12th June 2003
Eldred Gregory Peck, American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, died. 15 years.
12th June 1983
Edith Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress and Hollywood star that turned down the role of Scarlett O'Hara, died. 35 years.
14th June 1653
Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi, Italian female painter, died. 365 years.
14th June 1828
Ernesto Che Guevara, Argentinian-Cuban physician, author, and guerrilla leader, was born. 90 years.
14th June 1928
Emmeline Pankhurst, English activist and academic, died. 90 years.
15th June 1938
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the expressionist painter, died. 80 years.
16th June 1963
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. 55 years.
17th June 1818
Charles-François Gounod, French composer, best known for his Ave Maria as well as his opera Faust, was born. 200 years.
23rd June 1868
Christopher Latham Sholes received a US patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer." 150 years.
23rd June 1763
Josephine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon, first Empress of France, was born. 255 years.
24th June 1848
Berlin Blockade: The Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible. 70 years.
24th June 1888
Gerrit Rietveld, architect and designer, was born. 130 years.
25th June 1923
Sam Francis, American painter and printmaker, was born. 95 years.
26th June 1763
George Morland, English rural landscape artist, was born. 255 years.
26th June 1963
'Ich bin ein Berliner' (I am a Berliner) famous speech made by JFK visiting West Berlin. 55 years.
28th June 1938
The Coronation of Queen Victoria, crowned in Westminster Abbey. 180 years.
30th June 1973
Nancy Mitford, British novelist and biographer, died. 45 years.
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.

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