20th June 1887
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee is celebrated. 130 years.
21st June 1527
Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian politician and philosopher, dies. 490 years.
22nd June 1987
Fred Astaire, American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter, died. 30 years.
24th June 1717
The Premier Grand Lodge of England, now the United Grand Lodge of England, is founded as the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world. 300 years.
25th June 1852
Antoni Gaudí, Spanish Catalan architect and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism, was born. 165 years.
28th June 1867
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer and recipient of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature, is born. 150 years.
29th June 1967
Jayne Mansfield, American actress in film, theatre, and television, died. 50 years.
30th June 1992
Margaret Thatcher takes her place in the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher. 25 years.
1st July 1997
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum, American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer, died. 20 years
2nd July 1877
Hermann Karl Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, was born. 140 years.
2nd July 1937
Amelia Earhart, first lady of the skies, and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing near Howland Island. 80 years.
6th July 1907
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, was born. 110 years.
6th July 1942
After Margot Frank received a letter ordering her to report to a work camp in Germany, Anne Frank's family went into hiding in an attic in Amsterdam. 75 years.
7th July 1917
British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was officially established. 100 years.
7th July 1937
The Second Sino-Japanese War, a conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, started. 80 years.
8th July 1967
Vivien Leigh, English stage and film actress who won the Academy Awards for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, died. 50 years.
10th July 1947
Buckingham Palace announced the betrothal of The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in a formal statement. 70 years.
10th July 1897
John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director, was born. 120 years.
11th July 1767
John Quincy Adams, American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829, was born. 250 years.
14th July 1862
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, was born. 155 years.

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