4th April 1949
The anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, also known as NATO. 70 years.
4th December 1892
Generalissimo Francisco Franco Bahamonde, Spanish dictator who ruled over Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975, was born. 125 years.
4th February 1945
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 75 years.
4th January 1958
Sputnik 1, the world's first satellite, falls to Earth from orbit. 60 Years
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died. 85 years.
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died. 90 years.
4th July 1938
Suzanne Lenglen, well known French tennis player who won 31 championships between 1914 and 1926, died. 85 years.
4th July 1938
Suzanne Lenglen, well known French tennis player who won 31 championships between 1914 and 1926, died. 80 years.
4th June 1913
Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, runs in front of King Goerge V's horse during the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. 110 years.
4th June 1913
Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, runs in front of King Goerge V's horse during the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. 105 years.
4th March 1917
Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to hold national office in the United States: "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last.". 100 years.
4th March 1975
Comic genius Charlie Chaplin is knighted. 45 years.
4th May 1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. 40 years
5th December 2013
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, died. 10 years.
5th December 2013
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, died. 5 Years
5th November 1979
Al Capone, gangster and co-founder/boss of the Chicago Outfit during prohibition in the US, dies. 40 years.
5th September 1914
The Battle of Marne occurs during World War I. 110 years.
6th August 1945
The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan. 75 years.
6th February 1952
George VI King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, died. 65 years
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 1889
The Eiffel Tower was completed. 130 years

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