1st February 1944
Piet Mondrian, the Dutch pioneer of abstract art and important contributor to the De Stijl art movement, died. 75 years.
3rd February 1924
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, died. 95 years.
7th February 1964
The Beatles arrived in America for the first time for their United States Tour. 55 years.
10th February 1939
Pope Pius XI, the sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state, died. 80 years.
23rd February 1934
Edward Elgar, a prominent English composer, died. 85 years.
25th February 1964
Muhammad Ali, the famous American boxer, become World Champion. 55 years.
26th February 1939
The first Grand National steeplechase, took place at Aintree Racecourse. 180 years.
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