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5th July 2011 (16 Years)
Cy Twombly, American painter of large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic and graffiti-like works, dies.
6th July 1766 (261 Years)
Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and illustrator, is born.
6th July 1885 (142 Years)
Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
6th July 1893 (134 Years)
Guy de Maupassant, French author and poet, died.
6th July 1907 (120 Years)
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, was born.
6th July 1907 (120 Years)
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, was born.
6th July 1916 (111 Years)
Odilon Redon, French printmaker, draughtsman and painter, dies.
6th July 1942 (85 Years)
After Margot Frank received a letter ordering her to report to a work camp in Germany, Anne Frank's family went into hiding in an attic in Amsterdam.
7th July 1816 (211 Years)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, dies.
7th July 1917 (110 Years)
British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was officially established.
7th July 1917 (110 Years)
British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was officially established.
7th July 1937 (90 Years)
The Second Sino-Japanese War, a conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, started.
7th July 1937 (90 Years)
The Second Sino-Japanese War, a conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, started.
7th July 1958 (69 Years)
The Alaska Statehood Act was signed by President Eisenhower allowing Alaska to become the 49th U.S. state on the 3 January 1959.
7th July 1985 (42 Years)
The German tennis player Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at the age of 17.
8th July 1593 (434 Years)
Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi, Italian female painter, was born.
8th July 1838 (189 Years)
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, inventor, was born.
8th July 1838 (189 Years)
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German general and later aircraft manufacturer, who founded the Zeppelin airship company, was born.
8th July 1884 (143 Years)
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) was founded in London.
8th July 1916 (111 Years)
The Coke bottle as we know it was registered at The United States Patent and Trademark Office.
8th July 1967 (60 Years)
Vivien Leigh, English stage and film actress who won the Academy Awards for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, died.
8th July 1967 (60 Years)
Vivien Leigh, English stage and film actress who won the Academy Awards for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, died.
8th July 2006 (21 Years)
June Allyson, American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer, died.
10th July 1830 (197 Years)
Camille Pissarro, Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter, was born.
10th July 1888 (139 Years)
Giorgio De Chirico, the metaphysical painter, was born.
10th July 1897 (130 Years)
John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director, was born.
10th July 1940 (87 Years)
The Germans begin the first in a long series of bombing raids against Great Britain, as the Battle of Britain, which will last three and a half months, begins.
10th July 1947 (80 Years)
Buckingham Palace announced the betrothal of The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in a formal statement.
11th July 1593 (434 Years)
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter, died.
11th July 1767 (260 Years)
John Quincy Adams, American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829, was born.

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