19th February 1985 (31 Years)
The BBC TV show EastEnders broadcasts for the first time.
20th February 1816 (200 Years)
Rossini's opera buffa The Barber of Seville premièred at Teatro Argentina in Rome.
20th February 1902 (114 Years)
Ansel Adams, American scenic photographer, is born.
20th February 1902 (114 Years)
Ansel Adams, American scenic photographer, is born.
21st February 1513 (503 Years)
Pope Julius II, renowned as one of the greatest Popes, died.
21st February 1836 (180 Years)
Léo Delibes, French opera and ballet composer, was born.
21st February 1916 (100 Years)
WWI: Battle of Verdun. The longest battle in history ran until the 18th December, taking over 700,000 lives.
21st February 1965 (51 Years)
Malcolm X, controversial black nationalist leader, was assassinated.
22nd February 1882 (134 Years)
Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, English sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement was born.
22 February 1967 (49 Years)
Vietnam War: Operation " Junction”.
22nd February 1980 (36 Years)
Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian artist best known for his expressionists portraits and landscapes, dies aged 93.
22nd February 1987 (29 Years)
Andy Warhol, leading figure of Pop art, dies.
23rd February 1792 (224 Years)
Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter, dies.
23rd February 1817 (199 Years)
George Frederic Watts, English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement, was born.
23rd February 1848 (168 Years)
John Quincy Adams, American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829, died.
23rd February 1934 (82 Years)
Edward Elgar, a prominent English composer, died.
23rd February 1934 (71 Years)
The US flag is raised over Iwo Jima.
23rd February 1934 (40 Years)
Laurence Stephen Lowry, English artist, most famous for his industrial paintings, dies.
24th February 1743 (273 Years)
Joseph Banks, British botanist, President of the Royal Society, was born.
24th February 1786 (230 Years)
Wilhelm Karl Grimm, the younger of the two storytelling Grimm brothers, is born.
24th February 1842 (174 Years)
Arrigo Boito, Italian author, poet, and composer, was born.
24th February 1922 (94 Years)
British Pop Artist Richard Hamilton, was born.
24th February 2008 (8 Years)
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
25th February 1841 (175 Years)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter, was born.
25th February 1914 (102 Years)
Sir John Tenniel, the British illustrator and political cartoonist, best know for his work for Punch and Alice in Wonderland, died.
25th February 1943 (73 Years)
George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, was born.
25th February 1964 (52 Years)
Muhammad Ali, the famous American boxer, become World Champion.
26th February 1616 (400 Years)
Galileo Galilei was banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching that the earth orbits the sun.
26th February 1802 (214 Years)
Victor Marie Hugo, French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, was born.
27th February 1902 (114 Years)
John Steinbeck, American author, Nobel Prize laureate, was born.

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