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.
2nd August 1923
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, died. 95 years.
2nd August 1788
Thomas Gainsborough, English portrait and landscape painter, died. 230 years.
8th August 1963
Great Train Robbery: £2.6 million robbed from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. 55 years.
4th August 1693
Dom Perignon invented champagne. 325 years.
8th-11th August 1918
The Battle of Amiens: the opening phase of the Allied offensive known as the Hundred Days Offensive that led to the end of the WWI. 100 years.
10th August 1793
The Musée du Louvre was officially opened in Paris, France. 225 years.
10th August 1928
Eddie Fisher, American singer and actor, was born. 90 years.
12th August 1988
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter, died. 30 years.

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