1st July 2004
Marlon Brando, American actor, dies aged 80. 15 years.
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died. 85 years.
4th July 1934
The dedication of the face of George Washington on the Mount Rushmore Memorial, South Dakota, USA. 85 years.
4th July 1954
The end of all food rationing in Britain following the end of World War II. 65 years.
5th July 1969
Walter Gropius, German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, dies aged 86. 50 years.
5th July 1889
Jean Cocteau, the important French author, playwrighter, artist and director was born. 130 years.
8th July 1884
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) was founded in London. 135 years.
11th July 1989
Laurence Olivier, English actor and director, dies aged 82. 30 years.
13th July 1954
Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist known for her self-portraits, died. 65 years.
14th July 1939
Alphonse Mucha, the Czech Art Nouveau artist and illustrator, died. 80 years.
17th July 1959
Billie Holiday, American jazz and blues singer, dies aged 44. 60 years.
20th July 1969
The Apollo 11 lands the first two people - Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin - on the moon. 50 years.
21st July 1994
Tony Blair becomes the leader of the Labour Party. 25 years.
21st July 1899
Ernest Hemingway, American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer, was born. 120 years.
21st July 1934
John Dillinger, the American bank robber and Public Enemy No.1, is shot to death by police outside Biograph Theater in Chicago. 85 years.
25th July 1969
Otto Dix, German painter and printmaker, died aged 77. 50 years.
25th July 1834
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian, dies. 185 years.
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