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Exact Date Unknown - 1951 (4 Years)
Bobo, a western lowland gorilla, is born in French Equatorial Africa. Bobo was adopted by the Lowman family and became a media attraction when word got out that the Lowmans were raising Bobo as if he were a human.
Exact Date Unknown - 1891 (4 Years)
"Taps", a musical piece played by the U.S. military at dusk, is performed during flag ceremonies and funerals, generally on bugle or trumpet.
29th December 1894 (126 Years)
Christina Rossetti, English poet known for writing a variety of romantic and children's poems, died.
29th December 1940 (80 Years)
In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.
29th December 1986 (34 Years)
Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, dies.
30th December 1865 (155 Years)
The English writer Rudyard Kipling is born. He is best known for his children stories.
30th December 1916 (104 Years)
Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic and healer closely associated to the Russian royal family, died..
30th December 2011 (9 Years)
Ronald Searle, British artist and satirical cartoonist, best remembered as the creator of St Trinian's School, dies.
31st December 1514 (506 Years)
Andreas Vesalius, the Flemish physician who wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive textbook of human anatomy, is born.
31st December 1838 (182 Years)
Emile Loubet, 8th president of France, is born.
31st December 1869 (151 Years)
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, was born.

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