16th December 1944
The Battle of the Bulge during the Second World War. 75 years.
16th February 1923
Howard Carter opened Tutankhamen's tomb in Thebes. 95 Years
16th January 1920
The League of Nations is formed and Leon Bourgeois is made President of the organisation. 100 years.
16th May 1929
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which honored the best films of 1927 and 1928, took place. 90 years
17th February 1867
First ship passed through Suez Canal. 150 years.
17th January 1863
David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister who led Britain through WWI was born. 155 years.
17th January 1899
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, was borne. 120 years
17th January 1920
Prohibition on alcohol comes into effect in the US. 100 Years
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 January 1919
Bentley Motors Limited was founded. 100 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 June 1964
The Civil Rights Act was approved in the United States. 55 years
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

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