18th June 1945
William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II. 75 years.
25th June 1950
The Korean War begins. 70 years.
29th June 1940
Paul Klee, Swiss-German artist whose style was influenced by movements that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism, died. 80 years.
1st July 1945
Debbie Harry, American singer songwriter who was lead singer of the the new wave band Blondie, is born. 75 years.
7th July 1985
The German tennis player Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at the age of 17. 35 years.
18th July 1610
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the Italian painter, dies aged 38. 410 years.
20th July 2010
Lucian Freud, German-born English artist, died. 10 years.
29th July 1890
Vincent van Gogh, famous Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, died. 130 years.
1st August 1870
Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway opened in London. 150 years.
6th August 1945
The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan. 75 years.
9th August 1930
Betty Boop is making her debut in a cartoon. 90 years.
9th August 1945
The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki in Japan. 75 years.
21st August 1940
Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist, was assassinated. 80 years.
26th August 1910
Mother Teresa MC, the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and Saint, was born. 110 years
27th August 1965
Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner, died. 55 years.
19th September 1970
The first Glastonbury festival is held. 50 years.
2nd October 1890
Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx, American comedian, film and television star, was born. 130 years
4th October 1970
Janis Lyn Joplin, influential American singer of the 1960s, died. 50 years.
23rd October 1940
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, was born. 80 years
7th November 1980
Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool", died. 40 years.

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