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Photographs and video of past and present world events, anniversaries and personalities. Use the calendar as a planning tool — select a date to view archival images and clips handpicked by our editors.

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30 November, 2020 (1 event)

MO: 30th November 1835 - Mark Twain Is Born46 images
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01 December, 2020 (3 events)

AL: 1st December 1955 - Rosa Parks Refuses To Give Up Her Bus Seat11 images
UNS: 1st December 1945 - Singer Bette Midler Turns 7512 images13 clips
UNS: 1st December 1990 - Breakthrough In Construction Of The Channel Tunnel13 images8 clips
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02 December, 2020 (1 event)

UNS: New Finds From The Archives This Month100 images
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03 December, 2020 (2 events)

UNS: RIP: Names We Lost In December16 images2 clips
UNS: Selena: Real History That Inspired The Series11 images
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04 December, 2020 (1 event)

UNS: Eamonn McCabe: The Anatomy Of A Writers Room40 images
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06 December, 2020 (1 event)

UNS: 6th December 1920 - Jazz Musician Dave Brubeck Born15 images
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08 December, 2020 (1 event)

NY: 8th December 1980 - John Lennon Shot Dead21 images15 clips
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09 December, 2020 (2 events)

GBR: 9th December 1960 - The First Episode Of British Soap Opera 'Coronation Street' Airs18 images
POL: 9th December 1990 - Lech Walesa Elected President Of Poland15 images20 clips
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10 December, 2020 (2 events)

UNS: 10th December 1950 - Ralph Bunche Becomes The First Black American Awarded Nobel Peace Prize28 images7 clips
UNS: Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony: Past Winners77 images
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11 December, 2020 (1 event)

UNS: 11th December 1960 - De Gaulle Visit to Algeria Sparks Rioting20 images
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12 December, 2020 (2 events)

NJ: 12th December 1940 - Happy Birthday, Dionne Warwick!91 images14 clips
UNS: 12th December 1870: Joseph Rainey Becomes First African American Representative6 images
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13 December, 2020 (1 event)

MO: 13th December 1925 - Actor Dick Van Dyke Is Born24 images15 clips
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16 December, 2020 (2 events)

HTI: 16th December 1990 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide Elected As President Of Haiti12 images
NY: 16th December 1960 - United/TWA New York Air Crash20 images10 clips
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17 December, 2020 (2 events)

DEU: 17th December 1770 - 250 Years Since Birth Of Composer Ludwig Van Beethoven15 images
TUN: 17th December 2010 - The 'Arab Spring' Begins In Tunisia14 images
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21 December, 2020 (2 events)

DC: 21st December 1970 - Elvis Meets Nixon18 images
UNS: 21st December 1940 - Musician Frank Zappa Born14 images5 clips
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22 December, 2020 (1 event)

GBR: 22nd December 2000 - Madonna and Guy Ritchie Wed26 images19 clips
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26 December, 2020 (1 event)

OH: 26th December 1915 - Musician Una Mae Carlisle Is Born10 images
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29 December, 2020 (1 event)

GBR: 29th December 1940 - The 'Second Great Fire of London'21 images17 clips
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30 December, 2020 (1 event)

UNS: Stars Turning 40 In 202130 images
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31 December, 2020 (1 event)

AL: 31st December 1930 - Odetta Holmes Is Born11 images
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01 January, 2021 (1 event)

UNS: 100 Years Ago: Life In 192180 images
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02 January, 2021 (1 event)

GBR: 2nd January 1971 - The Ibrox Park Disaster15 images