6th February 1952 (57 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.
6th February 1986 (23 Years)
Minoru Yamasaki, American architect, best known for his design of the World Trade Center, dies.
7th February 1741 (268 Years)
Henry Fuseli, Swiss-English painter and academic was born.
7th February 1936 (73 Years)
Monopoly, the classic board game, was invented.
7th February 1940 (69 Years)
Disney Film Pinocchio Premiered in New York at Height of WWII.
7th February 1947 (62 Years)
The first of the Dead Sea Scrolls is found in caves in Khirbat Qumran.
7th February 1964 (45 Years)
The Beatles arrived in America for the first time for their United States Tour.
8th February 1587 (422 Years)
Mary, Queen of Scots, dies.
8th February 1591 (418 Years)
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Italian Baroque painter, best known as Guercino, was born.
8th February 1820 (189 Years)
William Tecumseh Sherman, General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, was born.
8th February 1968 (41 Years)
Gary Coleman, American actor, was born.
9th February 1943 (66 Years)
Joe Pesci, American actor, singer, and producer, was born.
9th February 1943 (66 Years)
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, ended.
9th February 1943 (66 Years)
The Battle of Shanghai, the 1st and bloodiest battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, ended.
9th February 1986 (23 Years)
Halley's Comet reached perihelion its closest approach to the Sun during its 1986 visit. It will be back in July 2061.
10th February 1567 (442 Years)
Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, dies in alleged assassination.
10th February 1840 (169 Years)
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
10th February 1890 (119 Years)
The Russian poet Boris Pasternak, best known for his novel Doctor Zhivago, was born.
10th February 1939 (70 Years)
Pope Pius XI, the sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state, died.
10th February 2005 (4 Years)
Arthur Miller, American playwright, essayist, and a major figure in the twentieth-century American theater, dies aged 89.
11th February 1847 (162 Years)
Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman, is born.
11th February 1847 (162 Years)
Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman, is born.
11th February 1868 (141 Years)
Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic, died.
11th February 1936 (73 Years)
Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, one of the most elaborate cinematic critiques of the effects of mass production on 20th century life, premièred in the UK.
11th February 1938 (71 Years)
BBC produces the world's first ever science fiction TV program, an adaptation of a part of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".
11th February 1963 (46 Years)
Suicide of Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist.
11th February 1975 (34 Years)
Margaret Thatcher elected leader of the Conservative Party.
11th February 1978 (31 Years)
Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
11th February 1990 (19 Years)
Revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela freed.
12th February 1816 (193 Years)
The Teatro di San Carlo, an opera house in Naples, was destroyed by fire.

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