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23rd May 1934 (82 Years)
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot dead by police.
24th May 1543 (473 Years)
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun at the centre of the universe, died.
24th May 1743 (273 Years)
Jean-Paul Marat, Swiss-French physician, journalist, and politician, involved in the French Revolution, was born.
24th May 1816 (200 Years)
Emanuel Leutze, German-born American artist, was born.
24th May 1819 (197 Years)
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, was born.
25th May 1693 (323 Years)
Madame Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Comtesse de La Fayette, French author, died.
25th May 1895 (121 Years)
Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright, is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons", and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
26th May 1867 (149 Years)
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, was born.
26th May 1867 (149 Years)
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, was born.
26th May 1926 (90 Years)
Miles Davis, ,American trumpet player, composer and band leader, was born.
26th May 1927 (89 Years)
15,000,000th Ford Model T comes off the assembly line.
26th May 2008 (8 Years)
Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, died.
27th May 1877 (139 Years)
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born.
27th May 1877 (139 Years)
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born.
27th May 1937 (79 Years)
The Golden Gate Bridge opens.
27th May 1940 (76 Years)
The start of the Dunkirk Evacuation. One of the most famous British triumphs in WWII.
27th May 1964 (52 Years)
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, dies.
28th May 1840 (176 Years)
Hans Makart, Austrian painter most well known for his influence on Gustav Klimt, was born.
28th May 1972 (44 Years)
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, former King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, died.
29th May 1814 (202 Years)
Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, the 1st wife of Napoleon, died.
29th May 1913 (103 Years)
Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, which provoked a riot.
29th May 1917 (99 Years)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th US president, is born.
29th May 1917 (99 Years)
John F. Kennedy, 35th US president, is born, in Massachusetts.
29th May 1982 (34 Years)
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, died.
30th May 1593 (423 Years)
Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright, died.
30th May 1640 (376 Years)
The Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, died.
30th May 1859 (157 Years)
Big Ben rung for the first time in London.
30th May 1879 (137 Years)
Vanessa Bell was born.
30th May 1925 (91 Years)
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.

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