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28th June 1491 (517 Years)
Henry VIII of England was born.
28th June 1838 (170 Years)
The Coronation of Queen Victoria, crowned in Westminster Abbey.
28th June 1841 (167 Years)
The Paris Opera Ballet premièred Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier.
28th June 1846 (162 Years)
Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax, a Belgian musical instrument designer and musician, patented the saxophone.
28th June 1867 (141 Years)
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer and recipient of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature, is born.
28th June 1914 (94 Years)
Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, prompting war to spread throughout Europe.
28th June 1919 (89 Years)
The Treaty of Versailles that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers was signed.
28th June 1919 (89 Years)
The Treaty of Versailles is signed, bringing about the end of hostilities between Germany and the Allied Powers, thereby ending World War I.
28th June 1926 (82 Years)
Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
28th June 1938 (70 Years)
The Coronation of Queen Victoria, crowned in Westminster Abbey.
28th June 1939 (69 Years)
Pan American Airways launches the first transatlantic passenger service.
29th June 1613 (395 Years)
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down.
29th June 1916 (92 Years)
The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
29th June 1940 (68 Years)
Paul Klee, Swiss-German artist whose style was influenced by movements that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism, died.
29th June 1967 (41 Years)
Jayne Mansfield, American actress in film, theatre, and television, died.
30th June 1891 (117 Years)
Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA, one of Britain's most renowned 20th century painters, was born.
30th June 1973 (35 Years)
Nancy Mitford, British novelist and biographer, died.
30th June 1992 (16 Years)
Margaret Thatcher takes her place in the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher.

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