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30th August 1748 (268 Years)
Jacques-Louis David, French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the pre-eminent painter of the era, was born.
30th August 1797 (219 Years)
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, was born.
30th August 1963 (53 Years)
Guy Burgess, British double agent, died.
30th August 2006 (10 Years)
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" For, Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted more than 50 years, died.
31st August 1867 (149 Years)
Charles Baudelaire, French poet, died.
31st August 1888 (128 Years)
Mutilated body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Ann Nichols was found.
31st August 1963 (53 Years)
George Braque, Cubist painter and sculptor, died.
31st August 1973 (43 Years)
John Ford, American film director, renowned both for Westerns as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century novels, died.
31st August 1986 (30 Years)
Death of Henry Spencer Moore, British sculptor.
31st August 1997 (19 Years)
Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris.
31st August 2006 (10 Years)
Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

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