25th March 1925
John Logie Baird, the inventor of the television, gives the first public demonstration, in Selfridges London. 95 years.
26th December 1972
Harry S. Truman, American politician who served as the 33rd President of the United States, died. 45 years.
26th May 1867
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, was born. 150 years.
27th April 1840
Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry. 180 years.
27th December 1932
Radio City Music Hall, the entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City, first opened. 85 years.
27th December 1949
Indonesian National Revolution - After four years of conflict, the Netherlands formally transfers sovereignty over to Indonesia. 70 Years
27th January 1945
Liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz. 75 years.
27th March 1968
Death of Yuri Gagarin, Russian pilot, cosmonaut and first human to journey into outer space. 50 years.
27th May 1877
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born. 140 years.
27th May 1940
The start of the Dunkirk Evacuation. One of the most famous British triumphs in WWII. 80 years.
28th April 1945
Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy until his downfall in 1943, has been killed by partisans along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and some close associates. 75 years.
28th August 1987
Nicolas Roeg discusses John Huston's work. The American film director, screenwriter and actor died on this day. 30 years.
28th June 1914
Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, prompting war to spread throughout Europe. 110 years.
28th June 1919
The Treaty of Versailles that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers was signed. 100 Years
28th March 1868
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist, was born. 150 years.
28th October 1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis ends. 55 years
29th April 1980
Alfred Hitchcock, the famous English film director and producer, died. 40 years.
29th October 1929
The stock market crashes, causing the deepest and longest economic downturn in the history of the Western world. 90 Years
29th September 1997
Roy Fox Lichtenstein, American pop artist, died. 20 years
2nd April 1982
Beginning of Falklands War: Argentine forces invade Malvinas Islands, entering capital Port Stanley. 35 years
2nd August 1923
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, died. 95 years.
2nd August 1923
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, died. 100 years.
2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 90 years.
2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 85 years.

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