27th November 1916
Emile Verhaeren, Belgian poet and one of the founders of the school of Symbolism, dies. 100 years.
28th November 1866
Henry Bacon, American architect who designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., was born. 150 years.
28th November 1976
Rosalind Russell, American actress of stage and screen, died. 40 years.
29th November 1986
Cary Grant, English stage and Hollywood film actor, dies. 30 years.
29th November 1996
Dan Flavin, American minimalist artist who has worked mainly with fluorescent light, dies. 20 years.
30th November 1016
Edmund II King of England, also known as Edmund Ironside, died. 1000 years.
30th November 1936
In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire. 80 years
1st December 1916
Charles de Foucauld, French Catholic religious and priest living among the Tuareg in the Sahara in Algeria, dies. 100 years.
2nd December 1891
Otto Dix, German painter, noted for his harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war, is born. 125 years.
2nd December 1946
Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A., an international fashion house, is born. 70 years.
3rd December 1956
Alexander Rodchenko, Russian artist, one of the founders of constructivism, dies. 60 years.
5th December 1766
In London, James Christie held his first sale. 250 years.
5th December 1791
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian pianist and composer, died. 225 years.
5th December 1926
Claude Monet, French painter and one of the founders of the Impressionism movement, dies. 90 years.
5th December 1986
Durham Cathedral is inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. 30 years.
6th December 1941
WWII: Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbour. 75 years.
9th December 1916
Kirk Douglas, American actor, producer, director, and author, was born. 100 years.
10th December 1936
Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signed the Instrument of Abdication. 80 years.
10th December 1936
Luigi Pirandello, Italian author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate, died. 80 years.
12th December 1791
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, second wife of Napoleon I and mother of his only heir, was born. 225 years.

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