22 February 1967
Vietnam War: Operation " Junction”. 50 years
22nd May 1907
Sir Laurence Olivier, actor, was born. 110 years.
24th October 1917
WWI - Second Battle of the Aisne ended. 100 years.
24th October 1917
The October Revolution (November in Gregorian calendar): Bolshevik Red Guards forces under the Military Revolutionary Committee began the takeover of government building. 100 years.
25th December 1977
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film, died. 40 years.
25th January 1947
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, died. 70 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 December 1932
Radio City Music Hall, the entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City, first opened. 85 years.
27th May 1877
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born. 140 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 October 1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis ends. 55 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 July 1937
Amelia Earhart, first lady of the skies, and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing near Howland Island. 80 years.
2nd May 1892
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, was born. 125 years.
3rd August 1962
Australia entered the Vietnam War. 55 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
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 March 1917
Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to hold national office in the United States: "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last.". 100 years.
6th February 1952
George VI King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, died. 65 years
6th July 1907
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, was born. 110 years.
7th August 1867
Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists and member of Die Brücke, was born. 150 years.
7th August 1942
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, began. 75 years

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