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. 100 years.
2nd August 1923
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, died. 95 years.
2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 85 years.
2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 90 years.
2nd August 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 60 years.
2nd August 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 55 years.
2nd February 1943
The Battle of Stalingrad , one of the bloodiest battles in history, ends. 75 years.
2nd February 1989
End Soviet-Afghan War - The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul. 30 Years
2nd July 1937
Amelia Earhart, first lady of the skies, and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing near Howland Island. 80 years.
2nd March 1913
National Woman's Party forms. 110 years.
2nd March 1919
The first Communist International or Third International meets in Moscow. 100 years
2nd May 1519
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, the Italian polymath, died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France. 500 years.

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