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1st February 1887 (141 Years)
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town.
1st February 1918 (110 Years)
Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar.
1st February 1944 (84 Years)
Piet Mondrian, the Dutch pioneer of abstract art and important contributor to the De Stijl art movement, died.
1st February 1966 (62 Years)
Buster Keaton, American actor, best known for his silent films, dies.
1st February 1967 (61 Years)
Vietnam War: Operation "Big Spring” begins.
1st February 2013 (15 Years)
The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.
2nd February 1868 (160 Years)
Pro-Imperial forces captured Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground.
2nd February 1882 (146 Years)
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, was born.
2nd February 1913 (115 Years)
New York City's Grand Central Terminal opened.
2nd February 1943 (85 Years)
The Battle of Stalingrad , one of the bloodiest battles in history, ends.
2nd February 1943 (85 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 (81 Years)
American actress Farrah Fawcett, was born.
2nd February 1947 (58 Years)
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer and Nobel laureate, died.
2nd February 1989 (39 Years)
End Soviet-Afghan War - The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
2nd February 1996 (32 Years)
Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly, American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer, died.
3rd February 1468 (560 Years)
Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, invented the Printing press, died.
3rd February 1924 (104 Years)
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, died.
4th February 1918 (110 Years)
Ida Lupino, a pioneering director and producer working within the 1950s Hollywood system, was born.
4th February 1945 (83 Years)
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945.
4th February 1948 (80 Years)
Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
5th February 1888 (140 Years)
Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, died age 49.
5th February 1914 (114 Years)
William S. Burroughs, the American novelist and short story writer, is born.
6th February 1793 (235 Years)
Carlo Goldoni, Italian-French playwright, died.
6th February 1895 (133 Years)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr., American professional baseball player, was born.
6th February 1916 (112 Years)
Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet and initiator of the "modernismo" movement, dies.
6th February 1917 (111 Years)
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was also Miss Hungary in 1936, was born.
6th February 1918 (110 Years)
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, died.
6th February 1918 (110 Years)
British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
6th February 1945 (83 Years)
Jamaican singer, songwriter and muscian, Bob Marley was born.
6th February 1952 (76 Years)
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.