12th November 1866
Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China, is born. 150 years.
12th November 1981
William Holden, American actor and singer, died. 35 years.
14th November 1716
Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician, dies. 300 years.
15th November 1891
Erwin Rommel, known as the Desert Fox, German field marshal during WWII, was born. 125 years.
18th November 1976
Man Ray, American-French modernist painter and photographer, dies. 40 years.
21st November 1916
WWI: the British hospital ship HMHS Britannic (sister ship of the Titanic) hit a mine and sank off Greece. 100 years.
21st November 1916
Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, dies. 100 years.
22nd November 1916
Jack London, American author and social activist, died. 100 years.
27th November 1916
Emile Verhaeren, Belgian poet and one of the founders of the school of Symbolism, dies. 100 years.
28th November 1866
Henry Bacon, American architect who designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., was born. 150 years.
28th November 1976
Rosalind Russell, American actress of stage and screen, died. 40 years.
29th November 1986
Cary Grant, English stage and Hollywood film actor, dies. 30 years.
29th November 1996
Dan Flavin, American minimalist artist who has worked mainly with fluorescent light, dies. 20 years.
30th November 1936
In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire. 80 years
30th November 1016
Edmund II King of England, also known as Edmund Ironside, died. 1000 years.
1st December 1916
Charles de Foucauld, French Catholic religious and priest living among the Tuareg in the Sahara in Algeria, dies. 100 years.
2nd December 1946
Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A., an international fashion house, is born. 70 years.
2nd December 1891
Otto Dix, German painter, noted for his harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war, is born. 125 years.
3rd December 1956
Alexander Rodchenko, Russian artist, one of the founders of constructivism, dies. 60 years.
5th December 1766
In London, James Christie held his first sale. 250 years.

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