3rd November 1954
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, died. 65 years.
5th November 1979
Al Capone, gangster and co-founder/boss of the Chicago Outfit during prohibition in the US, dies. 40 years.
9th November 1939
The first UK film premiere of the Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. 80 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. 65 years.
15th November 1969
Over 250,000 people joined in a demonstration in Washington to protest against the Vietnam War. 50 years.
24th November 1864
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the French artist, was born. 155 years.
29th November 1924
Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer famous for operas like Madame Butterfly and La Boheme, died. 95 years.
24th November 1929
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France during WWI, died. 90 years.
26th November 1939
Turner Turner, American born swiss songwriter and singer, was born. 80 years.
30th November 1874
Winston Churchill, British Politician, army officer and writer leading the country during WW2 and again from 1951-55, was born. 145 years.
30th November 1934
The Flying Scotsman becomes the first train to reach 100mph. 85 years.
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