10th April 1954
Auguste Lumiere, the French cinema pioneer who developed a film projector and camera with his brother Louis, died. 70 years.
11th July 1914
Babe Ruth played his first Major League Baseball game for the Boston Red Sox. 110 years.
12th June 1964
The conviction and sentencing of the revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. 60 years.
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 70 years.
13th December 1944
Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born French artist known for his purely abstract work, died. 80 years.
13th July 1954
Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist known for her self-portraits, died. 70 years.
15th September 1914
The first trenches where dug during World War I. 110 years.
16th April 1889
The British comic actor and filmmaker, Charlie Chaplin, was born. 135 years.
16th December 1944
The Battle of the Bulge during the Second World War. 80 years.
1st September 1939
Germany invaded Poland, commencing World War II. 85 years.
21st January 1924
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died. 100 years.
24th November 1864
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the French artist, was born. 160 years.
24th November 1929
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France during WWI, died. 95 years.
28th June 1914
Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, prompting war to spread throughout Europe. 110 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.
3rd November 1954
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, died. 70 years.
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died. 90 years.
5th September 1914
The Battle of Marne occurs during World War I. 110 years.
9th August 1974
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal. 50 years.
9th November 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall. 30 years.
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