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.
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. 65 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 September 1939
Beginning of WWII - France, the UK, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland. 80 Years

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