1st February 1887
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
1st February 1967
Vietnam War: Operation "Big Spring” begins. 50 years
1st January 1895
John Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, was born. 1250 years.
1st January 1927
Birth of Maurice Bejart, dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet. 90 years
1st January 1959
The Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro led the Cubans to victory over Fulgencia Batista. 60 years.
1st March 1872
Yellowstone National Park is established. 145 years.
1st November 1952
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll. 65 years
1st November 1952
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll. 70 years
1st October 1924
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was born. 95 years.
1st October 1968
President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: NASA. 50 Years
1st September 1939
Germany invaded Poland, commencing World War II. 85 years.
1st September 1939
Germany invaded Poland, commencing World War II. 80 years.
1st September 1967
Death by suicide of female nazi criminal Ilse Koch. 50 years
20th April 1889
Adolf Hitler, the Austrian-born German politician, was born. 130 years.
20th February 1902
Ansel Adams, American scenic photographer, is born. 115 years.
20th January 1885
The patent for the first Commercial rollercoaster in Coney Island, NY is registered by L.A. Thompson. 135 years.
20th January 1930
Buzz Aldrin, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, was born. 90 years.
20th July 1969
The American Apollo 11 was the first space-flight that landed humans (Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin) on the moon. 50 Years.
21st April 1918
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, died. 100 years.
21st April 1945
Red Army entered outskirts of Berlin, Russian troops capture some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city. 75 years.
21st August 1940
Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist, was assassinated. 80 years.
21st August 1959
President Eisenhower signed proclamation admitting Hawaii to the union as the 50th state. 60 years.
21st February 1965
Malcolm X, controversial black nationalist leader, was assassinated. 55 years.
21st January 1924
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died. 100 years.

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