3rd November 1954
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, died. 70 years.
6th November 1814
Adolphe Sax, the Elgain-born French musical instrument designer who invented the Saxaphone, was born. 210 years.
9th November 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall. 30 years.
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 70 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.
29th November 1924
Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer famous for operas like Madame Butterfly and La Boheme, died. 100 years.
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