1st October 1924
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was born. 95 years.
29th October 1929
The stock market crashes, causing the deepest and longest economic downturn in the history of the Western world. 90 Years
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 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall. 30 years.
9th November 1989
Fall of Berlin Wall - East Germany opened checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany. 30 Years
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 65 years.
24th November 1864
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the French artist, was born. 155 years.
24th November 1929
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France during WWI, died. 90 years.
13th December 1944
Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born French artist known for his purely abstract work, died. 75 years.
16th December 1944
The Battle of the Bulge during the Second World War. 75 years.
25th December 1889
Humphrey Bogart, American film and stage actor, was born. 120 years.
27th December 1949
Indonesian National Revolution - After four years of conflict, the Netherlands formally transfers sovereignty over to Indonesia. 70 Years
31st December 1869
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, was born. 150 years.

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