10th October 1684
Jean Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose usage of colour had an influential effect on other artists. 335 years.
14th October 1964
Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. 55 years.
14th October 1894
E.E Cummings was an American poet and painter. He died 14th October 894. 125 years.
16th October 1854
Oscar Wilde, poet originally from Ireland before moving to London, was born. 125 years.
22nd October 1919
Doris Lessing, British-Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) novelist, was born. 100 years.
22nd October 1844
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", was born. 175 years.
27th October 1914
Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, was born. 105 years.
27th October 1939
Nylon stockings are sold publicly for the first time in a department store in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. 80 years.
28th October 1909
Francis Bacon was born. 110 years.
30th October 1974
The Rumble in the Jungle; Muhammad Ali knocks out George Formanto, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. 45 years.
3rd November 1954
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, died. 65 years.
5th November 1979
Al Capone, gangster and co-founder/boss of the Chicago Outfit during prohibition in the US, dies. 40 years.
9th November 1939
The first UK film premiere of the Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. 80 years.
9th November 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall. 30 years.
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 65 years.
15th November 1969
Over 250,000 people joined in a demonstration in Washington to protest against the Vietnam War. 50 years.
29th November 1924
Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer famous for operas like Madame Butterfly and La Boheme, died. 95 years.
24th November 1864
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the French artist, was born. 155 years.
24th November 1929
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France during WWI, died. 90 years.
26th November 1939
Turner Turner, American born swiss songwriter and singer, was born. 80 years.

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