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11th August 1956 (55 Years)
Jackson Pollock, American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement, dies.
12th August 1827 (184 Years)
William Blake, poet, painter, printmaker and author of the poem The Tyger, died.
12th August 1939 (72 Years)
The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (released in theatres everywhere on August 25th).
12th August 1942 (69 Years)
The Second Moscow Conference between the major Allies of World War II convenes.
12th August 1942 (69 Years)
The Second Moscow Conference between the major Allies of World War II takes place.
12th August 1988 (23 Years)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter, died.
13th August 1863 (148 Years)
Eugene Delacroix, French romantic artist, dies.
13th August 1888 (123 Years)
John Logie Baird, inventor of TV, was born.
13th August 1899 (112 Years)
Alfred Hitchcock, the British film director and producer, also known as the "Master of Suspense" was born.
13th August 1926 (85 Years)
Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer, communist politician and revolutionary, is born.
13th August 1926 (85 Years)
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, Cuban lawyer, communist politician and revolutionary, is born.
13th August 1937 (74 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, began.
13th August 1937 (74 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, began.
13th August 1946 (65 Years)
H. G. Wells, English novelist and journalist best known for such science fiction novels, dies.
13th August 1961 (50 Years)
The Construction of the Wall that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989 begins.
14th August 1867 (144 Years)
John Galsworthy, novelist, is born.
14th August 1915 (96 Years)
Mary Fedden, British artist, is born.
14th August 1941 (70 Years)
World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
14th August 1941 (70 Years)
World War II: Churchill and Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter.
14th August 1984 (27 Years)
J.B. Priestley, the British novelist, playwright and broadcaster, dies.
14th August 1988 (23 Years)
Enzo Ferrari, sports car manufacturer, died.
15th August 1769 (242 Years)
Napoleon Bonaparte French military and political leader, was born in Ajaccio.
15th August 1771 (240 Years)
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet, was born.
15th August 1928 (83 Years)
Nicolas Roeg, English director and cinematographer, was born.
15th August 1939 (72 Years)
The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (released in theatres everywhere on August 25th).
15th August 1967 (44 Years)
René Magritte, Belgian artist, dies.
16th August 1868 (143 Years)
Bernarr MacFadden, American body-builder and "father of physical culture", was born.
16th August 1888 (123 Years)
Thomas Edward Lawrence, British army officer renowned for his liaison role during the Arab revolt, was born.
16th August 1916 (95 Years)
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, died.
16th August 1948 (63 Years)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, American baseball player and coach, died.

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