15th October 1946
Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, committed suicide. 70 years.
15th October 1836
Jacques Joseph Tissot, Anglicized as James Tissot, was born. 180 years.
16th October 1946
Nuremberg trials: Execution of the convicted Nazi leaders of the Main Trial. 70 years.
18th October 1926
Klaus Kinski, famous German actor, is born. 80 years.
19th October 1936
Lu Xun, Chinese writer, commonly considered the greatest in 20th-century Chinese literature, dies. 80 years.
19th October 1216
John King of England, also known as John Lackland, died. 800 years.
25th October 1881
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright, was born. 135 years.
27th October 1936
Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne. 80 years.
29th October 1956
Beginning of the Suez Crisis which ran until 7th November. 60 years.
31st October 1926
Harry Houdini, Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts, dies. 90 years.
31st October 1941
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota was completed. 75 years.
1st November 1946
Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was ordained as a priest in Krakow, Poland. 70 years.
2nd November 1766
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Czech-born Austrian field marshal, was born. 250 years.
4th November 1946
Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white photography, is born. 70 years.
4th November 1964
Florence (and all its fine art) left devastated by a flood. 50 years.
9th November 1841
Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, was born. 175 years.
9th November 1991
Yves Montand, Italian-born French actor and singer, died. 25 years.
10th November 1891
Arthur Rimbaud, French poet of symbolism and adventurer, dies. 125 years.
11th November 1976
Alexander Calder, American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture, dies. 40 years.
12th November 1916
Percival Lowell, American businessman, author, mathematician, and astronomerm, dies. 100 years.

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