlwana


30th January 1649 Execution of Charles I


14th February Various Valentine's dates in history


24th March 1603 Queen Elizabeth I Died


1st April Origins of April Fools Day


May 1st 1851 The Great Exhibition Opens


21st to 22nd May 1809 Battle of Aspern Essling


13th June 323 BC The Day Alexander the Great Died


16th June 1815 Battle of Quatre Bras


18th June 1815 Battle of Waterloo


24th June 79 AD Vespasian Dies


July 5th to 6th 1809 Battle of Wagram


23rd July The Feast of Neptunalia


2nd to 5th September 1666 The Great Fire of London : Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 , Day 4


9th September 9AD Battle of the Teutoburg Forest


25th October 1854 Charge of the Light Brigade


31st October Halloween Traditions in the UK


27th November 1703 UK's Greatest Storm


2nd December 1805 Battle of Austerlitz







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