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November 2017
2nd 25th anniversary of the death of American film director and producer Hal Roach, who worked often with Laurel and Hardy Images here
2nd 70th anniversary of the first and only flight of Howard Hughes' wooden flying boat aircraft, the Spruce Goose (Hughes H-4 Hercules) Images here
3rd 100th anniversary of the death of French author Leon Bloy Images here
4th 95th anniversary of British archaeologist Howard Carter discovering the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen. Images here
6th 100th anniversary of the British victory at the Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War Images here
7th 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia, the second Russian Revolution of 1917 Images here
7th 150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie, Polish-born French physicist and chemist. First woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903 and 1911) Images here
8th 200th anniversary of the death of Andrea Appiani, Italian Neoclassical artist Images here
8th 500th anniversary of the death of Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, Spanish cardinal, statesman and religious reformer Images here
9th 80th anniversary of the death of British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald Images here
12th 25th anniversary of the first broadcast of the UK TV series Absolutely Fabulous with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley Images here
15th 40th anniversary of the US film premiere of the sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (US release 25th December, UK Premiere 13th March 1978) Images here
15th 100th anniversary of Georges Clemenceau becoming French Prime Minister Images here
16th 300th anniversary of the birth of Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician and philosopher Images here
17th 80th anniversary of the birth of Peter Cook, British satirist, comedian, actor and writer. (Died 1995) Images here
17th 100th anniversary of the death of French sculptor Auguste Rodin Images here
18th 30th anniversary of the King's Cross underground station fire in London Images here
19th 100th anniversary of the birth of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Images here
19th 400th anniversary of the birth of Eustache Le Sueur, French classical Baroque artist. Images here
20th 70th anniversary of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) marrying Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey, London Images here
20th 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai during the First World War which ran until 7th December Images here
22nd 250th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Hofer, Austrian patriot and folk hero. Images here
25th 200th anniversary of the birth of John Bigelow, American writer, journalist, lawyer and diplomat Images here
26th 75th anniversary of the Premiere of the movie 'Casablanca' starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, New York City Images here
27th 75th anniversary of the birth of Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist, singer and songwriter. (Died 1970) Images here
30th 200th anniversary of the birth of Theodor Mommsen, German historian, writer, politician and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1902 Images here
December 2017
3rd 50th anniversary of the first successful heart transplant being performed by Dr. Christian Barnard on Louis Washkansky Images here
4th 50th anniversary of the death of actor Bert Lahr who played the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz Images here
4th 125th anniversary of the birth of General Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator Images here
6th 100th anniversary of the Great Halifax Explosion in Nova Scotia Images here
6th 125th anniversary of the death of Werner von Siemens, German electrical engineer, inventor and founder of the Siemens company Images here
6th 150th anniverasary of the death of Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist, the first person to prove that the mind is located in the brain not the heart Images here
7th 200th anniversary of the death of William Bligh, British Royal Navy officer best known as captain of the HMS Bounty at the time of the mutiny Images here
9th 300th anniversary of the birth of Johann Winckelmann, German archaeologist and art historian Images here
10th 100th anniversary of the Red Cross being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Images here
10th 50th anniversary of the death of Otis Redding in a plane crash in Wisconsin Images here
14th 40th anniversary of the US film premiere of Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta (General US release 16th Decemeber, UK release 24th March 1978) Images here
14th 70th anniversary of the death of Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (1923'24, 1924'29, 1935'37) Images here
15th 55th anniversary of the death of Charles Laughton, British-born American stage and film actor Images here
16th 300th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Carter, British author and member of the Blue Stocking Society Images here
17th 60th anniversary of the death of Dorothy L. Sayers, British mystery author Images here
17th 100th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, British physician and feminist. The first woman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain Images here
21st 80th anniversary of the Premiere of Walt Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' in Los Angeles, California, USA. Disney's first full-length animated movie. Images here
22nd 150th anniversary of the death of Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer. One of the founders of modern projective geometry. Images here
23rd 80th anniversary of the Vickers Wellington bomber making its first flight Images here
24th 95th anniversary of the birth of Ava Gardner, American film actress ('Mogambo', 'The Barefoot Contessa', 'The Night of the Iguana', and many others). (Died 1990) Images here
25th 40th anniversary of the death of Charlie Chaplin, British comedy actor, director, producer and composer Images here
25th 300th anniversary of the birth of Pope Pius VI Images here
26th 40th anniversary of the death of Howard Hawks, American film director, producer and screenwriter Images here
26th 45th anniversary of the death of Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States Images here
27th 85th anniversary of Radio City Music Hall in New York City, USA being opened to the public Images here
28th 70th anniversary of the death of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy Images here
28th 80th anniversary of the death of Maurice Ravel, French composer, best known for 'Boléro' Images here
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