3rd November 1954
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, dies. 60 years.
6th November 1814
Adolphe Sax, the Elgain-born French musical instrument designer who invented the Saxaphone, is born. 200 years.
9th November 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall. 25 years.
9th November 1939
The first UK film premiere of the Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. 75 years.
12th November 1954
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892. 60 years.
29th November 1924
Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer famous for operas like Madame Butterfly and La Boheme, dies.  90 years.
24th November 1864
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the French artist, is born. 150 years.
30th November 1934
The Flying Scotsman becomes the first train to reach 100mph. 80 years.
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