1st January 1895
John Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, was born. 125 years.
7th January 1955
Britain's first ever animated feature film, Animal Farm was created by the pioneering Halas & Batchelor Animation Studio. 65 years.
8th January 1935
Elvis Presley, an American singer and actor, was born. 85 years.
8th January 1940
World War II: Britain introduces food rationing. 80 years.
16th January 1920
The League of Nations is formed and Leon Bourgeois is made President of the organisation. 100 years.
17th January 1920
Prohibition on alcohol comes into effect in the US. 100 Years
20th January 1930
Buzz Aldrin, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, was born. 90 years.
20th January 1885
The patent for the first Commercial rollercoaster in Coney Island, NY is registered by L.A. Thompson. 135 years.
24th January 1965
Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died. 55 years.
27th January 1945
Liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz. 75 years.
4th February 1945
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 75 years.
11th February 1990
Revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela freed. 30 years.
11th February 1975
Margaret Thatcher elected leader of the Conservative Party. 45 years.
19th February 1985
The BBC TV show EastEnders broadcasts for the first time. 35years.
21st February 1965
Malcolm X, controversial black nationalist leader, was assassinated. 55 years.
23rd February 1945
The US flag is raised over Iwo Jima. 75 years.
4th March 1975
Comic genius Charlie Chaplin is knighted. 45 years.
7th March 1965
Selma Montgomery marches begin. 55 years.
9th April 1830
Eadweard J. Muybridge, English photographer and inventor, was born. 190 years.
12th April 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, died. 75 years.
12th April 1975
American-born French dancer, singer and actress, Josephine Baker died. 45 years.
13th April 1970
Launch of Apollo 13 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 50 years.
15th April 1945
Liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. 75 years.
21st April 1945
Red Army entered outskirts of Berlin, Russian troops capture some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city. 75 years.

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