10th January 1952
SS Flying Enterprise, a 6,711 ton Type C1-B ship, was built in 1944 as SS Cape Kumukaki for the US Maritime Commission for use in World War II, sank. 65 years.
12th March 1967
Achmed Sukarno the Indonesian leader of independence was stripped of his title. 50 years
13th August 1937
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. 80 years
14th July 1862
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, was born. 155 Years
14th October 1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins. 55 years
14th September 1927
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, died. 90 years.
15th March 1917
Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since 1894, was forced to abdicate the throne. End of Russian Empire. 100 years
16th April 1917
WWI - Second Battle of the Aisne began. 100 years.
16th August 1977
Elvis Aaron Presley "the King of Rock and Roll" and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, died. 40 years
17th February 1867
First ship passed through Suez Canal. 150 years.
17th November 1942
WWII The Tunisian Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) began. 75 years.
18th February 1967
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist responsible for the research and design the atomic bomb, died. 50 years
19th August 1947
First trial of notorious female nazi criminal Isle Koch. 70 years
19th November 1942
Battle of Stalingrad - Three Soviet armies surrounded 300,000 soldiers of the German 6th Army, this was a turning point in WW2. 75 Years
19th October 1882
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, was born. 135 years.
1st August 1987
Pola Negri, Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her femme fatale roles, died. 30 years
1st February 1887
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
1st February 1967
Vietnam War: Operation "Big Spring” begins. 50 years
1st January 1927
Birth of Maurice Bejart, dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet. 90 years
1st March 1872
Yellowstone National Park is established. 145 years.
1st November 1952
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll. 65 years
1st September 1967
Death by suicide of female nazi criminal Ilse Koch. 50 years
20th February 1902
Ansel Adams, American scenic photographer, is born. 115 years.
21st May 1932
Amelia Earhart completes first female solo transatlantic flight. 75 years.

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