1st July 1997
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum, American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer, died. 20 years
2nd July 1877
Hermann Karl Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, was born. 140 years.
2nd July 1937
Amelia Earhart, first lady of the skies, and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing near Howland Island. 80 years.
6th July 1907
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, was born. 110 years.
6th July 1942
After Margot Frank received a letter ordering her to report to a work camp in Germany, Anne Frank's family went into hiding in an attic in Amsterdam. 75 years.
7th July 1917
British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was officially established. 100 years.
7th July 1937
The Second Sino-Japanese War, a conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, started. 80 years.
8th July 1967
Vivien Leigh, English stage and film actress who won the Academy Awards for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, died. 50 years.
10th July 1897
John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director, was born. 120 years.
10th July 1947
Buckingham Palace announced the betrothal of The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in a formal statement. 70 years.
11th July 1767
John Quincy Adams, American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829, was born. 250 years.
14th July 1862
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, was born. 155 years.
14th July 1817
Madame de Staël, French novelist, essayist, literary theorist, political propagandist, critic and poet, died. 200 years.
15th July 1892
Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and art critic, is born. 125 years.
17th July 1717
King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered. 300 years.
17th July 1917
King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British royal family will bear the surname Windsor. 100 years.
17th July 1917
Andrew Wyeth, American artist, is born. 100 years.
18th July 1817
Jane Austen, the English writer known for her six major novels which critique the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century, died. 200 years.
20th July 1937
Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his work in radio technology, dies. 80 years.
24th July 1567
Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI. 450 years.

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