9th May 1994
Nelson Mandela was chosen to become the first black President of South Africa. 25 years
10th May 1849
Katsushika Hokusai died. 170 years
10th May 1899
Fred Astaire, American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter, was born. 120 years.
16th May 1919
Liberace was born. 100 years
16th May 1929
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which honored the best films of 1927 and 1928, took place. 90 years
16th May 1949
The painter William Nicholson, died. 70 years
21st May 1844
Henri Rousseau was born. 175 years
23rd May 1934
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot dead by police. 85 years
24th May 1819
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, was born. 200 years.
30th May 1859
Big Ben rung for the first time in London. 160 years
30th May 1879
Vanessa Bell was born. 140 years
31st May 1549
Tintoretto died. 425 years
31st May 1819
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, was born. 200 years
3rd June 1924
Franz Kafka, the Czech-born Austrian Modernist author, died. 95 years.
5th June 2004
Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died. 15 years.
6th June 1944
The D-Day landings, in Normandy, France during World War II. 75 years.
10th June 1819
Gustave Courbet, French painter who led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting, died. 200 years.
12th June 1964
The conviction and sentencing of the revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. 55 years.
19th June 1964
The Civil Rights Act was approved in the United States. 55 years
22nd June 1969
Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian, renowned for her contralto vocals, died. 50 years.

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