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25th October 1881 (128 Years)
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright, was born.
25th October 1938 (71 Years)
The Archbishop of Dubuque denounced swing music as "a degenerated musical system that gnaw away the moral fibre of young people" and a "primrose path to hell".
26th October 1764 (245 Years)
William Hogarth, the English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist, dies.
26th October 1863 (146 Years)
Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva.
26th October 1863 (146 Years)
Football Association formed in England, standardizing football.
27th October 1914 (95 Years)
Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, was born.
27th October 1923 (86 Years)
Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist, was born.
27th October 1936 (73 Years)
Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
27th October 1939 (70 Years)
Nylon stockings are sold publicly for the first time in a department store in Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
28th October 1697 (312 Years)
Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, Italian painter of vedute of Venice, was born.
28th October 1909 (100 Years)
Francis Bacon was born.
28th October 1958 (51 Years)
Angelo Roncalli was elected Pope John XXIII.
28th October 1962 (47 Years)
The Cuban Missile Crisis ends.
29th October 1618 (391 Years)
Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
29th October 1929 (80 Years)
The stock market crashes, causing the deepest and longest economic downturn in the history of the Western world.
29th October 1956 (53 Years)
Beginning of the Suez Crisis: the Sinai Peninsula is invaded by Israel, followed by an invasion of the Suez Canal zone by the UK and France.
29th October 1956 (53 Years)
Beginning of the Suez Crisis: the Sinai Peninsula is invaded by Israel, followed by an invasion of the Suez Canal zone by the UK and France.
29th October 1966 (43 Years)
The Black Panther Party, a controversial African American party, is founded in Oakland, California, by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
30th October 1513 (496 Years)
Jacques Amyot, French bishop, scholar and writer, is born.
30th October 1938 (71 Years)
Orson Welles broadcasted his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing panic in some of the audience in the US.
30th October 1974 (35 Years)
The Rumble in the Jungle; Muhammad Ali knocks out George Formanto, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.
31st October 1517 (492 Years)
Martin Luther's Ninety Five Theses begin the Protestant Reformation.
31st October 1632 (377 Years)
Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer, Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life, was born.
31st October 1760 (249 Years)
Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period, is born.
31st October 1918 (91 Years)
Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and protégé of Gustav Klimt, died.
31st October 1918 (91 Years)
WWI: Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
31st October 1926 (83 Years)
Harry Houdini, Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts, dies.
31st October 1930 (79 Years)
Michael Collins, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, is born.
31st October 1940 (69 Years)
The Battle of Britain ends - the United Kingdom prevents a possible German invasion.
31st October 1941 (68 Years)
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota was completed.

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