11th May 1916 (114 Years)
Max Reger, German composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and academic teacher, dies.
12th May 1743 (287 Years)
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia.
12th May 1820 (210 Years)
Florence Nightingale, English social reformer and the founder of modern nursing, was born.
12th May 1918 (112 Years)
Julius Rosenberg, American spy, was born.
12th May 1936 (94 Years)
Frank Stella, American painter and printmaker, significant in the art movement called ”post-painterly abstraction”, is born.
12th May 1937 (93 Years)
George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
12th May 1937 (93 Years)
Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth as King and Queen of the UK and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth and as Emperor and Empress of India, at Westminster Abbey, London. 80 years.
12th May 2008 (22 Years)
Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator, died.
12th May 2016 (14 Years)
From the 12 to the 15 of May, to mark the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, a magnificent celebration will take place at Windsor Castle.
13th May 1515 (515 Years)
Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk are officially married at Greenwich.
13th May 1717 (313 Years)
Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina, the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg, was born.
13th May 1842 (188 Years)
Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, English composer best known for his collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, was born.
13th May 1882 (148 Years)
Georges Braque, French cubist painter, is born.
13th May 1940 (90 Years)
Winston Churchill made his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons.
13th May 1943 (87 Years)
WWII The Tunisian Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) ended.
14th May 1923 (107 Years)
Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister, dies.
14th May 1951 (79 Years)
The historical meeting happened at Princeton University between David Ben-Gurion, visiting Prime Minister of Israel, and Albert Einstein.
14th May 1955 (75 Years)
The Warsaw Pact, a collective defense treaty among eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, was signed.
14th May 1987 (43 Years)
Rita Hayworth, American actress, singer, dancer, and producer, died.
15th May 1567 (463 Years)
Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
15th May 1567 (463 Years)
Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer, was born.
15th May 1648 (382 Years)
End of the Thirty Years War, it lasted for 29 years, 11 months, and 22 days.
15th May 1935 (95 Years)
Kazimir Malevich, the Russian painter and art theoretician, died.
15th May 1936 (94 Years)
Ralph Steadman, English painter and illustrator, best known for his work with Hunter S. Thompson, is born.
15th May 1936 (94 Years)
Amy Johnson arrives back in England after a record-breaking return flight to Cape Town.
15th May 1936 (94 Years)
Amy Johnson returns home from her historic flight from England to South Africa.
16th May 1929 (101 Years)
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which honored the best films of 1927 and 1928, took place.
16th May 1949 (81 Years)
The painter William Nicholson, died.
16th May 1966 (64 Years)
The Communist Party of China issued the "May 16 Notice" marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

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