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4th February 1912 (107 Years)
"The Bird man" Franz Reichelt attempts to fly off the Eiffel Tower. 105 years.
4th February 1918 (101 Years)
Ida Lupino, a pioneering director and producer working within the 1950s Hollywood system, was born.100 years.
4th February 1945 (74 Years)
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 75 years.
4th February 1948 (71 Years)
Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth. 70 years.
4th February 2004 (15 Years)
Facebook was launched. 15 years
5th February 1888 (131 Years)
Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, died age 49. 135 years.
5th February 1888 (131 Years)
Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, died age 49. 130 years.
5th February 1914 (105 Years)
William S. Burroughs, the American novelist and short story writer, is born. 100 years.
6th February 1793 (226 Years)
Carlo Goldoni, Italian-French playwright, died. 225 years.
6th February 1895 (124 Years)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr., American professional baseball player, was born. 125 years.
6th February 1916 (103 Years)
Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet and initiator of the "modernismo" movement, dies. 100 years.
6th February 1917 (102 Years)
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was also Miss Hungary in 1936, was born. 100 years
6th February 1918 (101 Years)
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, died. 100 years.
6th February 1918 (101 Years)
British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote. 100 years.
6th February 1945 (74 Years)
Jamaican singer, songwriter and muscian, Bob Marley was born. 75 years.
6th February 1952 (67 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
6th February 1952 (67 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
6th February 1986 (33 Years)
Minoru Yamasaki, American architect, best known for his design of the World Trade Center, dies. 30 years
7th February 1741 (278 Years)
Henry Fuseli, Swiss-English painter and academic was born. 275 years.
7th February 1936 (83 Years)
Monopoly, the classic board game, was invented. 85 years.
7th February 1940 (79 Years)
Disney Film Pinocchio Premiered in New York at Height of WWII. 80 years.
7th February 1947 (72 Years)
The first of the Dead Sea Scrolls is found in caves in Khirbat Qumran. 70 years
7th February 1964 (55 Years)
The Beatles arrived in America for the first time for their United States Tour. 55 years.
7th February 1986 (33 Years)
Yamasaki, one of the most prominent American architects of the 20th century, best known for designing the original World Trade Center in New York City, died in Michigan, USA. 30 years.
8th February 1587 (432 Years)
Mary, Queen of Scots, dies. 430 years.
8th February 1587 (432 Years)
Death of Mary, Queen of Scots. 430 years.
8th February 1591 (428 Years)
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Italian Baroque painter, best known as Guercino, was born. 425 years.
8th February 1820 (199 Years)
William Tecumseh Sherman, General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, was born. 200 years.
8th February 1968 (51 Years)
Gary Coleman, American actor, was born. 50 years.
9th February 1814 (205 Years)
Samuel Tilden, an American lawyer and politician, Governor of New York and Democratic Presidential Candidate, is born. 200 years.

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