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6th October 1887 (130 Years)
Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner, was born.
6th October 1888 (129 Years)
Roland Garros, French aviator and WW1 fighter pilot, was born.
6th October 1892 (125 Years)
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, one of the most popular British poets, died.
6th October 1908 (109 Years)
Carol Lombard, American comediennne and actress, was born.
6th October 1989 (28 Years)
Bette Davis, the American actress of film, television and theatre, died.
7th October 1849 (168 Years)
Edgar Allan Poe, writer famous for Gothic short stories such as 'The Raven' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum' died.
7th October 1917 (100 Years)
June Allyson, American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer, was born.
7th October 1923 (94 Years)
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor, was born.
7th October 1933 (84 Years)
Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, CIDNA and Société Générale des Transports Aériens, merged into Air France.
7th October 2009 (8 Years)
Irving Penn, American fashion photographer who shot for Vogue magazine (among others), died.
8th October 1865 (152 Years)
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies.
8th October 1941 (76 Years)
Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist and Baptist minister, is born.
8th October 1967 (50 Years)
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, former Prime Minister of the UK and Leader of the Labour Party, died.
9th October 1754 (263 Years)
Jean-Baptiste Regnault, a French Painter, died.
9th October 1874 (143 Years)
Nicholas Roerich was a Russian painter influenced by spiritual themes, also evident in his writing and philosophies.
9th October 1888 (129 Years)
Washington Monument opens for public admittance.
9th October 1940 (77 Years)
During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.
9th October 1967 (50 Years)
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary leader, dies.
10th October 1684 (333 Years)
Jean Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose usage of colour had an influential effect on other artists.
10th October 1813 (204 Years)
Guiseppe Verdi, italian romantic composer, was born.
10th October 1901 (116 Years)
Alberto Giacometti, Italian Swiss sculptor, painter and printmaker, was born.
10th October 1963 (54 Years)
Edith Piaf, singer and cultural icon, died.
11th October 1963 (54 Years)
Jean Cocteau, French artist, died.
11th October 1965 (52 Years)
Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, dies.
12th October 1492 (525 Years)
Sailor aboard La Pinta, Rodrigo de Triana, first sights America at 2 AM.
12th October 1915 (102 Years)
British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.
12th October 1933 (84 Years)
Alcatraz Island is made a federal maximum security prison.
13th October 1713 (304 Years)
Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, is born.
13th October 1918 (99 Years)
Robert Hudson Walker, American actor best known for his starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train, was born.
13th October 1921 (96 Years)
Yves Montand, Italian-born French actor and singer, was born.

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