28th January 1929 (90 Years)
Claes Oldenburg, American Pop Artist, was born. 90 years
28th January 1958 (61 Years)
The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today. 60 years.
29th January 1393 (626 Years)
Bal des Ardents (the "Ball of the Burning Men"): Charles VI of France almost died when costumes caught fire at a masquerade ball. 625 years.
29th January 1843 (176 Years)
William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States, was born. 175 years.
29th January 1888 (131 Years)
Edward Lear, poet and author, died. 130 years.
29th January 1936 (83 Years)
Patrick Caulfield, English painter and printmaker, known for his bold paintings, is born. 80 years.
30th January 1841 (178 Years)
Félix Faure, sixth president of the French Third Republic, is born. 175 years.
30th January 1948 (71 Years)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India was assassinated in New Delhi. 70 years.
30th January 1948 (71 Years)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India, was assasinated. 70 years.
30th January 1968 (51 Years)
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched. 50 years.
30th January 1969 (50 Years)
The Beatles’ last public performance. 50 years
31st January 1977 (42 Years)
The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, called “Beaubourg” opens. 40 years
1st February 1887 (132 Years)
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
1st February 1887 (132 Years)
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
1st February 1918 (101 Years)
Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar. 100 years.
1st February 1944 (75 Years)
Piet Mondrian, the Dutch pioneer of abstract art and important contributor to the De Stijl art movement, died. 75 years.
1st February 1966 (53 Years)
Buster Keaton, American actor, best known for his silent films, dies. 50 years.
1st February 1967 (52 Years)
Vietnam War: Operation "Big Spring” begins. 50 years
1st February 2013 (6 Years)
The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public. 5 years.
2nd February 1868 (151 Years)
Pro-Imperial forces captured Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground. 150 years.
2nd February 1882 (137 Years)
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, was born. 135 years
2nd February 1913 (106 Years)
New York City's Grand Central Terminal opened. 110 years
2nd February 1943 (76 Years)
World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces. 75 years.
2nd February 1943 (76 Years)
The Battle of Stalingrad , one of the bloodiest battles in history, ends. 75 years.
2nd February 1947 (72 Years)
American actress Farrah Fawcett, was born. 70 years
2nd February 1970 (49 Years)
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer and Nobel laureate, died. 50 years.
2nd February 1989 (30 Years)
End Soviet-Afghan War - The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul. 30 Years
2nd February 1996 (23 Years)
Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly, American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer, died. 20 years.
3rd February 1468 (551 Years)
Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, invented the Printing press, died. 550 years.
3rd February 1924 (95 Years)
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, died. 95 years.

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