9th February 1943
Joe Pesci, American actor, singer, and producer, was born. 75 years.
9th February 1943
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, ended. 75 years
11th February 1868
Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic, died. 150 years.
11th February 1938
BBC produces the world's first ever science fiction TV program, an adaptation of a part of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot". 80 years.
11th February 1978
Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. 40 years.
13th February 1958
Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union, died. 60 years.
16th February 1843
Henry M. Leland, American machinist, inventor, engineer, automotive entrepreneur and founded of Cadillac and Lincoln, was born. 175 years.
16th February 1923
Howard Carter opened sealed doorway to Tutankhamen's tomb in Thebes. 95 years.
18th February 1848
Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Nouveau Stained Glass Artist, was born. 170 Years
19th February 1473
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun at the centre of the universe, was born. 545 years.
21st February 1513
Pope Julius II, "The Warrior Pope", great patron for the arts (he commissioned the rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica andMichelangelo's decoration of the Sistine Chapel), died. 505 years.
23rd February 1848
John Quincy Adams, American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829, died. 170 years.
24th February 1743
Joseph Banks, British botanist, President of the Royal Society, was born. 275 years.
24th February 2008
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years. 10 years.
25th February 1943
George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, was born. 75 years.
28th February 2013
Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church becoming the first pope to do so since 1415. 5 years.
29th February 1908
Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, best known as Balthus, Polish-French modern artist, was born. 110 years.
28th February 1903
Vincente Minnelli, American stage and film director, famous for directing classic movie musicals as An American in Paris, was born. 115 years.
1st March 1938
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, playwright and politician, died. 80 years.
2nd March 1968
Daniel Craig, English actor, was born. 50 years.

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