Somerset Day was selected by public vote from a shortlist that includes: 19 May – Feast of St Dunstan; 6 July – Battle of Sedgemoor.
The battle of Albuera (1811) took place during the Peninsular War, when Anglo-Portuguese forces defeated the French.
The 57th (West Middlesex) Foot suffered very heavy casualties during the battle and later celebrated the anniversary as a regimental day.
St Aldhelm (639–709) was Abbot of Malmesbury and Bishop of Sherborne.
St Augustine of Canterbury (d.604) became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in 597.
The Church of England considers him to be one of its founding fathers.
Wiltshire Day takes place annually on 5 June.
It commemorates the first raising of the Wiltshire Flag at County Hall, Trowbridge (2007).