10th May 2013
One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. 5 years.
12th May 1743
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia. 275 years.
12th May 1918
Julius Rosenberg, American spy, was born. 100 years.
12th May 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator, died. 10 years.
13th May 1943
WWII The Tunisian Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) ended. 75 years.
15th May 1648
End of the Thirty Years War, it lasted for 29 years, 11 months, and 22 days. 370 years.
18th May 1868
Czar Nicholas II, last Emperor of Russia, was born. 150 years.
19th May 1918
Ferdinand Hodler, one of the best-known Swiss painters of the nineteenth century, died. 100 years.
19th May 1943
WWII: Monday, May 1, 1944 is set as the date for the Normandy landings: D-Day. It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather. 75 years.
19th May 1593
Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter and illustrator, was born. 425 years.
20th May 1818
William Fargo, American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express, was born. 200 years.
20th May 1913
The first Chelsea Flower Show held in London. 105 years.
22nd May 1938
William James Glackens, American realist painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art, died. 80 years.
23rd May 1618
Beginning of the Thirty Years War, it will last for 29 years, 11 months, and 22 days. 400 years.
24th May 1743
Jean-Paul Marat, Swiss-French physician, journalist, and politician, involved in the French Revolution, was born. 275 years.
24th May 1543
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun at the centre of the universe, died. 475 years.
25th May 1693
Madame Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Comtesse de La Fayette, French author, died. 325 years.
26th May 2008
Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, died. 10 years.
30th May 1593
Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright, died. 425 years.
1st June 1868
James Buchanan, American lawyer and politician, 15th President of the United States, died. 150 years

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