2nd June 1896
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his invention of the radio. 120 years.
3rd June 1906
Josephine Baker, an American-born French dancer and actress who was the first black woman to become a world-famous entertainer and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement, was born. 110 years.
3rd June 1941
Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, dies. 75 years
5th June 1916
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, a senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who played a central role in the early part of WWI, dies. 100 years.
10th June 1926
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, a Spanish Catalan architect and practitioner of Catalan Modernism, dies in Barcelona, Spain. He left the famous Sagrada Familia unfinished. 90 years.
14th June 1926
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, American painter and printmaker supporting the Suffrage movement and celebrated amongst such male contemporaries as Degas and Caillebotte, dies in France. 90 years.
28th June 1846
Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax, a Belgian musical instrument designer and musician, patented the saxophone. 170 years.
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