2nd May 1892
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, was born. 125 years.
30th April 1945
WWII: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide. 75 years.
30th April 1975
The war in Vietnam ends as the government in Saigon announces its unconditional surrender to the Vietcong. 45 years.
30th January 1948
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India, was assasinated. 70 years.
30th January 1968
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched. 50 years.
30th May 1640
The Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, died. 380 years.
30th May 1859
Big Ben rung for the first time in London. 160 years
31st December 1869
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, was born. 150 years.
3rd August 1962
Australia entered the Vietnam War. 55 years
3rd February 1924
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, died. 95 years.
3rd January 1883
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, former Prime Minister of the UK and Leader of the Labour Party, was born. 135 years.
3rd November 1954
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, died. 65 years.
3rd November 1954
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, died. 70 years.
3rd November 1957
Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika. 60 years
3rd November 1957
Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika. 65 years
3rd September 1939
Beginning of WWII - France, the UK, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland. 80 Years
4th April 1949
The anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, also known as NATO. 70 years.
4th December 1892
Generalissimo Francisco Franco Bahamonde, Spanish dictator who ruled over Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975, was born. 125 years.
4th February 1945
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 75 years.
4th January 1958
Sputnik 1, the world's first satellite, falls to Earth from orbit. 60 Years
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died. 85 years.
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died. 90 years.
4th July 1938
Suzanne Lenglen, well known French tennis player who won 31 championships between 1914 and 1926, died. 80 years.
4th July 1938
Suzanne Lenglen, well known French tennis player who won 31 championships between 1914 and 1926, died. 85 years.

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