2nd February 1970
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer and Nobel laureate, died. 50 years.
4th February 1945
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 75 years.
6th February 1945
Jamaican singer, songwriter and muscian, Bob Marley was born. 75 years.
7th February 1940
Disney Film Pinocchio Premiered in New York at Height of WWII. 80 years.
8th February 1820
William Tecumseh Sherman, General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, was born. 200 years.
10th February 1840
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 180 years.
10th February 1890
The Russian poet Boris Pasternak, best known for his novel Doctor Zhivago, was born. 130 years.
11th February 1975
Margaret Thatcher elected leader of the Conservative Party. 45 years.
11th February 1990
Revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela freed. 30 years.
13th February 1945
Thousands of bombs destroy the German city Dresden, WW2. 75 years.
14th February 1975
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century, died. 45 years.
18th February 1745
Alessandro Volta, the Italian inventor of the electric battery, was born. 275 years.
19th February 1985
The BBC TV show EastEnders broadcasts for the first time. 35years.
21st February 1965
Malcolm X, controversial black nationalist leader, was assassinated. 55 years.
23rd February 1945
The US flag is raised over Iwo Jima. 75 years.
24th February 1955
The big freeze across Britain, resulting in more than 70 roads being closed down. 65 years.
26th February 1935
Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR. 85 years.
28th February 1820
Sir John Tenniel, English graphic humorist, political cartoonist and famous for the illustrations of Alice in Wonderland, was born. 200 years.
28th February 1975
A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people. 45 years.
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