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4th February 1918 (101 Years)
Ida Lupino, a pioneering director and producer working within the 1950s Hollywood system, was born.100 years.
4th February 1945 (74 Years)
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 75 years.
4th February 1948 (71 Years)
Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth. 70 years.
5th February 1888 (131 Years)
Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, died age 49. 130 years.
6th February 1793 (226 Years)
Carlo Goldoni, Italian-French playwright, died. 225 years.
6th February 1895 (124 Years)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr., American professional baseball player, was born. 125 years.
6th February 1916 (103 Years)
Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet and initiator of the "modernismo" movement, dies. 100 years.
6th February 1917 (102 Years)
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was also Miss Hungary in 1936, was born. 100 years
6th February 1918 (101 Years)
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, died. 100 years.
6th February 1918 (101 Years)
British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote. 100 years.
6th February 1945 (74 Years)
Jamaican singer, songwriter and muscian, Bob Marley was born. 75 years.
6th February 1952 (67 Years)
George VI King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, died. 65 years
6th February 1952 (67 Years)
George VI King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, died. 65 years
6th February 1986 (33 Years)
Minoru Yamasaki, American architect, best known for his design of the World Trade Center, dies. 30 years
7th February 1741 (278 Years)
Henry Fuseli, Swiss-English painter and academic was born. 275 years.
7th February 1936 (83 Years)
Monopoly, the classic board game, was invented. 85 years.
7th February 1940 (79 Years)
Disney Film Pinocchio Premiered in New York at Height of WWII. 80 years.
7th February 1947 (72 Years)
The first of the Dead Sea Scrolls is found in caves in Khirbat Qumran. 70 years
7th February 1964 (55 Years)
The Beatles arrived in America for the first time for their United States Tour. 55 years.
8th February 1587 (432 Years)
Mary, Queen of Scots, dies. 430 years.
8th February 1591 (428 Years)
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Italian Baroque painter, best known as Guercino, was born. 425 years.
8th February 1820 (199 Years)
William Tecumseh Sherman, General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, was born. 200 years.
8th February 1968 (51 Years)
Gary Coleman, American actor, was born. 50 years.
9th February 1943 (76 Years)
Joe Pesci, American actor, singer, and producer, was born. 75 years.
9th February 1943 (76 Years)
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, ended. 75 years
9th February 1943 (76 Years)
The Battle of Shanghai, the 1st and bloodiest battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, ended. 75 years
9th February 1986 (33 Years)
Halley's Comet reached perihelion its closest approach to the Sun during its 1986 visit. It will be back in July 2061. 30 years.
10th February 1567 (452 Years)
Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, dies in alleged assassination. 450 years.
10th February 1840 (179 Years)
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 180 years.
10th February 1890 (129 Years)
The Russian poet Boris Pasternak, best known for his novel Doctor Zhivago, was born. 130 years.

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