2nd May 1519
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, the Italian polymath, died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France. 500 years.
4th May 1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. 40 years
6th May 1889
The Eiffel Tower was completed. 130 years
9th May 1994
Nelson Mandela was chosen to become the first black President of South Africa. 25 years
10th May 1849
Katsushika Hokusai died. 170 years
16th May 1929
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which honored the best films of 1927 and 1928, took place. 90 years
30th May 1859
Big Ben rung for the first time in London. 160 years
12th June 1964
The conviction and sentencing of the revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. 55 years.
19th June 1964
The Civil Rights Act was approved in the United States. 55 years
28th June 1919
The Treaty of Versailles that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers was signed. 100 Years
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died. 85 years.
11th July 1989
Laurence Olivier, English actor and director, dies aged 82. 30 years.
13th July 1954
Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist known for her self-portraits, died. 65 years.
20th July 1969
The American Apollo 11 was the first space-flight that landed humans (Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin) on the moon. 50 Years.
2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 85 years.
2nd August 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 55 years.
9th August 1974
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal. 45 years.
9th August 1919
Ralph Albert Blakelock, romanticist American painter known primarily for his landscape paintings related to the Tonalism movement, dies aged 71. 100 years.
10th August 1784
Allan Ramsay, prominent Scottish portrait painter, dies aged 70. 235 years.
13th August 1899
The British film director and producer, also known as the "Master of Suspense", was born. 120 Years.
21st August 1959
President Eisenhower signed proclamation admitting Hawaii to the union as the 50th state. 60 years.
22nd August 1939
The Molotov-Ribbentrop is signed. The pact between Germany and Russia, reported as a non-aggression treaty but was actually an agreement to split Poland between them. 80 years.
1st September 1939
Germany invaded Poland, commencing World War II. 80 years.
3rd September 1939
Beginning of WWII - France, the UK, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland. 80 Years

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