17th January 1944
WWII - The Battle of Monte Cassino began, and continued until 18th May 1944. 75 years.
17th November 1942
WWII The Tunisian Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) began. 75 years.
18th February 1967
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist responsible for the research and design the atomic bomb, died. 50 years
18th July 1918
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, was born. 100 Years
18th May 1868
Czar Nicholas II, last Emperor of Russia, was born. 150 years.
18th September 1793
The first cornerstone of the Capitol building in the United States was laid by president George Washington. 225 Years
19th August 1947
First trial of notorious female nazi criminal Isle Koch. 70 years
19th February 1985
The BBC TV show EastEnders broadcasts for the first time. 35years.
19th November 1942
Battle of Stalingrad - Three Soviet armies surrounded 300,000 soldiers of the German 6th Army, this was a turning point in WW2. 75 Years
19th October 1882
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, was born. 135 years.
1st April 1919
Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar. 100 years
1st April 1939
The end of the Spanish Civil War, fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists. 80 years.
1st August 1987
Pola Negri, Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her femme fatale roles, died. 30 years
1st December 1913
Henry Ford instituted moving assembly line. 110 years
1st February 1887
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
1st February 1967
Vietnam War: Operation "Big Spring” begins. 50 years
1st January 1895
John Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, was born. 1250 years.
1st January 1927
Birth of Maurice Bejart, dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet. 90 years
1st January 1959
The Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro led the Cubans to victory over Fulgencia Batista. 60 years.
1st March 1872
Yellowstone National Park is established. 145 years.
1st November 1952
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll. 70 years
1st November 1952
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll. 65 years
1st October 1924
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was born. 95 years.
1st October 1968
President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: NASA. 50 Years

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