9th January 1908
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was born. 115 years.
9th January 1923
Katherine Mansfield, writer of the Dove's Nest, died at 34. 100 years.
17th January 1863
E J Horace Vernet, French painter, died at 73. 160 years.
2nd February 1913
New York City's Grand Central Terminal opened. 110 years
11th February 1963
Suicide of Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist. 60 years.
16th February 1923
Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb discovered in Egypt by Howard Carter. 100 years.
21st February 1513
Pope Julius II, renowned as one of the greatest Popes, died. 510 years
2nd March 1913
National Woman's Party forms. 110 years.
3rd March 2003
Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913), died. 20 years.
4th March 1913
Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president of the United States. 110 years.
10th March 1913
Harriet Tubman - abolitionist, humanitarian, and conductor on Underground Railroad, died. 110 years.
26th March 1973
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, died. 50 years
26th March 1923
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", died. 100 years.
7th April 1938
Suzanne Valadon, French painter, dies. 85 years
8th April 1973
Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist and co-founder of the Cubism movement, dies. 50 years
10th April 1938
Pearl Buck awarded a Nobel prize for literature. 85 years.
15th April 1888
Matthew Arnold, English poet dies aged 55. 135 years.
24th April 1888
Eastman Kodak was founded. 135 years.
24th April 1913
The Woolworth Building in New York City is opened. 110 years.
26th April 1863
Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer and painter was born. 160 years.

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