1st July 1911
Germany reacted to the Agadir Crisis (tensions due to the deployment of French troops in Morocco in April 1911) by sending the gunboat Panther to the port of Agadir. 105 years.
1st July 1916
The WWI Battle of the Somme was fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire until 18th November 1916. 100 years.
3rd July 1886
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or motorcar) is unveiled to the public on Ringstrasse (Ringstraße) in Mannheim, Germany and is regarded as the first car ever invented. 130 years.
12th July 1961
Major Yuri Gagarin visits Manchester three months after his historic space flight. This was only the second stop outside the Soviet Bloc on what became a very long world tour. 55 years.
15th July 1606
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, generally considered as one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history, was born in Leiden, Netherlands. 410 years.
21st July 1896
The first romantic kiss on screen is shown in the film The Kiss. The kiss lasted 30 seconds and caused many to rail against decadence in the new medium of silent film. 120 years.
29th July 1981
Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, marries Lady Diana Frances Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London. 35 years.
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