4th October 1814
Jean-Francois Millet, the French artist known for his scenes of peasant farmers, is born. 210 years.
5th October 1864
The birth of Louis Lumiere, who, with brother Auguste, made 1st motion picture in 1895. 160 years.
16th October 1964
Harold Wilson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 60 years.
20th October 1964
Herbert Hoover, the American President, died. 60 years.
22nd October 1964
Jean-Paul Sartre refused the Nobel Prize for literature. 60 years.
22nd October 1844
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", was born. 180 years.
31st October 1984
Indira Priyadarshini Nehru Gandhi, Indian politician and central figure of the Indian National Congress party, and to date the only female Prime Minister of India, is assassinated. 40 years.
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