5th November 1979
Al Capone, gangster and co-founder/boss of the Chicago Outfit during prohibition in the US, dies. 40 years.
9th November 1939
The first UK film premiere of the Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. 80 years.
9th November 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall. 30 years.
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 65 years.
15th November 1969
Over 250,000 people joined in a demonstration in Washington to protest against the Vietnam War. 50 years.
29th November 1924
Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer famous for operas like Madame Butterfly and La Boheme, died. 95 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.
26th November 1939
Turner Turner, American born swiss songwriter and singer, was born. 80 years.
30th November 1874
Winston Churchill, British Politician, army officer and writer leading the country during WW2 and again from 1951-55, was born. 145 years.
30th November 1934
The Flying Scotsman becomes the first train to reach 100mph. 85 years.
1st December 1899
Eileen Agar, British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement, was born. 120 years.
2nd December 1859
Georges Pierre Seurat, the French post-Impressionist painter noted for innovative usage of color and drawing media, was born. 160 years.
3rd December 1919
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, known worldwide as a leading painter in the impressionist style, died. 100 years.
4th December 1914
Rudolf Hausner, an Austrian painter, draughtsman, print maker and sculptor, was born. Hausner has been described as the first psychoanalytical painter. 105 years.
5th December 1839
George Armstrong Custer, the American cavalry officer killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, was born. 180 years.
8th December 1864
Camille Claudel, the French sculptor, was born. 155 years.
9th December 1899
Jean de Brunhoff, writer and illustrator of the BarBar series, was born. 120 years.
13th December 1944
Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born French artist known for his purely abstract work, died. 75 years.
14th December 1959
Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA, one of Britain's most renowned 20th century painters, died. 60 years.

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