14th September 1939
The VS-300, the world's first practical helicopter, takes flight at Stratford, Connecticut. Designed by Igor Sikorsky and built by the Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division of the United Aircraft Corporation. 80 years.
16th September 1924
Lauren Bacall, American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks, is born. 95 years.
19th September 1839
George Cadbury, third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company in Britain, was born. 180 years.
20th September 1934
Sophia Loren, Italian actress, declared "one of the world cinema's treasures", was born. 85 years.
22nd September 1989
Irving Berlin, the American songwriter and lyricist, died. 30 years.
23rd September 1889
Wilkie Collins, the British author best known for 'The Woman in White', died. 130 years.
23rd September 1939
Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, died. 80 years.
26th September 1934
RMS Queen Mary was launched in Clydebank, Scotland. 85 years.
26th September 1874
Lewis Wickes Hine, American photographer who used his camera as a tool for social reform, is born. 145 years.
30th September 1924
Truman Capote, American bestselling author, most famous for Breakfast at Tiffany's, was born. 95 years.
1st October 1924
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was born. 95 years.
2nd October 1949
Annie Leibowitz was born. 70 years.
4th October 1669
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, widely considered one of the most prolific visual artists of all time, died. 350 years.
October 2nd, 1869
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement again British rule, was born. 150 years.
4th October 1814
Jean-François Millet was born. 205 years.
6th October 1989
Bette Davis, the American actress of film, television and theatre, died. 30 years.
7th October 2009
Irving Penn, American fashion photographer who shot for Vogue magazine (among others), died. 10 years.
7th October 1849
Edgar Allan Poe, writer famous for Gothic short stories such as 'The Raven' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum' died. 170 years.
9th October 1874
Nicholas Roerich was a Russian painter influenced by spiritual themes, also evident in his writing and philosophies. 145 years.
9th October 1754
Jean-Baptiste Regnault, a French Painter, died. 265 years.

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