4th January 1865
The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City. 150 years.
19th January 1915
World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target. 100 years.
20th January 1265
In Westminster, the first English parliament conducts its first meeting held by Simon de Montfort in the Palace of Westminster, now also known colloquially as the "Houses of Parliament". 750 years.
21st January 1905
Christian Dior, the French fashion designer, is born. 110 years.
19th February 1915
British and French forces launched an ill-fated naval attack on Turkish forces in the Dardanelles in northwestern Turkey. 100 years.
28th February 1985
The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day. 30 years.
5th March 1850
The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened. 350 years.
13th March 1930
The German artist Günther Uecker, most famous for the use of nails in his art, is born. 85 years.
14th March 1915
The English artist and book illustrator Walter Crane dies. 100 years.
15th March 1990
Michael Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Union. 25 years.
31st March 1925
The state artist for the East German regime, Bernhard Heisig, is born. 90 years.
1st April 1815
Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, a conservative Prussian statesman, is born. 200 years.
25th April 1915
The infamous battle of Gallipoli began. 100 years.
5th May 1215
Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England - part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta. 800 years.
13th May 1515
Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk are officially married at Greenwich. 500 years.
17th May 1915
The last British Liberal Party government (led by Herbert Henry Asquith) falls. 100 years.
2nd June 1665
James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft. 350 years.
15th June 1215
King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta. 800 years.
16th June 1915
Foundation of the British Women's Institute. 100 years.
18th June 1815
The Battle of Waterloo, fought in present-day Belgium. 200 years.

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