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24th July 1567 (454 Years)
Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
24th July 1860 (161 Years)
Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and graphic artist, was born.
24th July 1897 (124 Years)
Amelia Mary Earhart, American aviation pioneer and author, was born.
25th July 1593 (428 Years)
"Paris is well worth a Mass". Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
25th July 1834 (187 Years)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian, dies.
25th July 1944 (77 Years)
The Battle of Normandy fought during World War II.
25th July 1969 (52 Years)
Otto Dix, German painter and printmaker, died aged 77.
25th July 1986 (35 Years)
Vincente Minnelli, American stage and film director, famous for directing classic movie musicals as An American in Paris, died.
26th July 1791 (230 Years)
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor, son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is born.
26th July 1893 (128 Years)
George Grosz, German painter and illustrator, was born.
26th July 1928 (93 Years)
Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer was born.
26th July 1945 (76 Years)
The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.
26th July 1952 (69 Years)
María Eva Duarte de Perón, second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, died.
27th July 1214 (807 Years)
Battle of Bouvines during the Angevin-Flanders War.
27th July 1768 (253 Years)
Joseph Anton Koch, Austrian painter, was born.
27th July 1768 (253 Years)
Charlotte Corday, French assassin of Jean-Paul Marat, was born.
27th July 1867 (154 Years)
On Coney Island, Charles Feltman allegedly invents the hot dog.
27th July 1946 (75 Years)
Gertrude Stein, American modernist and avant-garde author, died.
28th July 1876 (145 Years)
Beatrix Potter, English writer of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", is born.
28th July 1887 (134 Years)
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor, was born.
28th July 1914 (107 Years)
The start of World War I.
29th July 1567 (454 Years)
James VI, age one, is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
29th July 1890 (131 Years)
Vincent van Gogh, famous Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, died.
29th July 1981 (40 Years)
Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, marries Lady Diana Frances Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
29th July 1987 (34 Years)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France Francois Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel: Eurotunnel.
30th July 1763 (258 Years)
Samuel Rogers, English poet, is born.
30th July 1818 (203 Years)
Emily Brontë, English author and poet, was born.
30th July 1863 (158 Years)
Henry Ford, American indulstrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company, was born.
30th July 1948 (73 Years)
Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor, was born.
30th July 1966 (55 Years)
At Wembley Stadium, England beats West Germany 4-2 and wins the 8th World Cup.

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