6th January 1919
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States died. 100 years.
6th July 1907
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, was born. 110 years.
6th June 1868
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions, was born. 150 years.
6th June 1948
Louis Lumiere, French inventor, photographic pioneer and filmmaker who, along with his brother, made the first film, dies. 75 years
6th May 1895
The Italian-American film actor and sex symbol of the 1920s, Rudolph Valentino, was born. 125 years.
6th May 1915
Orson Welles, American actor, writer and director, was born. 105 years.
6th May 1915
20-year-old pitcher Babe Ruth hits his first home run during his 18th time at bat in the major leagues. 105 years
6th November 1913
Mahatma Ghandi was arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa. 100 years.
7th August 1867
Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists and member of Die Brücke, was born. 150 years.
7th August 1942
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, began. 75 years
7th February 1964
The Beatles arrived in America for the first time for their United States Tour. 55 years.
7th January 1955
Britain's first ever animated feature film, Animal Farm was created by the pioneering Halas & Batchelor Animation Studio. 65 years.
7th January 1989
Emperor Hirohito, the 124th Emperor of Japan, died. 30 years.
7th July 1917
British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was officially established. 100 years.
7th July 1937
The Second Sino-Japanese War, a conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, started. 80 years.
7th March 1965
Selma Montgomery marches begin. 55 years.
7th May 1915
The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by the Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland. 105 years.
7th May 1945
World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender. 75 years.
8th April 1973
Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the all time, died. 45 years
8th April 1973
Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist and co-founder of the Cubism movement, dies. 50 years
8th January 1935
Elvis Presley, an American singer and actor, was born. 85 years.
8th January 1940
World War II: Britain introduces food rationing. 80 years.
8th July 1838
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, was born. 180 years.
8th July 1967
Vivien Leigh, English stage and film actress who won the Academy Awards for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, died. 50 years.

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