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17th October 1932 (94 Years)
Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer, was born. 90 years.
18th October 1913 (113 Years)
Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed at the Armory Show in New York, causing a huge stir.
18th October 1922 (104 Years)
The British Broadcasting Company, as the BBC was originally called, was formed by a group of leading wireless manufacturers including Marconi.
18th October 1926 (100 Years)
Klaus Kinski, famous German actor, is born.
18th October 1931 (95 Years)
Thomas Alva Edison, an American inventor (phonograph, motion picture camera, electric light bulb) and businessman, dies in New Jersey.
19th October 1216 (810 Years)
John King of England, also known as John Lackland, died.
19th October 1862 (164 Years)
Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière, together with his brother, first film-maker in history, was born.
19th October 1882 (144 Years)
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, was born.
19th October 1882 (144 Years)
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, was born.
19th October 1936 (90 Years)
Lu Xun, Chinese writer, commonly considered the greatest in 20th-century Chinese literature, dies.
20th October 1818 (208 Years)
The Convention of 1818 was signed between US and UK, which settled the Canada–US border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
20th October 1882 (144 Years)
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó, better known as Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the original 1931 film, was born.
20th October 1893 (133 Years)
Charley Chase, American actor, director, and screenwriter, was born.
20th October 1964 (62 Years)
Herbert Hoover, the American President, died.
20th October 1968 (58 Years)
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
20th October 1973 (53 Years)
Sydney Opera House in Australia was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
22nd October 1844 (182 Years)
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", was born.
22nd October 1919 (107 Years)
Doris Lessing, the British novelist and receiver of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born.
22nd October 1943 (83 Years)
Catherine Deneuve, French actress and singer, was born.
22nd October 1964 (62 Years)
Jean-Paul Sartre refused the Nobel Prize for literature.
23rd October 1940 (86 Years)
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, was born.
23rd October 1956 (70 Years)
The Hungarian Revolution, a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, starts and will last until 10th November 1956.
24th October 1917 (109 Years)
The October Revolution (November in Gregorian calendar): Bolshevik Red Guards forces under the Military Revolutionary Committee began the takeover of government building.
24th October 1917 (109 Years)
WWI - Second Battle of the Aisne ended.
24th October 1922 (104 Years)
George Cadbury, third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company in Britain, died.
24th October 1938 (88 Years)
Ernst Barlach, German expressionist sculptor, died.
24th October 1945 (81 Years)
United Nations Organisation is born, allies of World War II ratify the UN Charter at a ceremony in Washington DC.
24th October 1957 (69 Years)
Christian Dior, French fashion designer and inventor of the "New Look", died.
24th October 1972 (54 Years)
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era, died.
25th October 1415 (611 Years)
The army of Henry V of England defeats a French army at the Battle of Agincourt.

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