5th July 2011
Cy Twombly, American painter of large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic and graffiti-like works, dies. 5 years.
6th July 1916
Odilon Redon, French printmaker, draughtsman and painter, dies. 100 years
6th July 1766
Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and illustrator, is born. 250 years.
7th July 1816
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, dies. 200 years.
8th July 2006
June Allyson, American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer, died. 10 years.
8th July 1916
The Coke bottle as we know it was registered at The United States Patent and Trademark Office. 100 years.
12th July 1926
Gertrude Bell, British writer, adventurer and political officer who helped to found the country of Iraq, dies. 90 years.
13th July 1946
Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer and modern art promoter, dies. 70 years.
15th July 1916
In Seattle, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products, later renamed Boeing. 100 years.
16th July 1216
Pope Innocent III, one of the most powerful and influential popes, died. 800 years.
18th July 1936
An army upraising in Spanish Morocco began Spanish Civil War. 80 years.
20th July 2010
Lucian Freud, German-born English artist, died. 5 years.
21st July 1816
Paul Reuter, German-born British entrepreneur, and the founder of the Reuters news agency, is born. 200 years.
23rd July 1966
Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift, American film and stage actor, died. 50 years.
25th July 1986
Vincente Minnelli, American stage and film director, famous for directing classic movie musicals as An American in Paris, died. 30 years.
26th July 1791
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor, son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is born. 225 years.
27th July 1946
Gertrude Stein, American modernist and avant-garde author, died. 70 years.
28th July 1876
Beatrix Potter, English writer of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", is born. 150 years.
30th July 1966
At Wembley Stadium, England beats West Germany 4-2 and wins the 8th World Cup. 50 years.
30th July 1996
Claudette Colbert, French-American actress and singer, died. 20 years.

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