3rd January 1883
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, former Prime Minister of the UK and Leader of the Labour Party, was born. 135 years.
4th January 1958
Sputnik 1, the world's first satellite, falls to Earth from orbit. 60 Years
17th January 1863
David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister who led Britain through WWI was born. 155 years.
30th January 1948
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the pre-eminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India was assassinated in New Delhi. 70 years.
30th January 1968
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched. 50 years.
30th January 1948
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India, was assasinated. 70 years.
2nd February 1943
The Battle of Stalingrad , one of the bloodiest battles in history, ends. 75 years.
9th February 1943
The Battle of Shanghai, the 1st and bloodiest battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, ended. 75 years
16th February 1923
Howard Carter opened Tutankhamen's tomb in Thebes. 95 Years
22nd March 1963
Please Please Me, the debut studio album by the Beatles, is released. 55 years.
24th March 1953
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, died. 65 years.
27th March 1968
Death of Yuri Gagarin, Russian pilot, cosmonaut and first human to journey into outer space. 50 years.
28th March 1868
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist, was born. 150 years.
8th April 1973
Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the all time, died. 45 years
21st April 1918
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, died. 100 years.
13th May 1943
WWII The Tunisian Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) ended. 75 years.
18th May 1868
Czar Nicholas II, last Emperor of Russia, was born. 150 years.
4th June 1913
Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, runs in front of King Goerge V's horse during the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. 105 years.
6th June 1868
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions, was born. 150 years.
6th June 1948
Louis Lumière, French director, producer, and, together with his brother, first film-maker in history, died. 70 years.
24th June 1948
The Soviet Union blocks the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under allied control, known as the Berlin Blockade. 70 years.
4th July 1938
Suzanne Lenglen, well known French tennis player who won 31 championships between 1914 and 1926, died. 80 years.
5th July 1948
The National Health Service (NHS) was established. 70 years
8th July 1838
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, was born. 180 years.

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