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11th July 1914 (99 Years)
Babe Ruth played his first Major League Baseball game for the Boston Red Sox.
11th July 1989 (24 Years)
Laurence Olivier, English actor and director, dies aged 82.
12th July 1543 (470 Years)
King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
12th July 1926 (87 Years)
Gertrude Bell, British writer, adventurer and political officer who helped to found the country of Iraq, dies.
12th July 1961 (52 Years)
Major Yuri Gagarin visits Manchester three months after his historic space flight. This was only the second stop outside the Soviet Bloc on what became a very long world tour.
13th July 1793 (220 Years)
Jean-Paul Marat, political theorist and scientist best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution, was assassinated.
13th July 1863 (150 Years)
Anti-draft mobs lynch black people in New York City; about 1,000 died.
13th July 1954 (59 Years)
Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist known for her self-portraits, died.
13th July 1985 (28 Years)
The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
14th July 1817 (196 Years)
Madame de Staël, French novelist, essayist, literary theorist, political propagandist, critic and poet, died.
14th July 1862 (151 Years)
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, was born.
14th July 1862 (151 Years)
Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, was born.
14th July 1918 (95 Years)
Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter, was born.
14th July 1938 (75 Years)
Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.
14th July 1939 (74 Years)
Alphonse Mucha, the Czech Art Nouveau artist and illustrator, died.
15th July 1606 (407 Years)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, generally considered as one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history, was born in Leiden, Netherlands.
15th July 1858 (155 Years)
Emmeline Pankhurst, English activist and academic, was born.
15th July 1892 (121 Years)
Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and art critic, is born.
15th July 1916 (97 Years)
In Seattle, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products, later renamed Boeing.
15th July 1918 (95 Years)
The Second Battle of the Marne, or Battle of Reims, the last major German offensive on the Western Front during WWI began. It will end the 6th Agust.
16th July 1216 (797 Years)
Pope Innocent III, one of the most powerful and influential popes, died.
16th July 1915 (98 Years)
Henry James becomes a British citizen, to highlight his commitment to England during the first World War.
16th July 1941 (72 Years)
Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
16th July 1945 (68 Years)
World War II: the leaders of the three Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.
17th July 1717 (296 Years)
King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.
17th July 1793 (220 Years)
Charlotte Corday, murderer of Marat, was executed by guillotine.
17th July 1917 (96 Years)
Andrew Wyeth, American artist, is born.
17th July 1917 (96 Years)
King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British royal family will bear the surname Windsor.
17th July 1918 (95 Years)
Assassination of the Romanov Family: the Tzar and Tzarina together with their 5 children and all those who chose to accompany them into exile were shot dead.
17th July 1959 (54 Years)
Billie Holiday, American jazz and blues singer, dies aged 44.

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