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.
9th January 1969
The first trial flight of the Concorde in Bristol. 50 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 born. 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.
4th February 2004
Facebook was launched. 15 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
18th February 1919
Jack Palance, the actor, was born. 100 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.
17th April 1959
The Scottish painter Peter Doig was born. 60 years
20th April 1889
Adolf Hitler, the Austrian-born German politician, was born. 130 years.

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