1st July 1863
Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Union Victory. 155 years.
2nd July 1973
Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable, American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, and singer, died. 45 years.
3rd July 1963
Tracey Emin, controversial British artist, was born. 55 years.
4th July 1938
Suzanne Lenglen, well known French tennis player who won 31 championships between 1914 and 1926, died. 80 years.
5th July 1948
The National Health Service (NHS) was established. 70 years
6th July 1893
Guy de Maupassant, French author and poet, died. 125 years.
7th July 1958
The Alaska Statehood Act was signed by President Eisenhower allowing Alaska to become the 49th U.S. state on the 3 January 1959. 60 years.
8th July 1593
Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi, Italian female painter, was born. 425 years.
8th July 1838
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, inventor, was born. 180 years.
10th July 1888
Giorgio De Chirico, the metaphysical painter, was born. 130 years
11th July 1593
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter, died. 425 years.
12th July 1543
King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace. 475 years.
13th July 1863
Anti-draft mobs lynch black people in New York City; about 1,000 died. 155 years.
13th July 1793
Jean-Paul Marat, political theorist and scientist best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution, was assassinated. 225 years.
14th July 1918
Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter, was born. 100 years.
14th July 1938
Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world. 80 years.
15th July 1918
The Second Battle of the Marne, or Battle of Reims, the last major German offensive on the Western Front during WWI began. It will end the 6th Agust. 100 years.
15th July 1858
Emmeline Pankhurst, English activist and academic, was born. 160 years.
17th July 1918
Assassination of the Romanov Family: the Tzar and Tzarina together with their 5 children and all those who chose to accompany them into exile were shot dead. 100 years.
17th July 1793
Charlotte Corday, murderer of Marat, was executed by guillotine. 225 years.

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