20th October 1893
Charley Chase, American actor, director, and screenwriter, was born. 125 years.
20th October 1968
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. 50 years.
22nd October 1943
Catherine Deneuve, French actress and singer, was born. 75 years.
24th October 1938
Ernst Barlach, German expressionist sculptor, died. 80 years.
25th October 1938
The Archbishop of Dubuque denounced swing music as "a degenerated musical system that gnaw away the moral fibre of young people" and a "primrose path to hell". 80 years.
27th October 1923
Roy Fox Lichtenstein, American pop artist that along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist became a leading figure in the new art movement, was born. 95 years.
28th October 1958
Angelo Roncalli was elected Pope John XXIII. 60 Years.
29th October 1618
Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England. 400 years.
30th October 1938
Orson Welles broadcasted his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing panic in some of the audience in the US. 80 years.
31st October 1918
WWI: Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 100 years.
31st October 1918
Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and protégé of Gustav Klimt, died. 100 years.
31st October 1968
Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the complete cessation of "all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam" effective November 1. 50 years.
31st October 1993
Federico Fellini, Italian director and screenwriter, died. 25 years.
4th November 1868
Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish-born dancer, actress and courtesan, was born. 150 years.
4th November 2008
Barack Obama becomes the first person of African descent to be elected President of the United States. 10 years.
6th November 1893
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and critic, died. 125 years.
7th November 1838
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer, was born. 180 years.
8th November 1978
Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator, died. 40 years.
9th November 1888
Mary Jane Kelly, the 5th and final canonical victim of Jack the Ripper, was found dead in her bed. 130 years.
9th November 1918
Guillaume Apollinaire, French author, poet, and playwright, died. 100 years

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