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9th February 1943 (76 Years)
Joe Pesci, American actor, singer, and producer, was born. 75 years.
9th February 1943 (76 Years)
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, ended. 75 years
9th February 1943 (76 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, ended. 75 years
9th February 1986 (33 Years)
Halley's Comet reached perihelion its closest approach to the Sun during its 1986 visit. It will be back in July 2061. 30 years.
10th February 1567 (452 Years)
Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, dies in alleged assassination. 450 years.
10th February 1840 (179 Years)
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 180 years.
10th February 1890 (129 Years)
The Russian poet Boris Pasternak, best known for his novel Doctor Zhivago, was born. 130 years.
10th February 1906 (113 Years)
HMS Dreadnought, a battleship of the Royal Navy that revolutionized naval power, was launched. 110 years.
10th February 1939 (80 Years)
Pope Pius XI, the sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state, died. 80 years.
10th February 2005 (14 Years)
Arthur Miller, American playwright, essayist, and a major figure in the twentieth-century American theater, dies aged 89. 15 years.
11th February 1847 (172 Years)
Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman, is born. 170 years.
11th February 1847 (172 Years)
Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman, is born. 170 years.
11th February 1868 (151 Years)
Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic, died. 150 years.
11th February 1936 (83 Years)
Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, one of the most elaborate cinematic critiques of the effects of mass production on 20th century life, premièred in the UK. 80 years.
11th February 1938 (81 Years)
BBC produces the world's first ever science fiction TV program, an adaptation of a part of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot". 80 years.
11th February 1963 (56 Years)
Suicide of Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist. 60 years.
11th February 1975 (44 Years)
Margaret Thatcher elected leader of the Conservative Party. 45 years.
11th February 1978 (41 Years)
Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. 40 years.
11th February 1990 (29 Years)
Revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela freed. 30 years.
12th February 1816 (203 Years)
The Teatro di San Carlo, an opera house in Naples, was destroyed by fire. 200 years.
12th February 1942 (77 Years)
Grant Wood, American artist, dies. 75 years.
12th February 1942 (77 Years)
Grant Wood, American artist, dies. 75 years.
13th February 1891 (128 Years)
Grant Wood, American painter best known for 'American Gothic', was born. 125 years.
13th February 1891 (128 Years)
Grant Wood, American painter best known for his 'American Gothic' and work depicting the rural American mid-west, was born in Anamosa, Iowa. 125 years.
13th February 1941 (78 Years)
Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer, was born. 75 years.
13th February 1945 (74 Years)
Thousands of bombs destroy the German city Dresden, WW2. 75 years.
13th February 1958 (61 Years)
Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union, died. 60 years.
14th February 1537 (482 Years)
England's King Henry VII officially declared February 14th the holiday of St. Valentine's Day. 480 years
14th February 1861 (158 Years)
Richard Cadbury created the very first heart shaped box of chocolates. 155 years.
14th February 1891 (128 Years)
William Tecumseh Sherman, American Civil War General, died in New York City. 125 years.

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