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27th February 2015 (4 Years)
Leonard Nimoy, American actor best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, dies aged 83.
28th February 1820 (199 Years)
Sir John Tenniel, English graphic humorist, political cartoonist and famous for the illustrations of Alice in Wonderland, was born.
28th February 1903 (116 Years)
Vincente Minnelli, American stage and film director, famous for directing classic movie musicals as An American in Paris, was born.
28th February 1916 (103 Years)
Henry James, American-born British novelist and key figure of literary realism, died in London.
28th February 1929 (90 Years)
Frank Gehry, the architect, was born.
28th February 1941 (78 Years)
Alfonso XIII, King of Spain from 1886 until 1931, and monarch from birth, as his father Alfonso XII had died the previous year, died.
28th February 2013 (6 Years)
Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.
29th February 1792 (227 Years)
Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Italian composer who wrote The Barber of Seville, was born.
29th February 1908 (111 Years)
Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, best known as Balthus, Polish-French modern artist, was born.

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