18th October 1922
The British Broadcasting Company, as the BBC was originally called, was formed by a group of leading wireless manufacturers including Marconi. 100 years
November 1972
The Wind in the Wires by John Edwards - Buff Films won the first year of The Grierson Award trophy. 50 years.
1st November 1952
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll. 70 years
3rd November 1957
Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika. 65 years
8th December 1922
Lucian Freud, German-born English artist, was born. 100 years.
24th December 1922
Ava Lavinia Gardner, American actress and singer, was born. 100 years.
9th January 1863
The opening of the first underground railway in London. 160 years.
9th January 1913
Richard Nixon, infamously the only U.S. President to resign from office, is born. 110 years.
9th January 1908
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was born. 115 years.
9th January 1923
Katherine Mansfield, writer of the Dove's Nest, died at 34. 100 years.
17th January 1863
E J Horace Vernet, French painter, died at 73. 160 years.
2nd February 1913
New York City's Grand Central Terminal opened. 110 years
11th February 1963
Suicide of Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist. 60 years.
16th February 1923
Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb discovered in Egypt by Howard Carter. 100 years.
21st February 1513
Pope Julius II, renowned as one of the greatest Popes, died. 510 years
2nd March 1913
National Woman's Party forms. 110 years.
3rd March 2003
Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913), died. 20 years.
4th March 1913
Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president of the United States. 110 years.
10th March 1913
Harriet Tubman - abolitionist, humanitarian, and conductor on Underground Railroad, died. 110 years.
26th March 1973
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, died. 50 years

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