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  • 2017
    • The October Revolution in Russia

    • 25 October 1917
    • 25 October 2017
    • Lenin and the Bolsheviks carried out a coup d'etat, which overturned the provisional Russian government and led to the founding of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first Communist state, and marked the birth of the international communist movement.
    • Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) was the daughter of Nehru, and Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977, and from 1980 to 1984.
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    • Birth of Indira Gandhi
    • 19 November 1917
    • 19 November 2017
    • Wedding of Princess Elisabeth of England and Prince Philip

    • 20 November 1947
    • 20 November 2017
    • They were married in Westminister Abbey. Elisabeth's father, George Vith, awarded Philip the titles of Royal Highness and Duke of Edinburgh.
    • Barbara (1930-1997), was a French singer-songwriter. Her engaged poetry, the beautiful melodies of her music and the emotions her voice stirred up ensured a loyal fanbase for more than 40 years. She paid tribute to them in one of her most famous songs, "Ma plus belle histoire d'amour, c'est vous".
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    • Death of Barbara
    • 24 November 1997
    • 24 November 2017
    • Birth of Jane Fonda

    • 21 December 1937
    • 21 December 2017
    • Jane Fonda (1937) is an American actress and film producer, known for her commitment as a feminist and a pacifist. She is also the daughter of actor Henry Fonda.
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    • The British-born director, actor, screenplay writer and composer Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) was a legendary silent screen figure, and directed films including "The Gold Rush", "Modern Times" and "The Dictator".
    • Death of Charlie Chaplin
    • 25 December 1977
    • 25 December 2017
  • 2018
    • Start of the Prague Sping

    • 05 January 1968
    • 05 January 2018
    • The Prague Spring was a brief period of liberalisation in Czechoslovakia led by the new president Dubček, who was trying to create a socialist regime with a human face. Seen as a threat by the USSR, the reform movement ended with the armed intervention of Warsaw Pact countries
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    • The United States and North Vietnam signed a ceasefire agreement in Paris. The negotiation led by Lê Duc Tho for Vietnam and Henry Kissinger for the US, would put an end to ten years of war.
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    • Vietnam: Paris ceasefire accords
    • 27 January 1973
    • 27 January 2018
    • Independence of Kosovo

    • 17 February 2008
    • 17 February 2018
    • The independence of Kosovo is unilaterally proclaimed on 17th Feb 2008 during an extraordinary session of the Kosovar provisional parliament who declare their independence, much to the dislike of the Serbian authorities.
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    • The American composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) wrote the score of the celebrated musical "West Side Story" and was Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for 11 years.
    • Birth of Leonard Bernstein
    • 25 August 1918
    • 25 August 2018
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    • 24 October 1957
    • 24 October 2017
    • Death of Christian Dior

    • The famous haute couture fashion designer founded the house that bears his name.
    • 24 October 1977
    • 24 October 2017
    • The cruise liner France is sold to a Saudi billionnaire

    • A symbol of French technology, the 315-metre liner, France, was built by the Saint-Nazaire shipyards and launched on 11 May 1960 by General de Gaulle. It flew the French flag for 13 years, and was laid up in 1974.
    • 25 October 1917
    • 25 October 2017
    • The October Revolution in Russia

    • Lenin and the Bolsheviks carried out a coup d'etat, which overturned the provisional Russian government and led to the founding of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first Communist state, and marked the birth of the international communist movement.
    • 25 October 1976
    • 25 October 2017
    • Death of Raymond Queneau

    • Raymond Queneau (1903-1976) was a French novelist, poet and playwright, who co-founded the literary group Oulipo. He was the author of "Zazie dans le métro" and "Les fleurs bleues".
    • 25 October 2007
    • 25 October 2017
    • First commercial flight for the A-380

    • Singapore Airlines carries out the A-380's first commercial flight between Singapore and Sydney. With a passenger capacity of 853, the A-380 is the largest civilian passenger plane ever built.
    • 26 October 1916
    • 26 October 2017
    • Birth of François Mitterrand

    • Before being elected to the office of President of the Republic from 1981 to 1995, François Mitterrand (1916-1996) was a member of Parliament and a minister. His two successive presidencies were marked by a number of major reforms and an acceleration in the building of the European Union.
    • 26 October 1967
    • 26 October 2017
    • Opening of the new road haulage depot at Rungis south of Paris

    • A large goods market was installed there to replace Les Halles market in Paris.
    • 25 October 2016
    • 26 October 2017
    • World Karate Championships

    • The World Senior Karate Championships has been organised since 1970 by the World Karate Federation.
    • 27 October 1971
    • 27 October 2017
    • Congo renamed Zaïre

    • The President, General Mobutu, decided to change the name of the river Congo and the country to Zaïre. In 1966, the capital Léopoldville had already been renamed Kinshasa. In 1972, an "authenticity" policy led to the Africanisation of all names of European origin.
    • 27 October 1976
    • 27 October 2017
    • Release of the film "L'aile ou la cuisse"

    • This Claude Zidi film starred Louis de Funès and Coluche. De Funès played a food guide waging war on a big industrialist, and at odds with his son, played by Coluche. The comedy plays on the conflict between two generations symbolised by the two actors.
    • 27 October 1997
    • 27 October 2017
    • Death of François-Henri de Virieu

    • François-Henri de Virieu (1931-1997), was a French journalist. He produced and presented the programme "L'Heure de Vérité".
    • 27 October 2005
    • 27 October 2017
    • The death of two teenagers set fire to French suburbs

    • Two minors chased by the French special police forces (BAC) die electrocuted. This event is linked to a context strong ethnic tensions and triggers off violent urban riots that will affect the whole country.
    • 28 October 1949
    • 28 October 2017
    • Birth of Marcel Cerdan

    • Marcel Cerdan (1916-1949) was a French boxer. At the age of 18, he fought his first professional match. And in the 1940s, he won so many matches that he was nicknamed the "Moroccan bomber”. He was also known for his love affair with Edith Piaf.
    • 28 October 1962
    • 28 October 2017
    • Referendum on the presidential elections

    • Charles de Gaulle asked the French to go to the polls to decide whether the election of the President of the Republic would henceforth be by universal suffrage. The "yes" vote won the day with 62% of the vote.
    • 29 October 1946
    • 29 October 2017
    • Release of "Beauty and the Beast”

    • This film was a Jean Cocteau adaptation from a fairytale. The main protagonists were played by Josette Day and Jean Marais, Cocteau's favourite actor. The film was a great success, making the dashing young lead, Jean Marais, a film star overnight.
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