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1st December 1899 (117 Years)
Eileen Agar, British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement, was born. 120 years.
1st December 1899 (117 Years)
Eileen Agar, British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement, was born. 125 years.
1st December 1913 (103 Years)
Henry Ford instituted moving assembly line. 110 years
1st December 1916 (100 Years)
Charles de Foucauld, French Catholic religious and priest living among the Tuareg in the Sahara in Algeria, dies. 100 years.
1st December 1955 (61 Years)
A black woman, Rosa Parks, is arrested by police in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. 60 years.
1st December 1955 (61 Years)
Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. 65 years.
1st December 1990 (26 Years)
Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed. 25 years.
2nd December 1814 (202 Years)
The Marquis de Sade, the French aristocrat, writer and philosopher known for his perverse sexual preferences and violent erotica from which the term 'sadism' is derived, died. 210 years.
2nd December 1859 (157 Years)
Georges Pierre Seurat, the French post-Impressionist painter noted for innovative usage of color and drawing media, was born. 160 years.
2nd December 1891 (125 Years)
Otto Dix, German painter, noted for his harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war, is born. 125 years.
2nd December 1918 (98 Years)
Edmond Rostand, French poet and playwright, died. 100 years.
2nd December 1923 (93 Years)
Maria Callas, American-born Greek opera soprano, was born. 100 years.
2nd December 1946 (70 Years)
Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A., an international fashion house, is born. 70 years.
2nd December 1950 (66 Years)
I, Robot, a collection of nine science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, was published for the first time. 50 years
3rd December 1368 (648 Years)
Charles VI of France was born. 650 years.
3rd December 1818 (198 Years)
Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state. 200 years.
3rd December 1919 (97 Years)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, known worldwide as a leading painter in the impressionist style, died. 100 years.
3rd December 1956 (60 Years)
Alexander Rodchenko, Russian artist, one of the founders of constructivism, dies. 60 years.
4th December 1892 (124 Years)
Generalissimo Francisco Franco Bahamonde, Spanish dictator who ruled over Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975, was born. 125 years.
4th December 1914 (102 Years)
Rudolf Hausner, an Austrian painter, draughtsman, print maker and sculptor, was born. Hausner has been described as the first psychoanalytical painter. 105 years.
5th December 1443 (573 Years)
Pope Julius II, "The Warrior Pope", great patron for the arts (he commissioned the rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica andMichelangelo's decoration of the Sistine Chapel) was born. 575 years.
5th December 1766 (250 Years)
In London, James Christie held his first sale. 250 years.
5th December 1791 (225 Years)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian pianist and composer, died. 225 years.
5th December 1830 (186 Years)
Christina Rossetti, one of the best-loved English poets, was born. 190 years.
5th December 1839 (177 Years)
George Armstrong Custer, the American cavalry officer killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, was born. 180 years.
5th December 1839 (177 Years)
George Armstrong Custer, the American cavalry officer killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, was born. 185 years.
5th December 1926 (90 Years)
Claude Monet, French painter and one of the founders of the Impressionism movement, dies. 90 years.
5th December 1986 (30 Years)
Durham Cathedral is inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. 30 years.
5th December 2013 (3 Years)
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, died. 5 years.
5th December 2013 (3 Years)
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, died. 5 Years

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