21st August 1918
WWI - Second Battle of the Somme, fought on the Western Front, in the basin of the River Somme. 100 years.
22nd August 1893
Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, was born. 125 years.
25th August 1958
Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter, was born. 60 years.
26th August 1768
Captain James Cook set sail from England on board HMS Endeavour. 250 years.
28th August 1963
Martin Luther King Jr says his "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. 100 years
29th August 1958
Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor, was born. 60 years.
30th August 1748
Jacques-Louis David, French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the pre-eminent painter of the era, was born. 270 years.
31st August 1888
Mutilated body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Ann Nichols was found. 130 years.
31st August 1963
George Braque, Cubist painter and sculptor, died. 55 years.
31st August 1973
John Ford, American film director, renowned both for Westerns as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century novels, died. 45 years.
3rd September 1943
WWII: The Allied invasion of Italy began. 75 years.
4th September 1768
François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician, was born. 250 years.
4th September 1888
Oskar Schlemmer, German painter and sculptor, is born. 130 years.
4th September 1888
George Eastman registers the name Kodak as a trademark. 130 years.
5th September 1838
Charles Percier, French architect who designed the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, died. 175 years.
5th September 1793
French Revolution: The French National Convention initiated the Reign of Terror. 225 years.
7th September 1968
Lucio Fontana, Argentine born Italian Sculptor and Painter, died. 50 years.
8th September 1888
Annie Chapman's body, the 2nd canonical victim of Jack the Ripper, was found in Whitechapel. 130 years.
9th September 1543
Mary Stuart, at nine months old, was crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling. 475 years.
13th September 1903
Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress, and a leading lady for two decades, was born. 115 years.

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