27th May 1940
The start of the Dunkirk Evacuation. One of the most famous British triumphs in WWII. 80 years.
28th May 1840
Hans Makart, Austrian painter most well known for his influence on Gustav Klimt, was born. 180 years.
30th May 1640
The Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, died. 380 years.
31st May 1930
Clint Eastwood, American actor and filmmaker, was born. 90 years.
31st May 1985
The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy. 30 years.

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