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17th July 1959 (71 Years)
Billie Holiday, American jazz and blues singer, dies aged 44.
18th July 1610 (420 Years)
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the Italian painter, dies aged 38.
18th July 1817 (213 Years)
Jane Austen, the English writer known for her six major novels which critique the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century, died.
18th July 1918 (112 Years)
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, was born.
18th July 1918 (112 Years)
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate, was born.
18th July 1936 (94 Years)
An army upraising in Spanish Morocco began Spanish Civil War.
18th July 1938 (92 Years)
Marie of Edinburgh, Queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, dies.
19th July 1814 (216 Years)
Samuel Colt, the American inventor and firearms manufacturer, was born.
19th July 1863 (167 Years)
Hermann Bahr, Austrain writer, playwrighter and director, was born.
20th July 1890 (140 Years)
Giorgio Morandi, Italian still life painter and printmaker, is born.
20th July 1923 (107 Years)
Pancho Villa, a mexican revolutionary, assasinated.
20th July 1937 (93 Years)
Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his work in radio technology, dies.
20th July 1938 (92 Years)
Natalie Wood, American actress best known for her roles in Miracle on 34th Street and West Side Story, was born.
20th July 1969 (61 Years)
The American Apollo 11 was the first space-flight that landed humans (Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin) on the moon.
20th July 1969 (61 Years)
The Apollo 11 lands the first two people - Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin - on the moon.
20th July 1973 (57 Years)
Lee Jun-fan, known professionally as Bruce Lee, martial artist, actor, filmmaker, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. died.
20th July 2011 (19 Years)
Lucian Freud, German-born English artist, died.
21st July 1613 (417 Years)
Coronation of Michael, Tsar of Russia, the founder of the Romanov dynasty.
21st July 1816 (214 Years)
Paul Reuter, German-born British entrepreneur, and the founder of the Reuters news agency, is born.
21st July 1896 (134 Years)
The first romantic kiss on screen is shown in the film The Kiss. The kiss lasted 30 seconds and caused many to rail against decadence in the new medium of silent film.
21st July 1899 (131 Years)
Ernest Hemingway, American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer, was born.
21st July 1927 (103 Years)
Famous Jack Dempsey vs Jack Sharkey, boxing match at Yankee Stadium.
21st July 1934 (96 Years)
John Dillinger, the American bank robber and Public Enemy No.1, is shot to death by police outside Biograph Theater in Chicago.
21st July 1948 (82 Years)
Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator, died.
21st July 1994 (36 Years)
Tony Blair becomes the leader of the Labour Party.
21st July 1998 (32 Years)
Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and the first American to travel into space, died.
22nd July 1713 (317 Years)
Jacque-Germain Soufflot, a French architect, is born.
22nd July 1988 (42 Years)
Luigi Lucioni, Italian landscape painter, dies.
23rd July 1863 (167 Years)
Alexandra Park opens in North London.
23rd July 1966 (64 Years)
Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift, American film and stage actor, died.

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