10th May 1863
Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, dies. 160 years.
14th May 1923
Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister, dies. 100 years.
20th May 1913
The first Chelsea Flower Show held in London. 110 years.
29th May 1913
Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, which provoked a riot. 110 years.
2nd June 1953
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned at London's Westminster Abbey. 70 years
4th June 1913
Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, runs in front of King Goerge V's horse during the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. 110 years.
9th June 1963
Jacques Villon, painter, printmaker, and brother of Marcel Duchamp dies. 60 years.
15th June 1938
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the expressionist painter, died. 85 years.
16th June 1963
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. 60 years
23rd June 1763
Josephine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon, first Empress of France, was born. 260 years.
24th June 1888
Gerrit Rietveld, architect and designer, was born. 135 years
25th June 1923
Sam Francis, American painter and printmaker, was born. 100 years.
26th June 1763
George Morland, English rural landscape artist, was born. 260 years.
28th June 1838
The Coronation of Queen Victoria, crowned in Westminster Abbey. 185 years.
29th June 1613
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down. 410 years.
30th June 1973
Nancy Mitford, British novelist and biographer, died. 50 years.
1st July 1863
Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Union Victory. 160 years.
3rd July 1963
Tracey Emin, controversial British artist, was born. 60 years.
4th July 1938
Suzanne Lenglen, well known French tennis player who won 31 championships between 1914 and 1926, died. 85 years.
8th July 1838
Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, inventor, was born. 185 years.

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