5th June 1975
The UK holds its first country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC). 45 years.
7th June 2015
Christopher Lee, English actor best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films, dies. 5 years.
7th June 1940
King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leave Tromsø and go into exile in London. 80 years.
9th June 1975
The first live transmission from the House of Commons is broadcast by BBC Radio and commercial stations. 45 years.
9th June 1870
Charles Dickens, English writer and social critic, dies aged 58. 150 years.
12th June 1890
Egon Schiele, one of the major figurative painters of the early 20th century, was born. 130 years.
13th June 2005
Pop star Michael Jackson is found not guilty of all charges after a four-month-long child abuse trial. 15 years.
14th June 1945
Jörg Immendorff, German painter and sculptor, was born. 75 years
16th June 1960
New York premiere of Hitchcock's Psycho. 60 years.
18th June 1945
William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II. 75 years.
18th June 1940
"Finest Hour" speech by Winston Churchill. 80 years.
25th June 1950
The Korean War begins. 70 years.
29th June 1940
Paul Klee, Swiss-German artist whose style was influenced by movements that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism, died. 80 years.
1st July 1945
Debbie Harry, American singer songwriter who was lead singer of the the new wave band Blondie, is born. 75 years.
7th July 1985
The German tennis player Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at the age of 17. 35 years.
18th July 1610
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the Italian painter, dies aged 38. 410 years.
20th July 2010
Lucian Freud, German-born English artist, died. 10 years.
24th July 1860
Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and graphic artist, was born. 160 years.
29th July 1890
Vincent van Gogh, famous Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, died. 130 years.
1st August 1870
Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway opened in London. 150 years.

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