7th January 1989
Emperor Hirohito, the 124th Emperor of Japan, died. 30 years.
7th July 1917
British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was officially established. 100 years.
7th July 1937
The Second Sino-Japanese War, a conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, started. 80 years.
7th March 1965
Selma Montgomery marches begin. 55 years.
7th May 1915
The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by the Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland. 105 years.
7th May 1945
World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender. 75 years.
8th April 1973
Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the all time, died. 45 years
8th April 1973
Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist and co-founder of the Cubism movement, dies. 50 years
8th January 1935
Elvis Presley, an American singer and actor, was born. 85 years.
8th January 1940
World War II: Britain introduces food rationing. 80 years.
8th July 1838
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, was born. 180 years.
8th July 1967
Vivien Leigh, English stage and film actress who won the Academy Awards for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, died. 50 years.
8th March 1917
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, died. 100 years.
8th May 1945
Winston Churchill announced the end of the war. 75 years.
8th October 1967
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, former Prime Minister of the UK and Leader of the Labour Party, died. 50 years.
9th April 1830
Eadweard J. Muybridge, English photographer and inventor, was born. 190 years.
9th April 1969
Exclusive and only colour footage of the Concorde's maiden flights. 30 Years
9th August 1930
Betty Boop is making her debut in a cartoon. 90 years.
9th August 1945
The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki in Japan. 75 years.
9th August 1974
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal. 45 years.
9th August 1974
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal. 50 years.
9th February 1943
The Battle of Shanghai, the 1st and bloodiest battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, ended. 75 years
9th March 1934
Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaut and Soviet Pilot, was born. 85 years.
9th May 1994
Nelson Mandela was chosen to become the first black President of South Africa. 25 years

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