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18th February 1516 (503 Years)
Mary Tudor, Queen of England and child of Henry VIII, is born.
18th February 1564 (455 Years)
Michelangelo, the Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer of the High Renaissance, died.
18th February 1745 (274 Years)
Alessandro Volta, the Italian inventor of the electric battery, was born.
18th February 1848 (171 Years)
Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Nouveau Stained Glass Artist, was born.
18th February 1919 (100 Years)
Jack Palance, the actor, was born. 100 years
18th February 1967 (52 Years)
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist responsible for the research and design the atomic bomb, died.
18th February 1967 (52 Years)
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist responsible for the research and design the atomic bomb, died.
19th February 1473 (546 Years)
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun at the centre of the universe, was born.
19th February 1717 (302 Years)
David Garrick, English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer, was born.
19th February 1915 (104 Years)
British and French forces launched an ill-fated naval attack on Turkish forces in the Dardanelles in northwestern Turkey.
19th February 1985 (34 Years)
The BBC TV show EastEnders broadcasts for the first time.
20th February 1816 (203 Years)
Rossini's opera buffa The Barber of Seville premièred at Teatro Argentina in Rome.
20th February 1902 (117 Years)
Ansel Adams, American scenic photographer, is born.
20th February 1902 (117 Years)
Ansel Adams, American scenic photographer, is born.
21st February 1513 (506 Years)
Pope Julius II, renowned as one of the greatest Popes, died.
21st February 1836 (183 Years)
Léo Delibes, French opera and ballet composer, was born.
21st February 1916 (103 Years)
WWI: Battle of Verdun. The longest battle in history ran until the 18th December, taking over 700,000 lives.
21st February 1916 (103 Years)
The Battle of Verdun was fought from the 21st February – 18 December, 1916, during WWI between the German and French armies, in north-eastern France.
21st February 1965 (54 Years)
Malcolm X, controversial black nationalist leader, was assassinated.
22nd February 1882 (137 Years)
Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, English sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement was born.
22 February 1967 (52 Years)
Vietnam War: Operation " Junction”.
22nd February 1980 (39 Years)
Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian artist best known for his expressionists portraits and landscapes, dies aged 93.
22nd February 1987 (32 Years)
Andy Warhol, leading figure of Pop art, dies.
23rd February 1792 (227 Years)
Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter, dies.
23rd February 1817 (202 Years)
George Frederic Watts, English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement, was born.
23rd February 1848 (171 Years)
John Quincy Adams, American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829, died.
23rd February 1934 (85 Years)
Edward Elgar, a prominent English composer, died.
23rd February 1945 (74 Years)
The US flag is raised over Iwo Jima.
23rd February 1976 (43 Years)
Laurence Stephen Lowry, English artist, most famous for his industrial paintings, dies.
24th February 1743 (276 Years)
Joseph Banks, British botanist, President of the Royal Society, was born.

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