On the 4th June 1913, suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was hit by King George V’s racehorse at the Epsom Derby after she stepped onto the track.
Authorities in the Californian city of Santa Cruz banned rock and roll music at public gatherings.
On the 2nd June 1946, Italians voted in a referendum to abolish the monarchy and turn their country into a republic.
The royal Exchequer Rolls from Scotland recorded the first known written reference to Scotch whisky.
On the 31st May 1669, Samuel Pepys wrote the final entry of his famous diary.
The Peasants’ Revolt was triggered when John Bampton arrived in Essex to investigate non-payment of the poll tax.
On the 29th May 1453 the troops of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Mehmed II successfully took control of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.
A solar eclipse during the Battle of Halys led to a truce between the kingdoms of Media and Lydia, making it the earliest historical event that can be precisely dated.
On the 27th May 1199 King John was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
Operation Dynamo, better known as the evacuation of Dunkirk, began.
On the 25th May 1961, American President John F. Kennedy made the announcement to a joint session of Congress that he had set his sights on a manned moon landing before the end of the…
Josef Mengele, the Nazi ‘Angel Of Death’, was transferred to begin work at Auschwitz concentration camp.
On the 23rd May 1915, Italy entered the First World War on the side of the Triple Entente and declared war on Austria-Hungary.
Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for his invention to lift boats over shoals and other obstructions in a river.