10th April 1954
Auguste Lumiere, the French cinema pioneer who developed a film projector and camera with his brother Louis, died. 70 years.
10th April 1954
Auguste Lumiere, the French cinema pioneer who developed a film projector and camera with his brother Louis, died. 65 years.
10th August 1784
Allan Ramsay, prominent Scottish portrait painter, dies aged 70. 235 years.
10th August 1793
The Musée du Louvre was officially opened in Paris, France. 225 Years
10th January 1952
SS Flying Enterprise, a 6,711 ton Type C1-B ship, was built in 1944 as SS Cape Kumukaki for the US Maritime Commission for use in World War II, sank. 65 years.
10th May 1849
Katsushika Hokusai died. 170 years
10th May 1940
World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister. 80 years.
10th November 1880
Sir Jacob Epstein, American-British sculptor, was born. 140 years.
11th February 1975
Margaret Thatcher elected leader of the Conservative Party. 45 years.
11th February 1990
Revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela freed. 30 years.
11th January 1935
Amelia Earhart becomes the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. 85 years.
11th July 1914
Babe Ruth played his first Major League Baseball game for the Boston Red Sox. 110 years.
11th July 1989
Laurence Olivier, English actor and director, dies aged 82. 30 years.
11th November 1918
End of World War One . 100 years.
12th April 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, died. 75 years.
12th April 1975
American-born French dancer, singer and actress, Josephine Baker died. 45 years.
12th January 1895
National Trust, the independent charity and membership organisation for environmental and heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is founded in the United Kingdom. 125 years.
12th June 1964
The conviction and sentencing of the revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. 55 years.
12th June 1964
The conviction and sentencing of the revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. 60 years.
12th March 1967
Achmed Sukarno the Indonesian leader of independence was stripped of his title. 50 years
12th May 1820
Florence Nightingale, English social reformer and the founder of modern nursing, was born. 200 years.
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 70 years.
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 65 years.
13th April 1970
Launch of Apollo 13 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 50 years.

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