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19th October 1862 (163 Years)
Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière, together with his brother, first film-maker in history, was born.
19th October 1882 (143 Years)
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, was born.
19th October 1882 (143 Years)
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, was born.
19th October 1936 (89 Years)
Lu Xun, Chinese writer, commonly considered the greatest in 20th-century Chinese literature, dies.
20th October 1818 (207 Years)
The Convention of 1818 was signed between US and UK, which settled the Canada–US border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
20th October 1882 (143 Years)
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó, better known as Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the original 1931 film, was born.
20th October 1893 (132 Years)
Charley Chase, American actor, director, and screenwriter, was born.
20. Oktober 1964 (61 Years)
Herbert Hoover, the American President, died.
20th October 1968 (57 Years)
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
20th October 1973 (52 Years)
Sydney Opera House in Australia was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
22nd October 1844 (181 Years)
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", was born.
22nd October 1919 (106 Years)
Doris Lessing, the British novelist and receiver of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born.
22nd October 1943 (82 Years)
Catherine Deneuve, French actress and singer, was born.
22nd October 1964 (61 Years)
Jean-Paul Sartre refused the Nobel Prize for literature.
23rd October 1940 (85 Years)
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, was born.
24th October 1917 (108 Years)
The October Revolution (November in Gregorian calendar): Bolshevik Red Guards forces under the Military Revolutionary Committee began the takeover of government building.
24th October 1917 (108 Years)
WWI - Second Battle of the Aisne ended.
24th October 1922 (103 Years)
George Cadbury, third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company in Britain, died.
24th October 1938 (87 Years)
Ernst Barlach, German expressionist sculptor, died.
24th October 1945 (80 Years)
United Nations Organisation is born, allies of World War II ratify the UN Charter at a ceremony in Washington DC.
24th October 1957 (68 Years)
Christian Dior, French fashion designer and inventor of the "New Look", died.
24th October 1972 (53 Years)
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era, died.
25th October 1415 (610 Years)
The army of Henry V of England defeats a French army at the Battle of Agincourt.
25th October 1881 (144 Years)
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright, was born.
25th October 1938 (87 Years)
The Archbishop of Dubuque denounced swing music as "a degenerated musical system that gnaw away the moral fibre of young people" and a "primrose path to hell".
26th October 1764 (261 Years)
William Hogarth, the English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist, dies.
26th October 1863 (162 Years)
Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva.
26th October 1863 (162 Years)
Football Association formed in England, standardizing football.
27th October 1914 (111 Years)
Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, was born.
27th October 1923 (102 Years)
Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist, was born.

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