6th November 1865
The last Confederate surrender occurred during the American Civil War. 150 years.
7th November 1665
The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published. 350 years.
9th November 1960
Senator John F Kennedy has won the election to become the youngest elected president of the United States. 55 years.
9th November 1970
Charles de Gaulle, wartime hero and former president of France, dies. 45 years.
20th November 1945
The Nuremberg trials, held by the Allied forces after World War II, begin. 70 years.
12th November 1840
Auguste René Rodin, considered as one of the most remarkable sculptors of his time, is born. 175 years.
14th November 1940
World War II: In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed. 75 years.
14th November 1840
Claude Monet, the founder of the French Impressionist painting, is born. 175 years.
15th November 1515
Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal. 500 years.
20th November 1975
General Franco, Spanish dictator, dies. 40 years.
22nd November 1990
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership. 25 years.
23rd November 1890
El Lissitzky, Russian painter, typographer, architect and designer, is born. 125 years.
1st December 1990
Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed. 25 years.
1st December 1955
A black woman, Rosa Parks, is arrested by police in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. 60 years.
8th December 1815
Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel, German artist, is born. 200 years
8th December 1980
John Lennon shot dead outside his New York apartment. 35 years.
10th December 1915
The one millionth Ford car is produced. 100 years.
10th December 1475
Paolo Uccello, the Italian painter and mathematician, dies. 540 years.
12th December 1915
Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor, is born. 100 years.
13th December 1915
Curd Jürgens, German-Austrian stage and film actor, is born. 100 years.

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