1st February 1976
Hans Richter, a German painter, graphic artist, avant-gardist, film-experimenter and producer, died in Minusio, near Locarno, Switzerland. 40 years.
7th February 1986
Yamasaki, one of the most prominent American architects of the 20th century, best known for designing the original World Trade Center in New York City, died in Michigan, USA. 30 years.
10th February 1906
HMS Dreadnought, a battleship of the Royal Navy that revolutionized naval power, was launched. 110 years.
13th February 1891
Grant Wood, American painter best known for his 'American Gothic' and work depicting the rural American mid-west, was born in Anamosa, Iowa. 125 years.
21st February 1916
The Battle of Verdun was fought from the 21st February – 18 December, 1916, during WWI between the German and French armies, in north-eastern France. 100 years.
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