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April 2019
1st 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939. Images here
4th 70th anniversary of the formation of NATO in 1949. Images here
10th 65th anniversary of the death of Auguste Lumiere in 1954. French cinema pioneer who developed a film projector and camera with his brother Louis. Images here
10th 100th anniversary of the leader of the Mexican Revolution being shot dead in 1919. Images here
13th 500th anniversary of the birth of Catherine of Medici, queen to Henry II of France, in 1519. Images here
16th 80th anniversary of the birth of Dusty Springfield in 1939. Images here
19th 30th anniversary of the death of British author Daphne du Maurier in 1989. Images here
25th 300th anniversary of the first publication of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe in 1719. Images here
May 2019
1st 80th anniversary of the superhero Batman first appearing, in Detective Comics number 27 in 1939. Images here
2nd 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci in 1519 Images here
4th 40th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher becoming Britain s first female Prime Minister in 1979. Images here
6th 65th anniversary of Roger Bannister becoming the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes in 1954. Images here
6th 25th anniversary of the official opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994. Images here
7th 100th anniversary of the birth of Eva Peron in 1919. Images here
16th 100th anniversary of the birth of Liberace in 1919. Images here
18th 100th anniversary of the birth of English ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn in 1919. Images here
19th 35th anniversary of the death of British poet laureate John Betjeman in 1984. Images here
23rd 85th anniversary of American bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow being shot and killed in Louisiana in 1934. (Better known as Bonnie and Clyde). Images here
24th 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria in 1819 Images here
25th 85th anniversary of the death of Gustav Holst, British composer in 1934. Best known for the Planets Suite. Images here
28th 35th anniversary of the death of British comedian Eric Morecambe in 1984. Images here
31st 200th anniversary of the birth of American poet Walt Whitman in 1819. Images here
June 2019
1st 45th anniversary of the Flixborough chemical plant disaster which killed 28 people in 1974. Images here
3rd 95th anniversary of the death of Franz Kafka, Czech-born Austrian Modernist author in 1924. Images here
6th 75th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landings during the Second World War in 1944. Images here
15th 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown making the first successful Trans-Atlantic crossing by air in 1919. Images here
20th 200th anniversary of the birth of German-born composer Jacques Offenbach in 1819. Images here
13th 75th anniversary of Germany launching the first V-1 flying bomb attack on London during World War II in 1944. Images here
22nd 50th anniversary of the death of actress Judy Garland in 1969. Images here
24th 500th anniversary of the death of Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara, in 1519. Images here
28th 80th anniversary of Pan American Airways launching the first transatlantic passenger service Images here
28th 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers in 1919 Images here
July 2019
1st 45th anniversary of the death of Juan Peron in 1974. President of Argentina. Images here
4th 65th anniversary of the end of all food rationing in Britain following the end of World War II in 1954. Images here
6th 100th anniversary of the R34 being the first airship to complete a transatlantic crossing from the UK to the USA in 1919. Images here
11th 30th anniversary of the death of Sir Laurence Olivier, British actor in 1989. Images here
13th 65th anniversary of the death of Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist in 1954. Images here
14th 80th anniversary of the death of Alphonse Mucha, Czech Art Nouveau artist and illustrator in 1939. Images here
19th 65th anniversary of the Atomic Energy Authority being established in the UK in 1954. Images here
20th 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969 and Neil Armstrong subsequently taking the first steps on the Moon (It launched on 16th July) Images here
20th 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary, who conquered Mount Everest, in 1919. Images here
22nd 85th anniversary of the death of John Dillinger, American bank robber and Public Enemy No. 1 in 1934. Images here
25th 85th anniversary of the death of Francois Coty, French perfume manufacturer in 1934. Images here
31st 50th anniversary of the halfpenny ceasing to be legal tender in the UK in 1969. Images here
August 2019
1st 75th anniversary of the last entry written in her diary by Anne Frank in 1944. She and her family were captured and taken to Auschwitz on 4th August. Images here
2nd 85th anniversary of the death of Paul von Hindenburg, President of Germany (1925?34) in 1934. Images here
5th 35th anniversary of the death of Welsh actor Richard Burton in 1984. Images here
8th 45th anniversary of the announcement of the resignation of American President Richard Nixon over the Watergate Affair in 1974. Images here
11th 100th anniversary of the death of businessman Andrew Carnegie in 1919. Images here
12th 80th anniversary of the US film premiere of the Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland in 1939. (USA release on 25th August and UK premiere 9th November) Images here
14th 35th anniversary of the death of British author J.B. Priestley in 1984. Images here
16th 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 Images here
19th 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris during World War Two in 1944. Lasted until 25th August. Images here
23rd 80th anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact between Germany and Russia in 1939. Reported as a non-agression treaty it was actually an agreement to split Poland between them. Images here
25th 35th anniversary of the death of American author Truman Capote in 1984. Images here
26th 45th anniversary of the death of Charles Lindbergh, American aviation pioneer in 1974. Images here
September 2019
26th 200th anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg, future Prince Consort to Queen Victoria, in 1819 Images here
1st 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland in 1939 which led to the outbreak of the Second World War. Images here
1st 45th anniversary of the transatlantic speed record being broken by a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird fighter flying from New York to London in 1 hour, 54 mins and 56.4 seconds in 1974. Images here
6th 80th anniversary of the death of Arthur Rackham in 1939. British book illustrator famous for illustrating Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and many more. Images here
20th 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan setting sail on his voyage to circumnavigate the globe in 1519 Images here
22nd 30th anniversary of the death of American songwriter Irving Berlin in 1989. Images here
22nd 85th anniversary of the Gresford Colliery Disaster, Wales in 1934. 266 miners and rescuers died in the explosion; one of Britain s worst mining disasters. Images here
26th 85th anniversary of the launch of the liner RMS Queen Mary in Clydebank, Scotland in 1934. Images here
October 2019
2nd 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi in 1869 Images here
5th 45th anniversary of Monty Python s Flying Circus being broadcast in the UK in 1969. Images here
6th 30th anniversary of the death of American actress Bette Davis in 1989. Images here
7th 100th anniversary of the founding of Dutch airline KLM in 1919. Images here
14th 75th anniversary of the death of Irwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, German Field Marshall who committed suicide in 1944. Images here
18th 80th anniversary of the birth of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1939. Alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Images here
21st 75th anniversary of the first kamikaze attack during World War Two when a Japanese pilot crashed his plane into HMAS Australia during the invasion of Leyte Gulf in 1944. Images here
21st 35th anniversary of the death of French film director Francois Truffaut in 1984. Images here
22nd 100th anniversary of the birth of author Doris Lessing in 1919. Images here
24th 75th anniversary of the death of Louis Renault, French industrialist and car manufacturer in 1944. Images here
27th 80th anniversary of nylon stockings being sold publicly for the first time in a department store, in Wilmington, Delaware, USA in 1939. Images here
November 2019
3rd 65th anniversary of the deth of Henry Matisse, French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement in 1954. Images here
9th 80th anniversary of the UK film premiere of the Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland in 1939. (USA premiere 12th August and release on 25th August) Images here
9th 30th anniversarty of the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Images here
11th 100th anniversary of the first Armistice Day in 1919 Images here
17th 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Images here
22nd 200th anniversary of the birth of British author George Eliot in 1819. Images here
27th 85th anniversary of the death of Baby Face Nelson, American bank robber who was shot by FBI agents in 1934. Images here
28th 100th anniversary of Lady Nancy Astor becoming elected as the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in 1919. Images here
29th 95th anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer famous for operas like Madame Butterfly and La Boheme, in 1924. Images here
30th 85th anniversary of the Flying Scotsman becoming the first train to reach 100mph in 1934. Images here
30th 65th anniversary of the death of Wilhelm Furtwangler, German conductor in 1954. Images here
December 2019
1st 80th anniversary of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in 1939. He made his first-ever appearance in a children?s colouring book given away by Montgomery Ward stores in America for the 1939 Christmas season. Images here
3rd 100th anniversary of the death of French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1919. Images here
12th 80th anniversary of the death of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., American film actor and producer in 1939. Images here
13th 75th anniversary of the death of Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born French abstract artist in 1944. Images here
15th 80th anniversary of the US film premiere of the film Gone with the Wind in 1939. It went on general release on 17th January 1940. Images here
15th 75th anniversary of the death of Glenn Miller, American big band musician and bandleader in 1944. Images here
16th 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during the Second World War in 1944. Took place from 16th December 1944- 16th January 1945. Images here
17th 30th anniversary of the first episode of The Simpsons being broadcast on the Fox network in the USA in 1989. Images here
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