1st January 1959
The Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro led the Cubans to victory over Fulgencia Batista. 60 years.
6th January 1919
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States died. 100 years.
7th January 1989
Emperor Hirohito, the 124th Emperor of Japan, died. 30 years.
17th January 1944
WWII - The Battle of Monte Cassino began, and continued until 18th May 1944. 75 years.
17th January 1899
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, was borne. 120 years
18th January 1919
Bentley Motors Limited was founded. 100 years
21st January 1924
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died. 95 years.
2nd February 1989
End Soviet-Afghan War - The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul. 30 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.
14th February 1929
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre took place. 90 years
2nd March 1919
The first Communist International or Third International meets in Moscow. 100 years
9th March 1934
Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaut and Soviet Pilot, was born. 85 years.
1st April 1919
Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar. 100 years
1st April 1939
The end of the Spanish Civil War, fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists. 80 years.
4th April 1949
The anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, also known as NATO. 70 years.
9th April 1969
Exclusive and only colour footage of the Concorde's maiden flights. 30 Years
10th April 1954
Auguste Lumiere, the French cinema pioneer who developed a film projector and camera with his brother Louis, died. 65 years.
16th April 1889
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film, was born. 130 years.
20th April 1889
Adolf Hitler, the Austrian-born German politician, was born. 130 years.
2nd May 1519
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, the Italian polymath, died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France. 500 years.
4th May 1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. 40 years
6th May 1889
The Eiffel Tower was completed. 130 years
9th May 1994
Nelson Mandela was chosen to become the first black President of South Africa. 25 years

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