1st February 1887 (140 Years)
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
1st February 1887 (140 Years)
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
1st February 1918 (109 Years)
Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar. 100 years.
1st February 1944 (83 Years)
Piet Mondrian, the Dutch pioneer of abstract art and important contributor to the De Stijl art movement, died. 75 years.
1st February 1966 (61 Years)
Buster Keaton, American actor, best known for his silent films, dies. 50 years.
1st February 1967 (60 Years)
Vietnam War: Operation "Big Spring” begins. 50 years
1st February 2013 (14 Years)
The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public. 5 years.
2nd February 1868 (159 Years)
Pro-Imperial forces captured Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground. 150 years.
2nd February 1882 (145 Years)
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, was born. 135 years
2nd February 1913 (114 Years)
New York City's Grand Central Terminal opened. 110 years
2nd February 1943 (84 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 (84 Years)
The Battle of Stalingrad , one of the bloodiest battles in history, ends. 75 years.
2nd February 1947 (80 Years)
American actress Farrah Fawcett, was born. 70 years
2nd February 1970 (57 Years)
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer and Nobel laureate, died. 50 years.
2nd February 1989 (38 Years)
End Soviet-Afghan War - The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul. 30 Years
2nd February 1996 (31 Years)
Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly, American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer, died. 20 years.
3rd February 1468 (559 Years)
Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, invented the Printing press, died. 550 years.
3rd February 1924 (103 Years)
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, died. 95 years.
4th February 1918 (109 Years)
Ida Lupino, a pioneering director and producer working within the 1950s Hollywood system, was born.100 years.
4th February 1945 (82 Years)
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 75 years.
4th February 1948 (79 Years)
Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth. 70 years.
5th February 1888 (139 Years)
Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, died age 49. 130 years.
6th February 1793 (234 Years)
Carlo Goldoni, Italian-French playwright, died. 225 years.
6th February 1895 (132 Years)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr., American professional baseball player, was born. 125 years.
6th February 1916 (111 Years)
Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet and initiator of the "modernismo" movement, dies. 100 years.
6th February 1917 (110 Years)
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was also Miss Hungary in 1936, was born. 100 years
6th February 1918 (109 Years)
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, died. 100 years.
6th February 1918 (109 Years)
British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote. 100 years.
6th February 1945 (82 Years)
Jamaican singer, songwriter and muscian, Bob Marley was born. 75 years.
6th February 1952 (75 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

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