4th February 1945
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 70 years.
6th February 1945
Jamaican singer, songwriter and muscian, Bob Marley is born. 70 years.
10th February 1840
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 175 years.
10th February 1890
The Russian poet Boris Pasternak, best known for his novel Doctor Zhivago, is born. 125 years.
11th February 1975
Margaret Thatcher elected leader of the Conservative Party. 40 years.
11th February 1990
Revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela is freed. 25 years.
13th February 1945
Thousands of bombs destroy the German city Dresden, WW2. 70 years.
18th February 1745
Alessandro Volta, the Italian inventor of the electric battery, is born. 270 years.
19th February 1915
British and French forces launched an ill-fated naval attack on Turkish forces in the Dardanelles in northwestern Turkey. 100 years.
19th February 1985
The BBC TV show EastEnders broadcasts for the first time. 30 years.
21st February 1965
Malcolm X, controversial black nationalist leader, is assassinated. 50 years.
23rd February 1945
The US flag is raised over Iwo Jima. 70 years.
24th February 1955
The big freeze across Britain, resulting in more than 70 roads being closed down. 60 years.
26th February 1935
Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR. 80 years.
28th February 1985
The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day. 30 years.
28th February 1975
A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people. 40 years.
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