25th December 1983 (37 Years)
Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor, died.
26th December 1890 (130 Years)
Heinrich Schliemann, archeologist who uncovered the city of Troy, dies.
26th December 1893 (127 Years)
Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionist and politician, Chairman of the Communist Party of China, was born.
26th December 1909 (111 Years)
Frederic Remington, American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer, died.
26th December 1972 (48 Years)
Harry S. Truman, American politician who served as the 33rd President of the United States, died.
26th December 2004 (16 Years)
The earthquake in the Indian ocean, creating the tsunami that hit South-East Asia.
27th December 1904 (116 Years)
James Barrie’s play, Peter Pan, premiered at the Duke of York Theatre in London.
27th December 1923 (97 Years)
Gustave Eiffel, a French structural engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower and the statue of liberty, dies.
27th December 1932 (88 Years)
Radio City Music Hall, the entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City, first opened.
27th December 1949 (71 Years)
Indonesian National Revolution - After four years of conflict, the Netherlands formally transfers sovereignty over to Indonesia.
27th December 1958 (62 Years)
Harry Warner, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Warner Bros, died.
27th December 1978 (42 Years)
Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of fascist dictatorship.
27th December 2011 (9 Years)
Helen Frankenthaler, American painter and academic, died.
28th December 1065 (955 Years)
Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
28th December 1713 (307 Years)
Abbe Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, astronomer who mapped the Southern Hemisphere, is born.
28th December 1916 (104 Years)
Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer, conductor of The Strauss Orchestra, dies.
28th December 1937 (83 Years)
Joseph Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor, died.
28th December 1950 (70 Years)
The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
28th December 2004 (16 Years)
Susan Sontag, American writer and filmmaker, professor and political activist, died.
29th December 1894 (126 Years)
Christina Rossetti, English poet known for writing a variety of romantic and children's poems, died.
29th December 1940 (80 Years)
In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.
29th December 1986 (34 Years)
Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, dies.
30th December 1865 (155 Years)
The English writer Rudyard Kipling is born. He is best known for his children stories.
30th December 1916 (104 Years)
Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic and healer closely associated to the Russian royal family, died.
30th December 2011 (9 Years)
Ronald Searle, British artist and satirical cartoonist, best remembered as the creator of St Trinian's School, dies.
31st December 1514 (506 Years)
Andreas Vesalius, the Flemish physician who wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive textbook of human anatomy, is born.
31st December 1838 (182 Years)
Emile Loubet, 8th president of France, is born.
31st December 1869 (151 Years)
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, was born.

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