12th July 1926
Gertrude Bell, British writer, adventurer and political officer who helped to found the country of Iraq, dies. 90 years.
13th July 1946
Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer and modern art promoter, dies. 70 years.
15th July 1916
In Seattle, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products, later renamed Boeing. 100 years.
16th July 1216
Pope Innocent III, one of the most powerful and influential popes, died. 800 years.
16th July 1941
Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record. 75 years.
18th July 1936
An army upraising in Spanish Morocco began Spanish Civil War. 80 years.
20th July 2010
Lucian Freud, German-born English artist, died. 5 years.
21st July 1816
Paul Reuter, German-born British entrepreneur, and the founder of the Reuters news agenc, is born. 200 years.
23rd July 1966
Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift, American film and stage actor, died. 50 years.
25th July 1986
Vincente Minnelli, American stage and film director, famous for directing classic movie musicals as An American in Paris, died. 30 years.
26th July 1791
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor, son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is born. 225 years.
27th July 1946
Gertrude Stein, American modernist and avant-garde author, died. 70 years.
28th July 1876
Beatrix Potter, English writer of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", is born. 150 years.
30th July 1966
At Wembley Stadium, England beats West Germany 4-2 and wins the 8th World Cup. 50 years.
30th July 1996
Claudette Colbert, French-American actress and singer, died. 20 years.
1st August 1936
Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who impacted fashion from the 1960s to the present day, is born. 80 years.
2nd August 1976
Fritz Lang, Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor, dies. 40 years.
3rd August 1881
William Fargo, American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express, died. 135 years.
5th August 2016
Rio 2016: South America plays Olympic host for first time in Brazil.
6th August 1766
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist famous for discovering palladium and rhodium, is born. 250 years.

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