Exact date unknown - 1887
A massive portfolio, with 781 plates comprising 20,000 of the photographs, in a groundbreaking collection titled Animal Locomotion by Eadweard Muybridge, was published. 130 years
Exact Date Unknown - 1927
Construction of the R100 airship. 90 years.
Exact Date Unknown - 1952
The elegant film based on Edward Lear’s nonsense poem is released. 65 years.
1st January 1927
Birth of Maurice Béjart, dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet. 90 years
5th January 1972
President Richard Nixon and NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher announced the start of Space Shuttle program. 45 years.
10th January 1952
SS Flying Enterprise, a 6,711 ton Type C1-B ship, was built in 1944 as SS Cape Kumukaki for the US Maritime Commission for use in World War II, sank. 65 years.
10th January 1917
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, US frontiersman, died in Denver, Colorado. 100 years.
20th January 1942
Nazi officials hold the Wannsee Conference, calling for the Final Solution. 75 years.
25th January 1947
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, died. 70 years
28th January 1887
Construction of the Eiffel Tower begins. 130 years.
31st January 1977
The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, called “Beaubourg” opens. 40 years.
1st February 1887
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
1st February 1967
Vietnam War: Operation "Big Spring” begins. 50 years
4th February 1912
"The Bird man" Franz Reichelt attempts to fly off the Eiffel Tower. 105 years.
6th February 1952
George VI King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, died. 65 years
8th February 1587
Death of Mary, Queen of Scots. 430 years.
11th February 1847
Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman, is born. 170 years.
12th February 1942
Grant Wood, American artist, dies. 75 years.
14th February 1912
First flight of Zeppelin LZ-11 Viktoria Luise with Ferdinand von Zeppelin present. 105 years.
17th February 1867
First ship passed through Suez Canal. 150 years.
18th February 1967
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist responsible for the research and design the atomic bomb, died. 50 years
20th February 1902
Ansel Adams, American scenic photographer, is born. 115 years.
22 February 1967
Vietnam War: Operation " Junction”. 50 years
1st March 1872
Yellowstone National Park is established. 145 years.

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