14th July 1938
Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world. 80 years.
15th July 1918
The Second Battle of the Marne, or Battle of Reims, the last major German offensive on the Western Front during WWI began. It will end the 6th Agust. 100 years.
15th July 1858
Emmeline Pankhurst, English activist and academic, was born. 160 years.
17th July 1918
Assassination of the Romanov Family: the Tzar and Tzarina together with their 5 children and all those who chose to accompany them into exile were shot dead. 100 years.
17th July 1793
Charlotte Corday, murderer of Marat, was executed by guillotine. 225 years.
18th July 1918
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, was born. 100 years.
20th July 1923
Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, assassinated. 95 years.
20th July 1938
Natalie Wood, American actress best known for her roles in Miracle on 34th Street and West Side Story, was born. 80 years.
20th July 1973
Lee Jun-fan, known professionally as Bruce Lee, martial artist, actor, filmmaker, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. died. 45 years.
21st July 1948
Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator, died. 70 years.
21st July 1998
Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and the first American to travel into space, died. 20 years.
25th July 1593
"Paris is well worth a Mass". Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism. 425 years.
26th July 1928
Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer was born. 90 years.
26th July 1893
George Grosz, German painter and illustrator, was born. 125 years.
27th July 1768
Joseph Anton Koch, Austrian painter, was born. 250 years.
27th July 1768
Charlotte Corday, French assassin of Jean-Paul Marat, was born. 250 years.
30th July 1818
Emily Brontë, English author and poet, was born. 200 years.
30th July 1863
Henry Ford, American industrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company, was born. 155 years.
30th July 1948
Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor, was born. 70 years.
1st August 1833
The Slavery Abolition Act was passed by the British Parliament. 190 years.

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