29th January 1936 (85 Years)
Patrick Caulfield, English painter and printmaker, known for his bold paintings, is born.
30th January 1948 (73 Years)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India, was assasinated.
30th January 1948 (73 Years)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India was assassinated in New Delhi.
30th January 1968 (53 Years)
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched.
30th January 1969 (52 Years)
The Beatles’ last public performance.
31st January 1977 (44 Years)
The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, called “Beaubourg” opens.
1st February 1887 (134 Years)
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town.
1st February 1887 (134 Years)
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town.
1st February 1918 (103 Years)
Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar.
1st February 1944 (77 Years)
Piet Mondrian, the Dutch pioneer of abstract art and important contributor to the De Stijl art movement, died.
1st February 1966 (55 Years)
Buster Keaton, American actor, best known for his silent films, dies.
1st February 1967 (54 Years)
Vietnam War: Operation "Big Spring” begins.
1st February 2013 (8 Years)
The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.
2nd February 1868 (153 Years)
Pro-Imperial forces captured Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground.
2nd February 1882 (139 Years)
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, was born.
2nd February 1913 (108 Years)
New York City's Grand Central Terminal opened.
2nd February 1943 (78 Years)
The Battle of Stalingrad , one of the bloodiest battles in history, ends.
2nd February 1943 (78 Years)
World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.
2nd February 1947 (74 Years)
American actress Farrah Fawcett, was born.
2nd February 1947 (51 Years)
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer and Nobel laureate, died.
2nd February 1989 (32 Years)
End Soviet-Afghan War - The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
2nd February 1996 (25 Years)
Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly, American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer, died.
3rd February 1468 (553 Years)
Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, invented the Printing press, died.
3rd February 1924 (97 Years)
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, died.
4th February 1918 (103 Years)
Ida Lupino, a pioneering director and producer working within the 1950s Hollywood system, was born.
4th February 1945 (76 Years)
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945.
4th February 1948 (73 Years)
Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
5th February 1888 (133 Years)
Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, died age 49.
5th February 1914 (107 Years)
William S. Burroughs, the American novelist and short story writer, is born.
6th February 1793 (228 Years)
Carlo Goldoni, Italian-French playwright, died.

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