21st August 1940
Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist, was assassinated. 80 years.
26th August 1910
Mother Teresa MC, the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and Saint, was born. 110 years
27th August 1965
Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner, died. 55 years.
19th September 1970
The first Glastonbury festival is held. 50 years.
2nd October 1890
Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx, American comedian, film and television star, was born. 130 years
4th October 1970
Janis Lyn Joplin, influential American singer of the 1960s, died. 50 years.
23rd October 1940
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, was born. 80 years
7th November 1980
Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool", died. 40 years.
10th November 1880
Sir Jacob Epstein, American-British sculptor, was born. 140 years.
14th November 1840
Claude Monet, French painter and master of Impressionism, was born. 180 years.
23rd November 1990
Roald Dahl, British author and scriptwriter, famous for novels such as "The BFG" or "Matilda", died. 30 years.
1st December 1955
Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. 65 years.
2nd December 1950
I, Robot, a collection of nine science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, was published for the first time. 50 years
5th December 1830
Christina Rossetti, one of the best-loved English poets, was born. 190 years.
11th December 1890
Mark Tobey, American abstract painter, was born. 130 years.
22nd December 1960
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist and one of the most significant painters of the 20th century, was born. 60 years.
23rd April 1891
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Russian and Soviet composer, pianist and conductor, was born. 130 years.
30th June 1891
Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA, one of Britain's most renowned 20th century painters, was born. 130 years.
7th November 1991
Eileen Agar, British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement, died. 30 years.
18th March 1937
Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer and painter died. 85 years.

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